SW 6199

Sherwin Williams Rare Gray

Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rare Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6199. 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.

Official color page:Rare Gray SW 6199
Color code:SW 6199
Color name:Rare Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Midnight Mystery

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LRV of Rare Gray

Rare Gray SW 6199 has an LRV of 37.76% and refers to Medium 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 37.76% 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 Rare Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

166, 166, 155

Is Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6199 Rare Gray HSL code: 60, 6%, 63%

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 Rare Gray:

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 6199 Rare Gray

Color comparison

Rare Gray SW 6199 vs Frosted Fern SW 9648

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199 vs Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199
LRV: 37.76%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 38.03%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Rare Gray SW 6199 vs Downing Stone SW 2821

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199 vs Sherwin Williams Downing Stone SW 2821Sherwin Williams Rare Gray SW 6199
LRV: 37.76%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 36.35%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a6a69bcopy color code
RGB Decimal166, 166, 155copy color code
RGB Percent65.10%, 65.10%, 60.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 6.63% Value: 65.1%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 6, 63)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 6.63 Key: 34.9copy color code
YIQY: 164.746 I: 3.535 Q: -3.423copy color code
XYZX: 35.277 Y: 37.746 Z: 36.429copy color code
CIE LabL:67.833 a:-2.024 b:5.697copy color code
CIE LuvL:67.833 u:0.612 v:8.49copy color code
Decimal10921627copy color code
Hunter lab61.438, -5.023, 7.851copy color code
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