Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown SW 2856 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Fairfax Brown paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2856. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 2856
Color name:Fairfax Brown
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Suburban Modern (1950s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

Fairfax Brown for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Fairfax Brown for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown japandi interior
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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Red color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 2856 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown 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 Dark real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 2856 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown small kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown 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 Fairfax Brown reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown 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 Fairfax Brown undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown 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:

#61463A

RGB code:

97, 70, 58

Is Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown SW 2856 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 18° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2856 Fairfax Brown HSL code: 18, 25%, 30%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Fairfax Brown:

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

Fairfax Brown SW 2856 vs Kaffee SW 6104

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown SW 2856 vs Sherwin Williams Kaffee SW 6104Open Fairfax Brown SW 2856
LRV: 7.19%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.83%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Fairfax Brown SW 2856 vs Aurora Brown SW 2837

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Fairfax Brown SW 2856 vs Sherwin Williams Aurora Brown SW 2837Open Fairfax Brown SW 2856
LRV: 7.19%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 7.22%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Fairfax Brown

Fairfax Brown SW 2856 has an LRV of 7.19% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 7.19% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#61463acopy color code
RGB Decimal97, 70, 58copy color code
RGB Percent38.04%, 27.45%, 22.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 18° Saturation: 40.21% Value: 38.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(18, 25, 30)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 27.84 Yellow: 40.21 Key: 61.96copy color code
YIQY: 76.705 I: 19.945 Q: 1.977copy color code
XYZX: 7.884 Y: 7.228 Z: 4.982copy color code
CIE LabL:32.32 a:9.782 b:11.778copy color code
CIE LuvL:32.32 u:17.832 v:11.47copy color code
Decimal6374970copy color code
Hunter lab26.884, 5.298, 7.833copy color code
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