Dover White SW 6385-by Sherwin-Williams

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Dover White SW 6385-by Sherwin-Williams

What is the Color Category?

OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.27 and Chroma of 0.97. Dover has a healthy bump of Chroma for an off-white, its Chroma is at the upper end of the off-white range almost verging on the Light Near Neutrals which have more Chroma a.k.a. colorfulness. It belongs to the middle of the yellow hue family which explains its brightness with a Value of 9.27 and LRV of 83%.

If you’re looking for an off-white that is unlikely to shift peach or pink, this is a contender. Again, because it belongs to the middle of the yellow hue family.

It’s always best to test. I recommend Samplize peel and stick samples because they’re made with real paint.

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:

Value 9.12 to 10.00
Chroma less than 0.55
Value 9.12 to 10.00
Chroma 0.55 to 1.15
Light Near Neutrals
Value 8.12 up to 9.12
Chroma 0.1 to 1.00
Near Neutrals
Value 0.1 up to 8.12
Chroma 0.1 to 1.00
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Dover White SW 6385 Hue Family

In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 5 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.27 rounded to 9.12 and Chroma of 0.97 rounded to 1.00.

Hue Family Dover White SW 6385


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