SW 6184

Sherwin Williams Austere Gray

Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Austere Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6184. 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:Austere Gray SW 6184
Color code:SW 6184
Color name:Austere Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well - Renew, Pottery Barn Teen

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LRV of Austere Gray

Austere Gray SW 6184 has an LRV of 51.21% 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 51.21% 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 Austere Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

190, 191, 178

Is Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 65° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6184 Austere Gray HSL code: 65, 9%, 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 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 Austere 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

Austere Gray SW 6184 vs Essential Gray SW 6002

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

Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184 vs Sherwin Williams Essential Gray SW 6002Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184
LRV: 51.21%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.39%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Austere Gray SW 6184 vs Argos SW 7065

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184 vs Sherwin Williams Argos SW 7065Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184
LRV: 51.21%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#bebfb2copy color code
RGB Decimal190, 191, 178copy color code
RGB Percent74.51%, 74.90%, 69.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 65° Saturation: 6.81% Value: 74.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(65, 9, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.52 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 6.81 Key: 25.1copy color code
YIQY: 189.219 I: 3.582 Q: -4.257copy color code
XYZX: 47.9 Y: 51.423 Z: 49.51copy color code
CIE LabL:76.935 a:-2.685 b:6.438copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.935 u:0.14 v:9.884copy color code
Decimal12500914copy color code
Hunter lab71.71, -6.26, 9.262copy color code
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