SW 6800

Sherwin Williams Something Blue

Sherwin Williams Something Blue SW 6800 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Something Blue paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6800. 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:Something Blue SW 6800
Color code:SW 6800
Color name:Something Blue
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Bold Invention

Something Blue 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 cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

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LRV of Something Blue

Something Blue SW 6800 has an LRV of 62.99% and refers to Light colors that reflect most 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 62.99% 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 Something Blue undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate


HEX value

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RGB code:

176, 214, 230

Is Sherwin Williams Something Blue SW 6800 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 198° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6800 Something Blue HSL code: 198, 52%, 80%

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 Something 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.

Lighter shades

Sherwin Williams SW 6800 Something Blue

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

Something Blue SW 6800 vs Bewitching Blue SW 6960

Let's highlight the differences and help you select the ideal hue for your space.

Sherwin Williams Something Blue SW 6800 vs Sherwin Williams Bewitching Blue SW 6960Open Something Blue SW 6800
LRV: 62.99%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 61.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Something Blue SW 6800 vs Blue Click SW 6952

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 Something Blue SW 6800 vs Sherwin Williams Blue Click SW 6952Open Something Blue SW 6800
LRV: 62.99%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 63.22%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b0d6e6copy color code
RGB Decimal176, 214, 230copy color code
RGB Percent69.02%, 83.92%, 90.20%copy color code
HSVHue: 198° Saturation: 23.48% Value: 90.2%copy color code
HSLhsl(198, 52, 80)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 23.48 Magenta: 6.96 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 9.8copy color code
YIQY: 204.462 I: -27.786 Q: -3.059copy color code
XYZX: 56.229 Y: 63.034 Z: 84.046copy color code
CIE LabL:83.46 a:-8.972 b:-11.979copy color code
CIE LuvL:83.46 u:-20.034 v:-17.245copy color code
Decimal11589350copy color code
Hunter lab79.394, -12.522, -7.188copy color code
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