SW 6551

Sherwin Williams Purple Passage

Sherwin Williams Purple Passage SW 6551 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Purple Passage paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6551. 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:Purple Passage SW 6551
Color code:SW 6551
Color name:Purple Passage
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Restless Nomad, 2016 Trajectory

Purple Passage for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Purple Passage bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Purple Passage bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Purple Passage 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 Purple Passage

Purple Passage SW 6551 has an LRV of 12.02% 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 12.02% 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 Purple Passage undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#645E77

RGB code:

100, 94, 119

Is Sherwin Williams Purple Passage SW 6551 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 254° this Purple refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6551 Purple Passage HSL code: 254, 12%, 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.

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

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.

Darker shades

Sherwin Williams SW 6551 Purple Passage

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

Purple Passage SW 6551 vs Granite Peak SW 6250

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Discover which one suits your needs in our comparison.

Sherwin Williams Purple Passage SW 6551 vs Sherwin Williams Granite Peak SW 6250Sherwin Williams Purple Passage SW 6551
LRV: 12.02%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 14.35%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#645e77copy color code
RGB Decimal100, 94, 119copy color code
RGB Percent39.22%, 36.86%, 46.67%copy color code
HSVHue: 254° Saturation: 21.01% Value: 46.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(254, 12, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 15.97 Magenta: 21.01 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 53.33copy color code
YIQY: 98.644 I: -4.458 Q: 9.049copy color code
XYZX: 12.587 Y: 12.047 Z: 19.11copy color code
CIE LabL:41.29 a:7.919 b:-13.201copy color code
CIE LuvL:41.29 u:1.642 v:-19.176copy color code
Decimal6577783copy color code
Hunter lab34.708, 3.995, -8.349copy color code
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