SW 9085

Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand

Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Touch of Sand paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9085. 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:Touch of Sand SW 9085
Color code:SW 9085
Color name:Touch of Sand
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, 2020 Alive

Touch of Sand for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand 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 Touch of Sand

Touch of Sand SW 9085 has an LRV of 58.48% 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 58.48% 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 Touch of Sand undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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, 199, 186

Is Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 29° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9085 Touch of Sand HSL code: 29, 24%, 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 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 Touch of Sand:

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

Touch of Sand SW 9085 vs Soft Suede SW 9577

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085 vs Sherwin Williams Soft Suede SW 9577Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085
LRV: 58.48%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.21%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Touch of Sand SW 9085 vs Lightweight Beige SW 6092

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

Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085 vs Sherwin Williams Lightweight Beige SW 6092Sherwin Williams Touch of Sand SW 9085
LRV: 58.48%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 59.46%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#d5c7bacopy color code
RGB Decimal213, 199, 186copy color code
RGB Percent83.53%, 78.04%, 72.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 29° Saturation: 12.68% Value: 83.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(29, 24, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 6.57 Yellow: 12.68 Key: 16.47copy color code
YIQY: 201.704 I: 12.52 Q: -1.084copy color code
XYZX: 56.726 Y: 58.539 Z: 54.752copy color code
CIE LabL:81.038 a:2.704 b:8.265copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.038 u:9.07 v:11.616copy color code
Decimal14010298copy color code
Hunter lab76.511, -1.553, 11.129copy color code
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