Read all about Sherwin Williams Cyberspace, plus see 17 real homes that use it!
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace is a gorgeous deep blue paint. But is it the ideal paint for you?
When people think about doing a home makeover and begin looking at paint colors, many of them turn to neutrals. Whites, off-whites, grays, beiges, and greiges rule the interior design world and have for a while now because so many people like them.
Yes, often (but not always!) that includes me! 😁 But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that we all need a bit of bold in our lives!
We need to take risks every once in a while. And no, I’m not referring to risk-taking activities such as white water rafting (although I’d highly recommend trying it once!).
For the purposes of this post, I’m talking about taking a risk with your paint colors…stepping away from going all neutral, and adding a little boldness to your life.
With navy blue!
Although I’m a huge fan of all blues, I know that there are people who do not share my affinity towards the color family. Even still, I hope you’ll join me as I make my case for giving Sherwin Williams Cyberspace a chance.
This is one post in an in-depth blog series about popular paint colors. I hope that these paint discovery posts will give you the information you need to help you pick that perfect paint shade when you go to give your home a facelift.
If you can more easily visualize how a color may look on your own walls, it will make the process of choosing colors easier.
So without further adieu, let’s dive in and explore all that Sherwin Williams Cyberspace has to offer (which is a LOT!).
FAQs about SW Cyberspace
What color is Sherwin Williams Cyberspace?
Cyberspace is a deep navy blue with strong gray undertones. It’s one of my absolute favorite colors due to its depth and color-shifting abilities.
Is Sherwin Williams Cyberspace cool or warm?
Because Cyberspace is a blue color, it leans cool.
You may occasionally notice that Cyberspace (and other deep colors like it) occasionally give the illusion of warmth, but that’s just the result of the nuances from their depth.
Where should I use SW Cyberspace?
Consider this color for any part of your house! This timeless color is a much more versatile hue than it might seem at first glance, thanks to the amount of gray it has. And while it may not be as versatile as a true gray or greige, it can look extraordinary when used well.
Here are a couple of things I recommend when using Cyberspace:
If you want to use this as a wall color, do it in large, well-lit spaces (especially those with double-height ceilings) so that the paint makes the room feel small and cozy rather than dark and claustrophobic.
When using this color in a small space, try to limit it to bases and accents so that you get the fun punch of bold without the claustrophobic effects.
As long as you follow these tips, you can consider Sherwin Williams Cyberspace for your:
Given the right lighting and circumstances, Cyberspace can work well with any decor and house style.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Undertones
Ok, let’s do a quick lesson on “undertones” vs. “mass tones.” The term “mass tone” is simply a fancy-schmancy way of describing the primary color you see when you look at any color. For example, blue, green, red, and yellow are all mass tones.
But there are a bazillion shades of any one color, and that’s the result of the undertones, which are slight differences in paint colors. ALL paint colors are an individual combination of different colors. Change the formula (ex: slightly more blue than green), and you get gray-blue rather than gray-green. That’s undertones.
What are Sherwin Williams Cyberspace’s undertones?
No doubt about it, this shade is a deep navy blue. But it’s more neutral and muted than other popular navy blues such as Naval or Hale Navy, thanks to some strong gray undertones.
Because of the influence of two deep colors, Cyberspace can be a bit of a shapeshifter in different lighting situations.
NOTE: Different factors such as light exposure and decor have a large impact on the appearance of colors, so no color will look the same in two different situations. Paint swatches/samples help to give a clearer idea of how any paint shade you like will appear in YOUR lighting. I highly encourage you to use swatches before you go and spend $$$ on a paint color!
As far as sampling goes, I highly recommend these mess-free, re-usable, re-positionable peel and stick paint samples ⤵
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How Different Types of Lighting Affect SW Cyberspace
Everything in your home, from how big your windows are and what direction they face to the types of light bulbs you use (and more), will impact the appearance of paint in your own home.
Here’s a basic idea of how lighting alone can impact how Cyberspace will read in your home.
- North-facing light – northern light is cool and gray-ish, which will draw out the gray undertones of Cyberspace and make it look very dark – we’re talking almost black.
- South-facing light – warm light from the south will make the gray undertones take a back seat and let the blue shine through.
