Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black


Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black (SW 6258) is a timeless black paint color that can work to add drama in many areas of your home. 

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is obviously black, but what you may not know is some black paint colors still have undertones that show up in certain light.

What Color is Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black?

This paint color has an LRV of 3, meaning it’s almost pure black.

What is The LRV of Tricorn Black?

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is neither a warm or cool paint color. You shouldn’t see any hint of red/brown like you would if it were warm paint color, and you shouldn’t see any indication of blue/purple like you would if it were cool.

Is Tricorn Black a Warm or Cool Color?

In this example, the entire room is painted with Tricorn Black, including all the baseboards and window casings. 

Real Room Examples

If you want to incorporate black in your home, but painting the walls isn’t for you, then using it as a kitchen island paint color or for your interior doors, a piece of furniture, etc. is a great way to use it.

To balance out the black, I like to use a bright white that doesn’t feel cold. 

If I’m using Tricorn Black on my walls, what white trim color will look best?