What’s this? A color that isn’t white or cream? I’m branching out y’all!
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace is a sexy charcoal blue that is both classic and bold. I will show you Cyberspace in real homes, check out some trim choices, and of course, give you some alternatives!
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What Color is Sherwin Williams Cyberspace (SW 7076)
Cyberspace is a deep charcoal blue. It can look anywhere from navy blue to black, depending on your lighting and other factors.
I managed to scrounge up quite a few real life pics for this one, so you will have a great idea of the color by the time you are finished here!
LRV of Sherwin Williams Cyberspace
The LRV of a color indicates on a scale of 0 – 100 how much light a color reflects (or doesn’t reflect). True black has an LRV of 0 and pure white has an LRV of 100.
In the paint world, we are working in a range of about 3 – 93 because no paint color is purely black or completely white.
Cyberspace has an LRV waaay down at 6, so it is pretty dark.
What Are the Undertones of SW Cyberspace
While Cyberspace can look black, it is definitely a very deep blue color with some charcoal undertones. (Overtones? It’s typically pretty up front.)
Is Cyberspace Warm or Cool
Cyberspace is a cool color all day everyday.
Navy and Black are both used as neutrals, so you can still treat it as such.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Color Palette
Here is a palette I whipped up, inspired by this super chic nursery that Marissa from @in_vest_homes designed:
People often say that the Benjamin Moore color Hale Navy goes with absolutely everything, and I get the feeling that Cyberspace is the same way!
There aren’t many colors that absolutely don’t work with it.
Complementary & Coordinating Colors
Sherwin Williams Whitetail
Whitetail is a very versatile creamy white. You can read all about it here.
Sherwin Williams Shoji White
Shoji White is another color that I have covered more in depth, but it’s not really white, more like a super soft beige.
I think it looks really pretty with Cyberspace.
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Gray Owl is a subtle greenish-neutral gray that works well with a host of other colors, including Cyberspace!
Sherwin Williams Subdued Sienna
I thought I would toss in a terracotta color in place of the mustard accents that Marissa used, because mustard is a much harder color to get right.
(You can see there is a little terracotta in the wall art.)
Subdued Sienna is just like it sounds! A muted terracotta that goes with everything.
Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull
Carolina Gull is a cooler toned sagey green color. It works great with Cyberspace!
(Like the look of Carolina Gull? Read more here: Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull: The Sagey-est of Greens!)
Don’t Forget Your Supplies!
This little brush might look funny, but it’s my absolute ride or die!
Rollers like these hold the most paint and make the job faster. Get a metal roller cage for easy on and off.
DryDex is the fastest (and funnest!) way to make chips and dents disappear. (Make sure you get a small spackling tool that actually fits in the container, and a sanding sponge.)
This tool will save your back and limit time on a ladder.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Color Strip
I always like to see the color strip to get a better idea of the color, especially with really light or really dark colors, so here you go! :
Lighter Version of Cyberspace
There is no darker color than Cyberspace on the same strip, but one shade lighter is Web Gray (SW 7075)
The rest of the colors are:
- Sherwin Williams Gray Screen (SW 7071)
- Sherwin Williams Online (SW 7072)
- Sherwin Williams Network Gray (SW 7073)
- Sherwin Williams Software (SW 7074)
What Trim Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Cyberspace?
If you have a home with oak trim, natural trim, or historical dark trim, Cyberspace should coordinate really well. Because it is so dark and so gray, it doesn’t clash with any wood tones.
White Paint that Goes with Cyberspace
There really aren’t too many blues that look good with both warm and cool whites, but Cyberspace does!
Assuming you want to paint your trim and doors white, you have options!
For a bright white, try Sherwin Williams High Reflective White.
For a clean white with a hint of softness, try Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
If you want to take a quick trip to Home Depot to buy your trim and door color, pick up Behr Ultra Pure White – Often regarded as the whitest white on the market.
For a soft creamy white, go with Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
I didn’t have room to add another white, but Sherwin Williams Snowbound is another nice white that is warm but not too creamy.
I have a real soft spot for Chantilly Lace, and I think it would look really great with Cyberspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Interior Spaces
Okay, on to the examples I promised!
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Living Room
I have a lot of amazing photos from Marissa’s place, including this living room:
Cyberspace is on the shiplap on the back wall. You can really see just how dark it is.
I want to show you Marissa’s kitchen too, so you can see how she tied in Cyberspace from the living room accent wall, by using black picket tile:
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Bathroom
Here you can see that Cyberspace looks more charcoal:
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Bedroom
You might be scared to use a color as dark as cyberspace on your ceiling, but here Marissa has taught us that we don’t need to be afraid of the dark side.
This shiplap on the ceiling is original to the house.
Of course this room is blessed with bags of natural light, so you will want to consider that before you jump in with both feet.
This is one of those scenarios where peel and stick samples come to the rescue!
You can probably get four of them for less than the smallest can of paint, and who wants to swatch the ceiling and then decide not to paint it?
(Not I, ceilings are a pain…physically and metaphorically!)
Charcoal or Navy Blue Ceilings
Whether you decide on Cyberspace or not, here are a couple more pictures to give you a good idea of how a dark color like this can look:
Cyberspace definitely looks great on shiplap!
