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Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle SW 7640: Paint Color Review

Posted on July 26, 2021 by KylieMawdsley
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The Best Medium-Toned Greige – Fawn Brindle

If you’re tired of the light gray trend and looking for a color with a bit more body and warmth, look no further than Fawn Brindle. As the world leans warmer, I bet we’ll be seeing more of this beautiful neutral which is why we’re taking a closer look at it today…

Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle warm greige taupe paint colour, cabinets or exteriors. Kylie M Interiors Edesign color review

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint color is Fawn Brindle – warm gray, greige or taupe?

Fawn Brindle is a warm color with a very subtle green undertone, making it a GREIGE paint color. If you’re not sure about the difference between greige and taupe, you may want to read THIS.

Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle, best taupe greige paint colour, green undertones, white trim, dark wood floor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, Online paint color and decor blog

If you have a home with north-facing light (either interior or exterior), you can expect Fawn Brindle to look as expected or lean just a wink back into gray (just a touch). However, if you have south-facing light or afternoon western sunshine, expect this bad boy to warm right up without looking beige. 

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?

What’s the LRV of Fawn Brindle?

With an LRV of 36, Fawn Brindle is the PERFECT medium depth. If you have a dark room, it will lean into its depth/warmth that bit more, but if you have a BRIGHT room it won’t wash out as much as light colors will.

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Fawn Brindle? 

As discussed above, Fawn Brindle has a green undertone. Is it OBVIOUS? Whether you’re sensitive to green or not, Fawn Brindle’s undertone is noticeable compared to Mega Greige, but not quite as noticeable as Intellectual Gray.

Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle. Best paint colour that men like or office. Neutral greige with green undertones. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

What’s the best way to sample any paint color?

Like with every paint color, 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

What’s the best white trim color with Fawn Brindle?

Fawn Brindle is pretty flexible when it comes to whites, although it leans into whites that aren’t OVERLY creamy warm. At the most, you could look at Sherwin Williams Alabaster (ideally, but you could squeeze in a slightly warmer white if needed), but more preferably, Pure White or High Reflective White.

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Is Fawn Brindle a good color for the exterior of my home? 

Fawn Brindle can be a WICKED pretty choice for your exterior if your stone, brick or concrete needs a color with this particular green undertone.

Before and after exterior paint colour. Best warm gray neutral, Sherwin Fawn Brindle. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color advice and blogger

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Does Benjamin Moore have a color similar to Fawn Brindle?

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray is definitely the closest to Fawn Brindle. Just remember, every paint color has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match.

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray a greige paint colour with undertones in a dining room. Kylie M INteriors E-design

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie. getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

What type of paint colors look good with Fawn Brindle?

With Fawn Brindle’s depth and undertones, it suits a wide range of colors, such as…

Not sure if Fawn Brindle is right for you? I’ve got more!


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Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!

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  1. Hi Kylie, I’m painting a large ocean front house Edgecomb gray ( thanks to you). I’m thinking of using either SW Fawn Brindle or BM Rockport gray for shutters & garages doors. What do you think?

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  2. Kyle,
    Love your paint reviews! I hate all the adds. Every time a new add appears the page jumps around causing the reader to scroll back to where they were from the top of the page. After a time of doing such scrolling it’s easy to give up on reading your color reviews and move on to other reviewers pages.

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  3. Great content, I have a question that seems to be hard to find. Looking for best color in cabinet pulls. I painted the laundry cabinets fawn brindle, walls are alabaster with pure white trim. All door hardware is black. Do I match or would something like champagne look good. Thanks again and lovely review.

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  4. I’ve painted the exterior of our house Fawn Brindle with Pure White trim. Is there a black color the garage and front door that you think would go well with those?

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  5. Hey, I’m enjoying following you while building a new home. It’s a low country style with lots of porches. I’ve chosen fawn brindle for my exterior color. I wondering if I could use a navel or dark blue accent color for front door and upper shaker shingles?

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      Oooo yes, navy blue could be great with Fawn Brindle, although I would only use it on the front door, not the upper shingles (of course, this is without seeing your home, but off the bat, it makes me twitch). I also might lean into a slightly more subdued navy like SW Cyberspace or BM Hale Navy 🙂

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