SW 9179

Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh

Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Anchors Aweigh paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9179. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Anchors Aweigh SW 9179
Color code:SW 9179
Color name:Anchors Aweigh
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Pottery Barn Kids, Dreamer, 2017 Noir

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LRV of Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 has an LRV of 3.38% 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 3.38% 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 Anchors Aweigh undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

#2B3441

RGB code:

43, 52, 65

Is Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 215° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9179 Anchors Aweigh HSL code: 215, 20%, 21%

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 Blue shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Blue 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 Anchors Aweigh:

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

Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 vs Cascades SW 7623

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 vs Sherwin Williams Cascades SW 7623Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179
LRV: 3.38%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.24%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 vs Inkwell SW 6992

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

Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179 vs Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992Sherwin Williams Anchors Aweigh SW 9179
LRV: 3.38%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 3.63%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2b3441copy color code
RGB Decimal43, 52, 65copy color code
RGB Percent16.86%, 20.39%, 25.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 215° Saturation: 33.85% Value: 25.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(215, 20, 21)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 33.85 Magenta: 20.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 74.51copy color code
YIQY: 50.791 I: -9.541 Q: 2.142copy color code
XYZX: 3.178 Y: 3.351 Z: 5.479copy color code
CIE LabL:21.398 a:-0.12 b:-9.357copy color code
CIE LuvL:21.398 u:-4.431 v:-10.223copy color code
Decimal2831425copy color code
Hunter lab18.306, -1.047, -4.931copy color code
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