SW 6197

Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray

Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Aloof Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6197. 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.

Official color page:Aloof Gray SW 6197
Color code:SW 6197
Color name:Aloof Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Aloof Gray for bedroom

  • Sw 6197 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6197 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6197 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.

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LRV of Aloof Gray

Aloof Gray SW 6197 has an LRV of 57.92% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 57.92% 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.

What are Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

201, 201, 192

Is Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6197 Aloof Gray HSL code: 60, 8%, 77%

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 Grey 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 Aloof Gray:

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

Color comparison

Aloof Gray SW 6197 vs Silver Strand SW 7057

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197 vs Sherwin Williams Silver Strand SW 7057Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197
LRV: 57.92%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.97%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Aloof Gray SW 6197 vs Antimony SW 9552

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197 vs Sherwin Williams Antimony SW 9552Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray SW 6197
LRV: 57.92%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.23%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#c9c9c0copy color code
RGB Decimal201, 201, 192copy color code
RGB Percent78.82%, 78.82%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 4.48% Value: 78.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 8, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 4.48 Key: 21.18copy color code
YIQY: 199.974 I: 2.892 Q: -2.801copy color code
XYZX: 54.486 Y: 57.997 Z: 58.179copy color code
CIE LabL:80.737 a:-1.614 b:4.495copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.737 u:0.501 v:6.954copy color code
Decimal13224384copy color code
Hunter lab76.156, -5.563, 8.014copy color code
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