SW 6065

Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige

Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Bona Fide Beige paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6065. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Bona Fide Beige SW 6065
Color code:SW 6065
Color name:Bona Fide Beige
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, 2021 Sanctuary, 2015 Chrysalis

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LRV of Bona Fide Beige

Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 has an LRV of 50.24% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 50.24% 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 Bona Fide Beige undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

203, 185, 171

Is Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 26° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6065 Bona Fide Beige HSL code: 26, 24%, 73%

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 Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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 Bona Fide Beige:

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

Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 vs Malabar SW 9110

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 vs Sherwin Williams Malabar SW 9110Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065
LRV: 50.24%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 53.11%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 vs Sandbar SW 7547

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065 vs Sherwin Williams Sandbar SW 7547Sherwin Williams Bona Fide Beige SW 6065
LRV: 50.24%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 52.96%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#cbb9abcopy color code
RGB Decimal203, 185, 171copy color code
RGB Percent79.61%, 72.55%, 67.06%copy color code
HSVHue: 26° Saturation: 15.76% Value: 79.61%copy color code
HSLhsl(26, 24, 73)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 8.87 Yellow: 15.76 Key: 20.39copy color code
YIQY: 188.786 I: 15.225 Q: -0.549copy color code
XYZX: 49.327 Y: 50.336 Z: 45.634copy color code
CIE LabL:76.275 a:4.072 b:9.423copy color code
CIE LuvL:76.275 u:11.682 v:12.844copy color code
Decimal13351339copy color code
Hunter lab70.948, -0.054, 11.527copy color code
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