SW 6868

Sherwin Williams Real Red

Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Real Red paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6868. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Real Red SW 6868
Color code:SW 6868
Color name:Real Red
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Teen Space

Real Red for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red 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.

Real Red for living room

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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Red color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6868 for bathroom

  • Sherwin Williams Real Red bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red minimalist bathroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red minimalist bathroom
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully warm Dark real bathrooms.

SW 6868 on kitchen cabinets

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

Real Red for exterior

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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this warm hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Sherwin Williams Real Red reviews

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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red kidsroom interior, children's room
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red modern interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red living room interior
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  • Sherwin Williams Real Red 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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LRV of Real Red

Real Red SW 6868 has an LRV of 13.21% 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 13.21% 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 Real Red undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Real Red 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:

#BF2D32

RGB code:

191, 45, 50

Is Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 358° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6868 Real Red HSL code: 358, 62%, 46%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Real Red:

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

Color comparison

Real Red SW 6868 vs Cherry Tomato SW 6864

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868 vs Sherwin Williams Cherry Tomato SW 6864Open Real Red SW 6868
LRV: 13.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 11.89%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Real Red SW 6868 vs Positive Red SW 6871

Trying to find ideal shade for your next project? Let's help you make the best decision for your design goals.

Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868 vs Sherwin Williams Positive Red SW 6871Open Real Red SW 6868
LRV: 13.21%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 10.9%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#bf2d32copy color code
RGB Decimal191, 45, 50copy color code
RGB Percent74.90%, 17.65%, 19.61%copy color code
HSVHue: 358° Saturation: 76.44% Value: 74.9%copy color code
HSLhsl(358, 62, 46)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 76.44 Yellow: 73.82 Key: 25.1copy color code
YIQY: 89.224 I: 85.395 Q: 32.44copy color code
XYZX: 23.002 Y: 13.187 Z: 4.351copy color code
CIE LabL:43.044 a:57.091 b:33.423copy color code
CIE LuvL:43.044 u:109.452 v:21.912copy color code
Decimal12528946copy color code
Hunter lab36.314, 49.519, 18.316copy color code
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