Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower SW 9146 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Faded Flaxflower paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9146. 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:Faded Flaxflower SW 9146
Color code:SW 9146
Color name:Faded Flaxflower
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

Sherwin Williams SW 9146 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sw 9146 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw 9146 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw 9146 Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw 9146 Kitchen Cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower Bathroom Vanity
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  • Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower Bathroom Vanity
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  • Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower Bathroom Vanity
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  • Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower Bathroom Vanity
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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 Faded Flaxflower undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

158, 180, 192

Is Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower SW 9146 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 201° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9146 Faded Flaxflower HSL code: 201, 21%, 69%

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 Faded Flaxflower:

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

Faded Flaxflower SW 9146 vs Dockside Blue SW 7601

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams Faded Flaxflower SW 9146 vs Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601Open Faded Flaxflower SW 9146
LRV: 43.62%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 43.13%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Faded Flaxflower

Faded Flaxflower SW 9146 has an LRV of 43.62% 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 43.62% 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#9eb4c0copy color code
RGB Decimal158, 180, 192copy color code
RGB Percent61.96%, 70.59%, 75.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 201° Saturation: 17.71% Value: 75.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(201, 21, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 17.71 Magenta: 6.25 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 24.71copy color code
YIQY: 174.79 I: -16.966 Q: -0.919copy color code
XYZX: 39.933 Y: 43.716 Z: 56.189copy color code
CIE LabL:72.039 a:-4.991 b:-8.63copy color code
CIE LuvL:72.039 u:-12.19 v:-12.256copy color code
Decimal10400960copy color code
Hunter lab66.118, -7.9, -4.103copy color code
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