SW 7049

Sherwin Williams Nuance

Sherwin Williams Nuance SW 7049 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Nuance paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7049. 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 7049
Color name:Nuance
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

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LRV of Nuance

Nuance SW 7049 has an LRV of 74.28% 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 74.28% 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 Nuance undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

226, 224, 214

Is Sherwin Williams Nuance SW 7049 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 50° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7049 Nuance HSL code: 50, 17%, 86%

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 Nuance:

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.

Sherwin Williams SW 7049 Nuance

Color comparison

Nuance SW 7049 vs Lunar Lite SW 9546

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

Sherwin Williams Nuance SW 7049 vs Sherwin Williams Lunar Lite SW 9546Sherwin Williams Nuance SW 7049
LRV: 74.28%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 72.66%
Off-White color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#e2e0d6copy color code
RGB Decimal226, 224, 214copy color code
RGB Percent88.63%, 87.84%, 83.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 50° Saturation: 5.31% Value: 88.63%copy color code
HSLhsl(50, 17, 86)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.88 Yellow: 5.31 Key: 11.37copy color code
YIQY: 223.458 I: 4.405 Q: -2.689copy color code
XYZX: 70.155 Y: 74.335 Z: 74.252copy color code
CIE LabL:89.081 a:-1.069 b:5.133copy color code
CIE LuvL:89.081 u:1.704 v:7.919copy color code
Decimal14868694copy color code
Hunter lab86.218, -5.638, 9.291copy color code
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