SW 7606

Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise

Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Blue Cruise paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7606. 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.

Color code:SW 7606
Color name:Blue Cruise
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Precious Baby, Timeless Color Wall

Blue Cruise for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Blue Cruise

Blue Cruise SW 7606 has an LRV of 25.8% 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 25.80% 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 Blue Cruise undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

101, 145, 168

Is Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7606 Blue Cruise HSL code: 201, 28%, 53%

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 Blue Cruise:

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

Blue Cruise SW 7606 vs Mountain Stream SW 7612

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

Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606 vs Sherwin Williams Mountain Stream SW 7612Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606
LRV: 25.8%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 25.3%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Blue Cruise SW 7606 vs Perfect Periwinkle SW 9065

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

Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606 vs Sherwin Williams Perfect Periwinkle SW 9065Sherwin Williams Blue Cruise SW 7606
LRV: 25.8%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 23.07%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#6591a8copy color code
RGB Decimal101, 145, 168copy color code
RGB Percent39.61%, 56.86%, 65.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 39.88% Value: 65.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 28, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 39.88 Magenta: 13.69 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 34.12copy color code
YIQY: 134.466 I: -33.611 Q: -2.15copy color code
XYZX: 22.557 Y: 25.843 Z: 40.835copy color code
CIE LabL:57.888 a:-8.917 b:-16.836copy color code
CIE LuvL:57.888 u:-21.419 v:-23.872copy color code
Decimal6656424copy color code
Hunter lab50.836, -9.759, -12.04copy color code
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