Sherwin Williams Cityscape: The Quick and Easy on LRV, Undertones and a Little More
If you’re looking for a gray or charcoal paint colour with a bit more body, depth AND undertone, Cityscape could be the colour for you.
I love doing colour reviews, and am slowly working my way towards reviewing ALL of the top paint colours from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. The Quick & Dirty paint colour reviews are designed to cover the BASICS of paint colours that aren’t talked about as much in the design world OR that I just don’t have enough of images of yet (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients).
And today we’re talking about…
What type of paint colour is Cityscape?
Cityscape is a gray paint colour, but at this depth, they’re often referred to as charcoal paint colours. This depth of paint colour 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!
Is Cityscape a warm or cool paint colour?
Cityscape is a cool colour with a bit of a stormy approach vs looking icy cold and harsh.
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 colours. 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 Colours
What’s the best way to sample Cityscape?
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 more about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Cityscape, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
Cityscape does prefer a slightly cleaner approach, such as Sherwin Williams High Reflective White or Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, but it does well with a slightly warmer colour like Sherwin Williams Pure White as well.
Is Cityscape a good colour 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 Colour
Is Cityscape a popular paint colour 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 type of paint colours look good with Cityscape?
Cityscape is really QUITE flexible – here’s a quick idea of some good partners…
- Some light gray paint colours with green-blue undertones (more passive or stronger)
- Some greige paint colours
- Muted beige and tan paint colours and even some of the slightly richer ones can work well
Not sure if Cityscape is right for you? I’ve got more colour reviews for you to check out!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GRIZZLE GRAY
SHERWIN WILLIAMS GAUNTLET GRAY
SHERWIN WILLIAMS DOVETAIL
BENJAMIN MOORE CHELSEA GRAY
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
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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