SW 7501

Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe

Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe SW 7501 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Threshold Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7501. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Threshold Taupe SW 7501
Color code:SW 7501
Color name:Threshold Taupe
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Threshold Taupe

Threshold Taupe SW 7501 has an LRV of 33.62% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 33.62% 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 Threshold Taupe undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

172, 154, 138

Is Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe SW 7501 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 28° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7501 Threshold Taupe HSL code: 28, 17%, 61%

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 Beige 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 Threshold Taupe:

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

Threshold Taupe SW 7501 vs Sanderling SW 7513

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 Threshold Taupe SW 7501 vs Sherwin Williams Sanderling SW 7513Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe SW 7501
LRV: 33.62%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 31.38%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Threshold Taupe SW 7501 vs Tony Taupe SW 7038

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe SW 7501 vs Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe SW 7038Sherwin Williams Threshold Taupe SW 7501
LRV: 33.62%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 37.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#ac9a8acopy color code
RGB Decimal172, 154, 138copy color code
RGB Percent67.45%, 60.39%, 54.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 28° Saturation: 19.77% Value: 67.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(28, 17, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 10.47 Yellow: 19.77 Key: 32.55copy color code
YIQY: 157.558 I: 15.868 Q: -1.172copy color code
XYZX: 33.156 Y: 33.718 Z: 28.799copy color code
CIE LabL:64.738 a:3.966 b:10.821copy color code
CIE LuvL:64.738 u:11.992 v:14.265copy color code
Decimal11311754copy color code
Hunter lab58.067, 0.305, 11.241copy color code
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