Sherwin Williams Inky Blue SW 9149 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Inky Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9149. 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:Inky Blue SW 9149
Color code:SW 9149
Color name:Inky Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2022 Ephemera

Inky Blue for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue 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.

Inky Blue for living room

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

Sherwin Williams SW 9149 for bathroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue minimalist 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.

SW 9149 on kitchen cabinets

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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue 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 Inky Blue reviews

  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Inky Blue 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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LRV of Inky Blue

Inky Blue SW 9149 has an LRV of 15.4% 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 15.40% 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 Inky Blue undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Inky Blue 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:

#4E7287

RGB code:

78, 114, 135

Is Sherwin Williams Inky Blue SW 9149 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 202° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9149 Inky Blue HSL code: 202, 27%, 42%

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 Inky Blue:

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

Inky Blue SW 9149 vs Azure Tide SW 9684

Wondering how these two paint colors differ? Let us help you choose the perfect paint color for your home with our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Inky Blue SW 9149 vs Sherwin Williams Azure Tide SW 9684Open Inky Blue SW 9149
LRV: 15.4%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 12.29%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#4e7287copy color code
RGB Decimal78, 114, 135copy color code
RGB Percent30.59%, 44.71%, 52.94%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 42.22% Value: 52.94%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 27, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 42.22 Magenta: 15.56 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.06copy color code
YIQY: 105.63 I: -28.201 Q: -1.08copy color code
XYZX: 13.531 Y: 15.403 Z: 25.175copy color code
CIE LabL:46.181 a:-6.948 b:-15.545copy color code
CIE LuvL:46.181 u:-17.265 v:-21.172copy color code
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Hunter lab39.246, -7.141, -10.56copy color code
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