If you have been on the lookout for a warm and cozy beige you could just sink into, do I have the perfect color for you!
In this review, I’m exploring Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106. This color comes highly recommended, being not only an expert pick from Sherwin Williams but also among their top 50 colors!
I personally love how rich and relaxing this paint color is, and so I am eager to get started and show you all of the amazing features of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige.
So, let’s begin!
When to Choose Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige?
Before we go any further, I’ll give you a quick rundown of some of the top ways in which to use Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige. You have these recommendations on good authority, as not only have I been performing extensive design research all across the web, but I also got my hands dirty with this paint too!
A Welcoming Host
With its warm, bright, and cozy qualities, Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is fantastic when it is used in social or entertaining spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, or kitchens.
A Beachy Beige
When paired with its complementary color of a light blue, Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is perfect as a backdrop for a beachy design scheme. Its warm, sandy undertones really make you feel like you’re outside sunbathing by the shore!
Understated Farmhouse Feel
If you are looking to create a farmhouse vibe but don’t want it to be screaming from the rooftops, then Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is the way to go! Pair it with lighter whites and creams and dark metal accents like handles to create the effect.
If the outside of your property needs a little freshen-up, Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige can be a perfect fit for your exterior woes. This paint color looks amazing on brick, concrete, and siding, and can support trim colors ranging from light to dark with ease.
A Versatile Friend
It’s often said that a beige can go with anything, and Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige takes this to heart. This paint color is just as happy with warm colors as it is with colder ones, and can also deal with really pigmented accent hues without being washed out in the case of some other colors.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the things that make Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige shine. If I have piqued your interest, then keep reading to discover all that this paint color has to offer.
What Color is Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige?
You might be sitting there wondering exactly what sort of color Kilim Beige is, and what all the hype is about.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is, at its core, a beige, but it’s not one that leans on the bland side. Instead, it has rich brown and orange notes running through it that really boost the warmth factor!
You might be wondering why Sherwin Williams decided to call this paint color “Kilim Beige”. A kilim is a woven Persian rug, and I have found an example of one below.
If you look at this kilim rug, you’ll see the warm beige notes of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige. I can’t think of a more fitting name for this paint!
Snapshot of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Specifications
Although I have spoken about what this color is like, sometimes you need just a bit more in order to get a feel for it. So, for those of you who love all the important stats of paint, take a look at this handy chart I’ve made for you!
|Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106|
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The LRV of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige
For those of you who might not have heard of this term before, LRV stands for light reflective value and helps us to know how much light a color reflects. The traditional scale goes from 0, reflecting no light at all, so black, to 100, where you find white with the highest reflective value.
It’s worth noting though that no paint color is truly black or pure white, as there is always a level of pigment in the manufacturing process. This means that when looking at paint, the darkest color you can get comes in at 2.4, and the brightest at 94.
The LRV of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is 57. This puts it on the light end of the scale, but only just! In essence, Kilim Beige is a mid-tone color.
Undertones of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige has really rich undertones. The primary undertone is a warm orange, however, some people are also able to pick up on notes of pink in there too!
I’ve gone ahead and found a picture that highlights the undertones of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige for you. Doesn’t it just help to give it that cozy feeling?
Is Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Too Brown?
You may be wondering whether as a mid-tone beige Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige can tend to look brown.
However, thanks to its brighter undertones this paint color definitely stays on the beige side, and I would even argue that it leans more towards a cream if anything at all! Here’s an example to show you what I mean.
Especially when you look at Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106 next to the white tiles of the fireplace, you can definitely tell it’s not all that brown.
However, one caveat to keep in mind as always is that every color looks different depending on the lighting in a room. In a darker, north-facing room with not much natural light, you will see Kilim Beige leaning more on the darker side.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is Warm or Cool Color?
It should be pretty easy to tell, but Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is a warm-toned color. Warm colors tend to help up the cozy factor in a space and create an inviting feel.
This is why Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige works perfectly in social spaces such as living and dining rooms.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Color Strip: Lighter or Darker Exploration
It might be that Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is close, but not quite what you are looking for in a paint color. If that is the case, then I’ve gone through the Sherwin Williams catalog to find similar paints that are slightly lighter and darker than Kilim Beige SW 6160.
