SW 6796

Sherwin Williams Blue Plate

Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Blue Plate paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6796. 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:Blue Plate SW 6796
Color code:SW 6796
Color name:Blue Plate
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Blue Plate for 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 Blue Plate

Blue Plate SW 6796 has an LRV of 16.67% 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 16.67% 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 Plate undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

1, 124, 167

Is Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 196° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6796 Blue Plate HSL code: 196, 99%, 33%

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 Plate:

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

Color comparison

Blue Plate SW 6796 vs Cruising SW 6782

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

Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796 vs Sherwin Williams Cruising SW 6782Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796
LRV: 16.67%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 18.54%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Blue Plate SW 6796 vs Blue Chip SW 6959

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

Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796 vs Sherwin Williams Blue Chip SW 6959Sherwin Williams Blue Plate SW 6796
LRV: 16.67%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.26%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#017ca7copy color code
RGB Decimal1, 124, 167copy color code
RGB Percent0.39%, 48.63%, 65.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 196° Saturation: 99.4% Value: 65.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(196, 99, 33)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 99.4 Magenta: 25.75 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 34.51copy color code
YIQY: 92.125 I: -87.114 Q: -12.637copy color code
XYZX: 14.192 Y: 17.21 Z: 39.123copy color code
CIE LabL:48.523 a:-12.859 b:-30.938copy color code
CIE LuvL:48.523 u:-32.911 v:-44.716copy color code
Decimal97447copy color code
Hunter lab41.485, -11.534, -26.875copy color code
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