Accessible Beige is a neutral beige with a hint of gray. It is a wonderfully versatile shade and when used correctly will add a beautifully classic touch to any home.

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige paint color swatch

What Color is Accessible Beige?

Accessible Beige is a greige paint color, meaning it’s a mix of gray and beige. While some greige paint colors lean more gray, this one leans slightly more beige as a more warm paint color.

However, this beige is a million steps above the builder-grade neutrals that were all the rage in the early 2000’s thanks to that gray undertone, making it a modern and functional shade choice.

Similarly to Agreeable Gray, Accessible Beige can be quite the chameleon. It can sometimes have a slight green undertone in some lights, but also tends to wash out beautifully in direct light. Even though it’s technically greige, the warmth in this color is certainly more obvious than in a lot of the other greige paint colors.

It’s a wonderful paint color for any style, modern or traditional, and it really pops off the wall when paired with white trim or natural wood.

It also works beautifully on trim, doors, and kitchen cabinets, making it a very versatile paint color. White walls and greige trim have really become popular over the past year and it’s such a beautiful look that’s a fresh, modern take on the traditional white trim and doors that we’re used to.

Wainscoting in cozy kitchen nook painted Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige with bench seating and chairs around a rounded wood table.
SW Accessible Beige via Hayley on Instagram

Is Accessible Beige warm or cool?

Accessible Beige is a warm greige paint color. Even though it does have grey undertones, that slight hint of green helps it lean toward the warmer side without being too warm. I would suggest avoiding this color in north facing rooms or ones that don’t get much light since it’ll look even darker.

What is the LRV of Accessible Beige?

Light reflective value (LRV) is an indicator of the amount of light that is reflected by a color when illuminated from a light source. A higher value (closer to 100) means that a color will reflect more light back at you and a lower value (closer to 0) means that a color will appear darker (or in other terms absorb more light). Pure white has a value of 100, whereas pure black is 0.

Accessible Beige has an LRV of 58. This makes it a lighter shade, but definitely on the darker side of the lighter colors in terms of LRV.

built-in cabinets painted Accessible Beige with a view to a bathroom
SW Accessible Beige (Ikea Closet Hack) via Stefana Silber

Revere Pewter vs Accessible Beige

Both Accessible Beige and Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore) have green undertones. However, looking at the side-by-side comparison of the two colors below, you can clearly see that Accessible Beige definitely leans warmer than Revere Pewter which is a slightly cooler shade.

SW Accessible Beige versus Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter side by side color comparison

Of course, this should all be compared in relation to the textiles and colors of the room you are planning on painting. When deciding on the right color, remember, Accessible Beige tends to enjoy being paired with more earthy warm tones whilst Revere Pewter tends to favor being paired with cooler gray tones.

What White Trim Works Best With Accessible Beige?

When dealing with warmer paint colors, it’s best to err on the side of a slightly warm white, too. Taking a warm color and pairing it with a cold white can cause unwanted undertones to become more apparent.

I particularly like Accessible Beige paired alongside Sherwin Williams Pure White, which is my go-to white because it’s pretty neutral with the tiniest touch of warmth, meaning it actually works pretty well with all colors. Benjamin Moore White Dove or Simply White are both warm whites that would also work well.

Using Accessible Beige in your House

This neutral greige paint color works well in rooms with a lot of natural light and definitely lives up to being one of Sherwin Williams’ most popular colors. It’s a great choice when choosing a neutral color palette for your home to create a clean, modern feel. I especially think Accessible Beige would work nicely with those beautiful dark hardwood floors in your home. So, whether you’re deciding on the right paint color for your new house, updating your family room, or adding a bit of trim detail to your dining room, Accessible Beige just might be the perfect color.

Final Thoughts

Accessible Beige won’t look great in every room – if you have an aversion for that slight undertone green it may be worth staying clear.

It is however a wonderful earth tone and works well in a space where it can stay within this family. Pairing it with warm tones of wood and cream/brown textiles will bring out the true beauty of this paint color.

I personally think it’s a wonderful shade if you are looking for a beige that is both modern and versatile – but like I always recommend, it is extremely important to first try a swatch to make sure it pairs well with your furnishings and other finishings. 

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