Sherwin Williams Alchemy SW 6395 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Alchemy paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6395. Find out if this gorgeous warm yellow paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Alchemy SW 6395
Color code:SW 6395
Color name:Alchemy
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Restless Nomad, 2017 Noir

Sherwin Williams Alchemy reviews

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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 Alchemy undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#C99E53

RGB code:

201, 158, 83

Is Sherwin Williams Alchemy SW 6395 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 38° this Yellow refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6395 Alchemy HSL code: 38, 52%, 56%

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 Yellow will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Yellow 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 Alchemy:

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

Darker shades

Color comparison

Alchemy SW 6395 vs Golden Rule SW 6383

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Alchemy SW 6395 vs Sherwin Williams Golden Rule SW 6383Open Alchemy SW 6395
LRV: 37.55%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 33.76%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Alchemy SW 6395 vs Ceremonial Gold SW 6382

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Alchemy SW 6395 vs Sherwin Williams Ceremonial Gold SW 6382Open Alchemy SW 6395
LRV: 37.55%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 39.4%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

LRV of Alchemy

Alchemy SW 6395 has an LRV of 37.55% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 37.55% 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#c99e53copy color code
RGB Decimal201, 158, 83copy color code
RGB Percent78.82%, 61.96%, 32.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 38° Saturation: 58.71% Value: 78.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(38, 52, 56)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 21.39 Yellow: 58.71 Key: 21.18copy color code
YIQY: 162.307 I: 49.725 Q: -14.244copy color code
XYZX: 37.877 Y: 37.498 Z: 13.424copy color code
CIE LabL:67.649 a:7.389 b:44.681copy color code
CIE LuvL:67.649 u:34.002 v:51.421copy color code
Decimal13213267copy color code
Hunter lab61.236, 3.248, 29.868copy color code
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