SW 6988

Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black

Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bohemian Black paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6988. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Bohemian Black SW 6988
Color code:SW 6988
Color name:Bohemian Black
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Artistically Bright

Bohemian Black 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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Bohemian Black

Bohemian Black SW 6988 has an LRV of 4.03% 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 4.03% 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 Bohemian Black undertones?

Purple is Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

59, 55, 60

Is Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 288° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6988 Bohemian Black HSL code: 288, 4%, 23%

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.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Purple undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Bohemian Black:

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

Bohemian Black SW 6988 vs Greenblack SW 6994

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 Bohemian Black SW 6988 vs Sherwin Williams Greenblack SW 6994Sherwin Williams Bohemian Black SW 6988
LRV: 4.03%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 4.13%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#3b373ccopy color code
RGB Decimal59, 55, 60copy color code
RGB Percent23.14%, 21.57%, 23.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 288° Saturation: 8.33% Value: 23.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(288, 4, 23)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.67 Magenta: 8.33 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 76.47copy color code
YIQY: 56.766 I: 0.777 Q: 2.402copy color code
XYZX: 3.985 Y: 3.988 Z: 4.834copy color code
CIE LabL:23.633 a:2.871 b:-2.483copy color code
CIE LuvL:23.633 u:1.756 v:-3.063copy color code
Decimal3880764copy color code
Hunter lab19.971, 0.67, -0.37copy color code
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