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Color Spotlight: Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams

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A charcoal paint color like Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore SW 7069 is a slightly-less-dark alternative to black that’s still sophisticated and moody.

It’s a fairly popular color that was the Color of the Month in March 2022, although it hasn’t really been on my radar until now.

Per Sherwin Williams’ website: “This cool, deep and mysterious charcoal can lend an air of sophistication when used sparingly in well-lit spaces – or on exteriors.”

I think it would look stunning paired with white, either on or above board and batten. If it’s a small, well-lit space, like a powder room, I might even go up onto the ceiling with it.

Coordinating colors include:

  • Nebulous White
  • Extra White
  • Cityscape

It has an extremely low LRV of 6! Clearly, it’s a rather dark paint color.

How Can I Get a Sample?

The best way to try out Sherwin Williams paint colors is to order a 12”x12” peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

A few things I love about these true color samples:

  1. You can easily move them around from room to room.
  2. They cost MUCH less than traditional sample pots, brushes/rollers, and foam boards.
  3. They are more environmentally friendly.

Plus, they’re typically delivered in just 1-3 business days, so you don’t have to add one more errand to your list (and then go back again and again when you don’t like how they look in your space). 

What is a Color Spotlight?

Every day this month, I’m highlighting a different paint color for my readers — mainly colors I haven’t really talked about before on the blog — as a fun little project.

They’re super quick blurbs that you can read in less than five minutes (NOT long, drawn out color reviews).

This will not only expose you to a variety of fun hues you might not have considered, but it’ll also give me fresh ideas for future blog posts.

You can view the entire Color Spotlight collection here.

Happy decorating!


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