How to Choose Sherwin-Williams Colors


Sherwin-Williams is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturer of paint for home, commercial and professional uses with more than 3,300 locations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Founded in 1866, it is the largest producer of paints and coatings in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. Choosing paint colors can be done easily by visiting to browse color and project ideas.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet
  • Smartphone (optional)
  • Access to Sherwin-Williams store

Choose paint colors by family

  • Choose a color family. The colors are listed by exterior and interior paint types and divided into nine color families; blues, cool neutrals, greens, oranges, reds, violets, warm neutrals, whites and yellow.

  • Click the square of the color(s) you like. It will display a larger sample of the color, along with the color's name, color code and color strip location.

  • Write down the information for each color you like.

Browse paint colors by collection

Tips & Warnings

  • Any of the color choice tools are also available by visiting a local Sherwin-Williams store. You can also bring home color cards to assess color possibilities.
  • Colors may vary in appearance on-screen due to different monitor settings and features. To be completely certain of your choice, consider visiting a Sherwin-Williams store to refer to the color cards and take one home to judge the color.

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