SW 9601

Sherwin Williams Symmetry

Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Symmetry paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9601. 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 9601
Color name:Symmetry
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Warm + Welcoming

Symmetry for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Symmetry bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Symmetry 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 Symmetry

Symmetry SW 9601 has an LRV of 60.64% 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 60.64% 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 Symmetry undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

213, 203, 190

Is Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9601 Symmetry HSL code: 34, 21%, 79%

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 Symmetry:

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

Symmetry SW 9601 vs Unfussy Beige SW 6043

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

Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601 vs Sherwin Williams Unfussy Beige SW 6043Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601
LRV: 60.64%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.43%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Symmetry SW 9601 vs Realist Beige SW 6078

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601 vs Sherwin Williams Realist Beige SW 6078Sherwin Williams Symmetry SW 9601
LRV: 60.64%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 58.97%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#d5cbbecopy color code
RGB Decimal213, 203, 190copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 79.61%, 74.51%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 10.8% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 21, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.69 Yellow: 10.8 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 204.508 I: 10.136 Q: -1.93copy color code
XYZX: 58.089 Y: 60.576 Z: 57.334copy color code
CIE LabL:82.151 a:1.253 b:7.722copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.151 u:6.63 v:11.138copy color code
Decimal14011326copy color code
Hunter lab77.831, -2.98, 10.806copy color code
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