SW 7002

Sherwin Williams Downy

Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Downy paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7002. 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 7002
Color name:Downy
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Finest Whites, Timeless White, West Elm

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LRV of Downy

Downy SW 7002 has an LRV of 81.19% and refers to Off-White 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 81.19% 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 Downy undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#EFE8DD

RGB code:

239, 232, 221

Is Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 37° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7002 Downy HSL code: 37, 36%, 90%

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 Yellow 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 Downy:

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

Downy SW 7002 vs Creamy SW 7012

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002 vs Sherwin Williams Creamy SW 7012Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002
LRV: 81.19%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Downy SW 7002 vs Alabaster SW 7008

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

Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002 vs Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002
LRV: 81.19%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82%
White color
Temperature: warm

Downy SW 7002 vs Alabaster OC-129

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002 vs Benjamin Moore Alabaster OC-129Sherwin Williams Downy SW 7002
LRV: 81.19%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 85.08%
White 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.

FormatCode
HEX#efe8ddcopy color code
RGB Decimal239, 232, 221copy color code
RGB Percent93.73%, 90.98%, 86.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 37° Saturation: 7.53% Value: 93.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(37, 36, 90)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.93 Yellow: 7.53 Key: 6.27copy color code
YIQY: 232.839 I: 7.706 Q: -1.942copy color code
XYZX: 77.502 Y: 81.285 Z: 79.994copy color code
CIE LabL:92.258 a:0.488 b:6.186copy color code
CIE LuvL:92.258 u:4.663 v:9.245copy color code
Decimal15722717copy color code
Hunter lab90.158, -4.335, 10.505copy color code