Can you put the white dishes on the table?
Three out of seven stones were white.
The man was as white as snow, so he was named "Snow White."
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well.
Since this word is made up of a single kanji, it should use the kun'yomi reading. When learning the kanji, you didn't learn that reading, so here's a mnemonic to help you with this word:
The word "sheer" means: "A very fine or diaphanous fabric or article." When you think of a sheer (しろ) piece of fabric, I think you generally think of a white piece of fabric.