SW 9154

Sherwin Williams Perle Noir

Sherwin Williams Perle Noir SW 9154 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Perle Noir paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9154. 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:Perle Noir SW 9154
Color code:SW 9154
Color name:Perle Noir
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:2020 Haven

Perle Noir for bedroom

  • Perle Noir 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 Perle Noir

Perle Noir SW 9154 has an LRV of 7.52% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 7.52% 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 Perle Noir undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

79, 77, 81

Is Sherwin Williams Perle Noir SW 9154 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

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

SW 9154 Perle Noir HSL code: 270, 3%, 31%

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 Perle Noir:

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

Perle Noir SW 9154 vs Quixotic Plum SW 6265

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 Perle Noir SW 9154 vs Sherwin Williams Quixotic Plum SW 6265Sherwin Williams Perle Noir SW 9154
LRV: 7.52%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 7.52%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Perle Noir SW 9154 vs Forestwood SW 7730

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

Sherwin Williams Perle Noir SW 9154 vs Sherwin Williams Forestwood SW 7730Sherwin Williams Perle Noir SW 9154
LRV: 7.52%
Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 7.52%
Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#4f4d51copy color code
RGB Decimal79, 77, 81copy color code
RGB Percent30.98%, 30.20%, 31.76%copy color code
HSVHue: 270° Saturation: 4.94% Value: 31.76%copy color code
HSLhsl(270, 3, 31)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 2.47 Magenta: 4.94 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 68.24copy color code
YIQY: 78.054 I: -0.094 Q: 1.668copy color code
XYZX: 7.363 Y: 7.564 Z: 8.854copy color code
CIE LabL:33.058 a:1.69 b:-2.066copy color code
CIE LuvL:33.058 u:0.856 v:-2.771copy color code
Decimal5197137copy color code
Hunter lab27.503, -0.342, 0.164copy color code
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