SW 6040

Sherwin Williams Nutshell

Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Nutshell paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6040. Find out if this gorgeous warm 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:Nutshell SW 6040
Color code:SW 6040
Color name:Nutshell
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2018 Sincerity

Nutshell for bedroom

  • Sw 6040 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6040 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6040 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6040 Bedroom
    Instagram @homebehindthetrees
  • Sw 6040 Bedroom
    Instagram @homebehindthetrees
  • Sw 6040 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 warm Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Nutshell

Nutshell SW 6040 has an LRV of 14.42% 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 14.42% 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 Nutshell undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

117, 103, 97

Is Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 18° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6040 Nutshell HSL code: 18, 9%, 42%

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.

  • Warm Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige undertones tend to make you feel happy, energized and playful
  • Warm paint colors are ideal for kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms
  • Warmer hues make larger spaces feel more inviting

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 Nutshell:

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

Nutshell SW 6040 vs Landmark SW 9609

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040 vs Sherwin Williams Landmark SW 9609Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040
LRV: 14.42%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 14.56%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Nutshell SW 6040 vs Browse Brown SW 6012

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040 vs Sherwin Williams Browse Brown SW 6012Sherwin Williams Nutshell SW 6040
LRV: 14.42%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.63%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#756761copy color code
RGB Decimal117, 103, 97copy color code
RGB Percent45.88%, 40.39%, 38.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 18° Saturation: 17.09% Value: 45.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(18, 9, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 11.97 Yellow: 17.09 Key: 54.12copy color code
YIQY: 106.502 I: 10.271 Q: 1.094copy color code
XYZX: 14.344 Y: 14.346 Z: 13.319copy color code
CIE LabL:44.725 a:4.457 b:5.416copy color code
CIE LuvL:44.725 u:8.758 v:6.258copy color code
Decimal7694177copy color code
Hunter lab37.876, 1.316, 5.663copy color code
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