Sherwin Williams Frosty White SW 6196 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Frosty White paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6196. 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 6196
Color name:Frosty White
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Frosty White 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 Frosty White 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.

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What are Sherwin Williams Frosty White undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Frosty White 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#DDDDD6

RGB code:

221, 221, 214

Is Sherwin Williams Frosty White SW 6196 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6196 Frosty White HSL code: 60, 9%, 85%

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 Frosty White:

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

Color comparison

Frosty White SW 6196 vs First Star SW 7646

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

Sherwin Williams Frosty White SW 6196 vs Sherwin Williams First Star SW 7646Open Frosty White SW 6196
LRV: 72.03%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 69.48%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Frosty White SW 6196 vs Nonchalant White SW 6161

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 Frosty White SW 6196 vs Sherwin Williams Nonchalant White SW 6161Open Frosty White SW 6196
LRV: 72.03%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 71.83%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Frosty White

Frosty White SW 6196 has an LRV of 72.03% 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 72.03% 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#ddddd6copy color code
RGB Decimal221, 221, 214copy color code
RGB Percent86.67%, 86.67%, 83.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 3.17% Value: 86.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 9, 85)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 3.17 Key: 13.33copy color code
YIQY: 220.202 I: 2.249 Q: -2.178copy color code
XYZX: 67.81 Y: 71.94 Z: 73.914copy color code
CIE LabL:87.94 a:-1.242 b:3.434copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.94 u:0.389 v:5.406copy color code
Decimal14540246copy color code
Hunter lab84.818, -5.723, 7.705copy color code
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