What is the Color Category?
OFF-WHITE – because of its Value of 9.20 and Chroma of 0.72. With a Chroma of 0.72 it’s leaning into a healthy bump of colorfulness. A Value of 9.20 is high which means it’s going to bring an element of brightness to any space. Because of where Swiss Coffee by Dunn-Edwards sits in terms of hue family on the color wheel, you want to look out for slight moments of greeness. Which can be beautiful but not if you’re were looking for warm, yellowy, creamy.
How do we know? 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:
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Swiss Coffee DEW341 Hue Family
Here’s Swiss Coffee DEW341 by Dunn-Edwards in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 2 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Swiss Coffee DEW341 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.20 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.70 rounded to 0.75.