Sherwin Williams Intimate White is the perfect romantic and charming pinking-white paint color that your daughter would admire and adore.
Tradition holds that many girls have an admiration for pinks – and let’s face it, this color equally looks refreshing, lively, and quite fun-loving.
It’s not a mainstream pink that looks too bold and loud – rather, a perfect blend of pink on a white base to exhibit a neutral and pastel-like feel.
And believe it, there are a couple of interior design styles that look up to this paint in their color palettes.
For instance, you can add a fresh coat of SW Intimate White in the Shabby Chic, contemporary, modern farmhouse, and even contemporary design styles.
The feminine and fragile appearance of this paint exhibits a calm, relaxed, and soft look – and that can equally exhibit a tranquilizing effect in your room.
So, are you excited to know what this pretty color has for you?
Well, I can’t wait to share my thoughts on this beautiful dusty pink paint color.
Don’t worry – I will elaborate on the do’s and don’ts along with how to best incorporate this color in your home.
So, let’s get started!
Sherwin Williams Intimate White SW 6322 Details and Specifications
This gorgeous and dusty pink paint color is something to have an eye on!
Well, it’s not easy to pick a paint color – and you must always read through the color specifications to know if you really need that paint color in your home.
After all, there are a ton of pinks out there! And which one is it that you really want?
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 (LRV)!
Every color has an associated Light Reflectance Value!
For Sherwin Williams Intimate White, the LRV is 77!
Which falls on the lighter end of the scale – yes, can also be used as a prominent base.
Remember, the greater the value, the lighter the paint color is!
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.
And vice versa!
Moving ahead, let’s discuss the RGB and HEX Values of the color.
Red = 240
Green = 225
Blue = 216
HEX Value = #f0e1d8
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 popular pastel pink paint color.
How Does This Color Feel in Your Space?
Sherwin Williams Intimate White is a pretty pink paint color that can exhibit refreshing, feminine, and calm vibes.
In my opinion, this color has the potential to also make your home feel airy, lively, open, and also quite relaxed.
But since it’s highly gender-based, the limitations of this paint are something to take a note of.
Other than that, this pink paint color can also create an illusion of a larger space – thus, a great trick to make your small apartment look larger.
Lastly, this color is highly associated with a cool environment – so, it’s bound to make you feel chilly in specific natural lighting conditions.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light will play a substantial role in the space – when you have SW Intimate White on board.
Due to high reflectivity, this color is bound to reflect more natural light – thus, making your room appear more airy and lively.
Hence, you must always ensure that there’s ample natural light hitting the walls of your home.
However, you must know that this paint will considerably appear different in different compass directions.
Generally, it will appear cool and crisp in the north-facing rooms whereas warm and composed in the south and west-facing rooms.
A pro tip: You must examine the paint chip in various lighting conditions and rooms to feel how the color will actually appear.
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?
Creating color palettes can be quite a fun task to do. (I absolutely love it)
This is mostly what I am consulted for!
And when it’s a pink color that I am dealing with, the excitement is further multiplied!
So, it’s crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks appealing and well-balanced.
Dark blues, in general, can best complement whites (cooler and pink bases), lighter grays, clean whites, dark pinks, and powder light blues.
And other than that, you have a wide plethora of color opportunities and options to pair with! (You can be as creative as you want)
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 and contemporary setbacks.
On the other hand, Eclectic, Mid-Century Modern, and Farmhouse play well with contrasts.
So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!
- SW 6323 Romance
- SW 6324 Mellow Coral
- SW 6325 Constant Coral
On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- SW 7602 Indigo Batik – see my full guide here!
- SW 7006 Extra White
- SW 6327 Bold Brick
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – SW Extra White or SW Pure White will help protrude a true hue of SW Intimate White.
SW Intimate White Vs Similar Colors
Although you must know that even though these following colors look similar, they might still differ in the undertones or reflectivity!
So, one of the closely related colors is SW 6329 Faint Coral and BM 2100-70 Victorian Lace!
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Intimate White Vs Faint Coral
These two paint colors share a ton of similarities.
Not a mainstream pink, but this paint color has a tinge of coral or orange that makes it slightly warm and cozy.
With an LRV of 75, this color feels slightly darker than the former.
To see how these look in your home, get some large square samples and try on your walls with different lighting sources.
Intimate White Vs Victorian Lace
Sharing differences majorly in the undertones, BM Victorian Lace is a tinted pink paint color with deep beige undertones.
You can consider using this paint if not looking for a mainstream pink.
With an LRV of 76.18 – this paint color is quite 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 Intimate White?
SW Intimate White is a pretty pink paint color that can surprisingly be used in quite a few personal as well as common spaces.
However, due to the characteristics of this paint, you must remember to mainly use it in the personal spaces.
Yes, the bedrooms, kid’s rooms, nursery, and even kitchen!
So, let’s have a look at where and how to incorporate this paint color in your home.
Intimate White in Living and Dining Rooms
This color may be too personal to be used in a living room.
However, if your style allows, you can definitely apply a fresh coat on the focal walls of your living or dining room.
Furthermore, try adding clean whites on the adjacent walls, furniture frames, ceilings, and trims.
Lastly, don’t hold back from infusing charcoal blues and darker pinks on the decorative accents like the throw pillows and curtains.
Using in Bedrooms
Bedroom is one of the best spaces to use Sherwin Williams Intimate White.
Yes, this utmost personal paint color can add a feminine and soft touch to the room. And especially if it’s for your baby daughter, this color is something to look forward to.
Furthermore, you can add whites, sage greens, baby blues, and lemon yellows to make the girl’s room feel bright, lively, and cheerful.
Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Intimate White in Kitchens
I personally love the feeling of a pink kitchen. But do you have an eye for it?
If yes, don’t hold back from using this shade of pinkish-white on the cabinets or even the backdrop wall.
You can choose crisp white in contrast as vice versa with this paint color.
Generally, for the knobs and pull handles, you must choose matte black as that will bring out a perfect accent.
Using on Exteriors
You must truly adore this color to use it for the exterior wall. Well, too much pink on the exteriors isn’t too classy.
And that’s why I highly recommend using this paint on only the entryway door or the shutters.
This way, the pink paint color stands out when used in juxtaposition with white on the exterior walls.
Best Way to Try Out This Color?
I have to share one of my favorite tips when testing out colors like Intimate White – 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, how do you want to use this color in your homes? Interiors or Exteriors?
Now you see, SW Intimate White has much more to offer! And you will never even regret it.
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below!