Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze SW 9055 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Billowy Breeze paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9055. 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:Billowy Breeze SW 9055
Color code:SW 9055
Color name:Billowy Breeze
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, 2018 Connectivity

Sherwin Williams SW 9055 on kitchen cabinets

  • Billowy Breeze Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Billowy Breeze Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Billowy Breeze Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Billowy Breeze Kitchen Cabinets
    Instagram @nikitchens

Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Billowy Breeze for exterior

  • Sw 9055 Exterior
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  • Sw 9055 Exterior
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  • Sw 9055 Exterior
    Instagram @hotburningwood
  • Sw 9055 Exterior
    Instagram @hotburningwood

Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze reviews

  • Sw Billowy Breeze Door
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  • Sw Billowy Breeze Bathroom
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  • Billowy Breeze Bathroom
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  • Sw 9055 Living Room
    Instagram @justaddpaint

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 Billowy Breeze undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

175, 199, 205

Is Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze SW 9055 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 192° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9055 Billowy Breeze HSL code: 192, 23%, 75%

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 Billowy Breeze:

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

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

Billowy Breeze SW 9055 vs Honest Blue SW 6520

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze SW 9055 vs Sherwin Williams Honest Blue SW 6520Open Billowy Breeze SW 9055
LRV: 54.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 54.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Billowy Breeze SW 9055 vs Blissful Blue SW 6527

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 Billowy Breeze SW 9055 vs Sherwin Williams Blissful Blue SW 6527Open Billowy Breeze SW 9055
LRV: 54.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 55.89%
Light color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Billowy Breeze

Billowy Breeze SW 9055 has an LRV of 54.51% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 54.51% 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#afc7cdcopy color code
RGB Decimal175, 199, 205copy color code
RGB Percent68.63%, 78.04%, 80.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 192° Saturation: 14.63% Value: 80.39%copy color code
HSLhsl(192, 23, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 14.63 Magenta: 2.93 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 19.61copy color code
YIQY: 192.508 I: -16.23 Q: -3.21copy color code
XYZX: 49.118 Y: 54.367 Z: 65.647copy color code
CIE LabL:78.676 a:-6.843 b:-5.726copy color code
CIE LuvL:78.676 u:-13.052 v:-7.578copy color code
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Hunter lab73.734, -10.126, -1.173copy color code
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