SW 9670

Sherwin Williams Olivetone

Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Olivetone paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9670. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9670
Color name:Olivetone
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Classic + Collected

Olivetone for 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 cool Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Olivetone

Olivetone SW 9670 has an LRV of 10.93% 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 10.93% 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 Olivetone undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

78, 99, 66

Is Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 98° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9670 Olivetone HSL code: 98, 20%, 32%

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 Green shades make a room feel sleek, fresh and modern
  • Cooler hues have a calm and relaxation effect
  • Cool Green 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 Olivetone:

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

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.

Sherwin Williams SW 9670 Olivetone

Color comparison

Olivetone SW 9670 vs Inverness SW 6433

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670 vs Sherwin Williams Inverness SW 6433Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670
LRV: 10.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 11.08%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Olivetone SW 9670 vs Forestwood SW 7730

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670 vs Sherwin Williams Forestwood SW 7730Sherwin Williams Olivetone SW 9670
LRV: 10.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 8.28%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#4e6342copy color code
RGB Decimal78, 99, 66copy color code
RGB Percent30.59%, 38.82%, 25.88%copy color code
HSVHue: 98° Saturation: 33.33% Value: 38.82%copy color code
HSLhsl(98, 20, 32)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 21.21 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 33.33 Key: 61.18copy color code
YIQY: 88.959 I: -1.91 Q: -14.712copy color code
XYZX: 8.587 Y: 10.937 Z: 6.811copy color code
CIE LabL:39.473 a:-14.755 b:16.25copy color code
CIE LuvL:39.473 u:-10.232 v:21.284copy color code
Decimal5137218copy color code
Hunter lab33.071, -11.526, 10.938copy color code
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