Looking for the perfect white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Behr Swiss Coffee and if it might be right for your space!
There are many, many white paint colors out there.
White paint is a great choice because it goes with any decorating style.
But white paint colors can be warm or cool, and undertones can range from blue, green or purple to beige, yellow or red.
There are so many shades of white – how can you ever decide on one?
It’s important to make sure you get a white color you love for your home so let’s talk about the details of Behr Swiss Coffee – not to be confused with Benjamin Moore’s paint color of the same name!
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Behr Swiss Coffee is a warm, creamy white. It pairs well with most other colors and works well for almost anywhere in the home. It’s a popular paint color for a reason!
Swiss Coffee is in the white family.
Light Reflectance Value
Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.
With an LRV of 84, Swiss Coffee is a true white. Generally, anything with an LRV higher than 82 is considered a true white. However, note that an LRV of 84 is still far from an LRV of 100, which is a pure white.
R: 241 G: 237 B:224
RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!
Behr Swiss Coffee has slight yellow undertones.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Behr Swiss Coffee is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color. I’d use it for:
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Sherwin Williams Shell White
- Benjamin Moore Ivory White
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster
- Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Sherwin Williams Greek Villa
- Benjamin Moore Dune White
- Behr Simply White
As a neutral paint color, Swiss Coffee pairs well with virtually any paint color. You could pair Behr Swiss Coffee with beiges, cool blues, light to medium greens, pinks, purples, reds, oranges, browns, blacks or golds.
- Seasoned Salt
- Sandstone Cliff
- Yuma Sand
- Morning Tea
- Bellflower Blue
- Ocean Boulevard
Light to medium greens:
- Spring Valley
- Chopped Dill
- Whitewater Bay
- Mild Mint
For white paint colors, the best option is to use the same color for the walls and for the trim. Just choose a different finish for tone on tone contrast.
So, choose Swiss Coffee in eggshell finish for the walls and Swiss Coffee in semi-gloss for the trim. This gives a nice, soft finished look.
Behr Swiss Coffee color palette
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Behr Swiss Coffee FAQs
What is the difference between Behr Swiss Coffee and BM Swiss Coffee?
Behr Swiss Coffee has an LRV of 84, and BM Swiss Coffee has an LRV of 82. This means that Behr Swiss Coffee is a lighter white paint color and will reflect more light back into a room.
What trim color goes with Behr Swiss Coffee?
If you’re using Behr Swiss Coffee for walls, the best option is to use it for trim as well. Choose a different finish for contrast, such as an eggshell finish for the walls and semi-gloss for the trim.
Does Behr Swiss Coffee look yellow?
Behr Swiss Coffee is a white paint color with slight yellow undertones.
It will rarely look yellow. Swiss Coffee usually looks white, but the yellow undertones may be more apparent in rooms with warmer lighting, such as south-facing rooms.
However, it’s always important to swatch colors in your specific space before committing to a paint color.
What are the undertones of Behr Swiss Coffee?
Behr Swiss Coffee has slight yellow undertones, which will be more apparent in south-facing rooms with warmer light.
What colors coordinate with Behr Swiss Coffee?
As a true white, Behr Swiss Coffee pairs well with virtually any paint color. You can use it with Bellflower Blue, Helium or Seasoned Salt, to name a few.
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