SW 9040

Sherwin Williams Reseda Green

Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Reseda Green paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9040. Find out if this gorgeous cold green paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Reseda Green SW 9040
Color code:SW 9040
Color name:Reseda Green
Brand:Sherwin Williams

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LRV of Reseda Green

Reseda Green SW 9040 has an LRV of 26.21% 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 26.21% 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 Reseda Green undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

117, 148, 107

Is Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 105° this Green refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9040 Reseda Green HSL code: 105, 16%, 50%

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

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 9040 Reseda Green

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

Reseda Green SW 9040 vs Pickle SW 6725

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040 vs Sherwin Williams Pickle SW 6725Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040
LRV: 26.21%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 31.57%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Reseda Green SW 9040 vs Retreat SW 6207

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040 vs Sherwin Williams Retreat SW 6207Sherwin Williams Reseda Green SW 9040
LRV: 26.21%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 20.87%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#75946bcopy color code
RGB Decimal117, 148, 107copy color code
RGB Percent45.88%, 58.04%, 41.96%copy color code
HSVHue: 105° Saturation: 27.7% Value: 58.04%copy color code
HSLhsl(105, 16, 50)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 20.95 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 27.7 Key: 41.96copy color code
YIQY: 134.057 I: -5.298 Q: -19.317copy color code
XYZX: 20.579 Y: 26.023 Z: 17.845copy color code
CIE LabL:58.059 a:-18.981 b:18.238copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.059 u:-15.554 v:27.113copy color code
Decimal7705707copy color code
Hunter lab51.013, -17.263, 14.969copy color code
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