SW 9648

Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern

Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Frosted Fern paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9648. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9648
Color name:Frosted Fern
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Rustic + Refined

Frosted Fern 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 warm Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Frosted Fern

Frosted Fern SW 9648 has an LRV of 38.03% 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 38.03% 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 Frosted Fern undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

167, 167, 150

Is Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 60° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9648 Frosted Fern HSL code: 60, 9%, 62%

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.

  • Warm Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Green undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Frosted Fern:

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

Color comparison

Frosted Fern SW 9648 vs Ethereal Mood SW 7639

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648 vs Sherwin Williams Ethereal Mood SW 7639Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648
LRV: 38.03%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 38.22%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Frosted Fern SW 9648 vs Intellectual Gray SW 7045

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648 vs Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray SW 7045Sherwin Williams Frosted Fern SW 9648
LRV: 38.03%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 35.74%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a7a796copy color code
RGB Decimal167, 167, 150copy color code
RGB Percent65.49%, 65.49%, 58.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 60° Saturation: 10.18% Value: 65.49%copy color code
HSLhsl(60, 9, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 10.18 Key: 34.51copy color code
YIQY: 165.062 I: 5.463 Q: -5.29copy color code
XYZX: 35.259 Y: 38.055 Z: 34.334copy color code
CIE LabL:68.061 a:-3.069 b:8.804copy color code
CIE LuvL:68.061 u:0.936 v:12.983copy color code
Decimal10987414copy color code
Hunter lab61.689, -5.932, 10.184copy color code
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