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Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige SW 7036 – The Most Popular Beige Paint Color

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Who says beiges are old, boring, and dull?

Well, maybe you haven’t come across this ultimate timeless beauty – Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige that is totally stunning and soothing.

Also, it is one of the most popular beige paints in the home decor industry so you’re quite likely to find a couple of inspirations around.

So, what is all the fuss about?

Opposing the concept of ban the beige, this color proves to be absolute bliss. 

It is bound to transform your homes into a magical and peaceful haven! Furthermore, I can assure you that this color will never disappoint you!

But before we jump into further details – let’s discuss if you should really use this paint in your home or not!

Or if this is the hue you’ve been dreaming about in your home!

Well, it all depends upon your personal preference and interior design style!

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is a warm-toned paint that is bound to make your home feel cozy and comfortable.

Since it is neither too dark nor too light – you will never feel disappointed or overwhelmed!

Rather, assuredly soothing and calm.

So, let’s have a look in detail at what this color has to offer!

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige SW 7036 Details and Specifications

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Each color comes with its own theories, specifications, and schemes!

If you are new here, let me tell you – there are quite some facts and scientific terms that you would want to acquaint yourself with. (Before choosing a paint color for your home)

It’s important to analyze these values and then determine where, when, and how to use these paints!

So, first and foremost, one of the most important terms that I usually observe getting ignored is Light Reflectance Values (LRV)!

Every color has an associated Light Reflectance Value!

For Accessible Beige, the LRV is 58!

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Which falls on the medium end of the scale – and somehow aligning on the lighter end!

Remember, the higher the value, the lighter the paint color is!

And vice versa!

If you want to see how Accessible Beige will look in your unique environment, I highly suggest ordering a peel-and-stick paint sample from Samplize here!

Moreover, this color has deep warm beige/brown undertones.

Moving ahead, let’s discuss the RGB and HEX Values of the color.

Red = 209

Green = 199

Blue = 184

HEX Value = #d1c7b8

Now that I am concluding, I promise not to bore you with these scientific details anymore.

Let’s talk about the practical aspects of this popular beige paint color.

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige will undeniably make your space feel warm and cozy!

It is one of the most versatile options to have an eye on!

Moreover, this color will somehow create a sense of balance and calm in your space.

Even though it is a warm-toned paint, with a greater light reflectance value, it will always offer the best of both worlds!

And that’s why – it proves majestic over and over again.

Apart from this, you will never be disappointed if you plan to use it as a neutral or even a base!

You can also incorporate this paint if you don’t intend to create an illusion of a larger or a smaller space!

How Does Light Affect the Color?

It is true that light (natural or artificial) highlights the actual saturation and shade of color!

The more natural or artificial light entering the home – the brighter your space will be (regardless of the LRV of the wall paint)!

And moreover, you would be surprised to know that a color may appear different in different rooms facing different compass directions.

For instance, this tone of beige will appear warmer and golden-ish in the west-facing rooms as opposed to slightly cooler (greige) in the north-facing rooms.

On the other hand, with excessive natural light in the room, this color might tend to wash out the undertones!

Nevertheless, you can always play with artificial light in the form of pendant lights and wall sconces!

Here, you can also use warm whites to perfectly neutralize the saturation!

Like I said, the best way to see this color in action before you paint is to buy some paint samples you can easily stick on your wall. It’ll definitely give you some clarity if you’re unsure!

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

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Creating color palettes can be quite a fun task to do. (And that is one reason I love to color consult and E-Design)

So, it’s crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks eye-catchy and cohesive.

Beiges, in general, can look flabbergasting with blues, bronze, browns, greiges, and even emerald greens.

And other than that, you have a wide plethora of color opportunities and options to pair with!

However, you have to be careful as to what vibe you need in your space for a perfect color combination.

So, I am going to enlist the two most popular color schemes here – monochromatic and contrasting. 

Monochromes are generally great for modern and contemporary setbacks. 

On the other hand, Eclectic, Mid-Century Modern, and Farmhouse play well with contrasts.

