Paint Color Review: Sherwin-Williams Kilim Beige 6106

Paint color review sherwin-williams kilim beige 6106

What is the “Undertone” of Kilim Beige?

Since everyone perceives color a bit differently, let’s take a look at something a little more objective – the numbers. If you look at Kilim Beige’s spectral data, it has a hue angle of 83.415°. This means Kilim Beige is officially part of the Yellow hue family. At 13.005, it also has a bit more chroma (vividness, colorfulness) than a typical “neutral.” This means Kilim Beige has a little more body and depth than the average beige.

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Take a closer look at Kilim Beige’s location on the color wheel. You’ll notice it’s very close to the border of the Yellow-Red (a.k.a., Orange) hue family. This means that depending on your lighting or exposure, Kilim Beige may look a bit peachy. However, this bit of peachiness tends to be fairly subdued (many people don’t notice it at all).  

Want to learn how to simply and accurately identify a paint color’s hue family? Curious about how to use chroma? In my online course, Color By The Numbers™, I show you how easy it is to locate spectral data and how to use it to evaluate colors.

What is the LRV of SW Kilim Beige?

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a measure of how much light a paint reflects back into a room. The scale runs from 100 (highly reflective) to zero (not reflective at all). Kilim Beige has an LRV of 57. This makes it just right for many residential interiors, having a little more body and depth than some of the more common, lighter beige paint colors.

In a south-facing room or with western afternoon light, Kilim Beige will look quite warm. In a north-facing room, the warmth is more muted. Remember, your quality of light changes throughout the day. Be sure to view a sample of this color on all walls and in a variety of artificial and natural light.

The Sherwin-Williams paint colors featured in this bedroom are SW6107 Nomadic Desert (ceiling), SW6106 Kilim Beige (walls), and SW6212 Quietude (headboard).

You must sample this color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls and trim! (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation clients.)

Which White Trim Color Goes with Kilim Beige?

What Other Paint Colors Coordinate With Kilim Beige?

Sherwin-Williams Kilim Beige has a higher chroma (i.e., it’s more colorful) than many other popular beiges or warm neutrals. It tends to partner best with the following combinations:

  • light beiges and cream colors from the same hue family
  • some grays, taupes, and greiges that have a similar or lower LRV (Kilim Beige doesn’t work well with colors that are lighter than it is.)
  • darker blues and some blue-green paint colors (Pairing Kilim Beige with its opposite on the color wheel creates a beautiful complement.)
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Is Kilim Beige a Good Exterior Paint Color?

Kilim Beige can work beautifully as a neutral trim or siding color. It looks especially nice with brick or stone that has that same peachy tone. Its LRV of 57 means it will reflect a lot of light. In fact, it can look much lighter in an outdoor environment than you may expect. Again, view paper samples on the exterior wall prior to painting.

The stucco is Sherwin Williams SW6106 Kilim Beige Satin Finish. The siding is Sherwin Williams #SW6108 Latte in Satin Finish. The trim is Sherwin Williams SW6126 Navajo White Satin Finish.

What Other Paint Colors are Similar to Kilim Beige?

Again, I never recommend color matching between brands. You cannot color match between brands and expect to get identical results. But if you’re looking for something similar to Kilim Beige in another brand, there are options: 

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Published by Vannessa Rhoades, Three Bears Home Staging

Vannessa Rhoades is the author of "Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging" and the founder of the award-winning firm, Three Bears Home Staging®. She specializes in providing positive and empowering consultations to help homeowners sell more quickly and for more money. Vannessa has staged and consulted on hundreds of properties, both in person throughout the Houston metro area and virtually across the country.

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