SW 2863

Sherwin Williams Powder Blue

Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Powder Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2863. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 2863
Color name:Powder Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Assistance, Suburban Modern (1950s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

Powder Blue 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Powder Blue

Powder Blue SW 2863 has an LRV of 34.78% 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 34.78% 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 Powder Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

137, 164, 173

Is Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 195° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2863 Powder Blue HSL code: 195, 18%, 61%

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

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

Powder Blue SW 2863 vs Notable Hue SW 6521

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863 vs Sherwin Williams Notable Hue SW 6521Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863
LRV: 34.78%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 36.69%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Powder Blue SW 2863 vs Favorite Jeans SW 9147

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863 vs Sherwin Williams Favorite Jeans SW 9147Sherwin Williams Powder Blue SW 2863
LRV: 34.78%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 34.62%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#89a4adcopy color code
RGB Decimal137, 164, 173copy color code
RGB Percent53.73%, 64.31%, 67.84%copy color code
HSVHue: 195° Saturation: 20.81% Value: 67.84%copy color code
HSLhsl(195, 18, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 20.81 Magenta: 5.2 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 32.16copy color code
YIQY: 156.953 I: -18.981 Q: -2.911copy color code
XYZX: 31.132 Y: 34.885 Z: 44.617copy color code
CIE LabL:65.659 a:-7.318 b:-7.76copy color code
CIE LuvL:65.659 u:-14.433 v:-10.381copy color code
Decimal9020589copy color code
Hunter lab59.064, -9.276, -3.443copy color code
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