SW 8917

Sherwin Williams Shell White

Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Shell White paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 8917. 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 8917
Color name:Shell White
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Finest Whites, Timeless White, 2018 Sincerity

Shell White 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 Shell White

Shell White SW 8917 has an LRV of 83.25% and refers to White colors that reflect almost all 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 83.25% 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 Shell White undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#F0EBE0

RGB code:

240, 235, 224

Is Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 41° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 8917 Shell White HSL code: 41, 35%, 91%

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 Shell White:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 8917 Shell White

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

Shell White SW 8917 vs Alabaster SW 7008

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 vs Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917
LRV: 83.25%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 82%
White color
Temperature: warm

Shell White SW 8917 vs Greek Villa SW 7551

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 vs Sherwin Williams Greek Villa SW 7551Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917
LRV: 83.25%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 84.22%
White color
Temperature: warm

Shell White SW 8917 vs Alabaster OC-129

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 vs Benjamin Moore Alabaster OC-129Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917
LRV: 83.25%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 85.08%
White color
Temperature: warm

Shell White SW 8917 vs Pure White SW 7005

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917 vs Sherwin Williams Pure White SW 7005Sherwin Williams Shell White SW 8917
LRV: 83.25%
White color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 83.96%
White color
Temperature: warm

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.

FormatCode
HEX#f0ebe0copy color code
RGB Decimal240, 235, 224copy color code
RGB Percent94.12%, 92.16%, 87.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 41° Saturation: 6.67% Value: 94.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(41, 35, 91)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.08 Yellow: 6.67 Key: 5.88copy color code
YIQY: 235.241 I: 6.514 Q: -2.366copy color code
XYZX: 79.095 Y: 83.324 Z: 82.417copy color code
CIE LabL:93.156 a:-0.202 b:5.93copy color code
CIE LuvL:93.156 u:3.491 v:9.006copy color code
Decimal15789024copy color code
Hunter lab91.282, -5.075, 10.365copy color code
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