Sherwin Williams Pediment: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
When it comes to the POPULAR neutral paint colours, Pediment isn’t necessarily at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the PERFECT paint colour for you and your home – it’s all about knowing what you’re getting!
The Quick Paint Colour Reviews are designed to cover the BASICS of paint colours that aren’t talked about as much in the design world (such as Pediment) OR that I just don’t have enough images of yet (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients).
So, without further ado, let’s jump in…
What type of paint colour is Sherwin Williams Pediment? Is it warm or cool? Is it greige or taupe?
Pediment is a TAUPE paint colour which makes it a WARM colour. 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 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 Pediment, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
If I suggest Pediment to an Online Paint Colour 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 colour
- Sherwin Williams Pure White
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
Is Pediment a good colour 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 Colour
Is Pediment a popular paint colour 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 colour. 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 colours are the same as or similar to Pediment?
Every colour 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 colour matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Abalone
What type of paint colours look good with Pediment?
There are some GORGEOUS paint colours that look pretty in a palette with Pediment, such as
- Some smoky gray paint colours 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
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!
KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOUR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER