Sherwin Williams Slate Tile

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Sherwin Williams Slate Tile

My brain is officially in kitchen planning mode.

We’re closer than we’ve ever been, and I’m geeking out. We just had someone else to our home to give us a quote and help us figure out our best options for removing a massive wall between our kitchen and dining room.

This means now me and J are arguing about discussing cabinet paint colors and island paint colors and researching a LOT.

Coming across Sherwin Williams Slate Tile was an accident, but as my amigo Bob Ross says, it was a “happy little accident” indeed.

What color is Sherwin Williams Slate Tile (SW 7624)?

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile paint swatch graphic

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile (SW 7624) is a gorgeous, darker tone blue grey paint color that works well with almost any color palette! Yup, you read that correctly. Even though it’s darker, this paint color is so versatile that it can be combined with just about any other shade of color!

Slate Tile provides the perfect backdrop to showcase your room’s decor or accent pieces. Alternatively, it can easily be the star of the show if you’d like that too.

You can paint this color in an entire room, but truthfully, I think Sherwin Williams Slate Tile shines best as an accent color in a space.

In addition, you could even paint a large piece of furniture using Slate Tile as well! You can do what you want! The world is your oyster, moms and pops.

What undertones does Sherwin Williams Slate Tile have?

This deep blue has very obvious grey undertones and is considered a cool paint color. However, because of the depth of its color, as long as you have even natural light, you could use this with a warmer paint color with no problems.

I may caution against using this paint color in a room with no windows or no natural light because it may make the space feel a lot smaller, especially if you have ceilings less than 9′.

Sherwin Williams SLate Tile color graphic

Slate Tile LRV

The LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, of a paint color is on a sliding scale of 1 to 100.

The closer a color is to 0, the closer it is to black which means it won’t reflect light well or at all.

The close a color is to 100, the closer it is to white which means it will reflect light very well.

what is LRV? what is light reflective value graphic

I made this (super non professional) graphic to hopefully help you understand if you’re more of a visual learner.

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile has an LRV of 13. That means it’s going to be super dark.

Slate Tile Coordinating Colors

Sherwin Williams always gives its recommendations for coordinating colors, but you guys know I’m a rebel. If I were using this color in my home, here’s the colors I would love to see it paired with.

SW Slate Tile coordinating colors graphic

1. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

dress up clothes and desk in dormer

A fan favorite over here in the Smith household, but I think having Sherwin Williams Sea Salt and Slate Tile together in a room would be a literal work of art. These 2 colors together almost remind me a bit of the DIY abstract art I made for the playroom makeover.

2. Sherwin Williams Snowbound

Again, having Sherwin Williams against a great neutral white paint color like Snowbound is just a match made in … a couple paint cans? I would have said Alabaster, but I think Snowbound would be better because it has a slightly cooler undertone than Alabaster, which would pair nicely.

3. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

gender neutral nursery for boy design with sherwin williams agreeable gray walls

Here’s my case for the fact that you can use Slate Tile with even warm paint colors and have it look gorgeous. My only caveat to this would be that I would only recommend combining Slate tile and Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray in larger rooms in which you had a good bit of direct sunlight, most likely with south-facing windows.

4. Sherwin Williams Ice Cube

To be fair, this was recommended by Sherwin Williams, but when I saw its swatch and saw it in a few rooms, I was definitely interested. Ice Cube is a perfectly neutral gray with a slightly cool undertone, but I feel like this would be absolutely stunning to use together.

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile in Real Spaces


shiplap feature wall painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile with cream upholstered bed
Shiplap Accent Wall Painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile via The Creativity Exchange
Bedroom with angled ceiling and accent wall painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile
Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Bedroom via @paintpolyandollie

Laundry Room

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron door open against a wall painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile and hooks in laundry room
Laundry room painted Slate Tile via Blesser House



bathroom with Sherwin Williams Slate Tile painted vanity and farmhouse framed mirror
Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Vanity via Blesser House


Sherwin Williams Slate Tile painted cabinets above a white washer and dryer in laundry room
Laundry room cabinets painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile via @thehallhideaway


exterior of home with snow and home has a bright yellow door
House with Sherwin Williams Slate Tile via @maryrind
exterior door to a house painted Sherwin Williams Slate Tile with wreath on the front door
Sherwin Williams Slate Tile on exterior door via @_gabrielle.anna_

Trim Color Choices for Slate Tile

Choosing white trim colors can sometimes be just as hard as choosing the wall color. If you’re looking to use Slate Tile, here are 2 of my favorite choices for trim colors that will work almost every time.

Sherwin Williams Extra White

Ikea Latt table hack painted navy with Gold Rub n Buff legs and clear acrylic containers holding pencils, crayons, and markers

Don’t mind the fact that you can still see unfilled nail holes in our trim, but in our own home, all of our trim is Sherwin Williams Extra White.

Extra White is also the color of our upper kitchen cabinets as well. This white is a very bright white, but doesn’t feel too cool or sterile.

Sherwin Williams Pure White

black sconce with white cover and black frame mirror in bathroom

In our first flip house, we used Sherwin Williams Pure White and it’s stunning. It feels very white and pure (ha! go figure!), but it also has a warmer undertone than Extra White and still feels really white against any paint color.

Slate Tile Equivalents In Other Popular Brands

Benjamin Moore Equivalent to Sherwin Williams Slate Tile

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Benjamin Moore equivalent graphic

Although you’re never going to get an exact match, especially when crossing over brands, Benjamin Moore Charlotte Slate AC-24 is a very close equivalent. Its LRV is 18, slightly lighter than Sherwin Williams Slate Tile, but the colors are very close.

Using Ben Moore Charlotte Slate may be a better option if you have less natural light but are looking for depth in your paint color.

Behr Equivalent to Sherwin Williams Slate Tile

Sherwin Williams Slate Tile Behr Equivalent graphic

Behr Rush Hour MQ5-25 is going to be your closest match to Slate Tile. I will say I feel this color leans a bit more gray in its undertones than Slate Tile, but if you’re looking for a Behr equivalent to Sherwin Williams Slate Tile, this will be your closest option, but as always, test it out!

Final Thoughts

The entire reason I found this color was because I was checking out islands that would go with greige cabinets and found Sherwin Williams Slate Tile and fell in love.

I feel like this color is an excellent choice for accent areas – meaning either an accent wall, an island, or even cabinets when your wall color is super neutral, which ours is since it’s Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

I think Slate Tile is the perfect mixture of blue and grey, and although it’s a bit darker, it can create just the right amount of drama in a room without taking too much away.

And we all know how dramatic we are over here anyway. It’s the perfect fit.

Sherwin Williams SLate Tile color graphic

Don’t want to paint a sample on your wall?

Have you ever heard of Samplize? They offer giant peel and stick samples of paint swatches you can add to your wall so you can spend a little bit of money once instead of a lot of money on multiple samples.

You can try Samplize here if you’re looking at any paint colors from Sherwin Williams, PPG, Benjamin Moore or Farrow & Ball.

And thus concludes the most riveting paint color post this side of the Mississippi (whatever side you may be on).

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