Sherwin Williams Rainsong SW 9681 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rainsong paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9681. Find out if this gorgeous cold grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9681
Color name:Rainsong
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Classic + Collected

Rainsong for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Rainsong for living room

  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room color
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  • Sherwin Williams SW 9681 living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong victorian house interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong cozy living room
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room walls
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Check out this stunning Light used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 9681 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong minimalist bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Light real bathrooms.

Sherwin Williams SW 9681 on kitchen cabinets

  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Sherwin Williams Rainsong reviews

  • Sherwin Williams SW 9681 dining room paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen paint
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  • Sherwin Williams SW 9681 kitchen review
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong wall
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen painted backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen backsplash
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen review
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kitchen cabinets
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Rainsong living room
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Rainsong undertones?

Green and Blue are Sherwin Williams Rainsong 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

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HEX value

HEX value:

#DDE6E5

RGB code:

221, 230, 229

Is Sherwin Williams Rainsong SW 9681 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 173° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9681 Rainsong HSL code: 173, 15%, 88%

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 Grey 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 Rainsong:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 9681 Rainsong

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

Rainsong SW 9681 vs Aura White SW 6532

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Sherwin Williams Rainsong SW 9681 vs Sherwin Williams Aura White SW 6532Open Rainsong SW 9681
LRV: 77.77%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 75.53%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

Rainsong SW 9681 vs Sky High SW 6504

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

Sherwin Williams Rainsong SW 9681 vs Sherwin Williams Sky High SW 6504Open Rainsong SW 9681
LRV: 77.77%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 78.33%
Off-White color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Rainsong

Rainsong SW 9681 has an LRV of 77.77% and refers to Off-White 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 77.77% 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.

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

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HEX#dde6e5copy color code
RGB Decimal221, 230, 229copy color code
RGB Percent86.67%, 90.20%, 89.80%copy color code
HSVHue: 173° Saturation: 3.91% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(173, 15, 88)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 3.91 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.43 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 227.195 I: -5.042 Q: -2.215copy color code
XYZX: 72.255 Y: 77.622 Z: 85.284copy color code
CIE LabL:90.607 a:-3.184 b:-0.554copy color code
CIE LuvL:90.607 u:-4.929 v:-0.286copy color code
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Hunter lab88.104, -7.792, 4.28copy color code
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