SW 0074

Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac

Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Radiant Lilac paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 0074. 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.

Color code:SW 0074
Color name:Radiant Lilac
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Historic Interior Color Wall, Vintage Moxie, Suburban Modern (1950s)

LRV of Radiant Lilac

Radiant Lilac SW 0074 has an LRV of 28.25% 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 28.25% 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 Radiant Lilac undertones?

Purple and Red are Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac undertones 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

164, 137, 160

Is Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 309° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 0074 Radiant Lilac HSL code: 309, 13%, 59%

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 Radiant Lilac:

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

Radiant Lilac SW 0074 vs Coquina SW 9158

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074 vs Sherwin Williams Coquina SW 9158Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074
LRV: 28.25%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 28.04%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Radiant Lilac SW 0074 vs Autumn Orchid SW 9157

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074 vs Sherwin Williams Autumn Orchid SW 9157Sherwin Williams Radiant Lilac SW 0074
LRV: 28.25%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 29.35%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a489a0copy color code
RGB Decimal164, 137, 160copy color code
RGB Percent64.31%, 53.73%, 62.75%copy color code
HSVHue: 309° Saturation: 16.46% Value: 64.31%copy color code
HSLhsl(309, 13, 59)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 16.46 Yellow: 2.44 Key: 35.69copy color code
YIQY: 147.695 I: 8.698 Q: 12.869copy color code
XYZX: 30.599 Y: 28.322 Z: 37.103copy color code
CIE LabL:60.179 a:14.327 b:-8.352copy color code
CIE LuvL:60.179 u:14.181 v:-14.529copy color code
Decimal10783136copy color code
Hunter lab53.219, 9.5, -4.083copy color code
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