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Sherwin Williams City Loft: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect greige paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams City Loft undertones, coordinating color palette, and if it’s right for your home.

Greige is a mixture of gray and beige. Greige paint colors are super popular because they are neutral, warm, and cozy.

One of the most popular griege paint colors is Sherwin Williams City Loft. Let’s dive into this popular option to see if it might be a good fit for your home!

Sherwin Williams City Loft paint color guide

Sherwin Williams City Loft SW7631

While many consider City Loft to be a gray color, Sherwin Williams technically describes it as a warm off-white with beige and red undertones.

However, in my opinion it’s a bit too dark to really be considered an off-white and reads as more warm gray in most situations.

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Color Family

City Loft is a warm gray color.

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 70, City Loft is considered a mid-toned color. Not too light, not too dark.

It’s a great option for a bright room where you want a paint color that will not get washed out by bright light.

RGB Colors

R: 223 G: 218 B: 209

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!

Hex Code


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SW city loft


City Loft is warm toned with beige and red undertones. It generally reads as a peachy-greige.

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.

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Best uses

This is a super neutral color that works well as a whole house paint color, or in nearly any room in your home.

It will also work on an exterior, but just remember that the bright exterior lighting will wash it out so it looks much, much lighter outdoors.

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Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams White Cliffs
  • Sherwin Williams Simple White
  • Benjamin Moore Athena
  • Valspar New York City Winter
  • Farrow & Ball Ammonite
  • Behr Empire Porcelain

Coordinating Colors

City Loft really is neutral and has enough gray and taupe to it that it can play with most colors. However, I prefer to pair it with other warm colors.


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Warm Grays

  • SW Mindful Gray
  • SW Urbane Bronze
  • SW Thunder Gray
  • SW Worldly Gray
  • SW Peppercorn

See all of my favorite warm gray paint colors.

Warm Greens

  • SW Retreat
  • SW Coastal Plain
  • SW Shade Grown

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Trim Colors

Since City Loft is borderline off-white, I think it is important to pair it with a crisp white trim for contrast.

Bright white trim colors:

Sherwin Williams City Loft color palette

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City Loft FAQs

What undertones are in Sherwin Williams City Loft?

City Loft is a light gray paint color with brown and red undertones.

What color is City Loft SW?

City Loft is a mid-toned warm gray paint color.

What colors coordinate with city loft?

City Loft pairs really well with warm colors like cream, brown, warm gray, and green.

Does City Loft have green undertones?

City Loft does not usually read as green but might read a bit warm – pink or purple even.

Is City loft grey or beige?

City Loft is a greige color – a mixture of gray and beige!

Does City loft look purple?

Some people say that City Loft looks purple in their space. My best bet is that this is in north facing rooms with cool lighting. Cool blue light + red undertones could lead to a purple hue.

Is City loft too light?

City loft has a really great amount of pigment to it to have depth but not be dark. If you are looking for a dark gray color, it will be too light for you.

City Loft vs Agreeable Gray

SW agreeable Gray vs city loft

City Loft and Agreeable Gray are both light, warm, gray paint colors. At a glance, they look pretty darn similar. But, get them next to each other and you will see the difference in undertone and LRV.

City Loft is considerably lighter than Agreeable Gray and has pink undertones while Agreeable Gray has more green undertones.

Click here for my full comparison of City Loft vs Agreeable Gray

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