Sherwin Williams Pediment: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
When it comes to the POPULAR neutral paint colors, Pediment isn’t necessarily at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the PERFECT paint color for you and your home – it’s all about knowing what you’re getting!
I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Color 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 color is Sherwin Williams Pediment? Is it warm or cool? Is it greige or taupe?
Pediment is a TAUPE paint color which makes it a WARM color. While some people might call it a greige, I find that its undertones and soft warmth put it more in the taupe range.
If you have north-facing light, you may see Pediment lean that wink grayer, but it will STILL look warm. If you have south-facing or afternoon western light, it will look warmer and you may notice the undertones a bit more (which we’ll get into shortly).
What’s the LRV of Pediment?
Pediment has an LRV of 61, JUST SHY of my magical LRV number (62). This LRV puts Pediment in the light range.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Pediment? Will it look purple or pink?
Pediment has reasonably strong undertones of purple and pink. If you don’t like purple or pink undertones, I would HIGHLY recommend looking at some more neutral options as Pediment isn’t very shy!
What’s the best way to sample Pediment?
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
If I’m painting my walls Pediment, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
If I suggest Pediment to an Online Paint Color Consulting client, I’m most likely to suggest the following whites for their trim…
- Sherwin Williams Snowbound – keeping in mind it’s great for ONE room, but a bit limiting as a ‘whole home’ trim color
- Sherwin Williams Pure White
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
Is Pediment a good color for the exterior of my home?
Generally speaking, no. While there are many stones and roofs that LOVE the undertones of Pediment, not many people want to embrace this much purple-pink undertone on the exterior of their home.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
Is Pediment a popular paint color right now?
While the greige range is SUPER popular, because Pediment has a stronger purple-pink undertone, making it more taupe, Pediment is not a popular color. But hey, if you LOVE purple-pink undertones and it suits the finishes in your home, it could be PERFECT, so don’t let its popularity (or lack of) turn you off!
What Benjamin Moore paint colors are the same as or similar to Pediment?
Every color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out…
And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Abalone
What type of paint colors look good with Pediment?
There are some GORGEOUS paint colors that look pretty in a palette with Pediment, such as
- Some smoky gray paint colors with a passive blue or blue-purple undertone
- Some blue-green-gray blends
- Some gray-blue blends
- And even some soft, muted warm whites!
Not sure if Pediment is right for you? Want more depth, less undertone? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS ALPACA
BENJAMIN MOORE COLLINGWOOD
SHERWIN WILLIAMS POPULAR GRAY
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KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER