Sherwin Williams French Vanilla SW 7118 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Vanilla paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7118. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:French Vanilla SW 7118
Color code:SW 7118
Color name:French Vanilla
Brand:Sherwin Williams

French Vanilla for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

French Vanilla for living room

  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla living room interior
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Yellow color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 7118 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla 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 Light real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 7118 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla 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 French Vanilla reviews

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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams French Vanilla 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 French Vanilla undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams French Vanilla 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:

#F9E9D1

RGB code:

249, 233, 209

Is Sherwin Williams French Vanilla SW 7118 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7118 French Vanilla HSL code: 36, 77%, 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 Yellow 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 French Vanilla:

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.

Darker shades

Color comparison

French Vanilla SW 7118 vs Fresh Zest SW 9662

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

Sherwin Williams French Vanilla SW 7118 vs Sherwin Williams Fresh Zest SW 9662Open French Vanilla SW 7118
LRV: 82.89%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.99%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

French Vanilla SW 7118 vs Crème SW 7556

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams French Vanilla SW 7118 vs Sherwin Williams Crème SW 7556Open French Vanilla SW 7118
LRV: 82.89%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 81.6%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

LRV of French Vanilla

French Vanilla SW 7118 has an LRV of 82.89% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 82.89% 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#f9e9d1copy color code
RGB Decimal249, 233, 209copy color code
RGB Percent97.65%, 91.37%, 81.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 16.06% Value: 97.65%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 77, 90)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.43 Yellow: 16.06 Key: 2.35copy color code
YIQY: 235.048 I: 17.247 Q: -4.084copy color code
XYZX: 79.713 Y: 83.023 Z: 72.13copy color code
CIE LabL:93.024 a:1.588 b:13.626copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.024 u:10.9 v:19.841copy color code
Decimal16378321copy color code
Hunter lab91.117, -3.294, 16.846copy color code
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