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:
Get Hue, Value, Chroma and LRV for Paint Colors
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.