Sherwin Williams Whisper SW 9591 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Whisper paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9591. 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.

Color code:SW 9591
Color name:Whisper
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Warm + Welcoming

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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 Whisper undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

187, 178, 163

Is Sherwin Williams Whisper SW 9591 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 38° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9591 Whisper HSL code: 38, 15%, 69%

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 Whisper:

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

Whisper SW 9591 vs Pachyderm SW 9596

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Whisper SW 9591 vs Sherwin Williams Pachyderm SW 9596Open Whisper SW 9591
LRV: 45.18%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 45.22%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Whisper SW 9591 vs Silver Gray SW 0049

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 Whisper SW 9591 vs Sherwin Williams Silver Gray SW 0049Open Whisper SW 9591
LRV: 45.18%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 44.52%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Whisper

Whisper SW 9591 has an LRV of 45.18% 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 45.18% 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#bbb2a3copy color code
RGB Decimal187, 178, 163copy color code
RGB Percent73.33%, 69.80%, 63.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 38° Saturation: 12.83% Value: 73.33%copy color code
HSLhsl(38, 15, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 4.81 Yellow: 12.83 Key: 26.67copy color code
YIQY: 178.981 I: 10.183 Q: -2.764copy color code
XYZX: 43.024 Y: 45.051 Z: 41.07copy color code
CIE LabL:72.925 a:0.609 b:8.814copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.925 u:6.21 v:12.521copy color code
Decimal12300963copy color code
Hunter lab67.12, -3.041, 10.705copy color code
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