Sherwin Williams Allegory SW 9553 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Allegory paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9553. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9553
Color name:Allegory
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Minimal + Modern

Allegory for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory bedroom
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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Allegory for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Allegory living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory japandi interior
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Check out this stunning Mid-tone used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 9553 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Allegory bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory minimalist bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully warm Mid-tone real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 9553 on kitchen cabinets

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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory small kitchen cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Sherwin Williams Allegory reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Allegory wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Allegory living room
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Allegory undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Allegory undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#B4B2A9

RGB code:

180, 178, 169

Is Sherwin Williams Allegory SW 9553 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 49° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9553 Allegory HSL code: 49, 7%, 68%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Sherwin Williams Allegory:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Lighter shades

Darker shades

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

Allegory SW 9553 vs Sensible Hue SW 6198

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Allegory SW 9553 vs Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198Open Allegory SW 9553
LRV: 44.57%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Allegory SW 9553 vs Whisper SW 9591

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Allegory SW 9553 vs Sherwin Williams Whisper SW 9591Open Allegory SW 9553
LRV: 44.57%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45.18%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Allegory

Allegory SW 9553 has an LRV of 44.57% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident light

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 44.57% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

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HEX#b4b2a9copy color code
RGB Decimal180, 178, 169copy color code
RGB Percent70.59%, 69.80%, 66.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 49° Saturation: 6.11% Value: 70.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(49, 7, 68)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.11 Yellow: 6.11 Key: 29.41copy color code
YIQY: 177.572 I: 4.084 Q: -2.378copy color code
XYZX: 41.903 Y: 44.409 Z: 43.89copy color code
CIE LabL:72.501 a:-0.926 b:4.848copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.501 u:1.665 v:7.201copy color code
Decimal11842217copy color code
Hunter lab66.64, -4.381, 7.599copy color code