SW 7601

Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue

Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dockside Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 7601. 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.

Color code:SW 7601
Color name:Dockside Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Timeless Color Wall

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LRV of Dockside Blue

Dockside Blue SW 7601 has an LRV of 43.13% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 43.13% 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 Dockside Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

160, 179, 188

Is Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 199° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 7601 Dockside Blue HSL code: 199, 17%, 68%

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 Dockside 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

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

Dockside Blue SW 7601 vs Festoon Aqua SW 0019

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 Dockside Blue SW 7601 vs Sherwin Williams Festoon Aqua SW 0019Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601
LRV: 43.13%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Dockside Blue SW 7601 vs Aquaverde SW 9051

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601 vs Sherwin Williams Aquaverde SW 9051Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601
LRV: 43.13%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 48.93%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#a0b3bccopy color code
RGB Decimal160, 179, 188copy color code
RGB Percent62.75%, 70.20%, 73.73%copy color code
HSVHue: 199° Saturation: 14.89% Value: 73.73%copy color code
HSLhsl(199, 17, 68)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 14.89 Magenta: 4.79 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 26.27copy color code
YIQY: 174.345 I: -14.214 Q: -1.218copy color code
XYZX: 39.691 Y: 43.344 Z: 53.838copy color code
CIE LabL:71.788 a:-4.667 b:-6.794copy color code
CIE LuvL:71.788 u:-10.597 v:-9.46copy color code
Decimal10531772copy color code
Hunter lab65.836, -7.598, -2.4copy color code
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