SW 9556

Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey

Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Intrepid Grey paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9556. 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.

Color code:SW 9556
Color name:Intrepid Grey
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Minimal + Modern

Intrepid Grey for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey 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 cool Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Intrepid Grey

Intrepid Grey SW 9556 has an LRV of 75.74% 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 75.74% 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 Intrepid Grey undertones?

Green is Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#E0E2E0

RGB code:

224, 226, 224

Is Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 120° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9556 Intrepid Grey HSL code: 120, 3%, 88%

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 Intrepid Grey:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 9556 Intrepid Grey

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

Intrepid Grey SW 9556 vs Ski Slope SW 6518

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556 vs Sherwin Williams Ski Slope SW 6518Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556
LRV: 75.74%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 77.56%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

Intrepid Grey SW 9556 vs Aura White SW 6532

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

Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556 vs Sherwin Williams Aura White SW 6532Sherwin Williams Intrepid Grey SW 9556
LRV: 75.74%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 75.53%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

FormatCode
HEX#e0e2e0copy color code
RGB Decimal224, 226, 224copy color code
RGB Percent87.84%, 88.63%, 87.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 120° Saturation: 0.88% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(120, 3, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.88 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.88 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 225.174 I: -0.549 Q: -1.045copy color code
XYZX: 71.388 Y: 75.622 Z: 81.336copy color code
CIE LabL:89.683 a:-1.034 b:0.743copy color code
CIE LuvL:89.683 u:-1.014 v:1.317copy color code
Decimal14738144copy color code
Hunter lab86.961, -5.647, 5.417copy color code
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