Sherwin Williams Cityscape: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
If you’re looking for a gray or charcoal paint color with a bit more body, depth AND undertone, Cityscape could be the color for you.
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 Cityscape? Is it warm or cool?
Cityscape is a COOL gray paint color, but at this depth, they’re also referred to as charcoals. A color like Cityscape is often used on bathroom vanities, kitchen islands, exteriors and on feature walls, but can ALSO be used in an entire room if you’re wanting a moody look!
However, you’ll want to pay attention to the exposure and amount of light in your room if you’re thinking of using Cityscape, as not every room (ie: a dark north-facing room) will be able to handle a color with this low of an LRV. If that sounds like a different language to you – keep on reading!
Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?
What’s the LRV of Cityscape?
Cityscape has an LRV of almost 22. This puts it on the medium depths, but it’s on the HEAVIER end of that for sure (learn more HERE).
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Cityscape? Will it look green or blue?
Cityscape has a decent green undertone, meaning it won’t look AS neutral as some other popular gray paint colors. Green can be a warm green (green-yellow) or a cool green (green-blue) – Cityscape is a COOL green, meaning it leans more into blue.
Read more: The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors
What’s the best way to sample Cityscape?
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 more about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Cityscape, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
If I suggest Cityscape to one of my Online Paint Color Consulting clients, for the trim, I’m most likely to suggest…
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
- Sherwin Williams Pure White
Read more: SHOULD I Paint My Wood Cabinets White? A QUESTIONNAIRE
Read more: The 4 Best White Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams
Is Cityscape a good color for the exterior of my home?
It could be! A lot of people look at Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, expecting it to LOOK more like Cityscape, when in fact, Chelsea Gray is a slightly warm gray. You can certainly compare the two and see which one suits your roof, stone, brick and trim the best!
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
Is Cityscape a popular paint color right now?
Cityscape is reasonably popular in its category, although a lot of people are looking for a more NEUTRAL approach, along the lines of Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, Sherwin Williams Dovetail or Sherwin Williams Classic French Gray, but remember, EVERY gray will have undertones!
You might also like its slightly darker version, Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray.
What paint color from Benjamin Moore is the same as or similar to Cityscape?
You won’t find an exact match for ANY color between brands, and with Cityscape, there isn’t anything in Benjamin Moore that’s close enough to bother – they’re just too far apart.
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.
What type of paint colors look good with Cityscape?
Cityscape is really QUITE flexible – here’s a quick idea of some good partners…
- Some light gray paint colors with green-blue undertones (more passive or stronger)
- Some greige paint colors
- Muted beige and tan paint colors and even some of the slightly richer ones can work well
Not sure if Cityscape is right for you? I’ve got more color reviews for you to check out!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GRIZZLE GRAY
Read more: Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GAUNTLET GRAY
Read more: Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray
SHERWIN WILLIAMS DOVETAIL
Read more: Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Dovetail
BENJAMIN MOORE CHELSEA GRAY
Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!
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
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