SW 6030

Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe

Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Artistic Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6030. Find out if this gorgeous warm pink paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Artistic Taupe SW 6030
Color code:SW 6030
Color name:Artistic Taupe
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Artistic Taupe for 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 Artistic Taupe

Artistic Taupe SW 6030 has an LRV of 46.18% 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 46.18% 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 Artistic Taupe undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

195, 177, 172

Is Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 13° this Pink refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6030 Artistic Taupe HSL code: 13, 16%, 72%

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 Pink will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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 Artistic Taupe:

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.

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

Artistic Taupe SW 6030 vs Insightful Rose SW 6023

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030 vs Sherwin Williams Insightful Rose SW 6023Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030
LRV: 46.18%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.48%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Artistic Taupe SW 6030 vs Analytical Gray SW 7051

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

Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030 vs Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray SW 7051Sherwin Williams Artistic Taupe SW 6030
LRV: 46.18%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 47.47%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#c3b1accopy color code
RGB Decimal195, 177, 172copy color code
RGB Percent76.47%, 69.41%, 67.45%copy color code
HSVHue: 13° Saturation: 11.79% Value: 76.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(13, 16, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 9.23 Yellow: 11.79 Key: 23.53copy color code
YIQY: 181.812 I: 12.333 Q: 2.252copy color code
XYZX: 45.673 Y: 46.026 Z: 45.496copy color code
CIE LabL:73.562 a:5.587 b:4.897copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.562 u:11.034 v:6.122copy color code
Decimal12825004copy color code
Hunter lab67.842, 1.446, 7.729copy color code
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