Sherwin Williams Black Fox SW 7020 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Black Fox paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7020. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Black Fox SW 7020
Color code:SW 7020
Color name:Black Fox
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Dreamer, 2015 Chrysalis

Black Fox for bedroom

  • Sw 7020 Bedroom
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  • Sw 7020 Bedroom
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  • Sw 7020 Bedroom
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  • Sw 7020 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Black Fox for exterior

  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox Exterior
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  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox Exterior
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  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox Exterior
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  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Black Fox reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox Front Door
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  • Sw Black Fox Bathroom
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  • Sw Black Fox Bathroom
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  • Sw 7020 Door
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  • Black Fox Kitchen
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  • Sw 7020 Kitchen
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  • Sw Black Fox Kitchen
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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 Black Fox undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Black Fox 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:

79, 72, 66

Is Sherwin Williams Black Fox SW 7020 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 28° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7020 Black Fox HSL code: 28, 9%, 28%

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 Beige 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 Black Fox:

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

Black Fox SW 7020 vs Urbane Bronze SW 7048

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Sherwin Williams Black Fox SW 7020 vs Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048Open Black Fox SW 7020
LRV: 6.74%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Black Fox

Black Fox SW 7020 has an LRV of 6.74% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 6.74% 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

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HEX#4f4842copy color code
RGB Decimal79, 72, 66copy color code
RGB Percent30.98%, 28.24%, 25.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 28° Saturation: 16.46% Value: 30.98%copy color code
HSLhsl(28, 9, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.86 Yellow: 16.46 Key: 69.02copy color code
YIQY: 73.409 I: 6.099 Q: -0.386copy color code
XYZX: 6.525 Y: 6.69 Z: 6.1copy color code
CIE LabL:31.092 a:1.751 b:4.663copy color code
CIE LuvL:31.092 u:4.307 v:5.122copy color code
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Hunter lab25.866, -0.236, 4.123copy color code
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