SW 6278

Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray

Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray SW 6278 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cloak Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6278. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Cloak Gray SW 6278
Color code:SW 6278
Color name:Cloak Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2015 Voyage

Cloak Gray for bedroom

  • Cloak Gray Kids' Room
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  • Cloak Gray Bedroom Accent Wall
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  • Cloak Gray Kids' Room
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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 cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Cloak Gray

Cloak Gray SW 6278 has an LRV of 11.35% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 11.35% 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 Cloak Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

96, 94, 99

Is Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray SW 6278 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 264° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6278 Cloak Gray HSL code: 264, 3%, 38%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Cloak 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

Sherwin Williams SW 6278 Cloak Gray

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

Cloak Gray SW 6278 vs Night Owl SW 7061

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

Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray SW 6278 vs Sherwin Williams Night Owl SW 7061Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray SW 6278
LRV: 11.35%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.82%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Cloak Gray SW 6278 vs Stunning Shade SW 7082

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 Cloak Gray SW 6278 vs Sherwin Williams Stunning Shade SW 7082Sherwin Williams Cloak Gray SW 6278
LRV: 11.35%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#605e63copy color code
RGB Decimal96, 94, 99copy color code
RGB Percent37.65%, 36.86%, 38.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 264° Saturation: 5.05% Value: 38.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(264, 3, 38)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.03 Magenta: 5.05 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 61.18copy color code
YIQY: 95.168 I: -0.415 Q: 1.979copy color code
XYZX: 11.078 Y: 11.393 Z: 13.416copy color code
CIE LabL:40.235 a:1.847 b:-2.566copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.235 u:0.819 v:-3.619copy color code
Decimal6315619copy color code
Hunter lab33.754, -0.484, 0.061copy color code
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