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Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee Inspired Paint Colors (Ranked!)

    If you’ve been hunting for Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee, I’ve got news for you! Technically, she doesn’t exist. I know! How dare they?

    Whenever you have seen someone mention the color, they either got the name wrong entirely, or they were talking about a color match to one of these other Swiss Coffee Paint Colors.

    (Trust me, I’ve been there! “What color are your cabinets?” “Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee!” …??)

    Top Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee option Greek villa on a porch with a wood ceiling and hanging light
    SW Greek Villa – Photo Credit: @zebuhill

    Not to worry, here are five beautiful creamy white paints by Sherwin Williams that you can feel free to rename at any point! Plus one bonus color!

    But first:

    Which Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee Inspired Color is Best?

    You can see these colors in detail below, but here are my top picks to get a Swiss Coffee look in your home, depending on what your goal is.

    Best Overall – Greek Villa

    By a narrow margin, Greek Villa would be my top choice for a Swiss Coffee paint color from Sherwin Williams. It’s a close dupe for several Swiss Coffee options, while still being white and pretty neutral.

    For me, Greek Villa is tied with White Flour for also being the best Swiss Coffee white for cabinets.

    Creamiest – Shoji White

    If you are after Swiss Coffee because you want a really creamy white, I would go with Shoji White. This off white will whisper calm sweet nothings to you from your walls.

    Shoji White would be my first choice for cabinets if you are willing to go off-white.

    Best swiss coffee colors by Sherwin Williams. Best Overall Greek Villa, Creamiest Shoji White, Best for Trim Snowbound, Most Popular Alabaster

    Best for Trim – Snowbound

    Snowbound is one of my very favorite whites for trim. It’s somewhere between a clean white and a creamy white, so it’s super versatile.

    Most Popular – Alabaster

    There is no escaping that Sherwin Williams Alabaster is the most popular white on this list all day everyday. If you’re thinking “Yeah this is great, but give me foolproof.” go with the OG Alabaster.

    Let’s hop into the full list! :

    1. Sherwin Williams Greek Villa

    Greek Villa is just ultra smooth. This classic creamy color is still very much a white. I personally love Greek Villa because it’s warm without being buttery or yellow:

    A beautiful arched foyer painted in Greek Villa, the top sherwin williams Swiss coffee option
    Photo Credit: @zebuhill

    Here is how Greek Villa compares to Swiss Coffee Paint Colors:

    Greek Villa vs Swiss Coffee by Valspar, Dunn Edwards, Behr, Benjamin Moore, and more

    Greek Villa is the background color in this graphic. You can see that it’s a passable alternative to 5 of the 7 colors.

    Here is Greek Villa in a bathroom with Sherwin Williams Jasper:

    Greek Villa (Swiss coffee dupe from Sherwin Williams) in a bathroom with SW Jasper on lower half of the walls
    Photo Credit: @livingthatlakelife

    I really looove Greek Villa!

    Check out this complete post for lots more pictures: Sherwin Williams Greek Villa Review (and Dupes!)

    2. Sherwin Williams Alabaster

    Alabaster is probably the Sherwin Williams version of Swiss Coffee in terms of popularity. This soft white has long been a favorite with both designers and DIY enthusiasts.

    Here is how it compares to Swiss Coffee colors from other brands:

    Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Benjamin Moore, Behr, and Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee

    You can see that Alabaster is most similar to Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert, and Glidden’s versions of Swiss Coffee.

    It’s a very very soft (and as I mentioned, a very very popular) white:

    Swiss Coffee dupe from Sherwin Williams: Alabaster in a living room with an arched doorway on the opposite end.
    Photo Credit: @spacedesignokc

    See my full review of this color in my post: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams a Classic White Review

    3. Sherwin Williams White Flour

    White Flour never ceases to amaze me with how versatile it is! This one is a great dupe for a few Swiss Coffee paint colors too:

    Sherwin Williams White Flour vs Swiss Coffee Behr and Benjamin Moore and Valspar

    It might not be a perfect match for any of these colors, but it’s the closest to being a match for all of them! White Flour is also the lightest option on this list.

