SW 6990

Sherwin Williams Caviar

Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Caviar paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6990. 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:Caviar SW 6990
Color code:SW 6990
Color name:Caviar
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Pottery Barn Kids, 2020 Play, 2017 Intrepid

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LRV of Caviar

Caviar SW 6990 has an LRV of 2.97% 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 2.97% 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 Caviar undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

49, 48, 49

Is Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 300° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6990 Caviar HSL code: 300, 1%, 19%

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 Caviar:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 6990 Caviar

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

Caviar SW 6990 vs Black Magic SW 6991

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990 vs Sherwin Williams Black Magic SW 6991Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990
LRV: 2.97%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 3.12%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Caviar SW 6990 vs Raisin SW 7630

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990 vs Sherwin Williams Raisin SW 7630Sherwin Williams Caviar SW 6990
LRV: 2.97%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 2.79%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#313031copy color code
RGB Decimal49, 48, 49copy color code
RGB Percent19.22%, 18.82%, 19.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 300° Saturation: 2.04% Value: 19.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(300, 1, 19)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.04 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 80.78copy color code
YIQY: 48.413 I: 0.275 Q: 0.523copy color code
XYZX: 2.878 Y: 2.989 Z: 3.33copy color code
CIE LabL:19.998 a:0.675 b:-0.48copy color code
CIE LuvL:19.998 u:0.434 v:-0.56copy color code
Decimal3223601copy color code
Hunter lab17.288, -0.539, 0.68copy color code
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