Sherwin Williams Byte Blue SW 6498 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Byte Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6498. 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:Byte Blue SW 6498
Color code:SW 6498
Color name:Byte Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Sherwin Williams Byte Blue reviews

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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Byte Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

197, 220, 224

Is Sherwin Williams Byte Blue SW 6498 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 189° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6498 Byte Blue HSL code: 189, 30%, 83%

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 Byte Blue:

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.

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

Byte Blue SW 6498 vs Hinting Blue SW 6519

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

Sherwin Williams Byte Blue SW 6498 vs Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue SW 6519Open Byte Blue SW 6498
LRV: 68.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 67.74%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Byte Blue SW 6498 vs Moonmist SW 9144

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Byte Blue SW 6498 vs Sherwin Williams Moonmist SW 9144Open Byte Blue SW 6498
LRV: 68.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 67.67%
Light color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Byte Blue

Byte Blue SW 6498 has an LRV of 68.4% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 68.40% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#c5dce0copy color code
RGB Decimal197, 220, 224copy color code
RGB Percent77.25%, 86.27%, 87.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 189° Saturation: 12.05% Value: 87.84%copy color code
HSLhsl(189, 30, 83)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 12.05 Magenta: 1.79 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 12.16copy color code
YIQY: 213.579 I: -14.991 Q: -3.621copy color code
XYZX: 62.069 Y: 68.437 Z: 80.44copy color code
CIE LabL:86.225 a:-6.83 b:-4.552copy color code
CIE LuvL:86.225 u:-12.507 v:-5.839copy color code
Decimal12967136copy color code
Hunter lab82.727, -10.844, 0.258copy color code
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