Sherwin Williams Argos: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
If you’re looking for a gray with a bit more ‘colour and interest’, you’re going to LOVE Sherwin Williams Argos!
I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colour is Argos? Is it warm or cool?
Argos is a gray paint colour, but with its depth and strong blend of blue and green undertones, it’s not running in the same world as some of the more traditional cool gray paint colours.
If you have north-facing light, you will find Argos looking that bit MORE cool as its compounded by that cold northern light. However, Argos can be a GORGEOUS balance to the warmth of south-facing or afternoon western light!
What’s the LRV of Argos?
Argos has an LRV of 51. This puts it in the light-medium range, so it won’t wash-out as much as a lighter colour can in BRIGHT light, but isn’t so dark that it will weigh the average room down. (learn more HERE).
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Argos? Will it look like a true gray?
Argos definitely won’t look like a true gray as it has a decent green-blue undertone that tends to SLIGHTLY favour green over blue, but this can shift depending on its surroundings and exposure.
What’s the best way to sample Argos?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Argos, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
When it comes to the best white paint colour with Argos, it depends on the look you’re going for.
- If you want a slightly softer approach, Sherwin Williams Pure White could be quite pretty
- If you want a cleaner, crisp contrast, try Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
Is Argos a good colour for the exterior of my home?
Argos could definitely be a pretty colour for the exterior of your home as it suits quite a few of today’s most popular asphalt roofs. If you have warm-toned stone or brick, it will contrast it without looking TOO colourful.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Argos a popular paint colour right now?
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are the same as or similar to Argos?
You won’t find an exact match for ANY colour between brands – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. However, there are some with similar intentions, but different approaches…
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours look good with Argos?
Argos is pretty flexible when it comes to its paint partners, with options such as…
- some light and light-medium depth gray and greige paint colours
- soft off-white paint colours in the neutral range
- muted, gentle neutral paint colours such as Sherwin Williams White Duck
- stronger, darker grays with blue-green undertones
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