Mindful Gray SW 7016 from Sherwin Williams | Mr. Happy House

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Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray is generally considered to have a neutral undertone, and it’s a type of warm gray color that can have the potential to look slightly cool if you adjust the lighting settings of your room. Besides that, you should also be able to observe some pale blue colors but don’t worry, because the blue undertone of this paint is highly subtle. Hence, your gray paint will not look like pale blue paint instead.

Apart from that, you should also need to keep in mind that Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray contains a small percentage of purple undertones. Despite the fact that many people have reported not to have seen this purple undertone under multiple lighting effects, it’s highly recommended that you take a small sample of the paint and try it manually on your wall under different lighting settings.

By doing this, you will be able to know for certain whether you can see the purple undertone or otherwise. However, in most cases, you wouldn’t be able to see the purple undertone clearly even after you adjust the light intensity of the room.

What Kind of Paint Color is Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray?

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Mindful Gray is generally considered to have a neutral undertone, and it’s a type of warm gray color that can have the potential to look slightly cool if you adjust the lighting settings of your room. Besides that, you should also be able to observe some pale blue colors but don’t worry, because the blue undertone of this paint is highly subtle. Hence, your gray paint will not look like pale blue paint instead.

Apart from that, you should also need to keep in mind that Mindful Gray contains a small percentage of purple undertones. Despite the fact that many people have reported not to have seen this purple undertone under multiple lighting effects, it’s highly recommended that you take a small sample of the paint and try it manually on your wall under different lighting settings.

By doing this, you will be able to know for certain whether you can see the purple undertone or otherwise. However, in most cases, you wouldn’t be able to see the purple undertone clearly even after you adjust the light intensity of the room.

Best Places to Use Mindful Gray:

Dining Room

One of the best places to use Mindful Gray is in your dining room. This is true, especially if a golden light source softly lights your dining room both from artificial and natural sources, such as the reflection of light from external sources. Mindful Gray, which has a warm, creamy, and soft external look, will surely pair perfectly with most colors, especially with creamy white paint.

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Living Room

One of the best places to use Mindful Gray is in your dining room. This is true, especially if a golden light source softly lights your dining room both from artificial and natural sources, such as the reflection of light from external sources. Mindful Gray, which has a warm, creamy, and soft external look, will surely pair perfectly with most colors, especially with creamy white paint.

Kitchen

As mentioned in the article earlier, Mindful Gray is an ideal shade for your kitchen, and you may pair it with the color of your kitchen island to create a harmonious balance. You may choose to go with a kitchen cabinet that has a lighter color than Mindful Gray to make your kitchen island stand out from the rest of the color of your kitchen cabinets.

Mindful Gray Undertones

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray is a warm gray that has a green, taupe, and light blue undertone. The taupe undertone of Mindful Gray can be clearly seen in Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray, while the green undertone can be seen in Mindful Gray SW 7016. If you have a room with a low level of natural light intensity in your house and the majority of the furniture in that particular room has a dark color, then you will be able to see the pale green undertone of Mindful Gray in that room.

On the other hand, if you use Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray SW 7016 in a room with plenty of light intensity, you will most likely be able to notice the warm gray color of the paint. You may try to experiment with these undertones by changing the light intensity of your room to match your personal preferences.

For example, if you want a specific space in your house to have a lower light intensity but you don’t know how since there’s a lot of light coming from the windows, then you may try to add a thick curtain on your windows to block the incoming light from the outside. By doing this, you will be able to reduce the light intensity in a particular space effectively to make the green undertone of the paint stand out from the rest of the furniture.

Comparison Between Mindful Gray and Dorian Gray

Even though these two types of gray look almost the same, in reality, they’re not. You may be able to see the apparent differences between these two colors only if you choose to paint them for your house’s interior walls. This color difference is mainly due to the different Light Reflectance Values (LRV) that each paint has. For example, the LRV of Mindful Gray is 48, while the LRV of Dorian Gray is only 39. The slight difference in LRV is vital in determining which paint to use for a given space with certain light intensity.

Since Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray has a higher LRV, this means that it can reflect a higher amount of light around a specific space in the house. The general atmosphere, brightness, and lightness of a particular space in the house are affected by the LRV. Hence, if you need a paint that could reflect more light around the house to increase the overall brightness of a particular space, you should pick a paint with a higher LRV, such as Mindful Gray.

On the other hand, if you prefer your paint to reflect less light around a specific space to decrease the surrounding light intensity, then you should pick the one with a lower LRV. However, please keep in mind not to use both Dorian Gray 7017 and Mindful Gray SW 7016 in the same room because their hue family and lightness are not the same.

You might think that since both of these are from the same strip, they might go well with each other in the same room. Well, that’s not the correct way to choose the best paint for the walls in a specific room. In a nutshell, you should always pay extra attention to the LRV, Chroma, and Hue Family of every paint that you plan to use on the interior walls of your house.

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