SW 2802

Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red

Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red SW 2802 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Rookwood Red paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 2802. 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.

Color code:SW 2802
Color name:Rookwood Red
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Victorian (1830s-1910s), Historic Exterior Color Wall

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LRV of Rookwood Red

Rookwood Red SW 2802 has an LRV of 4.84% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 4.84% 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 Rookwood Red undertones?

Red is Sherwin Williams Rookwood 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

HEX value:


RGB code:

98, 47, 45

Is Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red SW 2802 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 2° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 2802 Rookwood Red HSL code: 2, 37%, 28%

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 Rookwood Red:

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

Rookwood Red SW 2802 vs Wine Country SW 2901

We'll help you determine which of these shades will work best in your space.

Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red SW 2802 vs Sherwin Williams Wine Country SW 2901Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red SW 2802
LRV: 4.84%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 3.91%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Rookwood Red SW 2802 vs Sommelier SW 7595

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 Rookwood Red SW 2802 vs Sherwin Williams Sommelier SW 7595Sherwin Williams Rookwood Red SW 2802
LRV: 4.84%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 5.33%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#622f2dcopy color code
RGB Decimal98, 47, 45copy color code
RGB Percent38.43%, 18.43%, 17.65%copy color code
HSVHue: 2° Saturation: 54.08% Value: 38.43%copy color code
HSLhsl(2, 37, 28)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 52.04 Yellow: 54.08 Key: 61.57copy color code
YIQY: 62.021 I: 31.034 Q: 10.166copy color code
XYZX: 6.528 Y: 4.82 Z: 3.068copy color code
CIE LabL:26.215 a:22.796 b:11.922copy color code
CIE LuvL:26.215 u:33.659 v:8.326copy color code
Decimal6434605copy color code
Hunter lab21.954, 14.653, 7.081copy color code
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