SW 9501

Sherwin Williams Oat Milk

Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Oat Milk paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9501. 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 9501
Color name:Oat Milk
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Form + Function

Oat Milk for 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 warm Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Oat Milk

Oat Milk SW 9501 has an LRV of 70.33% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 70.33% 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 Oat Milk undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

222, 218, 205

Is Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501 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 9501 Oat Milk HSL code: 46, 20%, 84%

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 Beige 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 Oat Milk:

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

Color comparison

Oat Milk SW 9501 vs White Sesame SW 9586

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501 vs Sherwin Williams White Sesame SW 9586Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501
LRV: 70.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 71.28%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Oat Milk SW 9501 vs Solstice SW 9571

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501 vs Sherwin Williams Solstice SW 9571Sherwin Williams Oat Milk SW 9501
LRV: 70.33%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 69.28%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#dedacdcopy color code
RGB Decimal222, 218, 205copy color code
RGB Percent87.06%, 85.49%, 80.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 46° Saturation: 7.66% Value: 87.06%copy color code
HSLhsl(46, 20, 84)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 1.8 Yellow: 7.66 Key: 12.94copy color code
YIQY: 217.714 I: 6.561 Q: -3.199copy color code
XYZX: 66.213 Y: 70.081 Z: 67.78copy color code
CIE LabL:87.036 a:-0.884 b:6.88copy color code
CIE LuvL:87.036 u:3.043 v:10.422copy color code
Decimal14605005copy color code
Hunter lab83.714, -5.317, 10.595copy color code
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