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Paint Colour Review: Sweater Weather Sherwin Williams Designer Edition

Posted on January 4, 2021 by KylieMawdsley


Sweater Weather SW 9548: LRV, Undertones and a Little More

If you’ve been looking for the BEST gray paint colour for you and your home, I bet Sherwin Williams’s newest line of colours, The Designer Edition, has just what you need. However, being newer colours, I don’t have any E-Design clients who’ve used them yet (I CAN’T WAIT!).

Sweater Weather, Sherwin Williams best gray paint colour, a review. Designer Edition. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy consultant (2)

In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need, but DEFINITELY have SUPER HELPFUL INFO to help you on your way!

If you end up using one of these new colours and find my reviews helpful, please send photos so others can see how they look!

PLEASE NOTE: Sherwin William Sweater Weather is in the DESIGNER EDITION and can only be made in Sherwin Williams Emerald paint, no other lines.

What type of paint colour is Sweater Weather? Is it a cool or warm gray?

Sweater Weather is a COOL gray paint colour – not icy cold, but NOWHERE near the warm boundaries.

If you have north-facing light, you can expect this colour to look considerably cooler and for its cool undertones to increase slightly. If you have south-facing or warm western afternoon sunshine, Mercurial will hold itself as a cool gray, although its undertones will be a bit muted.

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

What’s the LRV of Sweater Weather?

Sweater Weather has an LRV of 60, making it a light depth paint colour. While this depth can still wash-out in natural light, it will hold its colour better than an off-white or BRIGHTER light depth gray paint colour.

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

What are its undertones? It is a TRUE gray?

Because there IS no useable TRUE gray, you can bet your booty that Sweater Weather has undertones – blue ones. However, they are SO soft and SO subtle, that it might even take over from Sherwin Williams Tinsmith, as being my fave cool gray with blue undertones.

Blue undertones can lean either blue-violet or blue-green. Sweater Weather is MORE likely to favour a very mild blue-green, but not much of it!

And because it’s a new colour, I don’t have photos of it, but you’ll get the general idea from Sherwin Williams Tinsmith…

Best cool gray paint colour, Sherwin Williams Tinsmith, guest bedroom, coastal style. Kylie M Interiors Edesign (1)


What’s the best way to sample a paint colour, do I need paint pots?

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!

HOWEVER, Samplize doesn’t have this new line of colours yet. In the meantime, you can EASILY do a ‘custom paint order’ from Hello Paint, which is a Canadian company (they can ship to the US)! Type in the name of the colour you want, and if it doesn’t come up, go near the bottom of the page and you’ll see the ‘Create a Custom Colour’ area – works like a charm!

Here’s a link to the SAMPLIZE site if you’re curious!


What’s the best white paint colour for my trim or cabinets?

If you’re thinking of painting your walls Sweater Weather, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the white you choose for your trim…

  • Sherwin Williams Pure White
  • Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
  • Sherwin Williams Alabaster is BORDERLINE. It will work, but the subtle warmth of it will slightly enhance the undertones of Alabaster and vice versa.

Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colours from Sherwin Williams

Is this a good colour for my home’s exterior?

Sweater Weather is a great exterior option, so long as it suits your exterior finishes!

Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour

Does Sherwin Williams have other colours that are similar to Sweater Weather?

  • Sherwin Williams Touch of Grey. This is a touch warmer and drops the blue and picks up just a wink of violet.
  • Sherwin Wiliams Tinsmith. Tinsmith has a bit more depth and a BIT more undertone too!
  • Sherwin Williams Passive. This is a wink fresher and just SLIGHTLY more blue-violet looking in comparison to Sweater Weather.

Does Benjamin Moore have a colour like this?

Every colour has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and values. If you prefer to use Benjamin Moore paint, you could check out colours with SIMILAR approaches…

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands, you might want to read THIS first.

Which paint colours look good with a colour like Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather is reasonably flexible and humours a wide-range, including…

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