Sherwin Williams Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078

Let’s dive into a full Sunbeam Yellow paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 0078. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 0078
Color name:Sunbeam Yellow
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Historic Interior Color Wall, Suburban Modern (1950s)

What are Sherwin Williams Sunbeam Yellow undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

240, 211, 157

Is Sherwin Williams Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 39° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 0078 Sunbeam Yellow HSL code: 39, 73%, 78%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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 Sunbeam Yellow:

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

Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078 vs Classical Yellow SW 2865

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Sherwin Williams Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078 vs Sherwin Williams Classical Yellow SW 2865Open Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078
LRV: 67.41%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 68.94%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078 vs Orange Blast SW 6646

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078 vs Sherwin Williams Orange Blast SW 6646Open Sunbeam Yellow SW 0078
LRV: 67.41%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 63.45%
Light color
Temperature: warm