SW 9176

Sherwin Williams Dress Blues

Sherwin Williams Dress Blues SW 9176 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dress Blues paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9176. 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:Dress Blues SW 9176
Color code:SW 9176
Color name:Dress Blues
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Dress Blues

Dress Blues SW 9176 has an LRV of 5.42% 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 5.42% 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 Dress Blues undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

43, 67, 96

Is Sherwin Williams Dress Blues SW 9176 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 213° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9176 Dress Blues HSL code: 213, 38%, 27%

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 Dress Blues:

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

Dress Blues SW 9176 vs Marea Baja SW 9185

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Sherwin Williams Dress Blues SW 9176 vs Sherwin Williams Marea Baja SW 9185Sherwin Williams Dress Blues SW 9176
LRV: 5.42%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 7.78%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2b4360copy color code
RGB Decimal43, 67, 96copy color code
RGB Percent16.86%, 26.27%, 37.65%copy color code
HSVHue: 213° Saturation: 55.21% Value: 37.65%copy color code
HSLhsl(213, 38, 27)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 55.21 Magenta: 30.21 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 62.35copy color code
YIQY: 63.13 I: -23.621 Q: 3.948copy color code
XYZX: 5.114 Y: 5.372 Z: 11.831copy color code
CIE LabL:27.769 a:0.097 b:-19.972copy color code
CIE LuvL:27.769 u:-10.486 v:-25.045copy color code
Decimal2835296copy color code
Hunter lab23.178, -1.177, -14.039copy color code
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