Sherwin Williams Danube SW 6803 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Danube paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6803. 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:Danube SW 6803
Color code:SW 6803
Color name:Danube
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Danube for exterior

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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Danube 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 Danube undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

35, 119, 162

Is Sherwin Williams Danube SW 6803 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 200° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6803 Danube HSL code: 200, 64%, 39%

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 Danube:

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 6803 Danube

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

Danube SW 6803 vs Great Falls SW 6495

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 Danube SW 6803 vs Sherwin Williams Great Falls SW 6495Open Danube SW 6803
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 15.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Danube SW 6803 vs Loch Blue SW 6502

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 Danube SW 6803 vs Sherwin Williams Loch Blue SW 6502Open Danube SW 6803
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 15.6%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Danube

Danube SW 6803 has an LRV of 16.01% 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 16.01% 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#2377a2copy color code
RGB Decimal35, 119, 162copy color code
RGB Percent13.73%, 46.67%, 63.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 200° Saturation: 78.4% Value: 63.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(200, 64, 39)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 78.4 Magenta: 26.54 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 36.47copy color code
YIQY: 98.786 I: -63.873 Q: -4.387copy color code
XYZX: 13.808 Y: 16.158 Z: 36.564copy color code
CIE LabL:47.181 a:-9.483 b:-30.082copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.181 u:-28.75 v:-43.467copy color code
Decimal2324386copy color code
Hunter lab40.197, -9.026, -25.793copy color code
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