Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain SW 6956

Let’s dive into a full Blue Refrain paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6956. 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 Refrain SW 6956
Color code:SW 6956
Color name:Blue Refrain
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Blue Refrain for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Blue Refrain for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain cozy living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain living room walls
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain japandi interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain living room
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Blue color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6956 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain minimalist bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Light real bathrooms.

What are Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain 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

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B

HEX value

HEX value:

#B0D8E7

RGB code:

176, 216, 231

Is Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain SW 6956 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 6956 Blue Refrain HSL code: 196, 53%, 80%

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 Refrain:

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 Refrain SW 6956 vs Bewitching Blue SW 6960

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

Sherwin Williams Blue Refrain SW 6956 vs Sherwin Williams Bewitching Blue SW 6960Open Blue Refrain SW 6956
LRV: 64.25%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 61.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold