Sherwin Williams African Violet SW 6982 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full African Violet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6982. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:African Violet SW 6982
Color code:SW 6982
Color name:African Violet
Brand:Sherwin Williams

African Violet for bedroom

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We’ve hand-picked a beautiful collection of photos of this amazing Beige shade used in real bedrooms. Take a look and imagine how this wonderful cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

African Violet for living room

  • Sherwin Williams African Violet living room interior
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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Purple color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6982 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams African Violet bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Dark real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 6982 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet small kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Sherwin Williams African Violet reviews

  • Sherwin Williams African Violet wall
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen painted backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams African Violet living room
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams African Violet undertones?

Purple is Sherwin Williams African Violet undertone color, as you can clearly see on the color field below. To determine this undertone we’ve removed all the tints, tones, shades and get HUE (pure color). Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#665385

RGB code:

102, 83, 133

Is Sherwin Williams African Violet SW 6982 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 263° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6982 African Violet HSL code: 263, 23%, 42%

Hue - degree on a color wheel from 0 to 360. 0 is red, 120 is green, and 240 is blue.
Saturation is a percentage value. 0% is a shade of grey, and 100% is the full color.
Lightness is also a percentage value. 0% is black, and 100% is white.

  • Cool Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple undertones make small spaces feel more open and expansive
  • Cool paint hue are ideal for bedroom or bathroom. Be careful with deep blues and greens in bathroom, which will reflect on your skin.

Act like a pro: Mixing warm and cool shades is a must have to get harmonius interior. Add accents that contrast with the primary color to create visual balance. If your walls are a warm color, don’t forget to add accent in cold colors (furniture, art, décor). A good practice is too use a complementary color scheme.

Coordinating colors.
Colors that go with Sherwin Williams African Violet:

Monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic color scheme

This scheme consists of different shades, tints, and tones of a single color. It's the perfect hue combination, but with no accent decor it's pretty boring.

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 6982 African Violet

Complementary color scheme

Complementary color scheme

This color scheme is a combination of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these colors creates a vibrant and dynamic visual effect.

Color comparison

African Violet SW 6982 vs Plummy SW 6558

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Sherwin Williams African Violet SW 6982 vs Sherwin Williams Plummy SW 6558Open African Violet SW 6982
LRV: 10.78%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.49%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

African Violet SW 6982 vs Purple Passage SW 6551

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams African Violet SW 6982 vs Sherwin Williams Purple Passage SW 6551Open African Violet SW 6982
LRV: 10.78%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.02%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of African Violet

African Violet SW 6982 has an LRV of 10.78% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little light.

Color paint LRV values

Light Reflectance Value measures the amount of visible and usable light that reflects from a painted surface.
Simply put, the higher LRV of paint color, the brighter room you will get.
Scale goes from 0% (absolute black, absorbing all light) to 100% (pure white, reflecting 100% of all light).

Act like a pro: Choosing paint with LRV of 10.78% be attentive to your bulbs light Brightness.Light Brightness – measured in lumens. The lower LRV of paint you have, the higher lumen level you need. Every square feet of room needs at least 40 lumens. That means for a 200 square feet living room you’ll need 8000 lumens of light. To achieve that brightness, you would require a total of 8 bulbs, 1000lm each.

Color codes

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HEX#665385copy color code
RGB Decimal102, 83, 133copy color code
RGB Percent40.00%, 32.55%, 52.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 263° Saturation: 37.59% Value: 52.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(263, 23, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 23.31 Magenta: 37.59 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.84copy color code
YIQY: 94.381 I: -4.745 Q: 19.579copy color code
XYZX: 12.805 Y: 10.705 Z: 23.576copy color code
CIE LabL:39.078 a:18.914 b:-25.134copy color code
CIE LuvL:39.078 u:6.093 v:-37.419copy color code
Decimal6706053copy color code
Hunter lab32.718, 12.605, -19.82copy color code
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