Tricorn Black SW 6258 by Sherwin-Williams

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Tricorn Black SW 6258 by Sherwin-Williams

REVIEW OF Tricorn Black SW 6258

Every color belongs to a hue family – even colors of black, gray and white. There are ten hue families as you can see on the Color Strategist Color Wheel above.

Tricorn Black belongs to the Purple-Blue (PB) hue family and its appearance is often classified as “just black”, no discernible hue bias.

Which is typical for colors of black from this hue family neighborhood.

I’m often asked to compare Tricorn Black to Peppercorn – two very popular colors for interior as well as exterior.

So, let’s dig in and compare the important color attributes. I pulled the color data value profiles from The Color DNA Table so we can rationally compare the two colors.

Tricorn Black is darker in Value than the popular Peppercorn SW 7674.

Tricorn Black And Peppercorn

As you can see by looking at the Color Strategist Color Wheel above, Peppercorn is is ordered right in the middle of the Purple (P) Hue Family.

In comparison, Tricorn Black is Purple-Blue (PB) and is darker, not as bright; it looks like a true black whereas Peppercorn is higher in Value and as a result it’s a brighter color.

They’re the same in terms of Chroma.

Chroma is about neutralness – how vivid and colorful or muted and grayed a color looks.

These colors are both near neutrals but Peppercorn has a more grayed, softer appearance and that’s mostly because it’s lighter than Tricorn.

Hue Family is as important to know with dark colors as it is with barely-there light near neutrals.

Because color harmony is based on color relationships. And you can’t map out color relationships on a color wheel unless you know what hue family your color belongs to.

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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 Tricorn Black SW 6258

In context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 5 PB (Purple-Blue), on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Tricorn Black SW 6258 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 2.87 rounded to 2.88 and Chroma of 0.16 rounded to 0.00.

Hue Family Tricorn Black SW 6258


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