Sherwin Williams Downing Sand SW 2822 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Downing Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2822. 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 2822
Color name:Downing Sand
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Independence, Victorian (1830s-1910s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

Downing Sand for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand 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.

Downing Sand for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand cozy living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand living room walls
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand japandi interior
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Check out this stunning Mid-tone used in real living rooms. Explore how this Beige color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 2822 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand 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 Mid-tone real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 2822 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand small kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand 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 Downing Sand reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kitchen painted backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Downing Sand 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 Downing Sand undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Downing Sand 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:

#CBBCA5

RGB code:

203, 188, 165

Is Sherwin Williams Downing Sand SW 2822 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2822 Downing Sand HSL code: 36, 27%, 72%

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 Downing Sand:

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

Downing Sand SW 2822 vs Nantucket Dune SW 7527

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Downing Sand SW 2822 vs Sherwin Williams Nantucket Dune SW 7527Open Downing Sand SW 2822
LRV: 51.56%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 53.58%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Downing Sand SW 2822 vs Peace of Mind SW 9510

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Downing Sand SW 2822 vs Sherwin Williams Peace of Mind SW 9510Open Downing Sand SW 2822
LRV: 51.56%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 49.01%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Downing Sand

Downing Sand SW 2822 has an LRV of 51.56% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 51.56% 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#cbbca5copy color code
RGB Decimal203, 188, 165copy color code
RGB Percent79.61%, 73.73%, 64.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 18.72% Value: 79.61%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 27, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 7.39 Yellow: 18.72 Key: 20.39copy color code
YIQY: 189.863 I: 16.329 Q: -3.985copy color code
XYZX: 49.403 Y: 51.381 Z: 42.902copy color code
CIE LabL:76.909 a:1.544 b:13.565copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.909 u:10.428 v:19.03copy color code
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Hunter lab71.68, -2.417, 14.69copy color code
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