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Here’s Kilim Beige 6106 by Sherwin-Williams in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 1 Y on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Kilim Beige 6106 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 8.03 rounded to 8, Chroma of 1.91 rounded to 2.
Kilim Beige is a color that most people describe as a “neutral” tan or beige color. It’s neutral enough that it makes for a wonderfully flexible background for many different color schemes. Works well with bright, crisp white cabinet and trim colors like SW’s Extra White as well as creamier off-white colors like BenM’s Simply White.
With an LRV of 57%, it’s a mid-tone color, not too bright, not too dark for most residential settings.
On The Color Strategist Color Wheel that you see here, Kilim Beige is categorized as a “warm” color. Color temperature is about context. What this means is in comparison to all the other colors in Kilim Beige’s own hue family, Kilim Beige is a warm color. The color temperature designations as indicated on The Color Strategist Color Wheel tend to hold true in various contexts; be sure to test colors in your space and context of your contents to verify.
Kilim Beige belongs to the yellow hue family on the cusp of the yellow-red hue family. In certain qualities of light or at certain times of the day, Kilim Beige can show with peachy overtones because it is literally located over near the yellow-red (orange) hue family. These moments of peachiness tend to be minimal and brief so don’t let Kilim Beige’s hue family sway you from testing it in your space.
Kilim has a quantity of chroma that’s right there on there edge of if it were a tick less colorful, just a little more grayed it could be a near neutral (near neutral literally means nearer a true neutral gray). But it’s not, it has just that tiny extra bump of chroma that pushes it from “greige” to “beige”.
It’s in that grayed-down-but-it’s-not-gray zone that allows it to shift green in certain qualities of light; if it had just a little more chroma it would have enough colorfulness to stand up to bossy qualities of light and not shift green. But it doesn’t. So, that’s where the greeness can come from.
Colors from this hue family neighborhood that have a chroma below 2.0 notoriously shift green. Has nothing to do with the colorants or bases, etc. It’s just the inherent nature of lower chroma colors in this hue family.
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