What is the Color Category?
OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.33 and Chroma of 0.74. With a Chroma of 0.74 it’s on the upper end of the Off-White range. So, Chroma-wise it’s closer to a Light Near Neutral than a White. This is the color for you if you’re looking for a color with more body and substance – for example, it’s a great wall color for a north facing room – or any space with a dim quality of inherent light like a basement.
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 not only fun but an absolute pleasure:
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Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr Hue Family
In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 3 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where it fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.33 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.74 rounded to 0.75.
Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr Review
Swiss Coffee 12 belongs to the Yellow Hue Family. If you look where it plots out on The Color Strategist Color Wheel above, you can see that it’s at 3.24 Y which is almost to the middle of the Yellow Hue Family.
What this means is in a balanced quality of light (meaning there’s a nice mix of all the wavelengths in the visible spectrum) Swiss Coffee’s appearance could be described as warm and creamy. It’s technically an “off-white”.
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