SW 6881

Sherwin Williams Cayenne

Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Cayenne paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6881. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Cayenne SW 6881
Color code:SW 6881
Color name:Cayenne
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Teen Space

LRV of Cayenne

Cayenne SW 6881 has an LRV of 16.82% 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 16.82% 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 Cayenne undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

192, 77, 53

Is Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 10° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6881 Cayenne HSL code: 10, 57%, 48%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Cayenne:

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

Cayenne SW 6881 vs Red Tomato SW 6607

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881 vs Sherwin Williams Red Tomato SW 6607Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881
LRV: 16.82%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.35%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Cayenne SW 6881 vs Ablaze SW 6870

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881 vs Sherwin Williams Ablaze SW 6870Sherwin Williams Cayenne SW 6881
LRV: 16.82%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#c04d35copy color code
RGB Decimal192, 77, 53copy color code
RGB Percent75.29%, 30.20%, 20.78%copy color code
HSVHue: 10° Saturation: 72.4% Value: 75.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(10, 57, 48)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 59.9 Yellow: 72.4 Key: 24.71copy color code
YIQY: 108.649 I: 76.241 Q: 16.858copy color code
XYZX: 25.037 Y: 16.775 Z: 5.287copy color code
CIE LabL:47.975 a:44.764 b:37.338copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.975 u:90.139 v:29.797copy color code
Decimal12602677copy color code
Hunter lab40.957, 37.443, 21.017copy color code
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