SW 6533

Sherwin Williams Mild Blue

Sherwin Williams Mild Blue SW 6533 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mild Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6533. 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:Mild Blue SW 6533
Color code:SW 6533
Color name:Mild Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm

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LRV of Mild Blue

Mild Blue SW 6533 has an LRV of 65.45% and refers to Light colors that reflect most of the incident 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 65.45% 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 Mild Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#CBD5DB

RGB code:

203, 213, 219

Is Sherwin Williams Mild Blue SW 6533 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 6533 Mild Blue HSL code: 202, 18%, 83%

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 Mild 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

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

Mild Blue SW 6533 vs Little Boy Blu SW 9054

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 Mild Blue SW 6533 vs Sherwin Williams Little Boy Blu SW 9054Sherwin Williams Mild Blue SW 6533
LRV: 65.45%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 66.6%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Mild Blue SW 6533 vs Misty SW 6232

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 Mild Blue SW 6533 vs Sherwin Williams Misty SW 6232Sherwin Williams Mild Blue SW 6533
LRV: 65.45%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 63.91%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#cbd5dbcopy color code
RGB Decimal203, 213, 219copy color code
RGB Percent79.61%, 83.53%, 85.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 202° Saturation: 7.31% Value: 85.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(202, 18, 83)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 7.31 Magenta: 2.74 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 14.12copy color code
YIQY: 210.694 I: -7.887 Q: -0.248copy color code
XYZX: 61.205 Y: 65.399 Z: 76.397copy color code
CIE LabL:84.689 a:-2.232 b:-4.118copy color code
CIE LuvL:84.689 u:-5.809 v:-5.926copy color code
Decimal13358555copy color code
Hunter lab80.87, -6.426, 0.598copy color code
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