SW 6488

Sherwin Williams Grand Canal

Sherwin Williams Grand Canal SW 6488 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Grand Canal paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6488. 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:Grand Canal SW 6488
Color code:SW 6488
Color name:Grand Canal
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Grand Canal

Grand Canal SW 6488 has an LRV of 16.22% 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 16.22% 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 Grand Canal undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Grand Canal 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

60, 121, 125

Is Sherwin Williams Grand Canal SW 6488 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 184° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6488 Grand Canal HSL code: 184, 35%, 36%

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 Grand Canal:

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

Grand Canal SW 6488 vs Santorini Blue SW 7607

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Grand Canal SW 6488 vs Sherwin Williams Santorini Blue SW 7607Open Grand Canal SW 6488
LRV: 16.22%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 13.76%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Grand Canal SW 6488 vs Down Pour SW 6516

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Grand Canal SW 6488 vs Sherwin Williams Down Pour SW 6516Open Grand Canal SW 6488
LRV: 16.22%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.95%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#3c797dcopy color code
RGB Decimal60, 121, 125copy color code
RGB Percent23.53%, 47.45%, 49.02%copy color code
HSVHue: 184° Saturation: 52.0% Value: 49.02%copy color code
HSLhsl(184, 35, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 52.0 Magenta: 3.2 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.98copy color code
YIQY: 103.217 I: -37.635 Q: -11.659copy color code
XYZX: 12.401 Y: 16.115 Z: 21.853copy color code
CIE LabL:47.125 a:-18.496 b:-8.262copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.125 u:-26.145 v:-8.979copy color code
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Hunter lab40.143, -15.11, -4.176copy color code
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