SW 7039

Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe

Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Virtual Taupe paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7039. 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:Virtual Taupe SW 7039
Color code:SW 7039
Color name:Virtual Taupe
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Virtual Taupe

Virtual Taupe SW 7039 has an LRV of 20.32% 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 20.32% 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 Virtual Taupe undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

138, 122, 106

Is Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 30° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7039 Virtual Taupe HSL code: 30, 13%, 48%

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 Grey 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 Virtual 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

Virtual Taupe SW 7039 vs Meadow Trail SW 7737

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039 vs Sherwin Williams Meadow Trail SW 7737Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039
LRV: 20.32%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 22.49%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Virtual Taupe SW 7039 vs Backdrop SW 7025

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039 vs Sherwin Williams Backdrop SW 7025Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe SW 7039
LRV: 20.32%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 20.25%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#8a7a6acopy color code
RGB Decimal138, 122, 106copy color code
RGB Percent54.12%, 47.84%, 41.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 30° Saturation: 23.19% Value: 54.12%copy color code
HSLhsl(30, 13, 48)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 11.59 Yellow: 23.19 Key: 45.88copy color code
YIQY: 124.96 I: 14.676 Q: -1.595copy color code
XYZX: 20.042 Y: 20.364 Z: 16.507copy color code
CIE LabL:52.246 a:3.441 b:11.023copy color code
CIE LuvL:52.246 u:10.823 v:13.835copy color code
Decimal9075306copy color code
Hunter lab45.126, 0.308, 9.901copy color code
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