SW 0050

Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff

Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Classic Light Buff paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 0050. 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 0050
Color name:Classic Light Buff
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Historic Interior Color Wall, Purely Refined, The Classics (1800s-1860s)

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LRV of Classic Light Buff

Classic Light Buff SW 0050 has an LRV of 82.52% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 82.52% 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 Classic Light Buff undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

240, 234, 220

Is Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 42° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 0050 Classic Light Buff HSL code: 42, 40%, 90%

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 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 Light Buff:

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

Classic Light Buff SW 0050 vs Marshmallow SW 7001

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050 vs Sherwin Williams Marshmallow SW 7001Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050
LRV: 82.52%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.73%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Classic Light Buff SW 0050 vs Cotton SW 9581

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050 vs Sherwin Williams Cotton SW 9581Sherwin Williams Classic Light Buff SW 0050
LRV: 82.52%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.14%
White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#f0eadccopy color code
RGB Decimal240, 234, 220copy color code
RGB Percent94.12%, 91.76%, 86.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 42° Saturation: 8.33% Value: 94.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(42, 40, 90)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.5 Yellow: 8.33 Key: 5.88copy color code
YIQY: 234.198 I: 8.074 Q: -3.088copy color code
XYZX: 78.274 Y: 82.539 Z: 79.499copy color code
CIE LabL:92.812 a:-0.353 b:7.514copy color code
CIE LuvL:92.812 u:4.255 v:11.373copy color code
Decimal15788764copy color code
Hunter lab90.851, -5.2, 11.714copy color code
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