SW 6816

Sherwin Williams Dahlia

Sherwin Williams Dahlia SW 6816 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dahlia paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6816. 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:Dahlia SW 6816
Color code:SW 6816
Color name:Dahlia
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:ABC's and 123's, 2017 Intrepid

Dahlia for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Dahlia bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Dahlia 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 cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Dahlia

Dahlia SW 6816 has an LRV of 31.77% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 31.77% 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 Dahlia undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

139, 152, 196

Is Sherwin Williams Dahlia SW 6816 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 226° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6816 Dahlia HSL code: 226, 33%, 66%

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 Dahlia:

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 6816 Dahlia

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

Dahlia SW 6816 vs Solitude SW 6535

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Dahlia SW 6816 vs Sherwin Williams Solitude SW 6535Sherwin Williams Dahlia SW 6816
LRV: 31.77%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.75%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Dahlia SW 6816 vs Baby Blue Eyes SW 9070

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 Dahlia SW 6816 vs Sherwin Williams Baby Blue Eyes SW 9070Sherwin Williams Dahlia SW 6816
LRV: 31.77%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 33.89%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#8b98c4copy color code
RGB Decimal139, 152, 196copy color code
RGB Percent54.51%, 59.61%, 76.86%copy color code
HSVHue: 226° Saturation: 29.08% Value: 76.86%copy color code
HSLhsl(226, 33, 66)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 29.08 Magenta: 22.45 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.14copy color code
YIQY: 153.129 I: -21.886 Q: 10.943copy color code
XYZX: 31.836 Y: 31.93 Z: 56.695copy color code
CIE LabL:63.285 a:5.495 b:-24.203copy color code
CIE LuvL:63.285 u:-8.892 v:-38.071copy color code
Decimal9148612copy color code
Hunter lab56.506, 1.681, -19.934copy color code
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