- East-facing light – an east-facing room has warm light in the morning and shadowy afternoon light. Cyberspace is a bit of a shape shifter and can look pretty different from morning (more blue) to evening (dark, almost black).
- West-facing light – west-facing light is passive in the morning but warm in the afternoon. Cyberspace will shift in a similar fashion as it does in an east-facing room, but it will do it in the opposite way.
Great Coordinating Colors for Cyberspace
As a dark navy blue shade, Cyberspace looks terrific with cool colors and a few select warm-leaning neutrals. Pair it with grays, greiges, warm whites, yellows, taupes, and beiges.
If you like the soothing experience that cool tones provide, try pairing this shade with a cool white.
Here are a few specific colors that look great with Sherwin Williams Cyberspace:
- High Reflective White
- Chantilly Lace
- Site White
- Shell White
- Network Gray
- Magnetic Gray
- Extra White
- Tricorn Black
- Austere Gray
- Rock Candy
- Gray Screen
- Balboa Mist
- Natural Linen
- Natural Tan
- Studio Taupe
LRV of Cyberspace (SW 7076)
LRV = Light Reflectance Value: Rated 0-100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white. Lighter paint shades REFLECT more light from them and therefore have a HIGHER LRV, and vice versa for darker shades.
The LRV of SW Cyberspace = 6
Cyberspace is dark – very dark. Remember 0 is pure black, so Cyberspace is just a little lighter than that.
In fact, it’s one of the darkest colors that Sherwin Williams offers. I personally think this may be a tad too dark for most people’s homes…you wouldn’t want to paint an entire room in this shade, necessarily.
But, as we’ll see in the examples below, there are some gorgeous ways to use this moody shade.
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Cyberspace Compared to Other Colors
Let’s compare it to some other similar dark paint colors and see if that helps us get a clearer picture of how the undertones impact the overall feel of this shade.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs. Iron Ore
Both of these colors are deep and rich. Sherwin Williams Iron Ore’s LRV of 6.15 is just the teensiest bit lighter than Cyberspace’s LRV of 6. It’s such as small difference that you can’t really tell one is lighter than another.
The biggest difference between these two shades is that Iron Ore (SW 7069) is a deep gray while Cyberspace clearly reads as muted blue next to it.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs. Peppercorn
The LRV for SW Peppercorn is 10.07. It may not sound like a large difference, but when we’re talking about this level of saturation, it’s very noticeable.
Peppercorn (SW 7674) is a highly pigmented and creamy gray while, Cyberspace is navy with gray influences. This comparison is really like comparing apples to oranges.
Now we’re comparing apples to apples. Sherwin Williams Naval SW 6244 is deeper with an LRV of 4, but it is navy.
Naval is a pure blue, so it doesn’t have the gray influence that Cyberspace has – and it’s not quite as versatile either.
More Colors to Consider
I know from experience how challenging it is to choose new paint colors! If you aren’t ready to commit to Cyberspace yet, check out these other similar and popular shades. 😉
- Sea Salt (Sherwin Williams) – a soft light to mid-green with gray undertones.
- Krypton (Sherwin Williams) – a mid-toned smokey blue.
- Stonington Gray (Benjamin Moore) – a rich, mid-toned neutral gray.
- Palladian Blue (Benjamin Moore) – a pale blue with green undertones.
- Smoke (Benjamin Moore) – a mid-toned blue with green undertones.
- Classic Gray (Benjamin Moore) – a light, greige-leaning off-white.
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17 Real Life Homes Using Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
I’ve searched high and low through the web to find a variety of spaces where Sherwin Williams Cyberspace has been used so that you can get a clear idea of how it looks in different rooms!
Check out how Cyberspace looks in a wide variety of different lighting situations and with lots of other influences such as furniture, countertops, etc., that can affect the paint’s appearance.
Please keep in mind that no two homes are the same. All homes have varying amounts of natural light and colors of decor items that will offset the paint and make it look different.
Cyberspace Living Rooms
A quick note here: don’t forget to consider picking the right paint finish…it’s not only about getting the color right! We have an in-depth explanation of choosing sheens here.
