What is the Color Category?
LIGHT NEAR NEUTRAL – because of its Value of 8.79 and Chroma of 0.73.
It’s too dark to be considered an off-white. It’s actually at the upper end of the Light Near Neutral category verging on a Near Neutral.
It’ might be named Aesthetic White but – interior – expect a color, not a color of white.
For exterior this is a good option if you’re looking for a paint color to show up looking light and bright but not stark white. This one looks very different outside in full daylight compared to the Light Near Neutral you’re going to get interior; for some Aesthetic White fits in to the Greige category.
Because it does belong to the warmer side of the Yellow Hue Family and it’s relatively low in Chroma. Low in Chroma meaning more grayed down, muted compared to a typical, full-on beige color like Kilim Beige, for example.
As far as overtones, you want to look for moments of peachy-pink. It’s unlikely AW is going to flash with flesh tones because it’s closer to the middle of the Yellow Hue Family than it is over toward Yellow-Red. But whenever you test Light Near Neutrals from the warm side of the Yellow Hue Family, it’s good to at least be aware of its neighboring Yellow-Red Hue Family and how it could influence how it shows up in your space.
How are we able to so clearly and concisely categorize color of whites and off-whites? Because we have hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations that describe what colors look like.
So, we can easily eliminate confusion and chaos. Making the task of sorting and categorizing paint colors an absolute pleasure: