SW 6012

Sherwin Williams Browse Brown

Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Browse Brown paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6012. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Browse Brown SW 6012
Color code:SW 6012
Color name:Browse Brown
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Browse Brown 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 Browse Brown

Browse Brown SW 6012 has an LRV of 12.63% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 12.63% 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 Browse Brown undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Browse Brown 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

110, 97, 95

Is Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 8° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6012 Browse Brown HSL code: 8, 7%, 40%

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 Purple 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 Browse Brown:

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 6012 Browse Brown

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

Browse Brown SW 6012 vs Stunning Shade SW 7082

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 Browse Brown SW 6012 vs Sherwin Williams Stunning Shade SW 7082Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012
LRV: 12.63%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Browse Brown SW 6012 vs Nutshell SW 6040

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012 vs Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012
LRV: 12.63%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.42%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#6e615fcopy color code
RGB Decimal110, 97, 95copy color code
RGB Percent43.14%, 38.04%, 37.25%copy color code
HSVHue: 8° Saturation: 13.64% Value: 43.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(8, 7, 40)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 11.82 Yellow: 13.64 Key: 56.86copy color code
YIQY: 100.659 I: 8.389 Q: 2.128copy color code
XYZX: 12.77 Y: 12.691 Z: 12.6copy color code
CIE LabL:42.294 a:4.823 b:3.044copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.294 u:7.793 v:3.148copy color code
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Hunter lab35.624, 1.645, 3.966copy color code
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