SW 7723

Sherwin Williams Colony Buff

Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Colony Buff paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7723. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 7723
Color name:Colony Buff
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Timeless Color Wall, Senior Living Warm Foundations

Colony Buff 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 Colony Buff

Colony Buff SW 7723 has an LRV of 58.72% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 58.72% 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 Colony Buff undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#DDC6AB

RGB code:

221, 198, 171

Is Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 32° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7723 Colony Buff HSL code: 32, 42%, 77%

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 Beige 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 Colony 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

Colony Buff SW 7723 vs Believable Buff SW 6120

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

Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723 vs Sherwin Williams Believable Buff SW 6120Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723
LRV: 58.72%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.51%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Colony Buff SW 7723 vs Playa Arenosa SW 9094

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723 vs Sherwin Williams Playa Arenosa SW 9094Sherwin Williams Colony Buff SW 7723
LRV: 58.72%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.56%
Light 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.

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HEX#ddc6abcopy color code
RGB Decimal221, 198, 171copy color code
RGB Percent86.67%, 77.65%, 67.06%copy color code
HSVHue: 32° Saturation: 22.62% Value: 86.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(32, 42, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.41 Yellow: 22.62 Key: 13.33copy color code
YIQY: 201.799 I: 22.382 Q: -3.537copy color code
XYZX: 57.363 Y: 58.702 Z: 46.826copy color code
CIE LabL:81.128 a:3.887 b:16.498copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.128 u:15.753 v:22.766copy color code
Decimal14534315copy color code
Hunter lab76.617, -0.438, 17.396copy color code
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