SW 6243

Sherwin Williams Distance

Sherwin Williams Distance SW 6243 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Distance paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6243. 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:Distance SW 6243
Color code:SW 6243
Color name:Distance
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Rustic Sun, 2019 Wanderer

Sherwin Williams Distance reviews

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  • Sw Distance Bathroom Vanity
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  • Distance Accent Wall
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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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LRV of Distance

Distance SW 6243 has an LRV of 15.19% 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 15.19% 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 Distance undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

93, 111, 127

Is Sherwin Williams Distance SW 6243 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 208° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6243 Distance HSL code: 208, 15%, 43%

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 Distance:

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 6243 Distance

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 6243 Distance

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

Distance SW 6243 vs Labradorite SW 7619

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Distance SW 6243 vs Sherwin Williams Labradorite SW 7619Open Distance SW 6243
LRV: 15.19%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 18.57%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Distance SW 6243 vs Stargazer SW 9635

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Distance SW 6243 vs Sherwin Williams Stargazer SW 9635Open Distance SW 6243
LRV: 15.19%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.57%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#5d6f7fcopy color code
RGB Decimal93, 111, 127copy color code
RGB Percent36.47%, 43.53%, 49.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 208° Saturation: 26.77% Value: 49.8%copy color code
HSLhsl(208, 15, 43)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 26.77 Magenta: 12.6 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.2copy color code
YIQY: 107.442 I: -15.868 Q: 1.172copy color code
XYZX: 14.028 Y: 15.228 Z: 22.273copy color code
CIE LabL:45.945 a:-2.768 b:-11.042copy color code
CIE LuvL:45.945 u:-9.797 v:-15.044copy color code
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Hunter lab39.023, -4.122, -6.525copy color code
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