SW 9647

Sherwin Williams Soft Sage

Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Soft Sage paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9647. 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 9647
Color name:Soft Sage
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Rustic + Refined

Soft Sage 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 Soft Sage

Soft Sage SW 9647 has an LRV of 49.54% 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 49.54% 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 Soft Sage undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

188, 188, 174

Is Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647 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 9647 Soft Sage HSL code: 60, 9%, 71%

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 Green 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 Soft Sage:

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

Color comparison

Soft Sage SW 9647 vs Austere Gray SW 6184

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

Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647 vs Sherwin Williams Austere Gray SW 6184Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647
LRV: 49.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 51.21%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Soft Sage SW 9647 vs Techno Gray SW 6170

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647 vs Sherwin Williams Techno Gray SW 6170Sherwin Williams Soft Sage SW 9647
LRV: 49.54%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 48.75%
Light Medium 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#bcbcaecopy color code
RGB Decimal188, 188, 174copy color code
RGB Percent73.73%, 73.73%, 68.24%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 7.45% Value: 73.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 9, 71)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 7.45 Key: 26.27copy color code
YIQY: 186.404 I: 4.499 Q: -4.357copy color code
XYZX: 46.361 Y: 49.714 Z: 47.186copy color code
CIE LabL:75.893 a:-2.506 b:7.087copy color code
CIE LuvL:75.893 u:0.775 v:10.751copy color code
Decimal12369070copy color code
Hunter lab70.508, -6.022, 9.677copy color code