Sherwin Williams Silverplate: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
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What type of paint colour is Silverplate? Is it a warm gray or a cool gray paint colour?
Silverplate is a slightly cool looking gray paint colour – not an overly icy one, but definitely not traditionally warm. It’s what I call ‘soft and stormy’ and can really change its visual temperature (your perception of how it looks) based on the exposure of your room.
If you have north-facing light, you might find Silverplate looking a wink more cool or gray-blue. If you have south-facing light, you’re more likely to see a bit of that stormy softness.
What’s the LRV of Silverplate?
Silverplate has an LRV of 53, so it’s a light-medium depth paint colour. If you have a room with a ton of natural light, you might find that it holds its colour a bit better than a comparable light gray paint colour, which COULD wash out. However, if you have a dark room, you will need good interior lighting to bring it to life, otherwise, it could look a bit drab.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Silverplate? Will it look blue, green or purple?
Every gray paint colour has undertones, and Silverplate is no exception, as it favours a very mild blue undertone. Now, blue undertones can slide either blue-purple or blue-green – Silverplate is a blue-green, but those undertones are VERY passive.
What’s the best way to sample Silverplate?
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 Silverplate, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
When it comes to the soft gray approach of Silverplate, I would recommend these trim colours…
Is Silverplate a good colour for the exterior of my home?
It certainly could be! With its light-medium LRV, Silverplate can hold up a bit better to strong sunshine, which could otherwise wash-out a lighter paint colour. It also suits a clean white trim and black or dark navy blue front door or shutter colours.
Sherwin Williams Silverplate on the right
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Silverplate a popular paint colour right now?
Silverplate isn’t super popular, simply because many people lean towards this type of colour, but LIGHTER VERSIONS of it, such as Sherwin Williams Big Chill, Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray or Gray Owl.
Shown above, Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Left to right – Sherwin Williams Big Chill / Silverplate / Benjamin Moore Nimbus
What Benjamin Moore paint colours are similar or the same as Silverplate?
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 Silverplate?
Silverplate has a few preferences but is reasonably flexible, including…
- Some subtle blue-green paint colours with a decent dose of gray in them
- Some soft off-whites as well as white paint colours
- It can also work well with muted cream-greige blends
- Silverplate generally doesn’t love to be partnered with grays that are lighter AND cooler than it, or beige/tans that are darker than it
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