SW 9646

Sherwin Williams Create

Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Create paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9646. 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 9646
Color name:Create
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Rustic + Refined

Create 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 Create

Create SW 9646 has an LRV of 58.44% 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 58.44% 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 Create undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Create 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

201, 202, 191

Is Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 65° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9646 Create HSL code: 65, 9%, 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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green 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 Create:

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

Create SW 9646 vs Alpaca SW 7022

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

Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646 vs Sherwin Williams Alpaca SW 7022Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646
LRV: 58.44%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.53%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Create SW 9646 vs Vessel SW 9547

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646 vs Sherwin Williams Vessel SW 9547Sherwin Williams Create SW 9646
LRV: 58.44%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.88%
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.

HEX#c9cabfcopy color code
RGB Decimal201, 202, 191copy color code
RGB Percent78.82%, 79.22%, 74.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 65° Saturation: 5.45% Value: 79.22%copy color code
HSLhsl(65, 9, 77)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.5 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 5.45 Key: 20.78copy color code
YIQY: 200.447 I: 2.939 Q: -3.635copy color code
XYZX: 54.61 Y: 58.42 Z: 57.675copy color code
CIE LabL:80.972 a:-2.314 b:5.37copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.972 u:0.034 v:8.36copy color code
Decimal13224639copy color code
Hunter lab76.433, -6.224, 8.764copy color code