SW 6501

Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue

Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Manitou Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6501. 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:Manitou Blue SW 6501
Color code:SW 6501
Color name:Manitou Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Manitou Blue for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue Accent Wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Manitou Blue

Manitou Blue SW 6501 has an LRV of 25.5% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 25.50% 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 Manitou Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

91, 146, 162

Is Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 194° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6501 Manitou Blue HSL code: 194, 28%, 50%

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 Manitou 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

Sherwin Williams SW 6501 Manitou Blue

Darker 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

Manitou Blue SW 6501 vs Secret Cove SW 9058

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501 vs Sherwin Williams Secret Cove SW 9058Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501
LRV: 25.5%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 25.43%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Manitou Blue SW 6501 vs Stratford Blue SW 2864

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501 vs Sherwin Williams Stratford Blue SW 2864Sherwin Williams Manitou Blue SW 6501
LRV: 25.5%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 22.41%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

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#5b92a2copy color code
RGB Decimal91, 146, 162copy color code
RGB Percent35.69%, 57.25%, 63.53%copy color code
HSVHue: 194° Saturation: 43.83% Value: 63.53%copy color code
HSLhsl(194, 28, 50)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 43.83 Magenta: 9.88 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 36.47copy color code
YIQY: 131.379 I: -37.916 Q: -6.655copy color code
XYZX: 21.112 Y: 25.389 Z: 37.961copy color code
CIE LabL:57.453 a:-13.798 b:-14.121copy color code
CIE LuvL:57.453 u:-25.488 v:-18.94copy color code
Decimal6001314copy color code
Hunter lab50.388, -13.388, -9.396copy color code
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