Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Paint Color Review


Blue gray paint colors offer a unique blend of color that is both calming and modern.

The shades on the darker side of the blue gray color blends are some of the prettiest because they combine depth with versatility. The possibilities for these paint colors are endless.

Today let's settle down and dig into one of the more elegant and sophisticated dark toned blue grays - Sherwin Williams Slate Tile 7624 - so you can decide if it's right for you.

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What Color Is Sherwin Williams Slate Tile?

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile is a modern blue gray paint color that delivers quiet character to your home. Dark but unpretentious, it fits right in with almost any home decor style. SW Slate Tile is great for adding impact to cabinetry, kitchen islands, wainscoting, and accent walls.

What are SW Slate Tile undertones?

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile paint is blue with significant slate gray undertones.

If you've wondered about the difference between gray blue paint and blue gray paint, it's this: whichever word comes first is the dominant one, and the word that comes second is the undertone.

What is the LRV of Slate Tile SW?

This dark blue gray shade IS dark, coming in with an LRV at 15 which puts it on the darker end of the Light Reflectance scale. A paint this dark will dominate a room, so it's best to think of SW Slate Tile in terms of strategic focal points and accent areas rather than as the primary color in your whole house color palette.

Quick reminder: LRV (Light Reflectance Value) measures how much light a paint reflects which affects how you see it in a room. An LRV from 1-55 (approximately) means the paint absorbs rather than reflects light; above 55 means the paint reflects more light than it absorbs.

Choosing the right paint can be tricky: how you see a color on your walls can be vastly different from how it appears on a paint store color strip. For this reason, I recommend you test Sherwin Williams Slate Tile on your walls in your own unique lighting conditions before making a paint decision. These peel and stick samples make that oh so easy.

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Sherwin-Williams Slate Tile Vs Other Blue Gray Paint Colors

Compared to other deep toned blue gray paint colors, SW 7624 Slate Tile can look either much bluer or much grayer. Let's take a look at some popular comparisons.

SW Slate Tile vs Waterloo

Both SW Slate Tile and SW Waterloo are in the blue family, but the differing amount of gray undertone in each color is significant. SW Slate Tile has a good amount of gray undertones while SW Waterloo is more subdued, allowing the blue to shine. Both these shades are awesome choices for dramatic touches without going overboard.

SW Slate Tile vs Grays Harbor

SW Grays Harbor definitely digs into the deep gray side, with much less blue in the undertone. Slate Tile SW is a bit lighter and comparatively much bluer. One popular place for either of these colors is in the bedroom, where calmness and tranquility reside.

SW Slate Tile vs Smoky Blue

SW Smoky Blue and SW Slate Tile are both identically dark in terms of light absorption (LRV), but vary widely in undertone. Smoky Blue has teal undertones, while Slate Tile's gray is much more pronounced. Both these colors will deliver depth and drama to your space.

Photo Examples: Sherwin Williams Slate Tile In Real Houses

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile exterior

When you're going for a look that's moody and confident, you can't go wrong with an SW Slate Tile exterior for curb appeal. It makes a lovely companion for white trim, brick, stone, and wood and goes beautifully with almost any home style.

A front door painted with Slate Tile proves that a color doesn't have to be bright to make a statement. This high-contrast entry mixes light and dark shades and comes off looking put-together yet friendly.

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Sherwin Williams Slate Tile cabinets and shelves

Slate Tile takes a bow on these kitchen cabinets by Providence Design Ltd. It's amazing how one coat of paint can completely transform the look of an entire room.

This room also makes good use of mixed metals - I spy gold, copper and nickel - and this post walks you through how you can mix metals like a designer.

One room you can get away with going all in with a dark moody blue is the pantry. SW Slate Tile is perfection in this dreamy space where the gorgeous deep tones are balanced with plenty of natural light and decor elements.

And who doesn't love a good pop of color in a white kitchen? Slate Tile for the win on this kitchen island.

Blue gray isn't the first color most people think of for a neutral, but it really is surprisingly versatile and will behave itself just about anywhere - kinda like your ubiquitous blue denim jeans. In this bathroom, Slate Tile Sherwin Williams on the vanity looks crisp and clean, exactly how you want your bathroom to look.

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Slate Tile Sherwin Williams interior walls

Any time you want a stylish feature wall or focal point, look no further than Slate Tile Sherwin Williams. These examples give you a feel for how eye-catching yet subtle this gorgeous blue gray paint color can be. From the entry, to the laundry room, to the living room, Slate Tile SW can breathe new life into a room and make it a place you love to come home to.

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Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Coordinating Colors

Slate Tile SW 7624 works well with almost any color palette and looks particularly stunning against classic white (SW High Reflective White) and off-white (SW Alabaster).

Try it on the exterior with a crisp black trim like SW Tricorn for a sleek look.

For a monochromatic color scheme, pair Slate Tile with lighter shades of blue or gray like SW Reflection.

Other Things to Consider When Choosing Colors For Your Home

A lot of factors go into selecting colors for your home, and it goes way beyond paint color.

Things like your home color palette, existing colors in your home (that you may not be able to change), and the color of the natural light, or lack of natural light can change the way a color shows up in your home.

In my self-paced online color course, Color Made Clear, I walk you through all the steps to choosing and using color in your home to create a pulled together and cohesive look, even if you have things like cabinet color or floors you can't change.