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Sherwin Williams Sealskin: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect deep brown paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Sealskin and if it might be perfect for your home!

Dark paint colors are perfect for giving a room a moody feel, but picking a paint color can be hard. There are lots of dark, bold paint colors, many with varying undertones.

Today I want to talk about a popular dark paint color – Sherwin Williams Sealskin.

Sealskin is a a dark brown paint color, so dark it’s almost black. It’s a great option for a dramatic wall!

Sherwin Williams Sealskin paint color guide

Sealskin, Sherwin Williams, SW 7675

Sealskin is a deep, bold brown paint color. It’s very neutral and doesn’t have strong undertones. This means it holds its color in various lighting situations.

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Color Family

Sealskin is in the brown 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 6, Sealskin is a very dark paint color.

RGB Colors

R: 72 G: 66 B: 60

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


sw sealskin


Sealskin has brown undertones. It’s a very neutral brown paint color, but it may look warmer in south-facing rooms.

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

Sealskin can be used to create a cozy, warm feel in a room or is a great accent color. I’d recommend it for:

  • All walls in a living room, home office or den, if you’re looking for a cozy vibe
  • Accent wall
  • Furniture
  • Built-ins
  • Shutters
  • Exterior door

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Similar Colors

  • Behr French Roast
  • Benjamin Moore Night Horizon
  • Sherwin Williams Black Fox
  • Sherwin Williams Bitter Chocolate
  • Behr Sarsaparilla

Coordinating Colors

With its dark color, Sealskin pairs well with cool whites, warm grays and deep blues.

Cool whites:

Warm grays:

Deep blues:

  • Refuge
  • Whirlpool
  • Tempe Star
  • Labradorite

Trim Colors

With its dark color, Sealskin pairs well with bright white trim colors.

Bright white trim colors:

Sherwin Williams Sealskin color palette

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sealskin paint color palette

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SW Sealskin FAQs

Is Sherwin Williams Sealskin warm or cool?

Sherwin Williams Sealskin is a warm brown paint color.

What colors go well with Sherwin Williams Sealskin?

Sherwin Williams Sealskin pairs well with cool whites, warm grays and deep blues. It coordinates well with Origami White, Elephant Ear and Refuge.

What undertones does Sherwin Williams Sealskin have?

Sealskin has brown undertones. It’s considered a warm paint color.

What color is Sherwin Williams Sealskin?

Sealskin is a dark, deep brown paint color.

What is the difference between Sealskin and Urbane Bronze?

Sealskin is warmer than Urbane Bronze. The two paint colors are similar, but Sealskin is slightly darker.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

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