Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe SW 6038 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Truly Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6038. 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:Truly Taupe SW 6038
Color code:SW 6038
Color name:Truly Taupe
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Pottery Barn, Living Well - Breathe

Truly Taupe for bedroom

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  • Sw Truly Taupe Bedroom
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  • Sw Truly Taupe Bedroom
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  • Sw Truly Taupe 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.

Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe reviews

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  • Sw Truly Taupe Interior Review
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  • Sw 6038 Living Room Interior
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  • Truly Taupe Garage Door
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  • Sw 6038 Review
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  • Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe Living Room
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

172, 158, 151

Is Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe SW 6038 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 20° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6038 Truly Taupe HSL code: 20, 11%, 63%

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 Truly 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

Sherwin Williams SW 6038 Truly Taupe

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

Truly Taupe SW 6038 vs Restoration SW 9578

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

Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe SW 6038 vs Sherwin Williams Restoration SW 9578Open Truly Taupe SW 6038
LRV: 35.46%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 37.91%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Truly Taupe SW 6038 vs Western Reserve SW 9597

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

Sherwin Williams Truly Taupe SW 6038 vs Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597Open Truly Taupe SW 6038
LRV: 35.46%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 36.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Truly Taupe

Truly Taupe SW 6038 has an LRV of 35.46% 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 35.46% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#ac9e97copy color code
RGB Decimal172, 158, 151copy color code
RGB Percent67.45%, 61.96%, 59.22%copy color code
HSVHue: 20° Saturation: 12.21% Value: 67.45%copy color code
HSLhsl(20, 11, 63)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.14 Yellow: 12.21 Key: 32.55copy color code
YIQY: 161.388 I: 10.592 Q: 0.783copy color code
XYZX: 34.825 Y: 35.459 Z: 34.28copy color code
CIE LabL:66.105 a:3.885 b:5.503copy color code
CIE LuvL:66.105 u:8.774 v:7.133copy color code
Decimal11312791copy color code
Hunter lab59.548, 0.183, 7.552copy color code
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