SW 6277

Sherwin Williams Special Gray

Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Special Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6277. 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:Special Gray SW 6277
Color code:SW 6277
Color name:Special Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Organic

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LRV of Special Gray

Special Gray SW 6277 has an LRV of 19.24% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 19.24% 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 Special Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

123, 120, 125

Is Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 276° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6277 Special Gray HSL code: 276, 2%, 48%

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 Special Gray:

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

Special Gray SW 6277 vs Westchester Gray SW 2849

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277 vs Sherwin Williams Westchester Gray SW 2849Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277
LRV: 19.24%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.18%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Special Gray SW 6277 vs Foggy Day SW 6235

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277 vs Sherwin Williams Foggy Day SW 6235Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277
LRV: 19.24%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 19.55%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#7b787dcopy color code
RGB Decimal123, 120, 125copy color code
RGB Percent48.24%, 47.06%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 276° Saturation: 4.0% Value: 49.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(276, 2, 48)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.6 Magenta: 4.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.98copy color code
YIQY: 121.467 I: 0.181 Q: 2.191copy color code
XYZX: 18.586 Y: 19.125 Z: 22.109copy color code
CIE LabL:50.833 a:2.141 b:-2.324copy color code
CIE LuvL:50.833 u:1.403 v:-3.55copy color code
Decimal8091773copy color code
Hunter lab43.732, -0.669, 0.638copy color code
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