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CONTEXT, CONTEXT, CONTEXT!Here’s Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 3 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Swiss Coffee 12 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.33 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.74 rounded to 0.75.
NOTESSwiss Coffee 12 belongs to the Yellow Hue Family. If you look where it plots out on The Color Strategist Color Wheel above, you can see that it’s at 3.24 Y which is almost to the middle of the Yellow Hue Family. What this means is in a balanced quality of light (meaning there’s a nice mix of all the wavelengths in the visible spectrum) Swiss Coffee’s appearance could be described as warm and creamy. Certainly not a stark white and a little too much colorfulness to call it an “off-white”. It’s Chroma tells is that it has a fair amount of colorfulness, some body to it and it will be an ever so slightly muted, yet still creamy, warm white. To test Swiss Coffee 12 in your space. I highly recommend Swatch Right Paint-Peel-and-Stick Color Sample Decals. Order online and get your Swatch Kit within a couple days.
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