SW 6949

Sherwin Williams Slick Blue

Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Slick Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6949. Find out if this gorgeous cold blue paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Slick Blue SW 6949
Color code:SW 6949
Color name:Slick Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Slick Blue for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Slick Blue bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Slick Blue bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Slick Blue 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Slick Blue

Slick Blue SW 6949 has an LRV of 51.87% 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 51.87% 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 Slick Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#73CCD8

RGB code:

115, 204, 216

Is Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 187° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6949 Slick Blue HSL code: 187, 56%, 65%

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 Blue 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 Slick Blue:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 6949 Slick Blue

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

Slick Blue SW 6949 vs Surfin' SW 9048

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949 vs Sherwin Williams Surfin' SW 9048Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949
LRV: 51.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 46.19%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Slick Blue SW 6949 vs Nautilus SW 6780

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

Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949 vs Sherwin Williams Nautilus SW 6780Sherwin Williams Slick Blue SW 6949
LRV: 51.87%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 41.85%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#73ccd8copy color code
RGB Decimal115, 204, 216copy color code
RGB Percent45.10%, 80.00%, 84.71%copy color code
HSVHue: 187° Saturation: 46.76% Value: 84.71%copy color code
HSLhsl(187, 56, 65)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 46.76 Magenta: 5.56 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 15.29copy color code
YIQY: 178.757 I: -56.891 Q: -15.092copy color code
XYZX: 41.052 Y: 51.785 Z: 72.779copy color code
CIE LabL:77.152 a:-23.567 b:-14.262copy color code
CIE LuvL:77.152 u:-39.48 v:-18.593copy color code
Decimal7589080copy color code
Hunter lab71.962, -24.104, -9.59copy color code
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