What is the Color Category?
First – yes, Oxford White 869 is the same paint color formula as Oxford White CC-30 – AND – White Heron OC-57.
WHITE – because of its Value of 9.26 and Chroma of 0.35. It’s all about Chroma when it comes to colors of white. Lower Chroma numbers means the color is closer to being truly neutral, no color. However, Value also matters because a Value of 9.26 tells us Oxford isn’t at the max Value of 10 which is a pure white. So a Value of 9.26 and being from the Green-Yellow hue family, means there could be a sense of unexpected colorfulness in the color of white. Lighting and context will make a difference in how it actually shows up.
Again, Oxford White is the same color as White Heron, so if you were considering both (for some reason) you do not need to order samples of both – just one or the other.
Here’s the link for Oxford White; I recommend Samplize Peel & 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. Easily eliminating confusion and chaos. Making the task of sorting and categorizing paint colors an absolute pleasure:
Get Hue, Value, Chroma and LRV for Paint Colors
Oxford White 869 Hue Family
In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 2.5 GY (Green-Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.26 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.35 rounded to 0.25.