SW 9521

Sherwin Williams Simple Stone

Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Simple Stone paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9521. 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 9521
Color name:Simple Stone
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Form + Function

Simple Stone for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Simple Stone bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Simple Stone bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Simple Stone 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 Simple Stone

Simple Stone SW 9521 has an LRV of 57.34% 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 57.34% 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 Simple Stone undertones?

Yellow and Red are Sherwin Williams Simple Stone undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

205, 199, 183

Is Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 44° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9521 Simple Stone HSL code: 44, 18%, 76%

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 Greige 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 Simple Stone:

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

Simple Stone SW 9521 vs Slumber Sloth SW 9606

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521 vs Sherwin Williams Slumber Sloth SW 9606Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521
LRV: 57.34%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 56.24%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Simple Stone SW 9521 vs Wordly Gray SW 7043

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

Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521 vs Sherwin Williams Wordly Gray SW 7043Sherwin Williams Simple Stone SW 9521
LRV: 57.34%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57%
Light 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.

HEX#cdc7b7copy color code
RGB Decimal205, 199, 183copy color code
RGB Percent80.39%, 78.04%, 71.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 44° Saturation: 10.73% Value: 80.39%copy color code
HSLhsl(44, 18, 76)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.93 Yellow: 10.73 Key: 19.61copy color code
YIQY: 198.97 I: 8.717 Q: -3.71copy color code
XYZX: 54.146 Y: 57.245 Z: 52.984copy color code
CIE LabL:80.317 a:-0.673 b:8.754copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.317 u:4.426 v:12.914copy color code
Decimal13486007copy color code
Hunter lab75.661, -4.664, 11.443copy color code