SW 9140

Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky

Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Blustery Sky paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9140. 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:Blustery Sky SW 9140
Color code:SW 9140
Color name:Blustery Sky
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2021 Encounter

LRV of Blustery Sky

Blustery Sky SW 9140 has an LRV of 21.71% 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 21.71% 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 Blustery Sky undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

111, 132, 140

Is Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 197° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9140 Blustery Sky HSL code: 197, 12%, 49%

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 Grey 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 Blustery Sky:

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

Blustery Sky SW 9140 vs Soulful Blue SW 6543

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140 vs Sherwin Williams Soulful Blue SW 6543Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140
LRV: 21.71%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.3%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Blustery Sky SW 9140 vs Portsmouth SW 9644

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140 vs Sherwin Williams Portsmouth SW 9644Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky SW 9140
LRV: 21.71%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.94%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#6f848ccopy color code
RGB Decimal111, 132, 140copy color code
RGB Percent43.53%, 51.76%, 54.90%copy color code
HSVHue: 197° Saturation: 20.71% Value: 54.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(197, 12, 49)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 20.71 Magenta: 5.71 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 45.1copy color code
YIQY: 126.633 I: -15.085 Q: -1.953copy color code
XYZX: 19.539 Y: 21.775 Z: 27.977copy color code
CIE LabL:53.787 a:-5.716 b:-6.826copy color code
CIE LuvL:53.787 u:-11.274 v:-8.868copy color code
Decimal7308428copy color code
Hunter lab46.664, -6.92, -2.883copy color code
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