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Sherwin Williams Slate Tile SW 7624 – The Most Intimate Blue

sw slate tile paint color review

Another great paint color in the store – Sherwin Williams Slate Tile is a modern blue-gray paint color that is really winning hearts of the homeowners across the country.

It is one of the most clean, crisp, sleek, and intimate paint colors with a definite dark tone. Hence, it is bound to add a sense of boldness, daring, and intimacy to your spaces. 

I have been recommending this paint color to my clients who crave a bold character in their homes! And you know what the best part is?

It also makes up a great BACKDROP!


This timeless paint color very beautifully embellishes the wall of your homes to outcast a great impression – an impression of creativity and character!

So, if you have a similar mindset with your requirements, you can absolutely go after this paint color!

But make sure that you have to be careful because this paint color has its own pros and cons!

Since it is pretty dark-toned and might reflect various undertones in certain conditions – I am going to help you figure out the best how, where, and when about the paint color.

After all, isn’t that what you’re looking for?

So, let’s get started!

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile SW 7624 Details and Specifications

slate tile info

Before choosing a paint color, it is important to read through and analyze the backlogs related to a paint color. 

Because my friend, this is the information that will help you know if you really want to use the paint color in your homes or not!

I have observed many homeowners ignoring this aspect about the paint color to ‘just’ admire the aesthetical looks – however, I may tell you that it could be deceiving sometimes!

So, read on to know more about the technical information.

First and foremost, it is important to understand the Light Reflectance Value or LRV’s! (You can find this value behind the paint swatch or at the back of the paint strip)

So, the LRV of Slate Tile is 15 – making this paint color a dark tone!

slate tile LRV

(Remember, the lesser the value – the darker the paint color)

If you’re not quite sure how this color will work in your home, you should definitely try it on for size by ordering a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

Other associated terms that you must acquaint yourself with are the RGB and HEX Values!

Red = 96

Green = 110

Blue = 116

HEX Value = #606e74

Now that we have read through the specifications, let’s jump on to some of the practical aspects and specifications of the paint color. 

How Does this Color Feel in a Space?


The blue-grey paint color is bound to add character to your homes. So, if you are looking to create a sense of boldness or intimacy in your homes – I would recommend this paint color.

This paint color has two ends. Firstly, you could either choose a sophisticated option where you paint all the walls in this paint color and use contrasting shaded furniture and décor. However, for this, you need the size of your space to be large!

On the other hand, you could prefer to use this paint color as an accent and create a cherishing environment. This would make a great option for small-sized rooms!

Regardless of the above-mentioned routes, this color defines utmost sophistication, elegance, and luxe, and trust me, you would never regret choosing it!

How Does Light Affect the Color?


Light, whether artificial or natural – has a major role to play in this paint color.

When light falls on a paint color – it tends to make it look lighter than it actually is while exhibiting the true hue!

Hence, in the absence of light – Slate Tile appears darker, well, more like deep blue to almost black in some conditions.

Whereas in excessive light – this paint color may appear much lighter – and well something like SW Dustblu!

I wouldn’t recommend this paint color in very small rooms!

One way to help find out how this color looks in your home is to buy some temporary wall samples and put them up wherever you want to paint. You can get these easily from Samplize.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

sw slate tile palettes

Now that you are feeling a bit confident about “ST” – let me tell you how best you can use it!

Well, let me introduce you to the concept of color palettes and color schemes. Unless you pay attention to these – it is quite likely that you might end up messing up the look of your homes. 

Which you simply don’t want, right?

Well, you could either choose from a monochromatic scheme or a contrasting scheme! Here I am going to enlist the paint colors that you should refer to:

(For a monochromatic color palette)

  1. SW 7663 Monorail Silver
  2. SW 7664 Steely Gray
  3. SW 7665 Wall Street – see my review here!

sw slate tile collection

(For a contrasting color palette)

  1. SW 6253 Olympus White
  2. SW 7073 Network Gray
  3. SW 7037 Balanced Beige

In the case of ceilings, trims, and moldings – I would recommend using SW Pure White to further refine the saturation in your space. 

SW Slate Tile Vs Similar Colors

So, are you looking for similar alternatives for this paint color?

Well, no two colors are alike, but you may still find shades that seem to look similar but really differ in undertones and brightness.

The two most similar-looking paint colors are SW 9141 Waterloo (learn about this color here) and SW 0032 Needlepoint Navy!

Slate Tile Vs Waterloo

slate tile vs waterloo

SW Waterloo is quite a popular blue paint color by this manufacturer! With a deep blue texture – this paint color is comparatively lighter than Slate Tile with an LRV of 13.

This color doesn’t exhibit the grey-green so you can use it on the cabinetry systems and as the accent walls. This is where the main difference lies between the two colors – the undertones!

To see how these look in your home, get some large wall stick-on samples and try on your walls with different lighting sources.

Slate Tile Vs Needlepoint Navy

slate tile vs needlepoint navy

With the LRV of 13, this unpopular paint color looks quite similar to SW Slate Tile. 

I have personally never specified this paint color ever – because it is unpopular, but who knows it comes out to be better, right?

You can even place this swatch on a white sheet of paper to analyze the true difference!

To truly experience and compare these colors in real-time be sure to buy some stick-on samples and test them in your home.

Where to Use Slate Tile in Homes?

Yes, yes, and yes!

Don’t hold back from using this paint color in your homes – especially if the sizes of your rooms are pretty decent!

Whether you have a mid-century modern, modern, contemporary, bohemian, or coastal style – this paint color will definitely prove to be the best!

So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this paint color in your homes!

Slate Tile in Living and Dining Room


Absolutely yes!

But I would recommend using this color as an accent on either the fireplace wall or any equivalent accent wall.

You can even add this paint color all the way through the fireplace – but only as an accent!

It is best recommended to pair this color with greys, cool whites, off-whites, and some warm greys! Alongside, I guarantee a rattan, or a wicker lampshade is definitely going to look great with this color backdrop!

Whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting or hardwood floors – you can use this paint color. 

On the other hand, if you prefer a cozy living room – this paint color might not be the best option for you. 

SW single slate tile chip

Using in Kitchens

I recommend this paint color on the cabinets! Yes, you can absolutely go for it.

To complement, make sure to pair it with white backsplash tiles, marble white-veined countertop, and some golden-tinted pull drawers and handles. 

If you plan to do it opposite – make sure to paint the cabinets in white or in some cases, even gray would look flabbergasting! 

Slate Tile in Bedrooms and Bathrooms


Kyla from Valley and Birch reveals SW Slate Tile on the walls of boys bedroom

If you are aiming to achieve a cool, bold, yet calm experience – I would recommend this paint color.

But don’t overuse the paint color since it might get overwhelming and uninviting!

Secondly, try to incorporate it with natural materials and textures, some whites, off-whites, grays, through throw pillows, curtains, and other decorative accents!

Regarding a lighting fixture – you could either use chrome or golden-tints. 

Using in Exteriors


This paint color will definitely look lighter on the exterior walls. So, if you are planning to use it – I would recommend pairing it with lighter greys and whites on the door and window frames and trims!

Or opt for the opposite – white walls and Slate Tile as the accent.

Secondly, you can either choose travertine stone wainscotting or any stone with a dark grey texture!

Best Way to Try Out This Color?

I have to share one of my favorite tips when testing out colors like Slate Tile – go and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

This 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!

So, excited to have this in your homes? Do let me know your thoughts and reviews in the comments below!

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