SW 6279

Sherwin Williams Black Swan

Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Black Swan paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6279. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Black Swan SW 6279
Color code:SW 6279
Color name:Black Swan
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Retro Revival, 2018 Connectivity, 2017 Noir

Black Swan for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Black Swan bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Black Swan bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Black Swan bedroom
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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 Black Swan

Black Swan SW 6279 has an LRV of 3.97% 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 3.97% 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 Black Swan undertones?

Purple is Sherwin Williams Black Swan 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

58, 55, 62

Is Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 266° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6279 Black Swan HSL code: 266, 6%, 23%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Purple 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 Black Swan:

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.

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 6279 Black Swan

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

Black Swan SW 6279 vs Bohemian Black SW 6988

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

Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279 vs Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279
LRV: 3.97%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 4.03%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Black Swan SW 6279 vs Inkwell SW 6992

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279 vs Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992Sherwin Williams Black Swan SW 6279
LRV: 3.97%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 3.63%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#3a373ecopy color code
RGB Decimal58, 55, 62copy color code
RGB Percent22.75%, 21.57%, 24.31%copy color code
HSVHue: 266° Saturation: 11.29% Value: 24.31%copy color code
HSLhsl(266, 6, 23)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.45 Magenta: 11.29 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 75.69copy color code
YIQY: 56.695 I: -0.462 Q: 2.813copy color code
XYZX: 3.98 Y: 3.98 Z: 5.115copy color code
CIE LabL:23.604 a:2.925 b:-3.88copy color code
CIE LuvL:23.604 u:1.119 v:-4.623copy color code
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Hunter lab19.949, 0.704, -1.236copy color code
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