SW 6966

Sherwin Williams Blueblood

Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Blueblood paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6966. 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:Blueblood SW 6966
Color code:SW 6966
Color name:Blueblood
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Blueblood for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Blueblood 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 Blueblood

Blueblood SW 6966 has an LRV of 7.16% 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 7.16% 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 Blueblood undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Blueblood 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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, 80, 134

Is Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 204° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6966 Blueblood HSL code: 204, 99%, 26%

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 Blueblood:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 6966 Blueblood

Color comparison

Blueblood SW 6966 vs Blue Grotto SW 2941

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966 vs Sherwin Williams Blue Grotto SW 2941Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966
LRV: 7.16%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 5.13%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Blueblood SW 6966 vs Jay Blue SW 6797

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

Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966 vs Sherwin Williams Jay Blue SW 6797Sherwin Williams Blueblood SW 6966
LRV: 7.16%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 9.19%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#015086copy color code
RGB Decimal1, 80, 134copy color code
RGB Percent0.39%, 31.37%, 52.55%copy color code
HSVHue: 204° Saturation: 99.25% Value: 52.55%copy color code
HSLhsl(204, 99, 26)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 99.25 Magenta: 40.3 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.45copy color code
YIQY: 62.535 I: -64.429 Q: 0.093copy color code
XYZX: 7.182 Y: 7.464 Z: 23.61copy color code
CIE LabL:32.841 a:0.867 b:-35.947copy color code
CIE LuvL:32.841 u:-19.9 v:-48.98copy color code
Decimal86150copy color code
Hunter lab27.32, -0.884, -32.114copy color code
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