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Sherwin Williams White Flour SW 7102 – A Creamy Neutral for Your Farmhouse Style

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When looking for the perfect Modern Farmhouse Color Palette, there are a couple of considerations to keep in mind.

Firstly, the paint colors are true to their hues and must be warm and cozy.

And secondly, there must be a striking color to add a touch of modern and contrast to the palette.

And today, we’ll be discussing one such warm off-white color that can totally make a great statement in your Modern Farmhouse backdrops.

Yes, Sherwin Williams White Flour is a light and airy creamy off-white neutral that majorly inclines to the warmer end of the scale.

Although this creamy off-white paint may reflect a deep pink or yellow undertone – but believe me, in the long run, you’ll absolutely love it.

Apart from being flexible and versatile, this color is comparatively quite easy to work with! 

It can almost play as a great ‘one for all’ option for most of your interior design styles and functional spaces.

So, are you excited to learn what this paint color has for you?

Well, in this color review, you’ll exactly know when, where, and how to use the paint color in your home.

Plus, it’s equally important to know what this white paint best pairs with!

So, without a delay, let’s get started!

Sherwin Williams White Flour SW 7102 Details and Specifications

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How do you get to know about the undertones or typical behavior of paint color?

Well, apart from the aesthetics – there are various other aspects to consider! Yes, they’re mainly the details and specifications.

If you are new here, let me tell you – there are quite some facts and scientific terms that you would want to acquaint yourself with. 

(Before choosing a paint color for your home)

It’s important to analyze these values and then determine where, when, and how to use these paints!

So, first and foremost, one of the most important terms that I usually observe getting ignored is Light Reflectance Values or (LRV)!

Every color has an associated Light Reflectance Value!

For Sherwin Williams White Flour, the LRV is 87!

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Which majorly falls on the lighter end of the scale.

Remember, the greater the value, the lighter the paint color is!

And vice versa!

Moving ahead, let’s discuss the RGB and HEX Values of the color.

Red = 244

Green = 239

Blue = 229

If you’re not quite sure how this color will work in your home, you should definitely try it on for size by ordering a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

HEX Value = #f4efe5

Now that I am concluding, I promise not to bore you with these scientific details anymore.

Let’s talk about the practical aspects of this off-white Sherwin-Williams paint.

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?

Sherwin Williams White Flour is a cozy off-white neutral that will add a touch of warmth and welcomeness to your space.

This creamy color makes a great option for modern farmhouse styles where rustic or engineered woods are predominant. 

Well, due to high reflectivity values, this off-white paint will make your room feel larger and enhanced.

So, it is definitely a great way to create an illusion and make your space seem airier and brighter.

Although, you must note that this paint color can almost look like true white paint when used in larger rooms.

How Does Light Affect the Color?

Here’s one of the most important sections to have an eye on.

Sherwin Williams White Flour and natural light go hand-in-hand!

With ample light in the room, it’s a given that this paint color may look washed away.

The sneaky pink or yellow undertones may not be very dominant with sufficient light in the room.

Secondly, this color may slightly appear different in different compass directions.

For instance, in the north-facing rooms, this color will appear slightly cooler and not so creamy.

Whereas in the south or west-facing rooms, this creamy neutral will reflect a little yellow undertone. 

If you have a lawn-facing window in the room, expect a tinge of green to this off-white paint color.

I recommend trying this paint swatch in various compass directions and rooms to truly feel the true hue of the paint.

(This way, you won’t have any surprises and shocks by the time you’re done painting)

Lastly, you always have the opportunity to let the artificial lighting in the form of warm whites and cool yellows embrace equilibrium. 

One way to help find out how this color looks in your home is to buy some temporary wall samples and put them up wherever you want to paint. You can get these easily from Samplize.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

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Creating color palettes can be quite a fun task to do.

So, it’s crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks cohesive and lovely!

In general, this color can look flabbergasting with warm wooden textures, shades of taupe and greige, midnight blues, sea blues, lighter yellows, beiges, and olive greens.

However, you have to be careful as to what vibe you need in your space for a perfect color combination.

