SW 0038

Sherwin Williams Library Pewter

Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Library Pewter paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 0038. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 0038
Color name:Library Pewter
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Historic Interior Color Wall, Arts & Crafts (1880s-1910s), Curiosity

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LRV of Library Pewter

Library Pewter SW 0038 has an LRV of 17.47% 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 17.47% 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 Library Pewter undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Library Pewter 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

127, 114, 99

Is Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 32° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 0038 Library Pewter HSL code: 32, 12%, 44%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Greige 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 Library Pewter:

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

Library Pewter SW 0038 vs High Tea SW 6159

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038 vs Sherwin Williams High Tea SW 6159Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038
LRV: 17.47%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 16.57%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Library Pewter SW 0038 vs Solitary Slate SW 9598

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038 vs Sherwin Williams Solitary Slate SW 9598Sherwin Williams Library Pewter SW 0038
LRV: 17.47%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.47%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#7f7263copy color code
RGB Decimal127, 114, 99copy color code
RGB Percent49.80%, 44.71%, 38.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 32° Saturation: 22.05% Value: 49.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(32, 12, 44)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.24 Yellow: 22.05 Key: 50.2copy color code
YIQY: 116.177 I: 12.567 Q: -1.918copy color code
XYZX: 17.022 Y: 17.448 Z: 14.272copy color code
CIE LabL:48.82 a:2.438 b:10.163copy color code
CIE LuvL:48.82 u:8.822 v:12.7copy color code
Decimal8352355copy color code
Hunter lab41.771, -0.36, 8.981copy color code
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