I’ve placed them in a list below from lightest to darkest, with Kilim Beige in the middle as a guideline.
- Sherwin Williams Divine White SW 6105
- Sherwin Williams Only Natural SW 7596
- Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106
- Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert SW 6107
- Sherwin Williams Latte SW 6108
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Complementary Colors
Now that you have your heart set on Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige, you’re going to need to start thinking about what colors you are going to pair it with!
One of the ways to do this is to find a paint’s complementary color. This is the color that is opposite it at an equal distance on the color wheel and is usually a contrast to its qualities.
I’ve gone ahead and found out what sort of color the complementary shade is to Kilim Beige for you, and even found a paint from Sherwin Williams to match!
The best match to Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige as a complementary color is Bewitching Blue SW 6960. This cool, mid-toned blue is an archived color though, so it only comes in limited options.
Instead, the closest current color in the Sherwin Williams catalog is Wondrous Blue SW 6807. However, this paint is less saturated and leans slightly more gray than Bewitching Blue, but it still makes a gorgeous alternative!
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Coordinating Colors
If you don’t want to contrast Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige, you could always look for coordinating colors instead, which often provide more cohesion when used together in a color scheme.
I’ve picked out the top 3 coordinating colors for Kilim Beige.
- Sherwin Williams Divine White SW 6105: This off-white is much more of a light beige, helping to add light and dimension to any color scheme using Kilim Beige.
- Sherwin Williams Latte SW 6108:In the same vein as how Divine White works with Kilim Beige, Latte is a slightly darker shade, perfect as an accent or furniture color.
- Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud SW 6249: This blue-gray provides a cohesive contrast to Kilim Beige, helping to emphasize its warmth. Consider using it on cabinets for a striking look.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Color Palette
To continue our color journey further, I’ve put together 3 color palettes ready to use in a space. Each one is designed to perfectly work with Kilim Beige and has something different to offer you!
Contrasting Color Palette
- Sherwin Williams Wondrous Blue SW 6807: This cool blue has slight gray notes making it a wistful contrast to Kilim Beige. Use it to create a playful or beachy feel.
- Sherwin Williams Quicksilver SW 6245:This white has notes of blue and green which contrast the warm notes of Kilim Beige wonderfully.
- Sherwin Williams Waterloo SW 9141:This dark blue-gray helps to build on the other blues in this palette, adding darkness and depth to the scheme.
Coordinating Color Palette
- Sherwin Williams Fortitude SW 9562:This warm gray has hints of greige, making it a perfect partner for Kilim Beige.
- Sherwin Williams Fragile Beauty SW 7553:This beige has some coral pink undertones, helping to pick up on the similar undertones found in Kilim Beige.
- Sherwin Williams Greek Villa SW 7551: This warm and sunny white is perfect for use as a trim color with Kilim Beige.
Monochromatic Color Palette
- Sherwin Williams Latte SW 6108: This slightly darker beige than Kilim Beige can really help to give a room a wow factor, drawing in the eye.
- Sherwin Williams Futon SW 7101: This super warm white has hints of beige to it, adding a harmonious touch to features such as trims, ceilings, and furniture.
- Sherwin Williams Moroccan Spice SW 6060: The rich, chocolatey notes of this color up the warmth factor in this color scheme, adding to the welcoming and relaxed vibe.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige vs Other Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige vs Accessible Beige
Although they are similar in their lightness, with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige only being one step lighter than Kilim Beige in terms of its LRV, the main difference between these colors is the undertone.
While both are warm colors, Kilim Beige is definitely the warmer of the two thanks to its orange undertone, while the undertone of Accessible Beige is gray.
Sherwin Williams Canvas Tan vs Kilim Beige
Canvas Tan by Sherwin Williams is much lighter than Kilim Beige, with an LRV of 64 as opposed to 57.
Another difference between these two paint colors is that Sherwin Williams Canvas Tan has a khaki undertone instead of Kilim Beige’s orange.
