Sherwin Williams Gentian SW 6817 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Gentian paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6817. 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:Gentian SW 6817
Color code:SW 6817
Color name:Gentian
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Gentian for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Gentian bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Gentian bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Gentian 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Gentian for living room

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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Purple color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6817 for bathroom

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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Dark real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 6817 on 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 Gentian reviews

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  • Sherwin Williams Gentian living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Gentian living room
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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 Gentian undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Gentian 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

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HEX value

HEX value:

#6572A5

RGB code:

101, 114, 165

Is Sherwin Williams Gentian SW 6817 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 228° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6817 Gentian HSL code: 228, 26%, 52%

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 Purple 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 Gentian:

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

Gentian SW 6817 vs Lupine SW 6810

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

Sherwin Williams Gentian SW 6817 vs Sherwin Williams Lupine SW 6810Open Gentian SW 6817
LRV: 17.55%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.39%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Gentian SW 6817 vs Sapphire SW 6963

Choosing between these two awesome hues? We'll break down the differences to help you find the perfect shade for your space.

Sherwin Williams Gentian SW 6817 vs Sherwin Williams Sapphire SW 6963Open Gentian SW 6817
LRV: 17.55%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 17.86%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Gentian

Gentian SW 6817 has an LRV of 17.55% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 17.55% 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#6572a5copy color code
RGB Decimal101, 114, 165copy color code
RGB Percent39.61%, 44.71%, 64.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 228° Saturation: 38.79% Value: 64.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(228, 26, 52)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 38.79 Magenta: 30.91 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 35.29copy color code
YIQY: 115.927 I: -24.135 Q: 13.121copy color code
XYZX: 18.173 Y: 17.517 Z: 38.011copy color code
CIE LabL:48.905 a:8.287 b:-28.919copy color code
CIE LuvL:48.905 u:-8.767 v:-43.979copy color code
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Hunter lab41.853, 4.263, -24.549copy color code
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