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Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect dark white paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel and if it might be right for your home!

There are many neutral paint colors out there, including various whites and grays. Neutral paint colors are popular for a reason: they’re easy to decorate with.

Lots of people ask for the best light gray paint color. Something that will feel light, bright, and welcoming without feeling cold or stark.

Fleur de Sel is one of those chameleon paint colors that falls right on the edge of a dark white and light gray.

Let’s review the specifics of this paint color and see if it’s a good choice for your space.

Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel paint color guide

Fleur de Sel, Sherwin Williams, SW 7666

Fleur de Sel is a dark white paint color. It’s neutral enough to pair with most other paint colors and can be used throughout the house, for whole rooms or for a single furniture piece.

Its subtle green undertones are more apparent in some lighting than others.

Fleur de Sel is a good paint color for a calming, coastal-inspired space.

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Color Family

Fleur de Sel is in the white color 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 72, Fleur de Sel is a dark white. Generally, anything with an LRV from 72-82 is considered off-white, with anything higher than 82 being true white.

Because its LRV is right on the edge, some refer to Fleur de Sel as a gray paint color. It will reflect light differently depending on lighting sources in a space.

RGB Colors

R: 220 G: 221 B: 216

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!

When all three values are similar in value like this, it means the color is a neutral.

Hex Code


sw fleur de sel


Fleur de Sel has very subtle green undertones, which can make the color lean cooler in some lighting situations, such as north-facing rooms. In darker rooms, Fleur de Sel can look gray.

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

Fleur de Sel is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.

  • Living rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Home exterior
  • Interior doors
  • Cabinets
  • Furniture

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Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams Frosty White
  • Benjamin Moore Ice Fog
  • Behr Subtle Touch
  • Behr Gulf Breeze
  • Sherwin Williams Pacific Fog
  • Sherwin Williams Spatial White
  • Sherwin Williams Glacier Bay

Coordinating Colors

Because it’s such a neutral color, Fleur de Sel pairs well with almost any color. It coordinates especially well with cool paint colors due to its subtle green undertones.

Fleur de Sel goes well with cool grays, pinky reds, blues, greens and bright whites. It can also be paired with oranges, yellows and purples.

Cool grays:

  • March Wind
  • Ellie Gray
  • Steely Gray
  • Monorail Silver

Pinky reds:

  • Carley’s Rose
  • Pressed Flower
  • Rambling Rose
  • Malted Milk

Light to mid-tone blues:

  • Watery
  • Aquaverde
  • Drizzle
  • Open Seas
  • Rest Assured

Trim Colors

Since this is a cool paint color, I prefer to pair it with a crisp white trim for contrast.

Bright white trim colors:

For a softer look, use Fleur de Sel in eggshell or flat on the walls and the same color – Fleur de Sel – in semigloss on the trim!

Fleur de Sel color palette

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SW Fleur de Sel paint color palette

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Fleur de Sel FAQs

Here are some common FAQs about Fleur de Sel.

Is Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel a true white?

With an LRV of 72, Fleur de Sel is a dark off-white. It may look gray in darker rooms, which is why it’s important to swatch colors on your walls before committing.

What color trim goes with Fleur de Sel?

Due to its subtle cool green undertones, Fleur de Sel pairs well with bright white trim colors, such as SW Extra White, BM Simply White and Behr Ultra Pure White.

What is the difference between SW Sea Salt and SW Fleur de Sel?

With an LRV of 63, Sea Salt is darker than Fleur de Sel (LRV of 72). Sea Salt has cool blue undertones, and Fleur de Sel has subtle cool green undertones. Sea Salt is especially known for appearing differently in various lighting situations. As always, it’s important to swatch colors in your space before committing.

What are the coordinating colors for Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel?

Fleur de Sel pairs well with almost any color, including cool grays, pink reds, blues, greens, bright whites and purples. Its subtle green undertones allow it to pair well with virtually any cool paint color. However, Fleur de Sel can also pair well with some warm colors.

What are the undertones of SW Fleur de Sel?

SW Fleur de Sel has very subtle green undertones, which will come out more in darker and north-facing rooms.

What paint colors are similar to Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel?

Sherwin Williams Fleur de Sel is similar to the following paint colors: SW Frosty White, BM Ice Fog, Behr Subtle Touch, Behr Gulf Breeze, SW Pacific Fog, SW Spatial White and SW Glacier Bay.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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