SW 6262

Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve

Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Mysterious Mauve paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6262. Find out if this gorgeous cold purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Mysterious Mauve SW 6262
Color code:SW 6262
Color name:Mysterious Mauve
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well

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LRV of Mysterious Mauve

Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 has an LRV of 37.09% 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 37.09% 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 Mysterious Mauve undertones?

Purple is Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

166, 163, 169

Is Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 270° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6262 Mysterious Mauve HSL code: 270, 3%, 65%

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 Purple shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Grey 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 Mysterious Mauve:

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

Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 vs Gray Matters SW 7066

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

Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 vs Sherwin Williams Gray Matters SW 7066Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve SW 6262
LRV: 37.09%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 vs Castlegate SW 9558

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 Mysterious Mauve SW 6262 vs Sherwin Williams Castlegate SW 9558Sherwin Williams Mysterious Mauve SW 6262
LRV: 37.09%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 37.02%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#a6a3a9copy color code
RGB Decimal166, 163, 169copy color code
RGB Percent65.10%, 63.92%, 66.27%copy color code
HSVHue: 270° Saturation: 3.55% Value: 66.27%copy color code
HSLhsl(270, 3, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.78 Magenta: 3.55 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 33.73copy color code
YIQY: 164.581 I: -0.14 Q: 2.502copy color code
XYZX: 35.983 Y: 37.166 Z: 42.803copy color code
CIE LabL:67.401 a:2.217 b:-2.715copy color code
CIE LuvL:67.401 u:1.352 v:-4.358copy color code
Decimal10920873copy color code
Hunter lab60.964, -1.331, 1.047copy color code
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