SW 6198

Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue

Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Sensible Hue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6198. Find out if this gorgeous warm grey paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Sensible Hue SW 6198
Color code:SW 6198
Color name:Sensible Hue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Nurturer, Living Well - Unplug, Cool Neutrals

Sensible Hue for bedroom

  • Sensible Hue 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Sensible Hue

Sensible Hue SW 6198 has an LRV of 46.08% and refers to Light Medium colors that reflect half of the incident 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 46.08% 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 Sensible Hue undertones?

Yellow is Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

182, 181, 171

Is Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198 cool or warm?

warm colors
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cool colors

With a hue of 55° this Grey refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6198 Sensible Hue HSL code: 55, 7%, 69%

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 Grey will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Grey 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 Sensible Hue:

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

Darker shades

Color comparison

Sensible Hue SW 6198 vs Requisite Gray SW 7023

Are you torn between these two hues? Let's dive in and see which is the best fit for your home.

Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198 vs Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray SW 7023Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198
LRV: 46.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

Sensible Hue SW 6198 vs Gray Clouds SW 7658

Can't decide between these stunning hues? We'll help you compare these two color to find the perfect shade for your home.

Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198 vs Sherwin Williams Gray Clouds SW 7658Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue SW 6198
LRV: 46.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 46.08%
Light Medium color
Temperature: warm

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.

HEX#b6b5abcopy color code
RGB Decimal182, 181, 171copy color code
RGB Percent71.37%, 70.98%, 67.06%copy color code
HSVHue: 55° Saturation: 6.04% Value: 71.37%copy color code
HSLhsl(55, 7, 69)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 0.55 Yellow: 6.04 Key: 28.63copy color code
YIQY: 180.159 I: 3.809 Q: -2.9copy color code
XYZX: 43.164 Y: 45.933 Z: 45.109copy color code
CIE LabL:73.502 a:-1.46 b:5.219copy color code
CIE LuvL:73.502 u:1.138 v:7.845copy color code
Decimal11974059copy color code
Hunter lab67.774, -4.921, 7.98copy color code
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