    Rachael’s house is White Flour goals (@firsthouseonfinn) :

    Swiss Coffee dupe from Sherwin Williams: White flour on walls beside a staircase in a vaulted living room.
    Photo credit: @firsthouseonfinn

    White Flour is very much a true white, even though it’s warm.

    See more in my post: Sherwin Williams White Flour (Review, Comparisons, and Dupes!)

    4. Sherwin Williams Snowbound

    This one surprised me a little actually. Snowbound is one of my favorite whites, but it definitely leans more pink than yellow, so I was surprised to see it working the Swiss Coffee vibes:

    Sherwin Williams Snowbound vs Swiss Coffee paint colors

    It is a little more gray and closer to pink than a lot of these, but not far off in the end.

    Snowbound is one of my faves because it is a warm white, but acts like a true white.

    Swiss Coffee dupe from Sherwin Williams: Snowbound, on walls and trim in a home with Dorian Gray cabinets, wood beams overhead, black chairs at a white stone island, and beams overhead
    SW Snowbound (Dorian Gray Cabinets) – Photo Credit: @rockcreekfarmhouse

    See more of this color in real life in my post: Sherwin Williams Snowbound Review (Plus Dupes and Similar Shades!)

    5. Sherwin Williams Shoji White

    Shoji White is the darkest and creamiest white on this list by a good margin. It has been seeing a big uptick in popularity recently, particularly as people move away from bright whites and grays.

    Swiss Coffee alternative from Sherwin Williams: Shoji white on a paint dot in front of a shoji white great room
    Background photo credit: @brandandie36

    While Shoji White is creamy, it’s still pretty neutral. It’s creamy in a vanilla-bean ice cream kind of way, rather than buttery.

    Swiss Coffee alternative from Sherwin Williams: Shoji White, on walls, trim, and ceiling in a long hallway
    Photo Credit: @piper_stromatt

    When compared to Swiss Coffee paint colors from other brands, I’ll admit that Shoji White is definitely not an exact color match :

    Shoji White vs Swiss Coffee. Shoji White on the background with swatches over top of Swiss Coffee paint colors from several different brands.

    In this case, it’s more about the vibe.

    I’ve got lots of tips on how to use it in my post: Sherwin Williams Shoji White Review, but most importantly, you will probably want to use it as your only white (think walls, trim, ceilings, etc.) in order to get the softest look.

    Bonus: Sherwin Williams Sanctuary

    Sanctuary gets an honorable mention for possible Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee nominees. I just stumbled on this color, so I’m not sure if maybe it’s new?

    Sherwin WIlliams Sanctuary vs Swiss Coffee

    It gets a gold star from me anyway! It’s a bit darker than most Swiss Coffee colors, but it has a soothing tone that I love.

    LRV of Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee Options

    Here are each of the Swiss Coffee alternatives from lightest to darkest:

    LRV of all the Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee Inspired paint colors. White Flour 87, Greek Villa 84, Snowbound 83, Alabaster 82, Shoji White 74

    You can see that all are technically still true white paint colors, apart from Shoji White.

    Final Moody Musings on Swiss Coffee Colors from Sherwin Williams

    I already gave you my tippity top choices at the very beginning of this post, but hopefully the rest helped you decide!

    To recap:

    Sherwin Williams does not have a color named Swiss Coffee, but they are the ruler of creamy whites! Here are the best options to get that creamy Swiss Coffee look:

    1. Greek Villa
    2. Alabaster
    3. White Flour
    4. Snowbound
    5. Shoji White
      • Honorable Mention: Sanctuary
    Sherwin Williams Swiss coffee inspired paint colors Shoji White, Greek Villa, Sanctuary, White Flour, Snowbound, and Alabaster

    If none of these were quite right for you, I have covered soooo many other white paints here:

    Benjamin Moore White Dove swatched over a photo of an all-white dove living room with big bright windows.
    Oyster White paint swipe over a photo of an Oyster White living room with a mid century chair and a cat curled up on it in front of a mustard throw pillow
    Valspar Cream in my Coffee Color Strip includes Aged Parchment, Beach Dune, Freshly Baked, Rugged, and Stampede