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Cabinets
Okay, off to another home, because we need to see Cyberpace on cabinets!
This is a design by The Finishing Room:
In these first two photos you can see that Cyberspace looks pretty black, probably due to the artificial lighting.
It was almost hard to believe that these are the same cabinets:
That is about as blue as SW Cyberspace gets (except on exteriors).
The Finishing Room updated the old upper doors to these new ones.
Here are a couple more, because why not?
The upper cabinets are painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy, and the walls are Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil.
The brass hardware is a nice complement to Cyberspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace Exterior
Okay, time for what I think is Cyberspace’s shining moment: Exterior paint!
I know right?
Tell me Cyberspace looks great with brick without telling me…
The trim is Sherwin Williams Origami White.
Cyberspace definitely looks more blue in bright exterior light.
I don’t know about you, but I can picture Cyberspace with any number of neutral colors on an exterior. Maybe with a dark greige?
(If you are shopping around for an exterior color, I recently covered Sherwin Williams Rosemary, and it looks great on exteriors too!)
Cyberspace Compared to Other Sherwin Williams Paint Colors
Here are a bunch of other popular Sherwin Williams colors that you might be considering if you are looking at Cyberspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Peppercorn
Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is not especially similar to Cyberspace in theory, but in real life the difference is more subtle.
This is Peppercorn:
Peppercorn is a lighter charcoal gray, with an LRV of 10. It can sometimes look blue-ish, but it actually isn’t blue at all, it is straight gray.
You can see more of this and the next color in my Peppercorn vs Iron Ore post.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Iron Ore
Speaking of Iron Ore, it is one of Sherwin Williams most popular dark grays. It has a similar LRV to Cyberspace, at 7.
The main difference between these two is that Iron Ore is charcoal gray all the time, and doesn’t ever look blue like Cyberspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Naval
Cyberspace looks blue beside Iron Ore, but beside Naval it looks more gray:
Naval is a rich and saturated navy blue without any gray tones. Its LRV is 4.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Outerspace (SW 6251)
It’s not on the same color strip, but on the wall, Sherwin Williams Outerspace can look like a lighter version of Cyberspace.
It has an LRV of 12, and sometimes looks a little more blue, but if you like Cyberspace you will probably like Outerspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Charcoal Blue
Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue is a reallllyy nice navy blue, but I wouldn’t say that it’s charcoal at all.
Charcoal Blue has an LRV of 6, so the same as Cyberspace.
Cyberspace Benjamin Moore Version
Time for my favorite part! Finding some dupes.
Benjamin Moore had a surprising number of similar colors (actually all the brands did), but I narrowed it down to these three.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart (1617)
“Cheating Heart” sounds dramatic doesn’t it?
I guess that’s fitting, since these dark tones do bring the drama!
Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart has an LRV of 6.89. It is almost identical in terms of where it sits in the blue range, but it is more gray than Cyberspace.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Benjamin Moore Baby Seal Black (2119-30)
Benjamin Moore Baby Seal Black is the closest color to Cyberspace that they have. It is just the tiniest bit lighter, with an LRV of 6.76.
Other than that, there is no discernible difference, so from one wall to another I don’t think anyone could tell them apart.
Funny enough, Black Ribbon by Behr is the exact same color as Baby Seal Black.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Benjamin Moore Day’s End (2133-30)
Here is one last good color match for Cyberspace from Benjamin Moore: Day’s End.
Day’s End has a bit more red in it than Cyberspace, so it looks a tiny bit more purple. It is also a smidge lighter, with an LRV of 6.94.
Cyberspace Behr Equivalent (Home Depot)
There are two solid Cyberspace dupes from Behr (besides Black Ribbon) : Little Black Dress and Dark Secret.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Behr Little Black Dress (PPU10-20)
Little Black Dress is a near perfect match to Cyberspace. It even has the same LRV of 6.
Technically, Little Black Dress is a teeny tiny bit warmer than Cyberspace, and a touch more gray, but that’s just on paper. I really can’t spot the difference.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Behr Dark Secret (PPU26-23A)
Behr Dark Secret is a little more gray than Cyberspace, which is a more saturated color. The LRV of Dark Secret is also a 6.
Valspar Equivalent to Cyberspace
Valspar actually has quite a few charcoaly-blue colors, but most are lighter than Cyberspace. The closest match I could find is Chimney Smoke.
Sherwin Williams Cyberspace vs Valspar Chimney Smoke (5004-2C)
Valspar says that the LRV of Chimney Smoke is 5.038, meaning that it should be darker than Cyberspace. Clearly that isn’t the case.
Yes, Chimney Smoke has a bit more gray, but I don’t think that accounts for all of the difference, so I feel like this is an error on someone’s part.
According to me, the difference is that Chimney Smoke is lighter and smokier than Cyberspace.
Cyberspace Final Moody Musings
Confession time: I’m not an especially blue gal, but I could definitely go for Cyberspace!
What was the gist again?
- Cyberspace is a dark charcoal blue that goes great with wood trim, or basically any white
- If you don’t want black, don’t choose Cyberspace! In certain lighting it will definitely read black
- If you are considering black or navy, but want something just a little softer, you will probably LOVE Cyberspace
- If you’re painting the outside of your house, please consider Cyberspace (It’s just delish outside!)