At the heart of this color, Sherwin Williams Rock Candy is an icy light gray with slight blue and purple undertones.
This cool white-grey shade is bound to enhance your home interiors, no doubt!
After all, it has the perfect elegant touch to it.
Many homeowners across the country prefer to use this color in just about any home type – especially minimalist, Scandinavian, contemporary, and modern style homes.
So, if you are planning to paint your walls in Rock Candy – I would say, it is definitely a yes-yes if you like what you’ll learn below.
This color is absolutely beautiful, sophisticated, and will always promise to brighten the interiors of your home.
With a perfect set of contrasting hues and shades – this color will even bring out the best in your space.
Above, you can see how monochromatic shades of Rock Candy perfectly blends with earthy browns.
However, it is important to choose the perfect colors to go with it! Yes, that is where this color can get a little bit tricky.
But from my personal experience, I can assure you that you will never regret using this color – if used appropriately and correctly.
I understand if you have questions like – what will best complement Rock Candy? Which rooms will work best? Or if it is an ideal solution for smaller spaces?
Well, I have answers to all these questions.
And I can promise, in a couple of minutes – you too will be an expert (‘Rock Candy’ expert)!
Sherwin Williams Rock Candy SW 6231 Color Details and Specifications
Every color has an associated mysterious hidden theory!
Don’t believe it?
Yes, factors such as reflectivity and RGB values are worth consideration.
So, if you are wondering how to determine how light the color is – here is an answer!
Light Reflectance Value – the LRV!
The LRV of color determines how light or dark the color is, and here, the LRV of Rock Candy is 75.
Which means the color is light (remember, the more the value – the lighter the color)!
So, with this information – you know you can definitely use the color to make your space look bigger.
Moving ahead, other associations are the RGB and HEX Values!
Red = 222, Green = 225, Blue = 223
HEX Value = #dee1df
You see – there are tons and tons of theories linked with colors. Similar are the tones, tints, and shades.
Depending on how much whites and blacks are added to the color – a perfect color family is formed.
Now, if you want to try out Rock Candy on your walls ahead of time, you can easily with a peel-and-stick square from Samplize. Order some samples now!
Ok so, if you decided to use this color – let’s discuss what the color feels like – in a space!
How Does Rock Candy Feel in a Space?
Rock Candy exhibits subtleness in a space yet promises a bright, light, and airy look!
So, all the city apartment dwellers – your ultimate solution is right here!
Crammed up in a small space? Have a small bedroom and kitchen?
Rock Candy will enhance the look and make your space feel lighter and apparently bigger.
Rather than using it as an accent – I highly recommend painting this color on all the walls!
Since this is not a bold, accent-type shade! Rather is a subtle and sober one.
This is a soft color that tends to have a restful, tranquilizing, calming, and refreshing look. Hence, use it in your bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens or I should say – ANYWHERE!
Even the home exteriors.
You will see the results – I promise.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Rock Candy feels even lighter in Natural Light…
I must say – a lot!
Light has a major effect on this color – interiors as well as exteriors!
Due to the high reflectivity of the color, it is bound to look even lighter (just like pure whites).
Also, I must say, this color has a timeless touch to it. It is highly flexible – so, if you plan on using colored lighting or warm-yellows and warm-whites – go ahead with it!
This color won’t disappoint you.
You see the mood created by melting ice and glaciers – that is what the color looks like!
Highly recommended for rooms that don’t receive natural lighting or those apartments with dull and dingy appearances – Rock Candy will transform your space into a cool and nice moody vibe.
What are the Coordinating Colors for Sherwin Williams Rock Candy?
Before even choosing the color – it is important to know what best complements the color.
Whether you prefer a monochromatic theme or fun and pop contrasting shades.
The choice is totally up to you. But always remember to buy real-time paint swatches to testify the color in broad daylight – to further understand the most of this color.
If you have a Minimalist, Contemporary or Scandinavian style – I would recommend going for the timeless trends – the monochromes!
