SW 6234

Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray

Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234 paint color review

Official color page:Uncertain Gray SW 6234
Color code:SW 6234
Color name:Uncertain Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Uncertain Gray (SW6234) is foggy blue gray medium paint color. Expect this shade to be more of a cool gray with blue undertones, giving it a sophisticated, neutral look – ideal if you want to avoid a baby blue paint. This neutral sophisticated paint color is indeed the ideal blue gray shade for many interiors and exteriors.

Uncertain Gray for bedroom

  • Gray bedroom color by Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray
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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 cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Uncertain Gray

Uncertain Gray SW 6234 has an LRV of 41.64% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half 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 41.64% 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 Uncertain Gray undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

169, 176, 177

Is Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 188° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6234 Uncertain Gray HSL code: 188, 5%, 68%

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.

  • Cool Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

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 Uncertain Gray:

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.

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

Uncertain Gray SW 6234 vs Online SW 7072

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234 vs Sherwin Williams Online SW 7072Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234
LRV: 41.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 41.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Uncertain Gray SW 6234 vs Stardew SW 9138

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

Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234 vs Sherwin Williams Stardew SW 9138Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray SW 6234
LRV: 41.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 41.64%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#a9b0b1copy color code
RGB Decimal169, 176, 177copy color code
RGB Percent66.27%, 69.02%, 69.41%copy color code
HSVHue: 187° Saturation: 4.52% Value: 69.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(188, 5, 68)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 4.52 Magenta: 0.56 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 30.59copy color code
YIQY: 174.021 I: -4.493 Q: -1.17copy color code
XYZX: 39.821 Y: 42.66 Z: 47.719copy color code
CIE LabL:71.323 a:-2.259 b:-1.36copy color code
CIE LuvL:71.323 u:-3.958 v:-1.628copy color code
Decimal11120817copy color code
Hunter lab65.314, -5.472, 2.402copy color code
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