SW 9126

Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone

Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Honed Soapstone paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9126. 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.

Official color page:Honed Soapstone SW 9126
Color code:SW 9126
Color name:Honed Soapstone
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Honed Soapstone

Honed Soapstone SW 9126 has an LRV of 31.31% and refers to Medium 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 31.31% 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 Honed Soapstone undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

157, 152, 135

Is Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 46° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9126 Honed Soapstone HSL code: 46, 10%, 57%

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 Green 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 Honed Soapstone:

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

Honed Soapstone SW 9126 vs Chatura Gray SW 9169

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126 vs Sherwin Williams Chatura Gray SW 9169Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126
LRV: 31.31%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 29.89%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Honed Soapstone SW 9126 vs Evergreen Fog SW 9130

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

Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126 vs Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog SW 9130Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone SW 9126
LRV: 31.31%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 30.4%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#9d9887copy color code
RGB Decimal157, 152, 135copy color code
RGB Percent61.57%, 59.61%, 52.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 14.01% Value: 61.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 10, 57)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.18 Yellow: 14.01 Key: 38.43copy color code
YIQY: 151.557 I: 8.442 Q: -4.233copy color code
XYZX: 29.505 Y: 31.374 Z: 27.417copy color code
CIE LabL:62.822 a:-1.2 b:9.607copy color code
CIE LuvL:62.822 u:3.935 v:13.496copy color code
Decimal10328199copy color code
Hunter lab56.013, -3.995, 10.188copy color code
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