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Pearly White 7009 by Sherwin-Williams

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Pearly White SW 7009 Colorography

What is the Color Category?

Ladies and gentlemen here we have a Light Near Neutral – because of its Value of 9.00 and Chroma of 0.64.. In some circles it would be called greige. A rose by any other name, right? Bottom line, Pearly White is a pretty color. Middle of the yellow hue family and low-ish Chroma indicates it’s going to behave as a lovely neutral backdrop in most contexts and under a wide range of lighting.

We know that low Chroma colors from the yellow hue family *can* shift and actually show up a bit greenish. It all depends on the lighting and what else is going on around it or next to it.

The only way to know how it will actually show up is to test it. I recommend Samplize Peel & Stick samples because they’re made with real paint.

How do we know what color category? Because we have hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations that describe what colors look like. So, we can easily sort and categorize paint colors:

Whites
Value 9.12 to 10.00
Chroma less than 0.55
Off-Whites
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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Hue Family Pearly White SW 7009

Here’s Pearly White SW 7009 by Sherwin-Williams in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 5 Y (Yellow), on The Color Strategist Color. The pink arrows point to where Pearly White SW 7009 fits in among the other colors according to its Value of 9.00 and Chroma of 0.64 rounded to 0.50.

Hue Family Pearly White SW 7009

PICTURES OF Pearly White SW 7009

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4 thoughts on “Pearly White 7009 by Sherwin-Williams”

  1. Thank you for this site, I find it very interesting.
    I have a challenging living room that has ever changing natural light. It gets a little east light in the morning, mid-day south, and the most intense light from the west later in the day. The south and west windows also have an overhang from a verandah. It seems many paint colors I’ve sampled want to go green in the afternoon sun. It’s currently painted a reduced version of SW Natural Choice which is not working – gold/green undertone coming up.
    For years it was painted BM Gentle Cream without this issue. I was hoping to move away from yellow and into more of a white, off-white, Greige or light cream. Would SW Pearly White ‘behave’ in this type of natural lighting or maybe a white like BM White Dove, or SW Greek Villa? This room has me stumped.
    Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you for your reply.
    I did decide to sample it. It’s a good overall color – very neutral, doesn’t pull green, but is slightly too grey for my home. I may try SW White Heron for a little more warmth. I don’t think it will pull green, but hopefully not red either! Undertones really show up with all the different lighting in this room.

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