So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!

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On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

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For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – SW Extra White or SW Pure White will help protrude a true hue of SW Accessible Beige.

SW Accessible Beige Vs Similar Colors

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Although you must know that even though these following colors look similar, they might still differ in the undertones or reflectivity!

So, one of the closely related colors are SW 9587 Mushroom and BM Cedar Key!

Let’s see how all of them differ.

Accessible Beige Vs Mushroom

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SW Accessible Beige shares immense similarities with SW Mushroom – of course, due to the fact that both these colors have similar undertones and reflectivity.

With an LRV of 57, this color falls on the medium end of the scale – thus, neither too dark nor too light.

And since the latter is not a very famous paint color – I recommend using Accessible Beige for a perfect overall look. 

One other similar color to consider that’s a tad darker is Kilim Beige by SW.

Get a stick-on sample of Mushroom to test in your home.

Accessible Beige Vs Benjamin Moore Cedar Key

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With an LRV of 62.13 – this color is the lightest of them all.

With slightly pink undertones, BM Cedar Key feels quite feminine when used in the south or west-facing rooms.

Lastly, ensure to add tinges of mauve for a perfect cohesive look.

They might look very similar on the screen, but the biggest secret is to order samples of the color and then assess the brightness and tones in the environment you’re painting in. Pick up  peel-and-stick samples now from Samplize!

Where to Use Accessible Beige?


This beautiful beige color is a must recommend for your home.

The soothing and subtle backdrop makes a great statement in modern Farmhouse, Bohemian, Traditional, Transitional, Modern, and Contemporary setbacks.

So, whether it is the walls or kitchen cabinets – this color is quite good to go for your home!

Let’s have a look at where and how to incorporate this paint color in your home. 

Accessible Beige in Living and Dining Rooms

Why not?

Well, this color feels absolutely bliss when used on the walls of your home – warm beige living room colors will never go out of trend.

Yes! You can paint all the walls in this specific paint color and pair it with true whites on the trims, moldings, and door and window frames.

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Furthermore, in the case of materials – try adding wooden textures, glass, and specific matte black metal on the chandelier and coffee table frames.

For an airier vibe, try adding white sheer curtains and some blue throw pillows on the couch for a cohesive look.

Using in Bedrooms


Using SW Accessible Beige in the bedrooms is something to look forward to.

You can either paint all the walls in this specific color or choose to use it on the accent wall (or the headboard wall).

Try pairing this paint color with whites, blues, and certain tones of greiges on decorative accents.

Lastly, for a cozier vibe – add shag, faux, or fur rugs for a welcoming experience.

Accessible Beige in Kitchens

Painting the kitchen cabinets and walls in SW Accessible Beige will result in an overall seamless and spacious experience.

I believe the best way to make use of this color is by painting the cabinets in this specific color.

You can let the backdrop wall in true whites and observe how beautifully the color shines.

Furthermore, you can use brass or chrome-finished pull handles with white-veined marble countertop and glossy backsplash tiles.

Using on Exteriors

Especially for the Craftsman, Ranch-style, Mid-Century Modern, and Mediterranean homes, this paint on the exteriors is bound to add a perfect vibe.

You can play with Spanish interlocking tiles on the roof and crisp white paint for the trims and moldings, door and window frames.

Furthermore, if you have porches and columns – either choose greige, gray, or beige paint colors or natural stone wainscotting.

An Easy Way to Sample This Color!

Instead of picking up a small can, or worse, an entire gallon can, to “test” out Accessible Beige, you can order a peel-and-stick sample of it from Samplize.

The company is genius – they provide a 12″ x 12″ stick-on square you can put up anywhere in your home to try out a paint color.

For a few bucks, it’s definitely worth the small investment so you can see what the color will do in YOUR unique space, with your own lights and shadows.

So, how do you want to use this color in your home, inside and outside?

Now that you have all the secrets – are you ready to make the commitment to paint your home in Accessible Beige? 

Should there be any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below!

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