SW 9073

Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather

Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Dusty Heather paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9073. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Dusty Heather SW 9073
Color code:SW 9073
Color name:Dusty Heather
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Dusty Heather for 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 Dusty Heather

Dusty Heather SW 9073 has an LRV of 27.79% 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 27.79% 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 Dusty Heather undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

137, 144, 163

Is Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 224° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9073 Dusty Heather HSL code: 224, 12%, 59%

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 Purple 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 Dusty Heather:

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 9073 Dusty Heather

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 9073 Dusty Heather

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

Dusty Heather SW 9073 vs Daphne SW 9151

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

Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073 vs Sherwin Williams Daphne SW 9151Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073
LRV: 27.79%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 31.97%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Dusty Heather SW 9073 vs Dried Lavender SW 9072

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

Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073 vs Sherwin Williams Dried Lavender SW 9072Sherwin Williams Dusty Heather SW 9073
LRV: 27.79%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 29.32%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#8990a3copy color code
RGB Decimal137, 144, 163copy color code
RGB Percent53.73%, 56.47%, 63.92%copy color code
HSVHue: 224° Saturation: 15.95% Value: 63.92%copy color code
HSLhsl(224, 12, 59)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.95 Magenta: 11.66 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 36.08copy color code
YIQY: 144.073 I: -10.277 Q: 4.432copy color code
XYZX: 26.899 Y: 27.909 Z: 38.61copy color code
CIE LabL:59.806 a:1.521 b:-10.861copy color code
CIE LuvL:59.806 u:-4.799 v:-16.241copy color code
Decimal9015459copy color code
Hunter lab52.829, -1.564, -6.352copy color code
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