So, I am going to enlist the two most popular color schemes here – monochromatic and contrasting. 

Monochromes are generally great for modern, minimalist, and contemporary setbacks. 

In terms of metallic accents, matte black and chrome is something to look forward to.

So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!

  • SW 7719 Fresco Cream
  • SW 7518 Beach House
  • SW 7519 Mexican Sand

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On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

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For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – SW Extra White or SW Pure White will help protrude a true hue of SW White Flour.

SW White Flour Vs Similar Colors

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When picking similar colors, you must keep in mind the various variations regarding the undertones and reflectance values.

Yes, there can never be two colors exactly the same. (Even if they appear similar)

So, one of the closely related colors is SW 7104 Cotton White and BM OC-122 Cotton Balls!

Let’s see how all of them differ.

White Flour Vs Cotton White

white flour vs cotton white

Sherwin Williams Cotton White is a cozy off-white paint color with deep and dominant yellow undertones.

With an LRV of 87, this color is equally light and airy.

You must try to avoid this paint color in the south and west-facing rooms.

To see how these look in your home, get some large peel-and-stick samples and try on your walls with different lighting sources.

White Flour Vs Cotton Balls

white flour vs cotton balls

Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls is a neutral off-white that doesn’t align to the warmer end of the scale.

Yes, it’s not a warm and cozy off-white paint color so if you’re designing the modern farmhouse style, this wouldn’t be a great option.

This bright white has an LRV of 88.95 – thus, the lightest of them all.

To truly experience and compare these colors in real-time be sure to buy some stick-on samples and test them in your home.

Where to Use White Flour?

Sherwin Williams White Flour has the potential to make a beautiful statement in any corner of your home.

Whether it’s the kitchen cabinets, hallways, nursery, kids’ rooms, exteriors, or furniture frames – consider this SW off-white to create a delightful statement.

You can use this paint color for traditional, transitional, modern farmhouse, French Country, and modern interior design styles.

White Flour in Living and Dining Rooms

This ultimate modern farmhouse off-white paint color would look flawless in the living and dining rooms with ample wooden accents.

So, if you have exposed beams, dark or light hardwood floors, rustic wooden furniture, and barn doors – this off-white paint will create a great backdrop.

To further create a sense of interest, add tinges of sea blue and yellow to make the palette more fun-loving and cheerful.

Lastly, in the case of a fireplace, either choose a white plastered surrounding or even natural stone to go.

Using in Bedrooms


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If you have bold colors playing through furniture and accessories, you can consider painting all the walls of your bedroom in this color.

Allow rustic wood textures to peep through furniture and architectural features.

Don’t hold back from styling a couple of artworks and rugs with beiges and taupes in them.

And lastly, add a shag rug to make your bedroom feel extra cozy, comfortable, and calm.

White Flour in Kitchens

In the kitchens, you must allow the cabinets in this specific color.

It will readily give a warm and soft touch to your space and make it feel more ‘Farmhouse-like’!

For the pull handles, choose matte black or satin brass for a Glam or Farmhouse look.

Using a lantern-style pendant light is something to look forward to!

Using on Exteriors


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Especially for the Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, and ranch-style homes, this paint on the exteriors is bound to add a subtle vibe.

This color plays amazingly well with the red brick and brown or black accents.

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For a contrast, you can even add bold blue, cherry red or bold purple on the entry door for a focal touch!

Furthermore, if you have porches and columns – either choose beige, taupe or black paint or natural stone wainscotting.

I highly recommend this paint on the trims as well.

Best Way to Try Out This Color?

I have to share one of my favorite tips when testing out colors like White Flour – go and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

This company has an amazing way to sample colors super conveniently with real paint.

Simply stick up a temporary square sample of it and avoid the whole paint and roller mess (at least until you’re ready!).

For a small amount of money you get a giant “”sticker”” you can place up in the space you’re painting. You can also try out coordinating colors as well. It’s great!

So, does this color review bring an inch closer to making the final decision?

If you want to incorporate this warm white tone – go ahead and coat a fresh one!

And enjoy the elegance it introduces to your home!

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