Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Outerspace paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6251. 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.

Official color page:Outerspace SW 6251
Color code:SW 6251
Color name:Outerspace
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Midnight Mystery

Outerspace for exterior

  • Outerspace Exterior
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  • Outerspace Exterior
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  • Outerspace Exterior
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  • Outerspace Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace reviews

  • Kids' Room
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  • Paint
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  • Accent Wall
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  • Sw 6251 Review
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  • Sw 6251 Living Room
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  • Sw 6251 Painted Storage
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  • Sherwin Williams Outerspace Bathroom Vanity
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  • Sw 6251 Wall Paint
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  • Sw 6251 Kitchen
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Outerspace undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

88, 97, 104

Is Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 206° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6251 Outerspace HSL code: 206, 8%, 38%

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 Blue 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 Outerspace:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 6251 Outerspace

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

Outerspace SW 6251 vs Web Gray SW 7075

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 vs Sherwin Williams Web Gray SW 7075Open Outerspace SW 6251
LRV: 11.64%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Outerspace SW 6251 vs Rookwood Sash Green SW 2810

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

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 vs Sherwin Williams Rookwood Sash Green SW 2810Open Outerspace SW 6251
LRV: 11.64%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.11%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Outerspace

Outerspace SW 6251 has an LRV of 11.64% 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 11.64% 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.

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.

HEX#586168copy color code
RGB Decimal88, 97, 104copy color code
RGB Percent34.51%, 38.04%, 40.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 206° Saturation: 15.38% Value: 40.78%copy color code
HSLhsl(206, 8, 38)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.38 Magenta: 6.73 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 59.22copy color code
YIQY: 95.107 I: -7.613 Q: 0.275copy color code
XYZX: 10.797 Y: 11.623 Z: 14.768copy color code
CIE LabL:40.611 a:-1.859 b:-5.152copy color code
CIE LuvL:40.611 u:-5.076 v:-6.557copy color code
Decimal5792104copy color code
Hunter lab34.093, -3.133, -1.817copy color code
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