SW 6981

Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple

Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Passionate Purple paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6981. 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:Passionate Purple SW 6981
Color code:SW 6981
Color name:Passionate Purple
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Passionate Purple for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple 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 Passionate Purple

Passionate Purple SW 6981 has an LRV of 12.01% 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 12.01% 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 Passionate Purple undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#795484

RGB code:

121, 84, 132

Is Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 286° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6981 Passionate Purple HSL code: 286, 22%, 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 Purple 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 Passionate Purple:

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

Passionate Purple SW 6981 vs Vigorous Violet SW 6838

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981 vs Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981
LRV: 12.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 13.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Passionate Purple SW 6981 vs Clematis SW 6831

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

Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981 vs Sherwin Williams Clematis SW 6831Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981
LRV: 12.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 15.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#795484copy color code
RGB Decimal121, 84, 132copy color code
RGB Percent47.45%, 32.94%, 51.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 286° Saturation: 36.36% Value: 51.76%copy color code
HSLhsl(286, 22, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 8.33 Magenta: 36.36 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 48.24copy color code
YIQY: 100.535 I: 6.624 Q: 22.764copy color code
XYZX: 15.219 Y: 12.072 Z: 23.352copy color code
CIE LabL:41.33 a:24.4 b:-20.871copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.33 u:16.506 v:-32.469copy color code
Decimal7951492copy color code
Hunter lab34.745, 17.387, -15.528copy color code
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