SW 7023

Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray

Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray SW 7023 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Requisite Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7023. 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:Requisite Gray SW 7023
Color code:SW 7023
Color name:Requisite Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well - Center

Requisite Gray 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Requisite Gray

Requisite Gray SW 7023 has an LRV of 44.87% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 44.87% 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 Requisite Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

185, 178, 169

Is Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray SW 7023 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7023 Requisite Gray HSL code: 34, 10%, 69%

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 Requisite 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.

Color comparison

Requisite Gray SW 7023 vs Mindful Gray SW 7016

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 Requisite Gray SW 7023 vs Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray SW 7016Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray SW 7023
LRV: 44.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 47.7%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b9b2a9copy color code
RGB Decimal185, 178, 169copy color code
RGB Percent72.55%, 69.80%, 66.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 8.65% Value: 72.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 10, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.78 Yellow: 8.65 Key: 27.45copy color code
YIQY: 179.067 I: 7.063 Q: -1.32copy color code
XYZX: 43.088 Y: 45.02 Z: 43.945copy color code
CIE LabL:72.905 a:0.887 b:5.483copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.905 u:4.619 v:7.791copy color code
Decimal12169897copy color code
Hunter lab67.097, -2.791, 8.136copy color code
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