SW 2821

Sherwin Williams Downing Stone

Sherwin Williams Downing Stone SW 2821 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Downing Stone paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2821. 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 2821
Color name:Downing Stone
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Victorian (1830s-1910s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

Downing Stone for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Downing Stone 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 Downing Stone

Downing Stone SW 2821 has an LRV of 36.35% 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 36.35% 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 Downing Stone undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#A6A397

RGB code:

166, 163, 151

Is Sherwin Williams Downing Stone SW 2821 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 48° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2821 Downing Stone HSL code: 48, 8%, 62%

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 Downing Stone:

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 Stone SW 2821 vs Western Reserve SW 9597

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

Sherwin Williams Downing Stone SW 2821 vs Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597Sherwin Williams Downing Stone SW 2821
LRV: 36.35%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 36.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a6a397copy color code
RGB Decimal166, 163, 151copy color code
RGB Percent65.10%, 63.92%, 59.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 48° Saturation: 9.04% Value: 65.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(48, 8, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.81 Yellow: 9.04 Key: 34.9copy color code
YIQY: 162.529 I: 5.644 Q: -3.1copy color code
XYZX: 34.408 Y: 36.536 Z: 34.509copy color code
CIE LabL:66.927 a:-1.096 b:6.618copy color code
CIE LuvL:66.927 u:2.433 v:9.585copy color code
Decimal10920855copy color code
Hunter lab60.445, -4.169, 8.462copy color code
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