Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Inkwell paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6992. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Inkwell SW 6992
Color code:SW 6992
Color name:Inkwell
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Free Spirit

Inkwell for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell bedroom accent wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell bedroom accent wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell bedroom accent wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell bedroom accent wall
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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.

Inkwell for living room

  • SW Inkwell living room black with white panelling
  • SW Inkwell living room color review
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  • SW Inkwell living room color
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell Living Room
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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6992 on kitchen cabinets

  • SW 6992 kitchen cabinets review
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  • SW 6992 kitchen cabinets paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell kitchen cabinets paint
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  • Sw Inkwell 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.

Inkwell for exterior

  • Sherwin Williams SW 6992 house exterior color
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  • SW Inkwell house exterior color
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  • SW Inkwell house exterior paint review
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell front door paint
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  • Sw Inkwell Exterior
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  • Sw Inkwell Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Inkwell reviews

  • Sw Inkwell Door
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  • Sherwin Williams Inkwell Living Room
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  • Sw 6992 Living Room
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  • Inkwell Painted Storage
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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 Inkwell undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Inkwell 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:

49, 54, 58

Is Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 207° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6992 Inkwell HSL code: 207, 8%, 21%

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 Grey shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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 Inkwell:

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

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

Inkwell SW 6992 vs Black of Night SW 6993

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992 vs Sherwin Williams Black of Night SW 6993Open Inkwell SW 6992
LRV: 3.63%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 3.64%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Inkwell SW 6992 vs After the Storm SW 9685

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Sherwin Williams Inkwell SW 6992 vs Sherwin Williams After the Storm SW 9685Open Inkwell SW 6992
LRV: 3.63%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 2.89%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Inkwell

Inkwell SW 6992 has an LRV of 3.63% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 3.63% 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

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

HEX#31363acopy color code
RGB Decimal49, 54, 58copy color code
RGB Percent19.22%, 21.18%, 22.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 207° Saturation: 15.52% Value: 22.75%copy color code
HSLhsl(207, 8, 21)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.52 Magenta: 6.9 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 77.25copy color code
YIQY: 52.961 I: -4.265 Q: 0.187copy color code
XYZX: 3.349 Y: 3.597 Z: 4.52copy color code
CIE LabL:22.291 a:-1.123 b:-3.23copy color code
CIE LuvL:22.291 u:-2.542 v:-3.334copy color code
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Hunter lab18.965, -1.665, -0.854copy color code
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