Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear SW 9168

Official color page:Elephant Ear SW 9168
Color code:SW 9168
Color name:Elephant Ear
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Minimalist

Sherwin Williams' Elephant Ear (SW 9168) exudes a timeless sense of sophistication and warmth. This rich and grounding color is perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere in living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. The deep tones of Elephant Ear add depth and drama to a space, making it an ideal choice for accent walls or cozy reading nooks. Pair this elegant hue with soft neutrals and natural textures for a harmonious and inviting aesthetic that will make any room feel like a sanctuary. Elevate your home with the understated elegance of Elephant Ear (SW 9168) and immerse yourself in its soothing and stylish embrace.

Sherwin Williams SW 9168 on 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.

Elephant Ear for 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 Elephant Ear reviews

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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.

What are Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#988F85

RGB code:

152, 143, 133

Is Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear SW 9168 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 32° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9168 Elephant Ear HSL code: 32, 8%, 56%

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 Grey 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 Elephant Ear:

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

Elephant Ear SW 9168 vs Tanglewood SW 9607

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear SW 9168 vs Sherwin Williams Tanglewood SW 9607Open Elephant Ear SW 9168
LRV: 28.09%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 27.97%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Elephant Ear SW 9168 vs Studio Clay SW 9172

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Sherwin Williams Elephant Ear SW 9168 vs Sherwin Williams Studio Clay SW 9172Open Elephant Ear SW 9168
LRV: 28.09%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 27.13%
Medium color
Temperature: warm