SW 6502

Sherwin Williams Loch Blue

Sherwin Williams Loch Blue SW 6502 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Loch Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6502. 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:Loch Blue SW 6502
Color code:SW 6502
Color name:Loch Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:ABC's and 123's

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LRV of Loch Blue

Loch Blue SW 6502 has an LRV of 15.6% 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 15.60% 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 Loch Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

47, 119, 139

Is Sherwin Williams Loch Blue SW 6502 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 193° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6502 Loch Blue HSL code: 193, 49%, 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 Loch Blue:

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

Loch Blue SW 6502 vs Danube SW 6803

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

Sherwin Williams Loch Blue SW 6502 vs Sherwin Williams Danube SW 6803Sherwin Williams Loch Blue SW 6502
LRV: 15.6%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 16.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#2f778bcopy color code
RGB Decimal47, 119, 139copy color code
RGB Percent18.43%, 46.67%, 54.51%copy color code
HSVHue: 193° Saturation: 66.19% Value: 54.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(193, 49, 36)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 66.19 Magenta: 14.39 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 45.49copy color code
YIQY: 99.752 I: -49.332 Q: -9.007copy color code
XYZX: 12.427 Y: 15.661 Z: 26.787copy color code
CIE LabL:46.526 a:-15.735 b:-17.516copy color code
CIE LuvL:46.526 u:-27.914 v:-23.121copy color code
Decimal3110795copy color code
Hunter lab39.574, -13.2, -12.431copy color code
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