SW 2739

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Charcoal Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2739. 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:Charcoal Blue SW 2739
Color code:SW 2739
Color name:Charcoal Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2019 Aficionado

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LRV of Charcoal Blue

Charcoal Blue SW 2739 has an LRV of 5.67% 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 5.67% 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 Charcoal Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

HEX value:


RGB code:

61, 68, 80

Is Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 218° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2739 Charcoal Blue HSL code: 218, 13%, 28%

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 Charcoal 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.

Lighter shades

Sherwin Williams SW 2739 Charcoal Blue

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 2739 Charcoal Blue

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

Charcoal Blue SW 2739 vs Mount Etna SW 7625

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739 vs Sherwin Williams Mount Etna SW 7625Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739
LRV: 5.67%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.17%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Charcoal Blue SW 2739 vs Quixotic Plum SW 6265

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739 vs Sherwin Williams Quixotic Plum SW 6265Sherwin Williams Charcoal Blue SW 2739
LRV: 5.67%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 6.47%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#3d4450copy color code
RGB Decimal61, 68, 80copy color code
RGB Percent23.92%, 26.67%, 31.37%copy color code
HSVHue: 218° Saturation: 23.75% Value: 31.37%copy color code
HSLhsl(218, 13, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 23.75 Magenta: 15.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 68.63copy color code
YIQY: 67.275 I: -8.027 Q: 2.254copy color code
XYZX: 5.439 Y: 5.705 Z: 8.402copy color code
CIE LabL:28.657 a:0.192 b:-8.153copy color code
CIE LuvL:28.657 u:-3.967 v:-9.886copy color code
Decimal4015184copy color code
Hunter lab23.886, -1.154, -4.135copy color code
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