What is the Color Category?
OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.33 and Chroma of 0.71.
GV sits comfortably in the middle of the Chroma range for an off-white. And it – obviously – has enough brightness to meet the Value requirements for an off-white. The brightness comes from its yellow hue family pedigree.
If you want to pair GV with a color of white, follow my rule of thumb and make sure there is a difference in Chroma of 0.20 (ish). Don’t be a slave to the numbers, however. Instead use them as a framework. In other words, if it’s a difference of 0.17, it could be fine – if you like how it looks in your lighting and context of the contents of your room, then you’re good to go.
Pairing GV with stronger colors (meaning colors that are darker (lower Value) and have more Chroma) will make it show up looking more like a white than an off-white.
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:
Get Hue, Value, Chroma and LRV for Paint Colors
Greek Villa SW 7551 Hue Family
Here’s Greek Villa SW 7551 by Sherwin-Williams in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 6 Y (Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Greek Villa SW 7551 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.33 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.71 rounded to 0.75.