Sherwin Williams Emerging Taupe SW 6045

Let’s dive into a full Emerging Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6045. Find out if this gorgeous warm pink paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Emerging Taupe SW 6045
Color code:SW 6045
Color name:Emerging Taupe
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

What are Sherwin Williams Emerging Taupe undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

184, 161, 150

Is Sherwin Williams Emerging Taupe SW 6045 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 19° this Pink refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6045 Emerging Taupe HSL code: 19, 19%, 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 Pink will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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 Emerging Taupe:

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

Emerging Taupe SW 6045 vs Utterly Beige SW 6080

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Sherwin Williams Emerging Taupe SW 6045 vs Sherwin Williams Utterly Beige SW 6080Open Emerging Taupe SW 6045
LRV: 37.82%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 38.98%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Emerging Taupe SW 6045 vs Smoky Beige SW 9087

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Emerging Taupe SW 6045 vs Sherwin Williams Smoky Beige SW 9087Open Emerging Taupe SW 6045
LRV: 37.82%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 40.23%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm