SW 6878

Sherwin Williams Animated Coral

Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Animated Coral paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6878. 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.

Official color page:Animated Coral SW 6878
Color code:SW 6878
Color name:Animated Coral
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Refreshed

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LRV of Animated Coral

Animated Coral SW 6878 has an LRV of 39.37% 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 39.37% 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 Animated Coral undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

237, 144, 128

Is Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 9° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6878 Animated Coral HSL code: 9, 75%, 72%

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 Animated Coral:

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

Color comparison

Animated Coral SW 6878 vs Sunset SW 6626

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

Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878 vs Sherwin Williams Sunset SW 6626Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878
LRV: 39.37%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 38.62%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Animated Coral SW 6878 vs Persimmon SW 6339

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878 vs Sherwin Williams Persimmon SW 6339Sherwin Williams Animated Coral SW 6878
LRV: 39.37%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 38.72%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#ed9080copy color code
RGB Decimal237, 144, 128copy color code
RGB Percent92.94%, 56.47%, 50.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 9° Saturation: 45.99% Value: 92.94%copy color code
HSLhsl(9, 75, 72)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 39.24 Yellow: 45.99 Key: 7.06copy color code
YIQY: 169.983 I: 60.56 Q: 14.694copy color code
XYZX: 48.797 Y: 39.514 Z: 25.473copy color code
CIE LabL:69.122 a:33.459 b:23.526copy color code
CIE LuvL:69.122 u:66.529 v:24.275copy color code
Decimal15569024copy color code
Hunter lab62.86, 28.561, 19.975copy color code
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