Sherwin Williams Clary Sage SW 6178 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Clary Sage paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6178. Find out if this gorgeous warm green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Clary Sage SW 6178
Color code:SW 6178
Color name:Clary Sage
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Independence

SW 6178 on kitchen cabinets

  • Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @pondside_kitchens
  • Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @ourhuntingtonhome
  • Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @ourhuntingtonhome
  • Sw Clary Sage Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @pondside_kitchens

Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating warm hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Sherwin Williams Clary Sage reviews

  • Sw 6178 Wall Panelling
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  • Sherwin Williams Clary Sage Painted Storage
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  • Sw Clary Sage Painted Storage
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  • Clary Sage Painted Furniture
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  • Sherwin Williams Clary Sage Laundry Room
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  • Sw 6178 Living Room
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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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LRV of Clary Sage

Clary Sage SW 6178 has an LRV of 40.96% 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 40.96% 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 Clary Sage undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Clary Sage 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:

#ACAD97

RGB code:

172, 173, 151

Is Sherwin Williams Clary Sage SW 6178 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 63° this Green refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6178 Clary Sage HSL code: 63, 12%, 64%

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 Green will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Clary Sage:

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 6178 Clary Sage

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.

Sherwin Williams SW 6178 Clary Sage

Color comparison

Clary Sage SW 6178 vs Sage SW 2860

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Clary Sage SW 6178 vs Sherwin Williams Sage SW 2860Open Clary Sage SW 6178
LRV: 40.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 42.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Clary Sage SW 6178 vs Chatroom SW 6171

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Clary Sage SW 6178 vs Sherwin Williams Chatroom SW 6171Open Clary Sage SW 6178
LRV: 40.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 40.8%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#acad97copy color code
RGB Decimal172, 173, 151copy color code
RGB Percent67.45%, 67.84%, 59.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 63° Saturation: 12.72% Value: 67.84%copy color code
HSLhsl(63, 12, 64)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.58 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 12.72 Key: 32.16copy color code
YIQY: 170.193 I: 6.474 Q: -7.058copy color code
XYZX: 37.542 Y: 40.892 Z: 35.185copy color code
CIE LabL:70.101 a:-4.267 b:11.204copy color code
CIE LuvL:70.101 u:0.607 v:16.556copy color code
Decimal11316631copy color code
Hunter lab63.947, -7.115, 12.14copy color code
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