Sherwin Williams Natural Choice SW 7011

If you’re looking for a great creamy, neutral white paint color, Sherwin Williams Natural Choice is a great option. While at first look it’s not quite a beige and not quite a cream, and it surely doesn’t look like a white paint color, Sherwin Williams Natural Choice is categorized as a warm white. It serves as a beautiful warm neutral paint color that can complement any room in your home. Natural Choice is one of those cozy colors that are perfect for walls, ceilings, and trim. It has a beautifully soft finish that creates a welcomeness that helps makes your home warm and inviting.

Sherwin Williams Natural Choice paint color in real spaces

What Color is Natural Choice SW 7011?

Sherwin Williams Natural Choice can be described as a warm beige or white hue.  Its undertones are yellow and orange which makes it an excellent option for those who want to add a bit of warmth to their home. This paint color is also very versatile and can be used in any room in your home. Whether you’re looking for a paint color for your living room, dining room, or bedroom, Natural Choice is a great neutral option. SW Natural Choice 7011 is a part of several Sherwin Williams color collections including the Living Well collection, Warm White collection, and Finest Whites collection.

Note: It’s really important to test out paint shades in different areas of your home to truly assess the color and determine if it’s the shade you want. Always sample the paint color first as paint colors can look different in different rooms and with different lighting. Make sure to look at the paint color at different times over the course of a day to get the best idea of how the color will look in your space.

How Light is Sherwin Williams Natural Choice?

In terms of lightness, Natural Choice is a light paint color that reflects a good amount of light. It is not a true bright white but it does fall into the white/off-white category.

What is the LRV of Natural Choice?

The Light Reflective Value or LRV of Natural Choice is 73. 

LRV is a good tool to use to determine how light (100 being the whitest white) or dark (0 being pitch black) a paint color is. The operative word here is light. Light Reflective Value means how much light is reflected. The lighter the color the more light can be reflected. 

With a LRV of 73, Natural Choice clearly isn’t the whitest white (100) but it is reflective enough to be considered a light paint color in the white/off-white variety.

What are the undertones of Natural Choice?

A quick word about undertones, undertones are a perspective. You may determine the undertones to be slightly different. 

The undertones of Sherwin Williams Natural Choice are yellow and orange. The yellow and orange undertones in this color are what make it the warm beige-y white paint color, I love.   These undertones make it so it’s just warm enough that you won’t have to be concerned about this color ever feeling cool in a space. That kind of coziness is really helpful in spaces that get north-facing light that tends to be cooler.

Is Natural Choice a Cool or Warm Paint Color?

There’s no doubt that Natural Choice is a warm, beautiful paint color. The yellow and orange undertones give it a warm feel no matter the lighting situation. If you’re looking for cool white paint colors, I would recommend looking at other options like Sherwin Williams Chantilly Lace

Natural Choice is a beautiful creamy white with just enough warmth to make it feel cozy without going too far into the beige or tan category. The light reflectance value makes it a great option if you’re looking for a warm white paint color.

What Paint Sheen Should I Use?

Paint sheen is a factor in both the look and performance of the paint. The gloss, or lack thereof, of paint, is what most people think about when determining sheen. A mirror-like paint sheen has a high gloss; light bounces off it. A flat or matte paint sheen has little or no gloss; it absorbs light. High gloss and semi-gloss paint are easier to clean while eggshell and flat paint attract more dirt and scuff easily.

I always recommend an eggshell finish in living spaces. It’s slightly more durable than flat paint but still absorbs enough light for the paint to not look shiny.

What does Natural Choice Look Like in Real Spaces?

Natural Choice is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of spaces. Whether your style is traditional, coastal, or transitional, Natural Choice is great a neutral color with warmer tones. It is the perfect white if you are looking for a color that has a very cozy feel in living spaces.

SW Natural Choice in Living Rooms

coastal living room with sherwin williams natural choice paint color on walls
Coastal Living Room

This gorgeous beachy living room is a great example of how Natural Choice is the perfect choice for a cozy paint color. At first glance it looks white but when your eye travels to the kitchen which clearly has a cooler, more bright white paint color you realize the warmth of the Natural Choice in the living room. It’s complemented nicely by the natural light in addition to the warm light from the sconces.

SW Natural Choice Traditional Living Room
Traditional Living Space with Natural Choice

Here’s a more traditional living room with Natural Choice painted walls. This space is so inviting with all of its layers. The paint color is obviously in a support role but provides a fabulous base for this room. The creaminess of the wall color is accentuated by the bright white trim which is always a great idea. Lovely is the only way to describe how great Natural Choice looks here.

modern california transitional home with sherwin williams natural choice paint on living room walls
California Transitional

This neutral color palette is complemented nicely by the creamy white walls. It sets the ideal warm tone for this inviting space. The room builds upon that warmth with layers and layers of texture from the wood floors to the jute rug and woven baskets. It’s a really well-done space and a great way to utilize Natural Choice.

SW Natural Choice in a Kitchen

SW natural choice in a warm kitchen
Warm and Cozy Kitchen

This kitchen is so light and airy with the help of Natural Choice. Natural Choice is on the walls in this space and the warmth it provides is almost like snuggling a blanket. I’m not sure of a better way to describe how cozy this paint color feels.

SW Natural Choice in a Bedroom

bedroom white walls with sherwin williams natural choice
Coronado Bedroom

Natural Choice can also be a beautiful base for a lovely, quiet bedroom retreat. This elegant space with creamy white walls is anything but stark. It’s the perfect mixture of style and warmth.

SW Natural Choice as Exterior Paint

White House Painted Natural Choice Paint Color
Natural Choice Exterior

Perhaps my favorite use of Sherwin Williams Natural Choice is on exteriors. I included this gorgeous house in my guide to white exteriors because it’s the perfect white exterior paint color. It goes really well with black accents as well as gray and wood tones.

Wrapping Up

Sherwin Williams Natural Choice paint color is a great creamy warm white paint color that serves as a really great neutral paint color. It’s light enough to reflect light but not so bright that it feels sterile. The yellow and orange undertones make it feel warm and inviting without veering into the beige category. If you’re looking for a versatile neutral paint color, Sherwin Williams Natural Choice is a great option!

What do you think of Sherwin Williams Natural Choice? Let me know in the comments below!

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