Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is an ideal neutral, and it’s one of my top 10 favorite greige paint colors! I’m guiding you through this color today – including spaces it can be used in, how it looks in various lighting, colors to pair it with and more!

Take a photo tour of this paint color used in more than one real home! See SW Accessible Beige in a variety of lighting situations, used on walls, trim and more. It’s no wonder this is one of the most popular paint colors right now!

A dining room with a wooden table, beige upholstered chairs in Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, a crystal chandelier, and minimalist decor. In the background, there is a staircase and some framed photos on the wall.
Take a tour of our Leawood Kansas Colonial, where we used Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.
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I don’t take paint color decisions lightly, but fortunately for you, you can! I am taking the guesswork out of selecting paint colors. By detailing pros, cons, features, styles, where to use it, colors to pair, sheens and more – all you’ll have to do is sample to confirm.

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is a warm neutral paint color that is universally loved. In fact, even Joanna Gaines recreated it for Ace Hardware (see Soft Linen for reference).

However, this color can be confusing. In fact, if you look at the color on the Sherwin Williams website, the images shared there read as much more of a taupe or stronger brown than it looks in our spaces (as pictured here).

That’s why it’s so important to see paint colors in a real life situation, or at least as close to it as possible! I’m here to show you what this color looks like in real homes!

Throughout this post, you’ll see Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige used in a variety of lighting situations. There’s a brightly lit dining room, a basement bathroom, a large living room mid-renovation, and even trim! I think you’ll be surprised at how different it looks in each space.

A small bathroom painted in sherwin williams accessible beige, with a cream vanity and oval mirror.
SW 7036 on walls and trim in a windowless basement bath.

Why You’ll Love SW 7036

Accessible Beige has a lot of the same attributes as Benjamin Moore Pale Oak, Agreeable Gray, and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, yet it’s a little warmer and less gray, with a hint more yellow to the undertones.

This is a balanced beige paint with a dusty feeling, which works well with whites and shades of blues. It’s incredibly versatile. It’s soft, but not white. It works on trim, cabinets, walls and exteriors too. Accessible Beige is beautiful with dark wood floors, medium-toned white oak floors, and even neutral wall to wall carpeting.

A dining table set for four with gold-trimmed plates, glasses, and a white floral centerpiece beneath a chandelier in a bright room painted in Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, with a window and cabinet in the background.

Where to Use this Color

  • exterior
  • deck
  • patio
  • suitable for East, West, North, or South facing interior rooms that receive ample light
A large living room mid-renovation, walls painted in Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.
A friend’s home during a remodel, freshly painted in Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige.

How Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige Feels

  • day – warm and soft
  • evening – warm
A dining room painted in SW 7036, with upholstered white chairs and a wood table.

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige Undertones

  • a touch of beige
  • slight undertone of green
  • a touch of gray
  • hint of red

Accessible Beige works best in natural light. It is a bit darker than many of my favorite cream paint colors, which lends itself to well lit spaces. It’s perfect for North facing and South facing spaces that can tend to read a little blue. 

A botanical illustration is framed and hung on a light-colored wall next to a window with white curtains. The wall, painted in Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige, complements the vent cover and electrical outlet near the baseboard beautifully.

Accessible Beige LRV

It has a lower LRV (light reflective value) of 58, which means that it can make a room feel softer and cozier.

The hex code is #d1c7b8 which can help you see how it would look in your space using this how to design a room when you’re not a designer trick.

SW Accessible Beige in a small bathroom with a black and white vintage tile floor.

Trim Color to Pair with Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige works really well with bright white un-tinted white trim. However, you can also paint the trim the same color as the walls in a higher sheen.

For example, if you paint the walls in eggshell, use semi-gloss for the trim in the same color. It looks and feels rich! You can learn more about trim paint here.

A dining room painted in Sherwin Williams Accessible beige, with upholstered white chairs and a wood table.

Accessible Beige makes a beautiful trim color as well! This color is a gorgeous trim that either works beautifully with more of a true white on the walls (giving the trim an authentic beige contrast) or you can use it with a darker paint tone so the trim reads almost white – see below!

SW 7036 on the trim with a deeper blue gray color on surrounding walls.
In this image, SW 7036 is on the trim of a south-facing window, so it appears here as a classic antique white when paired with a deeper wall paint.

It works so well with un-tinted white, you can paint a kitchen wall Accessible Beige to offer contrast to white kitchen cabinets.

Sherwin-Williams SW 7306 Accessible Beige is the perfect neutral that allows the things – and people you love, to shine.

A brass bar cart with two shelves holds a wine bottle, four glasses, a pitcher, a bowl of oranges, and an ice bucket with a bottle inside. Two silver trays are mounted on the wall above it, beautifully contrasting with the Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige paint on the walls.

Coordinating Colors

The Sherwin Williams website lists three coordinating paints for a color scheme and I happen to agree that these would all be great options! Another popular color for coordinating trim is SW Pure White.

  • 7513 Sanderling
  • 9143 Cadet
  • 7035 Aesthetic White

I love that with Accessible Beige on the walls, I don’t have to commit to just one accent color.

A dining room painted in Sherwin Williams Accessible beige, with upholstered white chairs and a wood table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does accessible beige have pink undertones?

Accessible beige has zero pink undertones! While many beige colors can read a little pink, this one does not.

What are the undertones of accessible beige?

Accessible beige is known for a slight gray undertone, but is very warm despite many people labeling it as a greige. The lighting in your home will make an incredible impact on the way this color reads in every space!
If there are any true undertones of this color, they aren’t yellow or pink. You might catch a little green undertone in certain lighting situations, though, if any other color at all!

Is accessible beige warm or cool?

This Sherwin Williams paint color is a true beige color, so it reads quite warm. However, with a hint of gray in this color, it’s a great neutral that is incredibly versatile to use in a variety of situations.

Is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige a greige?

Because it has undertones of gray, it can technically be considered a greige. However, in many lighting situations you won’t see gray at all, so it’s barely on the greige spectrum.

What about Accessible beige lightened 25 or 50%?

Yes, you can lighten this paint color by 25% or 50%! It simply holds the same tones while creating an even softer look. Kitchen cabinets painted in Accessible Beige (at 50%) will read as a true cream in most lighting.

SW Accessible Beige in a small bathroom with a built in cabinet and a black and white floor.

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  1. Love the dining room. Looks very clean and crisp. Love things that have that open feeling!

  2. We have a tiny half bath that the previous owners painted maroon with a brown ceiling! I’d love to lighten that space!