SW 6257

Sherwin Williams Gibraltar

Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gibraltar paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6257. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Gibraltar SW 6257
Color code:SW 6257
Color name:Gibraltar
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Gibraltar

Gibraltar SW 6257 has an LRV of 13.82% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 13.82% 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.

What are Sherwin Williams Gibraltar undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Gibraltar 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

98, 105, 112

Is Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 210° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6257 Gibraltar HSL code: 210, 7%, 41%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Gibraltar:

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

Gibraltar SW 6257 vs Slate Tile SW 7624

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257 vs Sherwin Williams Slate Tile SW 7624Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257
LRV: 13.82%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Gibraltar SW 6257 vs Wall Street SW 7665

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257 vs Sherwin Williams Wall Street SW 7665Sherwin Williams Gibraltar SW 6257
LRV: 13.82%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.89%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#626970copy color code
RGB Decimal98, 105, 112copy color code
RGB Percent38.43%, 41.18%, 43.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 210° Saturation: 12.5% Value: 43.92%copy color code
HSLhsl(210, 7, 41)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.5 Magenta: 6.25 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 56.08copy color code
YIQY: 103.705 I: -6.421 Q: 0.698copy color code
XYZX: 13.012 Y: 13.869 Z: 17.316copy color code
CIE LabL:44.045 a:-1.119 b:-4.832copy color code
CIE LuvL:44.045 u:-4.114 v:-6.36copy color code
Decimal6449520copy color code
Hunter lab37.242, -2.805, -1.499copy color code
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