If you are on the hunt for a popular and beautiful light gray paint color, On The Rocks by Sherwin Williams (SW7671) might just be it! This is one of the most popular gray colors, and we can see why.
Sherwin Williams On The Rocks is a perfect, warm, versatile, neutral grey paint color. It has slight green and taupe undertones, and it gives off a gray look without feeling cold.
What Color is On The Rocks?
On The Rocks is a gray paint color, with muted undertones. This color is pretty much a true gray, but remember all grey paint has undertones.
It definitely comes across as a cheerful, and tranquilizing color.
What is The LRV?
Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is an indicator of the amount of light that is reflected by a color when it is illuminated by 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 absorb more light.
This paint color has an LRV of 62 placing it on the light end of the range, meaning it reflects a fair amount of light.
Is it a Warm or Cool Color?
To me this is a very soft gray, it doesn’t look too warm or cold. In a room with southern facing light, it can come across a smidge purple or taupe. In a room that has northern facing light, it can give off a colder look with a slight blue hint.
What Are The Undertones?
On The Rocks paint color can make your space feel bigger, because of it's high reflective properties.
How gorgeous is this bathroom with gray shaker vanity, painted Sherwin Williams On the Rocks?
This a great color for your living room, especially if you are looking to add a bit of warmth to your common areas.
On The Rocks adds that perfect amount of cheer and serenity to a bedroom space.
If I'm using this paint color on my walls, what white trim color will look best?
For trim Sherwin Williams Pure White is always a safe bet. It's a bright white with just a smidge of warmth so it never looks cold. It looks great with all wall colors, but it's especially the correct choice if the color is warm
If you want a really bright, crisp white Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace will really create the perfect amount of contrast between walls and trim. Sherwin Williams High Reflective White is also an excellent choice.
How Does Light Affect This Paint Color?
We know that natural and artificial lighting can play a major role in the true hue of this paint color.
Depending on the time of day Sherwin Williams On The Rocks may come across as a different color. In full sun it will appear much lighter, in a room with less natural light it will come across much darker.
This is one of those colors that will also appear slightly different depending on its surrounding hues. That's why it's always so important to purchase paint samples and see how a color looks in your home!
Samplize makes comparing paint colors easy with their peel-and-stick real paint samples, not like those silly printed color chips from the paint store!
Sherwin Williams on the Rocks vs Agreeable Gray
Agreeable Gray is Sherwin William's top paint color. When compared side-to-side you can see the beige in Agreeable Gray. With this added beige it makes it a more versatile color, and it can come across as quite warm.
If you are looking for a truer gray, then On The Rocks will be a better choice for you. If you're looking for a more neutral (greige) paint color, Agreeable gray would be your best bet.
Sherwin Williams On the Rocks vs. Repose Gray
Another top greige paint color by Sherwin Williams is Repose Gray. Greige paint colors are colors that have beige and gray in them. These two colors have very similar depths and LRV's with Repose gray just a bit darker.
When it comes to Repose Gray, we would consider it a warm gray with a mixture of green and purple undertones, depending on the light. On The Rocks just has that slight purple undertone, which makes it a little less warm than Repose Gray, closer to being "gray" than a "greige" paint color.
If the light in your home pulls out that taupe/purplish undertone from On The Rocks, getting a sample of Repose Gray might be a good idea. The green may be just enough to counteract the purple and it may work better in your home.
Greek Villa is a very creamy warm white paint color. Almond Roca is medium brown, and Extra White is a very bright and cool white.
Sherwin Williams On The Rocks is a gorgeous, true gray paint color with very subtle undertones.
We love this welcoming and relaxing neutral gray paint color. so if you are looking for a lighter gray paint color, this might just be perfect paint color for your space!
Don't forget - no matter what you've read or photos you've seen online, it's really important to sample paint colors in your home before committing!
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