Sherwin Williams Softer Tan vs Kilim Beige
Softer Tan is slightly lighter than Kilim Beige and has slight green undertones to it, which can balance out the warmth of the color. On the other hand, Kilim Beige leans into its warm notes wholeheartedly.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Benjamin Moore Equivalent
If you like Kilim Beige but wish there was a color like it from Benjamin Moore, I have you covered! Although I was not able to find an exact match, I’ve been able to find an incredibly similar paint from this manufacturer.
The Benjamin Moore equivalent to Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is Adobe Beige 1128. This warm beige has brown and orange notes to it and has an identical LRV to Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige.
Where Can You Use Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106?
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Exterior
Don’t just reserve Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106 for the inside of your property! This warm and inviting color can also breathe new life into the exterior too!
Take a look at this house that I have found. Doesn’t the warmth of Kilim Beige with that coffee-colored trim just make you want to stop by and say hello?
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Exterior Brick
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige also looks stunning on exterior brick, too. See how you can still see the definition of the brick including the detail near the roof?
Rather than upping the cosy feel, this designer has instead created a contrast for a showstopping effect, by using Sherwin Williams Black Bean SW 6006 for the door, garages, shutters, and trim.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Kitchen
If you want to create a light and breezy kitchen, then Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is definitely the way to go! Pair with gray stone accents like in this kitchen for an understated but cozy farmhouse feel that will have you reaching for the kettle for a cuppa.
Alternatively, go bolder with the accents in a Kilim Beige kitchen by using crisp white and dark browns and blacks to accent. With its white cabinets, dark wood cupboard, black leather barstools, and those feature lampshades over the island, this kitchen is definitely giving me slight 1920s vibes!
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Dining Room
Even if it is just a small breakfast nook like this one, Kilim Beige makes a great addition to any socializing space thanks to its warm qualities. I love how in this space this paint color is picking up on the natural light, and warming things up with almost a sandy tone!
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Bathroom
If you are looking for a neutral bathroom that creates a sense of calm where you can wash away the day, then look no further than Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige. In this bathroom, the white cupboards, black handles, and accents of the metalwork help to give it that farmhouse feel.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Laundry Room
What better way to perk up your mood when you are doing chores than to paint your laundry room in Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige? Let this warm paint color give you a much-needed pick me up and stop the room from feeling too clinical with all its white appliances.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige on Furniture
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106 also makes for amazing furniture paint. This is especially true when you are putting together a monochromatic color palette, such as the one in this nursery below.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Hallway
If you want to start things off on the right foot when it comes to welcoming guests into your home, what better way to do it than to paint your hallway in Kilim Beige? Its warm and inviting tones will greet your guests like a warm hug, but you might have trouble making them leave!
The gray door and white paneling in this hallway just help to bring everything together. I wouldn’t mind stepping through into that room at all!
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Living Room
Another space in your home that really benefits from a coat of Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige is your living room.
Here this designer has kept the palette pretty neutral all around, which really ups the relaxation factor. However, if you wanted to add a little depth, changing the fireplace wall into a complementary color of a light blue would immediately add depth and create a beachy feel with just a few brush strokes!
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Office
Who said that beige had to be boring? Putting the right beige, such as Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige in a space such as a study or a home office leads to the perfect place for focusing.
See here as well where it has been lifted with playful accents such as the brown cowhide chair and the feature artwork on the walls.
Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige Bedroom
Both of these bedrooms I am about to show you use Kilim Beige as their main color, but boy do they have completely different vibes!
This first bedroom with pastel blue accents has a really calming and bright feel about it. This room would not be out of place in a coastal property and would make a perfect guest bedroom in a seaside vacation home!
On the other hand, this bedroom screams decadence and luxury with the four-poster bed, chandelier, and gold accents.
It is truly crazy to think that both of these rooms use Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige but both are so different! Which one do you prefer?
To wrap things up, if you are looking for a warm neutral paint color that can do almost anything you ask of it, then look no further than Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige SW 6106!
Kilim Beige helps to prove that beige doesn’t have to mean boring. Don’t sleep on this color’s amazing ability to make a space feel really cozy and inviting, both inside and out!
I personally adore Sherwin Williams Kilim Beige and I hope I have made you a convert too! If you are still on the fence, I highly suggest going out there and picking up a sample pot or two for yourself so you can see the Kilim Beige magic in action!