Sherwin Williams Iron Ore


Ultimately Iron Ore is a dark, deep charcoal gray. Although it is a very rich shade, it is softer than true black.

What color is Iron Ore?

 Iron Ore (SW 7069) is stunning (& popular) on home exteriors. It’s also a solid pick for accent walls and cabinets..

Undertones of Iron Ore

Its undertones can vary greatly depending on the light. Sometimes it reads cool, with slight blue-gray undertones. On rarer occasions, you might catch warm brown, purple, or even green undertones.

LRV of Iron Ore

Iron Ore has an LRV of 6

LRV = Light Reflective Value

Peppercorn's Its LRV of 10 makes it noticeably lighter than Iron Ore, and might be a great choice if black if too stark for you.


Iron Ore vs. Peppercorn

It’s very difficult to distinguish them from each other, even when placed side by side. In my opinion, along with being just a touch darker, Iron Ore is a tiny bit warmer and richer than Wrought Iron.

Iron Ore vs. Wrought Iron

With an LRV of 3, Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black is dark enough to be considered a true black.

Iron Ore vs. Tricorn Black

Is SW Iron Ore  the right color for you?  Remember , you need to swatch the shade on your own wall before committing to an entire gallon or two.