What is the Color Category?
OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.20 and Chroma of 0.66. SW 7008 is not only one of Sherwin-Williams’ most popular paint colors but it’s one of the most popular colors period. It’s a designer’s favorite partly because it’s not white. It brings more colorfulness to a color scheme compared to a white. It’s sits in the perfect spot within the Yellow hue family to read as neutral with no hue bias (or some people say undertones).
Be aware that in certain contexts and lighting conditions, it can actually show up too yellowish maybe even greenish-yellow. So be sure to test carefully.
Alabaster is popular on trim, doors, cabinets as well as on exterior elements like trim and body color.
And here’s a link to a blog post I wrote about colors that go with Alabaster over on The Land of Color Blog.
How do we know what color category? Because we have hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations that describe what colors look like. So, we can easily sort and categorize paint colors:
Get Hue, Value, Chroma and LRV for Paint Colors
Alabaster SW 7008 Hue Family
In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 5 Y (Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.20 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.66 rounded to 0.75.