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Quick Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Heron Plume SW 6070

Posted on June 13, 2019 by KylieMawdsley


Sherwin Williams Heron Plume: The Quick and Dirty on LRV, Undertones and a Little More

Have you been looking for a soft warm neutral with whisper-like undertones? Well, you’re in the right spot, as today we’re learning ALL about Sherwin Williams Heron Plume.

Paint colour review, Sherwin Williams Heron Plume, undertones and LRV. Best taupe greige. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting and advice blogger

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 colour is Heron Plume?

Generally speaking, Heron Plume is a soft taupe, which means it is a neutral beige-gray paint colour with VERY sneaky undertones, which we’ll talk about shortly. In a south-facing room or in western afternoon sunlight, it will lean more into its slightly dominant warm base. In a north or east-facing room, it will have a more passive warmth but won’t fall cold gray.

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

What is the LRV of Heron Plume?

Heron Plume has an LRV of 75. If you don’t what LRV is, it could save your sanity and I suggest you read this. With an LRV of 75, Heron Plume is an off-white – not a SUPER WASHED-OUT one, but it’s not dipping even close to my magical LRV number.

This next image is the best shot I have of Heron Plume for you. If I get more via my Colour Consulting clients, I’ll add them – but some colours just aren’t as popular as others!

Sherwin Williams Heron Plume kitchen with granite, wood cabinets, blue island, southwestern style. Kylie M E-design, online paint expert. Before photo

What are the undertones of Heron Plume?

Heron Plume has subtle purple-pink undertones, so it has warm undertones. If you don’t like purple or pink – I highly advise you find a different colour. If you’re okay with a soft, slightly feminine backdrop, then you’re in business!

Which white paint colours work with Heron Plume (for trim)?

I like to keep things simple, along the lines of SW High Reflective White – not warm, not cold, just a simple white.

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

What’s the best way to sample Heron Plume?

Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE to save money, time and energy. It’s important to place white paper around your sample so that your perception isn’t altered by your existing wall colour.

Why isn’t Heron Plume as popular?

Undertone undertone undertone. Because purple and pink are two of the LEAST preferred undertones in my E-Design, I can safely assume it’s the undertones that make most people nervous. That being said, it’s still a BEAUTIFUL colour.

And all of that being said, that doesn’t mean Heron Plume won’t work for YOU and your room but might make you think more about whether it really IS the right fit. And if it is…SEND PHOTOS!

Not sure if Heron Plume is right for you? Want a bit more gray, more beige, less undertone? I’ve got more!


Benjamin Moore Classic Gray, porcelain greige subway tile, gray linen tower with bathroom decor and design by Kylie M Interiors

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Agreeable Gray in bathroom with greige tile. KYlie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consultant. Client photo

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray


Sherwin Williams Aesthetic White, best off-white paint colour. Bathroom with Quartz Cambria Wellington, free-standing white tub. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

Read more: The 5 Best Off-White Paint Colours

Not sure which paint colour is best for your room and its finishes?

Check out my Online Colour Consulting, I’d love to help!

Online paint colour consultant Benjamin Moore Sherwin Williams, Vancouver Island, USA, UK. Interior, exterior, edesign colors. Kylie M Interiors, blogger

Chat soon,

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  1. Hello.
    I saw your video that you recommend heron plume for cherry oak floors to tone down the redness of them. So what should I paint my baseboards? Which white? What about doors?

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  2. Hi, the information provided was very useful. I want to know what accent wall colors can go with heron plume. I want diff. Colors for bedroom and loving room. My living room is open concept with kitchen cabinets( anthracite and malibu white color shades). Please advise

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