SW 9056

Sherwin Williams French Moire

Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full French Moire paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9056. 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:French Moire SW 9056
Color code:SW 9056
Color name:French Moire
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

French Moire for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams French Moire bedroom interior
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  • Sherwin Williams French Moire bedroom color
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  • Sherwin Williams French Moire Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams French Moire 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 French Moire

French Moire SW 9056 has an LRV of 46.95% 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 46.95% 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 French Moire undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

159, 187, 195

Is Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 193° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9056 French Moire HSL code: 193, 23%, 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 French Moire:

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

French Moire SW 9056 vs Agua Fría SW 9053

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056 vs Sherwin Williams Agua Fría SW 9053Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056
LRV: 46.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 51.63%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

French Moire SW 9056 vs Dockside Blue SW 7601

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

Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056 vs Sherwin Williams Dockside Blue SW 7601Sherwin Williams French Moire SW 9056
LRV: 46.95%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 43.13%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#9fbbc3copy color code
RGB Decimal159, 187, 195copy color code
RGB Percent62.35%, 73.33%, 76.47%copy color code
HSVHue: 193° Saturation: 18.46% Value: 76.47%copy color code
HSLhsl(193, 23, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 18.46 Magenta: 4.1 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 23.53copy color code
YIQY: 179.54 I: -19.256 Q: -3.433copy color code
XYZX: 41.915 Y: 46.85 Z: 58.45copy color code
CIE LabL:74.094 a:-7.754 b:-7.209copy color code
CIE LuvL:74.094 u:-15.03 v:-9.658copy color code
Decimal10468291copy color code
Hunter lab68.447, -10.474, -2.717copy color code
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