Shiitake 9173 by Sherwin-Williams

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Shiitake SW 9173 Colorography

What is the Color Category?

It’s a Color from the Yellow Hue Family because of its Value of 7.68 and Chroma of 1.38.

With a Chroma more than 1.00 we’re out of the neutral category and into a full-on color. If you look at the Hue Family atlas directly below, you can see where Shiitake fits in among the other colors. It’s closer to the neutral value pole than it is to its more colorful siblings. So all things considered, when comparing it to other colors in its family, it’s on the less colorful and more neutral end of things.

But there are colors that are more neutral than Shiitake; in context of a space and its contents, it’s going to hold its own in terms of blending in, coordinating, harmonizing and not getting lost in the background.

How can we 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 fun and 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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Hue Family Shiitake SW 9173

In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 1 Y (Yellow) on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value 7.68 rounded to 7.62 and Chroma of 1.38 rounded to 1.25. Shiitake SW 9173 Hue Family


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17 thoughts on “Shiitake 9173 by Sherwin-Williams”

  1. Does the Sherman Williams color 9173 Shitake have any pink or green undertones to it and if not what color undertones does it have?
    Thank you

    1. Paint colors don’t actually have “undertones”. Undertones are just someone’s subjective opinion about what they think a color looks like under whatever random light source they happen to be viewing it under.

      Shitake is a muted color and it belongs to the Yellow hue family over near the Yellow-Red hue family. Because it’s so close over next to the Yellow-Red hue family, it’s possible in certain qualities of light that you could see moments of peachiness.

      In order for Shitake to look greenish, it would take the perfect combination of lighting and context to cause that kind of shift. Not saying it’s not possible but it’s unlikely.

    1. Hi! I’m wondering if shiitake kitchen cabinets would go with SW agreeable gray wall color on an adjacent walls? Thanks so much!

  2. Does shitake go with cherrywood cabints and brown leather furniture/ What color would compliment that as an accent.

    1. Shelley Vassallo

      Did you use Shitake with cherry your cabinets? Wondering if it worked out, about to print my cherry kitchen Shitake.

  3. Amy Naccarati-Cholo

    I have all cream trim, doors, and plantations shutters (Dunn Edwards Cottage White). Will Shitake work with it? Trying to find something that “brightens” the cream, instead of yellowing. I had SW Nomadic Desert, which did the trick, but it’s now too orangy for me.

    1. Hi Amy,

      Technically, factually there is enough difference in Chroma between Cottage White and Shitake for them to work together. Just make sure you like the look.

  4. I just painted Shitake walls in rooms that have SW antique white trim. I thought that the trim might be too yellow to go with Shitake but it looks great. I painted the ceiling SW Creamy, and all the colors look great together and I am picky. And to answer Amy’s question I think it does “brighten” the trim and ceiling paint and did not yellow it at all. Every room has different lighting of course but in my experience its a great neutral color.

  5. I have a red couch and currently have Dorian Gray walls. I am thinking of changing to Shittake. Do you think that would work? The room is well lit. Thank you .

    1. Sure, it could work. The color relationship would work because of how close Shitake is to the yellow-red hue family.

    1. Mary Jayne Robey

      I’m in a similar situation and wondering if you went with shiitake? If so, how did it go, or what did you end up using?

  6. Builder home only comes with a single paint color and a single trim color. A home in central Texas with lots of windows (at least when built). Wanted a “neutral” but not one that’s so light it would wash out. I’m thinking Shiitake with SW pure white for trim color and kitchen cabinets. Only other color will be Urban bronze for kitchen island and the front/back door. Do you think these colors will “flow” together for a warm cozy country feel? Has anyone else tried shiitake for the majority of their home.

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