Sherwin Williams Cotton SW 9581 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cotton paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9581. 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 9581
Color name:Cotton
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Warm + Welcoming

Cotton for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton 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.

Cotton for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Cotton living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton cozy living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton living room walls
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton japandi interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton living room
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 9581 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton minimalist 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 9581 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton small kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton 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 Cotton reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Cotton wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kitchen painted backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Cotton 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 Cotton undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Cotton 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:

#EEEBE1

RGB code:

238, 235, 225

Is Sherwin Williams Cotton SW 9581 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9581 Cotton HSL code: 46, 28%, 91%

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 Cotton:

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

Cotton SW 9581 vs Alabaster SW 7008

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Cotton SW 9581 vs Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008Open Cotton SW 9581
LRV: 83.14%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82%
White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Cotton

Cotton SW 9581 has an LRV of 83.14% 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 83.14% 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#eeebe1copy color code
RGB Decimal238, 235, 225copy color code
RGB Percent93.33%, 92.16%, 88.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 5.46% Value: 93.33%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 28, 91)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.26 Yellow: 5.46 Key: 6.67copy color code
YIQY: 234.757 I: 5.001 Q: -2.477copy color code
XYZX: 78.556 Y: 83.03 Z: 83.102copy color code
CIE LabL:93.028 a:-0.72 b:5.205copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.028 u:2.274 v:8.019copy color code
Decimal15657953copy color code
Hunter lab91.121, -5.576, 9.713copy color code
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