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See Sherwin Williams Snowbound in These Sophisticated Bathrooms

    Snowbound is one of the most popular whites that Sherwin Williams makes, and it might just be one of the hottest white paints from any brand.

    In case you missed the full review, you can check it out here: The Ultimate Sherwin Williams Snowbound Review (Plus Dupes & Coordinating Colors!)

    I found when I was writing that post that a lot of people were using Snowbound in their bathrooms and powder rooms, but there just wasn’t room to show them all!

    Graphic reads "Sherwin Williams Snowbound Bathrooms - the right white?" Beside honeycomb framed photos of various Snowbound bathrooms

    Here we will see Snowbound in a few really successful real life bathrooms, in order to help you decide if it’s the perfect white for your reno or build.

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    About Sherwin Williams Snowbound

    I don’t want to rehash everything from my big article, but let’s quickly cover the major points about Snowbound:

    Snowbound has an LRV of 83, which makes it a true white, but on the darker end of the true white scale.

    Snowbound shiplap bathroom with LRV of Snowbound plotted at 83 with 100 being true white. Alabaster is marked at 82. Off whites are indicated as being in the 70+ LRV range and Shoji White is marked at 74 as an example.

    Snowbound most often looks like a true white, but when it has an undertone, it is most likely to look slightly gray, or ever so subtley pink. If you hate pink, don’t choose Snowbound. (Or don’t look too hard, because honestly most people would never notice.)

    To avoid the pink, don’t use a contrasting white for the trim. Just get Snowbound in a different sheen.

    Snowbound in a Bathroom with Extra White Trim

    To get that pesky undertone out of the way, let’s start by seeing Snowbound in a bathroom with the cool contrasting trim of Sherwin Williams Extra White.

    At first, you might not even notice:

    Snowbound on Bathroom walls with Extra White Trim
    Photo Credit: @building_up_toelle

    In artificial light, the difference is almost imperceptible. See if you can spot it in natural light:

    Snowbound walls with extra white trim outside of a marble tile walk in shower with glass doors
    Photo Credit: @building_up_toelle

    In the direct natural light at the bottom of the wall, the difference between these two colors is difficult to spot.

    Above the door, Snowbound shows its undertones more.

    Here I have swatched the two colors together to help you see the difference:

    Snowbound paint drop beside an extra white paint frop, over a photo of a bathroom with Snowbound walls and Extra White trim and doors

    This combination looks nice, and the contrast is pretty subtle, but if you don’t like the contrast, go with all Snowbound.

    For more photos of Extra White, I actually have a lot of examples in my Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black post.

    Sherwin Williams Snowbound on Both Walls and Trim in a Bathroom

    If you’re looking for the perfect white-on-white combination, you will love this post: White Walls with White Trim? (Alabaster with Pure White & More!)

    But if it’s all-Snowbound-everything that you are after, I have that right here!

    Snowbound walls and trim in a bathroom with wood vanity and black hardware, faucet and light fixture
    Photo Credit: @rockcreekfarmhouse

    Amy & Ryan from the @rockcreekfarmhouse used Snowbound on their walls and trim inside their house, as well as their exterior siding.

    You can see that Snowbound might look ever so slightly warm in that photo, but not gray or pink at all.

    Snowbound Shiplap and Board & Batten in a Bathroom

    If you are wanting to dabble in some bathroom woodwork, I actually have a couple of examples for you!

    The first one is by Heather from @creekside.designs:

    Snowbound Board, picture frame and plants at the window. Snowbound shiplap in a powder room
    Photo Credit: @creekside.designs

    Don’t Forget Your Supplies!

    This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!

    Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.

    DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)

    This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.

    Snowbound looks like the most perfect soft white here. You can really see against the toilet, tub, and sink, how white it is.

    Snowbound on creamy white shiplap in a bathroom
    Photo Credit: @creekside.designs

    This next bathroom by @wood_visions, features not only shiplap, but also board and batten, all in Snowbound of course!

    Snowbound Board and Batten above Snowbound shiplap in a powder room
    Photo Credit: @wood_visions

    Again, it looks pretty white here! It almost looks too creamy on the lower half, but based on the toilet, I’m fairly sure that’s the lighting.

    Snowbound with Black Magic in a Bathroom

    In this final bathroom, we see the magic of Snowbound with Sherwin Williams Black Magic!

    SW Snowbound walls and trim in a bathroom with a retro theme and a Black Magic feature wall behind the vanity and mirror
    Photo Credit: @walnutandpinedesign

    I looove this bathroom by @walnutandpinedesign! Black Magic is the perfect soft black for the feature wall, and Snowbound looks smooth as silk!

    Should You Use Snowbound in Your Bathroom?

    That was all for this post! Short and sweet.

    In my opinion, Snowbound is perfect for a bathroom where you have a lot of other white finishes. It stays looking like a soft but true white, where other whites can yellow next to cooler white finishes.

    Another white to consider would be Sherwin Williams Pure White.

    Need to see more to help you decide? :

    Pinterest sized graphic reads "Sherwin Williams Snowbound Color Palette" Above a paint dot for Snowbound and six coordinating colors, over a background picture of a white living room with natural wood furniture and a tall fiddle leaf fig. Colors below snowbound from top left to bottom right: Narragansett green, zircon, pewter green, cavern clay, edgecomb gray, and urbane bronze.
    Snowbound swatched over a snowbound living room vs pure white swatched over a living room
    Grpahic reads "Sherwin Williams Snowbound vs 50+ other paint colors" over several swatches of white and light paint colors
    Author Bio. Graphic reads "Hi, I'm Celeste... your professional painter and DIY fan, turned paint-finding bff." Profile photo of a woman with purple hair over a mauve background with white vine drawings