SW 6943

Sherwin Williams Intense Teal

Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Intense Teal paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6943. 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:Intense Teal SW 6943
Color code:SW 6943
Color name:Intense Teal
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Inbe Tweens

Intense Teal for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Intense Teal 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.

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LRV of Intense Teal

Intense Teal SW 6943 has an LRV of 13.7% 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 13.70% 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 Intense Teal undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Intense Teal 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

1, 118, 128

Is Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 185° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6943 Intense Teal HSL code: 185, 98%, 25%

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 Intense Teal:

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

Intense Teal SW 6943 vs Jay Blue SW 6797

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943 vs Sherwin Williams Jay Blue SW 6797Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943
LRV: 13.7%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 9.19%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Intense Teal SW 6943 vs Gulfstream SW 6768

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943 vs Sherwin Williams Gulfstream SW 6768Sherwin Williams Intense Teal SW 6943
LRV: 13.7%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 18.39%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#017680copy color code
RGB Decimal1, 118, 128copy color code
RGB Percent0.39%, 46.27%, 50.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 185° Saturation: 99.22% Value: 50.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(185, 98, 25)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 99.22 Magenta: 7.81 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 49.8copy color code
YIQY: 84.157 I: -72.934 Q: -21.638copy color code
XYZX: 10.385 Y: 14.52 Z: 22.672copy color code
CIE LabL:44.97 a:-23.767 b:-13.42copy color code
CIE LuvL:44.97 u:-33.672 v:-15.869copy color code
Decimal95872copy color code
Hunter lab38.106, -18.037, -8.602copy color code
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