SW 9685

Sherwin Williams After the Storm

Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full After the Storm paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9685. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9685
Color name:After the Storm
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Classic + Collected

After the Storm for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams After the Storm bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams After the Storm bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams After the Storm 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.

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LRV of After the Storm

After the Storm SW 9685 has an LRV of 2.89% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 2.89% 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.

What are Sherwin Williams After the Storm undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams After the Storm 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#2A3037

RGB code:

42, 48, 55

Is Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 212° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9685 After the Storm HSL code: 212, 13%, 19%

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 Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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 After the Storm:

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.

Lighter shades

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

After the Storm SW 9685 vs Rookwood Shutter Green SW 2809

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685 vs Sherwin Williams Rookwood Shutter Green SW 2809Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685
LRV: 2.89%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.09%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

After the Storm SW 9685 vs Anchors Aweigh SW 9179

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685 vs Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685
LRV: 2.89%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 3.38%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2a3037copy color code
RGB Decimal42, 48, 55copy color code
RGB Percent16.47%, 18.82%, 21.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 212° Saturation: 23.64% Value: 21.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(212, 13, 19)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 23.64 Magenta: 12.73 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 78.43copy color code
YIQY: 47.004 I: -5.825 Q: 0.909copy color code
XYZX: 2.701 Y: 2.882 Z: 4.027copy color code
CIE LabL:19.565 a:-0.712 b:-5.319copy color code
CIE LuvL:19.565 u:-2.948 v:-5.401copy color code
Decimal2764855copy color code
Hunter lab16.976, -1.306, -2.182copy color code
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