The category of light brown colors share tons of similarities to beiges, lighter greiges, and lighter tans.
And believe me, some of them are even very close to off-whites with certain undertones. Yes, they can be confusing!
And one such tricky (but lovely) example is Behr Spun Wool.
This color is a light brown that appears slightly beige and gray – depending upon the lighting conditions.
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Well, there are a ton of times that this color can play misleading. On various screens, it appears creamy off-white or warm beige.
Well, let me tell you – it’s neither a warm beige nor a too cool gray.
Yes, it’s the perfect blend of the greige or a very light tone of brown per se.
And since it’s soft and cozy – this color can majorly exhibit a calm and laid-back vibe.
So, are you excited to incorporate a tinge of Behr Spun Wool into your homes?
Well, I must tell you – this color is quite timeless and versatile. Hence, can easily complement any and every design style.
So, if you’re ever in doubt – I highly recommend trying out this swatch!
Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy this color review with a sip of coffee
Behr Spun Wool OR-W13 Details and Specifications
What is it that differs this light brown from light beiges and light grays?
Well, it’s the details and specifications associated with a paint color.
Before you choose a paint color for your home, you must analyze the underlying theories and facts.
And that is what will help you make informed decisions.
Truly, this is one of the most important aspects that you need to consider!
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value on the Behr website.
Here, in this case, the LRV of the Behr Spun Wool is 73.
And that means it falls on the medium to the lighter end of the scale. (Mainly, lighter)
(Remember, the greater the value, the lighter the paint – on a scale of 1-100)
Also, just in case you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 227
Green = 222
Blue = 212
HEX Value = #e3ded4
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this greige Behr paint.
How Does This Color Feel in a Space?
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Behr Spun Wool is bound to exhibit extra coziness and a sense of balance to your space.
Since it neither feels too cold nor too warm, this color is highly recommended if you crave a touch of harmony and balance in your space.
Moreover, since it has a high reflectivity value – this color is largely responsible for making the space appear airy and lighter.
(Isn’t that a great way to create an illusion?)
Secondly, I highly recommend incorporating this color in any climatic condition – as I said, it’s versatile and will never disappoint you.
With a tinge of light brown in it – this color will always feel creamy and calm.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light has a major role to play here!
First and foremost, this color can largely appear grayish if used in the north or east-facing rooms.
Hence, it’s always better to try a couple of swatches in various lighting conditions to know the true hue.
Secondly, this color can align towards the beiges in the south or west-facing rooms where the sun hits the walls during most times of the day.
So, it’s always better to know what you’re getting into!
Another pro tip: the paint color should be considered keeping in mind the functionality of the room!
Majorly, this color can also be paired with very little light to exhibit a homely and lively vibe.
So, if you want to make a room feel larger – this color with little light is good to go.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
This is one easy color to work with! And I say that with absolute confidence.
You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other.
And moreover, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.
So, this color will pair beautifully with blues, greens, browns, darker greiges (like Behr Graceful Gray!), mustards, and even rusts and burnt oranges.
Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of rustic wood, matte black, and brushed brass.
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!
- N220-2 Ashen Tan
- N220-3 Smokestack
- N220-4 Shiitake
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- N470-3 Half Sea Fog
- S170-2 Rosewater
- 75 Polar Bear
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
Behr Spun Wool Vs Similar Colors
Picking similar colors isn’t challenging as far as you know what exactly you want!
They won’t be exactly the same – however, will differ in the undertones or reflectivity.
So, the two closely related colors are SW 7014 Eider White and BM OC-23 Classic Gray.
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Spun Wool Vs Eider White
SW Eider White is a perfect alternative that has notable pink undertones. However, it doesn’t feel too cool! Yes, the undertones are what differentiates the two.
Unlike the former paint which is clearly a creamy color. With an LRV of 73 – this color is way too light and airy!
You can best pair it with blues, darker mauves, and crisp whites.
Spun Wool Vs Classic Gray
BM Classic Gray is a neutral off-white that feels slightly refined and crisp.
With an LRV of 73.67 – this color is the lightest of them all!
You can best pair it with wooden textures, shades of blue, and sage green. Yes, it’s quite a versatile color and can be used for most interior design styles.
Where to Use Spun Wool?
Behr Spun Wool can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home – because of its versatility and timelessness.
Whether it’s the kitchen cabinets, bathroom and bedroom walls, furniture frame, or the exterior walls – this soft and light brown color is bound to play welcoming and cozy.
You can best make use of this color in the traditional, bohemian, French Country, and modern farmhouse backdrops.
So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.
Spun Wool in Living and Dining Rooms
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Behr Spun Wool can be used on all the walls of your common spaces – even the hallways and corridors.
You can best pair it with clean whites on the trims, moldings, and ceiling for a refined look.
Furthermore, if you want to spark a sense of visual interest, it’s best to add charcoal blue or dark sage green as an accent.
Lastly, don’t hold back from wooden textures on the furniture frame, floating shelves, and even exposed beams.
Lastly, if you have a fireplace, try incorporating warm gray or greige natural stone to further finish the look.
Using in Bedrooms
You will never regret this paint color in your bedroom. The best is – it will always make you feel calm and poised!
To add depth and interest, you must play with hues and patterns on the accessories like throw pillows, artwork, curtains, and rugs.
If you have a modern, Japandi, or minimalistic interior design style – try to play with monochromatic shades of this soft brown color.
Lastly, don’t hold back from cozy white linens, duvets, and macrame wall hangings for a carefree look.
Spun Wool in Kitchens
Behr Spun Wool in the kitchens will play absolutely astounding and timeless.
Especially for Modern Farmhouse and French Country kitchens, this soft brown neutral plays a great role on the cabinets as well as the backdrop walls.
You can either choose an all-white kitchen backdrop or slightly alter the design into transitional and pop up shades of blue, gray, or green on the lower cabinets.
To further make it appealing, add golden-tinted pull handles and knobs along with matte black or wooden fixtures.
Using on Exteriors
This versatile soft brown color can be used extensively without worrying much about the style or climate.
You can choose a blend of warmer grays, crisp white, and browns on the fascia, gutters, downspouts, and the soffit.
For the exterior doors, windows, and shutters – you can pick a bold brown, taupe, blue or rust paint color that can pop out and create a striking appearance.
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home?
Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms?
Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home. It’s timeless and versatile!
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!