SW 2850

Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray

Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Chelsea Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2850. 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.

Color code:SW 2850
Color name:Chelsea Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Suburban Modern (1950s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

Chelsea Gray 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 Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray SW 2850 has an LRV of 46.86% 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 46.86% 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 Chelsea Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#B6B7B0

RGB code:

182, 183, 176

Is Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 69° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2850 Chelsea Gray HSL code: 69, 5%, 70%

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 Chelsea 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

Chelsea Gray SW 2850 vs Silvermist SW 7621

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

Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850 vs Sherwin Williams Silvermist SW 7621Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850
LRV: 46.86%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.94%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Chelsea Gray SW 2850 vs Hazel Gaze SW 9652

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

Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850 vs Sherwin Williams Hazel Gaze SW 9652Sherwin Williams Chelsea Gray SW 2850
LRV: 46.86%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 50.53%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b6b7b0copy color code
RGB Decimal182, 183, 176copy color code
RGB Percent71.37%, 71.76%, 69.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 69° Saturation: 3.83% Value: 71.76%copy color code
HSLhsl(69, 5, 70)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.55 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.83 Key: 28.24copy color code
YIQY: 181.903 I: 1.654 Q: -2.39copy color code
XYZX: 44.06 Y: 46.947 Z: 47.803copy color code
CIE LabL:74.156 a:-1.638 b:3.434copy color code
CIE LuvL:74.156 u:-0.183 v:5.319copy color code
Decimal11974576copy color code
Hunter lab68.518, -5.123, 6.597copy color code
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