Sherwin Williams Useful Gray SW 7050 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Useful Gray paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7050. 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.

Official color page:Useful Gray SW 7050
Color code:SW 7050
Color name:Useful Gray
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2016 Pura Vida, Living Well - Recharge

Useful Gray for living room

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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Useful Gray for exterior

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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Useful Gray reviews

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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 Useful Gray undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#CFCABD

RGB code:

207, 202, 189

Is Sherwin Williams Useful Gray SW 7050 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 43° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7050 Useful Gray HSL code: 43, 16%, 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 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 Useful 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.

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

Useful Gray SW 7050 vs Angora SW 6036

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

Sherwin Williams Useful Gray SW 7050 vs Sherwin Williams Angora SW 6036Open Useful Gray SW 7050
LRV: 59.1%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 57.22%
Light color
Temperature: warm

Useful Gray SW 7050 vs Agreeable Gray SW 7029

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Useful Gray SW 7050 vs Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029Open Useful Gray SW 7050
LRV: 59.1%
Light color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Useful Gray

Useful Gray SW 7050 has an LRV of 59.1% 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 59.10% 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#cfcabdcopy color code
RGB Decimal207, 202, 189copy color code
RGB Percent81.18%, 79.22%, 74.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 43° Saturation: 8.7% Value: 81.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(43, 16, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 2.42 Yellow: 8.7 Key: 18.82copy color code
YIQY: 202.013 I: 7.157 Q: -2.988copy color code
XYZX: 56.036 Y: 59.181 Z: 56.601copy color code
CIE LabL:81.391 a:-0.532 b:7.103copy color code
CIE LuvL:81.391 u:3.648 v:10.557copy color code
Decimal13617853copy color code
Hunter lab76.929, -4.605, 10.227copy color code
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