SW 7579

Sherwin Williams Alaea

Sherwin Williams Alaea SW 7579 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Alaea paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7579. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 7579
Color name:Alaea
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Timeless Color Wall, 2019 Aficionado

Alaea for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Alaea 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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Alaea

Alaea SW 7579 has an LRV of 12.39% 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 12.39% 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 Alaea undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Alaea 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

129, 88, 91

Is Sherwin Williams Alaea SW 7579 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 356° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7579 Alaea HSL code: 356, 19%, 43%

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.

  • Warm Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Alaea:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 7579 Alaea

Darker 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

Alaea SW 7579 vs Tanbark SW 6061

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Alaea SW 7579 vs Sherwin Williams Tanbark SW 6061Sherwin Williams Alaea SW 7579
LRV: 12.39%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 15.44%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Alaea SW 7579 vs River Rouge SW 6026

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 Alaea SW 7579 vs Sherwin Williams River Rouge SW 6026Sherwin Williams Alaea SW 7579
LRV: 12.39%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.87%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#81585bcopy color code
RGB Decimal129, 88, 91copy color code
RGB Percent50.59%, 34.51%, 35.69%copy color code
HSVHue: 356° Saturation: 31.78% Value: 50.59%copy color code
HSLhsl(356, 19, 43)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 31.78 Yellow: 29.46 Key: 49.41copy color code
YIQY: 100.601 I: 23.468 Q: 9.607copy color code
XYZX: 14.431 Y: 12.403 Z: 11.529copy color code
CIE LabL:41.849 a:17.394 b:5.123copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.849 u:25.973 v:3.561copy color code
Decimal8476763copy color code
Hunter lab35.218, 11.515, 5.244copy color code
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