Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory SW 0051 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Classic Ivory paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 0051. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 0051
Color name:Classic Ivory
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Historic Interior Color Wall, The Classics (1800s-1860s)

Classic Ivory for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Classic Ivory for living room

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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory japandi interior
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Yellow color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 0051 for bathroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully warm Light real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 0051 on kitchen cabinets

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

Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory reviews

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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory 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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What are Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory 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:

#F2E0C3

RGB code:

242, 224, 195

Is Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory SW 0051 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 37° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 0051 Classic Ivory HSL code: 37, 64%, 86%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Classic Ivory:

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

Classic Ivory SW 0051 vs Vital Yellow SW 6392

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory SW 0051 vs Sherwin Williams Vital Yellow SW 6392Open Classic Ivory SW 0051
LRV: 76.13%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 75.58%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Classic Ivory SW 0051 vs Gardenia SW 6665

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Classic Ivory SW 0051 vs Sherwin Williams Gardenia SW 6665Open Classic Ivory SW 0051
LRV: 76.13%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 77.87%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Classic Ivory

Classic Ivory SW 0051 has an LRV of 76.13% and refers to Off-White colors that reflect a lot of 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 76.13% 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#f2e0c3copy color code
RGB Decimal242, 224, 195copy color code
RGB Percent94.90%, 87.84%, 76.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 37° Saturation: 19.42% Value: 94.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(37, 64, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.44 Yellow: 19.42 Key: 5.1copy color code
YIQY: 226.076 I: 20.045 Q: -5.217copy color code
XYZX: 73.123 Y: 76.13 Z: 62.458copy color code
CIE LabL:89.92 a:1.6 b:16.443copy color code
CIE LuvL:89.92 u:12.529 v:23.634copy color code
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Hunter lab87.253, -3.099, 18.636copy color code
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