So, if you prefer, select the following colors to pair up Rock Candy with-
- Uncertain Gray SW 6234
- Grays Harbor SW 6236
- Still Water SW 6223
- Dark Night SW 6237
Or if you want a contrasting theme, with fun-loving interiors or pops of hues highlighting, select from any of these-
- Dustblu SW 9161
- In the Navy SW 9178
- Pure White SW 7005
Other than these blues, you could choose from subtle sage greens, charcoals, black, greiges and whites.
Using a subtle shade like terracotta too is great! Use that as an accent, maybe?
Sherwin Williams SW 6231 Rock Candy Vs. Similar Colors
Don’t worry if you are confused about the color. In this present era, we are surrounded by plenty of options – everywhere.
So, there are ample other cool-grey options to choose from. Some of them are SW Rhinestone and SW Clean Slate.
Rock Candy Vs. Rhinestone
Sherwin Williams is a light grey with a white and pastel-like soft touch to it.
Sharing similar LRV’s, this color absolutely has a cool charm to it. More of a neutral than Rock Candy, this color is absolutely timeless, and you can use it anywhere.
However, in both cases, remember to pair them against pure white for trims and moldings.
Order a stick-on sample of Rhinestone and RC here to see what works best in your home.
Rock Candy Vs. Clean Slate
Preferable only for the interiors, this color is slightly lighter with inclinations towards grey and whites.
This color is also not associated with any undertones – hence, whether use a warm or cool color – there shouldn’t be an issue.
Order a stick-on sample of Clean Slate and RC here to see what works best in your home.
Where to Use Rock Candy in Homes?
I don’t want to sound bias, but I absolutely love this color.
Because of the refreshing vibes exhibited by this color – you can absolutely use them anywhere – even the bathrooms!
If you are looking for tricks to make your room feel bigger, or if you are residing in an area with the heat on your head most of the time – use this color to tranquilize the interiors.
So, let’s hop on to some of the tips and tricks to use this color in homes.
Rock Candy in Living Rooms
Amy and Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane show off one of their favorite colors using eclectic decor
Want a clean and soft-touch in the living room? Don’t forget Rock Candy.
Pair it up with white trims and door/window frames, and some contrasting accent chairs and loveseats to further add coziness to your room.
Have a fireplace? Use glossy black slate tiles around it.
If your living room is already bigger in size, try placing staggered furniture to fill up the space as this color will make the room look even bigger.
Maybe try bold window treatments and rugs to fill up!
Rock Candy in Bedrooms
Blogger Joni from Lay Baby Lay shares one of her favorite projects of decorating a little boy’s room in Rock Candy
If your preferences allow, don’t shy away from Rock Candy!
You get the benefit of using a white or black-hued finished headboard and end tables.
If your room is congested – pair this color with white decorative and sheer curtains!
For a bright, pop touch – you could add contrasting colors in the form of upholstery and loveseat fabric.
Rock Candy in Bathrooms
Bathrooms are usually smaller – hence, use this color to overcome the congestion.
Bathrooms are meant to be quiet and relaxed. And what better solution?
Place a 6-feet tall fig tree in the corner and use a grey backsplash in the wet zone to beautify your bathroom.
Using in Kitchens
Rock Candy in kitchens is definitely not a bad idea.
Whether you want a farmhouse touch or a rustic look with an exposed floating shelf – Rock Candy will make a good option for sure.
Rock Candy on Exteriors
Like I always say, light makes a color look even lighter and brighter.
In the exteriors, this color will appear to be even more white.
Try pairing it up with wooden textured frames and grey slates on the roof for a perfect cottage-type look.
How to Best Sample This Color?
I have to share one of my favorite tips when testing out colors like Rock Candy – go and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.
This little company has an amazing way to sample colors super conveniently with real paint. Simply stick up a temporary square sample of it and avoid the whole paint and roller mess (at least until you’re ready!).
For a small amount of money you get a giant “sticker” you can place up in the space you’re painting. You can also try out coordinating colors as well. It’s great!
Simple, Cool and Elegance in One
So, did rock candy make it through your heart? This color is absolutely beautiful and timeless.
If you plan on using it, do let us know in the comments below!