SW 6194

Sherwin Williams Basil

Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194 paint color review

Official color page:Basil SW 6194
Color code:SW 6194
Color name:Basil
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Basil is a dark organic green paint color that dates back to a natural, organic, and earthy vibe. For an organic paint color like Sherwin Williams Basil, you can best pair it with burnt oranges, creamy and true whites, lighter grays, browns, and beiges.

Basil for bedroom

  • Green bedroom interior Sherwin Williams Basil color
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  • Green accent wall bedroom Sherwin Williams basil
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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 Basil

Basil SW 6194 has an LRV of 15% 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 15.00% 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 Basil undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

98, 110, 96

Is Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 111° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6194 Basil HSL code: 111, 7%, 40%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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 Basil:

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

Basil SW 6194 vs Rocky River SW 6215

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194 vs Sherwin Williams Rocky River SW 6215Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194
LRV: 15%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 15%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Basil SW 6194 vs Storm Warning SW 9555

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194 vs Sherwin Williams Storm Warning SW 9555Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194
LRV: 15%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 15%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#626e60copy color code
RGB Decimal98, 110, 96copy color code
RGB Percent38.43%, 43.14%, 37.65%copy color code
HSVHue: 111° Saturation: 12.73% Value: 43.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(111, 7, 40)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 10.91 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 12.73 Key: 56.86copy color code
YIQY: 104.816 I: -2.652 Q: -6.895copy color code
XYZX: 12.724 Y: 14.593 Z: 13.21copy color code
CIE LabL:45.072 a:-7.462 b:6.287copy color code
CIE LuvL:45.072 u:-5.981 v:9.293copy color code
Decimal6450784copy color code
Hunter lab38.201, -7.397, 6.238copy color code
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