Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dorian Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7017. 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.

Official color page:Dorian Gray SW 7017
Color code:SW 7017
Color name:Dorian Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well - Renew, Top 50 Colors, Senior Living Cool Foundations, Acute Care Cool Foundations, Rejuvenation - Fall/Winter 2022

Dorian Gray for bedroom

  • Accent Wall
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  • Sw 7017 Bedroom
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  • Accent Wall
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  • Sw 7017 Bedroom
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  • Accent Wall
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  • Sw 7017 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.

Sherwin Williams SW 7017 for bathroom

  • Dorian Gray Bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Bathroom
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  • Sw Dorian Gray Bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully warm Mid-tone real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 7017 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Dorian Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Dorian Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Dorian Gray 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.

Dorian Gray for exterior

  • SW Dorian Gray house exterior color
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  • Sw 7017 Exterior
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  • SW Dorian Gray house exterior color
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  • Sw 7017 Exterior
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  • SW Dorian Gray house exterior color
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  • Sw 7017 Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray reviews

  • SW Dorian Gray laundry room cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Living Room
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  • Sw Dorian Gray Living Room
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  • Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Living Room
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  • Sw 7017 Review
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  • Sw 7017 Bathroom Vanity
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  • Sw Dorian Gray 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 Dorian Gray undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Dorian 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

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HEX value

HEX value:

#ACA79E

RGB code:

172, 167, 158

Is Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7017 Dorian Gray HSL code: 39, 8%, 65%

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 Dorian 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

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

Dorian Gray SW 7017 vs Repose Gray SW 7015

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017 vs Sherwin Williams Repose Gray SW 7015Open Dorian Gray SW 7017
LRV: 38.72%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.22%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Dorian Gray SW 7017 vs Agreeable Gray SW 7029

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017 vs Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029Open Dorian Gray SW 7017
LRV: 38.72%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray SW 7017 has an LRV of 38.72% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 38.72% 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.

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.

FormatCode
HEX#aca79ecopy color code
RGB Decimal172, 167, 158copy color code
RGB Percent67.45%, 65.49%, 61.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 39° Saturation: 8.14% Value: 67.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(39, 8, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.91 Yellow: 8.14 Key: 32.55copy color code
YIQY: 167.469 I: 5.872 Q: -1.743copy color code
XYZX: 37.002 Y: 38.877 Z: 37.893copy color code
CIE LabL:68.662 a:0.167 b:5.29copy color code
CIE LuvL:68.662 u:3.439 v:7.554copy color code
Decimal11315102copy color code
Hunter lab62.351, -3.185, 7.613copy color code