Sherwin Williams Cityscape: 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 to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 colour is Sherwin Williams Cityscape? Is it warm or cool?
Cityscape is a COOL gray paint colour, but at this depth, they’re also referred to as charcoals. A colour 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 colour with this low of an LRV. If that sounds like a different language to you – keep on reading!
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?
If I suggest Cityscape to one of my Online Paint Colour Consulting clients, for the trim, I’m most likely to suggest…
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 paint colour from Benjamin Moore is the same as or similar to Cityscape?
You won’t find an exact match for ANY colour 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 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 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?
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