1. Pairs Well with Wainscotting
White and navy are a timeless combination that works anywhere and everywhere. In this room from A Classy Fashionista, you can see the deep gray undertones peeking through thanks to the low levels of natural light.
2. Great for Focal Points
Thrifty Decor Chick shows my personal favorite way to use Cyberspace: as an accent! The wall and built-in bookshelves are delightfully neutral and bold at the same time.
Bedrooms Using SW Cyberspace
In general for bedrooms, and low-traffic areas, flat paint is fine. If you like something with a bit of shine (and more ease of cleaning) opt for eggshell or satin.
3. Moody Bedroom Color
Stow and Tell U demonstrates how cozy a dark and moody bedroom can be. Isn’t it amazing?
4. Unique Ceiling Paint
What if you could keep a room feeling large and spacious AND make it feel small and cozy at the same time? Roger and Chris give us a nice play on colors by painting the ceiling in Cyberspace!
5. Casual Yet Sophisticated
Can this be my bedroom? No? Well, I guess I’ll let Life Figured Out keep it, but I love the cozy yet moody vibe.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace in Kitchens
For kitchens, eggshell or satin are popular finish choices for walls. For cabinets consider semi-gloss or high gloss for the most durable finish (and a gorgeous glow).
6. Works with Many Others Tones
Maison de Pax painted some of the cabinets in this kitchen in dark, moody Cyberspace. It’s perfect in such a bright kitchen.
7. Almost Black in Low Light
Petite Modern Life uses this shade in a kitchen that depends on artificial lighting, making the cabinets read as nearly black.
8. Perfectly Navy in Boho Kitchen Space
I love seeing Cyberspace in a room like this one from Hey There Toots because it shows off both of the shade’s beautiful sides (navy and gray)!
9. Marvelously Moody Cabinet Color
Oh-Em-Gee how swanky is this kitchen from Hudson Cooper Design? This is one of those spaces that grabs you and won’t let you take your eyes off of it. Everyone loves a white kitchen, but a kitchen with dark cabinets? Kind of unforgettable, right?
Dining Spaces Painted Cyberspace by SW
10. Blue Where the Light Hits
If you want a shade that provides timeless sophistication, this shade can deliver. And it definitely delivers in this room from Thrifty Decor Chick.
11. Clean Lines Against White Trim
The Bold Abode chose a terrific clean white to pair with SW Cyberspace. It works!
Cyberspace Home Offices
12. Reads Gray in Creative Office Space
Oooh, interesting! Look how the cool-leaning light draws out the gray undertones in this room from Clark and Aldine.
12. Navy as a Neutral
Granite Ridge Builders paired Cyberspace with neutrals and wood tones to create the perfect neutral space.
Bathrooms with Cyberspace Paint
Don’t forget the finish! For bathrooms the perfect sheen is either an eggshell or satin. Why? We’ll tell you in this post about paint sheen.
13. Classic Color Pairing
How lovely! Style by Emily Henderson chose to paint the lower paneling in Cyberspace, and it couldn’t look any better!
14. Blue and White Forever
Hudson Cooper Design showing another example of how amazing this paint shade can be, this time paired with gold in a fantastic bathroom. (Photo Credit: @margaret.wright)
More Sherwin Williams’ Cyberspace Inspiration
15. Non-Toxic Masculinity
Sherwin Williams shares Cyberspace being used in this short YouTube clip…
16. Great Choice for Media Room
Albie Knows Design created the perfect “cave” for optimal movie-watching! Yep, I could hang out in here!
17. Modern Farmhouse Feel
I love how Cyberspace looks as an exterior paint like this example from @SpringAcresFarmhouse. NOTE: darker paint colors tend to fade faster than other colors, but worth it? I’m thinking yes!
Well, that’s about wraps things up! Cyberspace is a glorious color that can add elegance and sophistication to a space. Have I sufficiently made my case and convinced you to try this color in your own home?
And if this is a color you’re seriously considering, remember paint-sampling is better than ending up paint-sorry! I highly recommend these peel and stick samples because they are inexpensive, re-usable and re-positionable…
Pin this paint color for later! And if you use this paint shade, leave a comment on the pin! That helps others decide if they want to try this color, too!
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