Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud SW 6249 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Storm Cloud paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6249. Find out if this gorgeous cold 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:Storm Cloud SW 6249
Color code:SW 6249
Color name:Storm Cloud
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Retro Revival

Storm Cloud for bedroom

  • SW Storm Cloud bedroom paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bedroom color
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  • SW Storm Cloud bedroom paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bedroom color
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  • SW Storm Cloud bedroom paint
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bedroom color
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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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

Storm Cloud for living room

  • SW 6249 boho painted furniture color
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud Wall Panelling
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  • SW 6249 boho painted furniture color
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud Wall Panelling
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  • SW 6249 boho painted furniture color
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud Wall Panelling
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Check out this stunning Dark used in real living rooms. Explore how this Grey color shade can create a unique space

Sherwin Williams SW 6249 for bathroom

  • SW Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sw 6249 Bathroom Cabinets
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  • SW Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sw 6249 Bathroom Cabinets
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  • SW Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud bathroom ceiling
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  • Sw 6249 Bathroom Cabinets
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Looking for inspiration for your dream bathroom renovation project? These beautiful handpicked photos will show you this delightfully cool Dark real bathrooms.

Storm Cloud for exterior

  • SW 6249 house exterior
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  • Sw Storm Cloud Door
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  • SW 6249 house exterior
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  • Sw Storm Cloud Door
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  • SW 6249 house exterior
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  • Sw Storm Cloud Door
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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.

Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud reviews

  • SW 6249 boho dining room color
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  • SW 6249 dining room color
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  • SW Storm Cloud kitchen accent wall
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  • SW Storm Cloud kitchen color paint
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  • SW Storm Cloud dining room color paint
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  • SW Storm Cloud kids' room paint
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  • Sw 6249 Painted Cabinets
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  • Sw 6249 Laundry Room
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  • Wall
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  • Sw 6249 Wall Panelling
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View the photos of real spaces painted with this that were not included in specific categories.Close-ups, painted furniture, storages and dressers, hallways, stairs and ceilings.

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What are Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud undertones?

Blue is Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud 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:

#7A848D

RGB code:

122, 132, 141

Is Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud SW 6249 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 208° this Grey refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6249 Storm Cloud HSL code: 208, 8%, 52%

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 Grey 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 Storm Cloud:

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

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

Storm Cloud SW 6249 vs Mythical SW 6550

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 Storm Cloud SW 6249 vs Sherwin Williams Mythical SW 6550Open Storm Cloud SW 6249
LRV: 22.67%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 19.66%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: cold

Storm Cloud SW 6249 vs Scattered Showers SW 9559

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud SW 6249 vs Sherwin Williams Scattered Showers SW 9559Open Storm Cloud SW 6249
LRV: 22.67%
Medium color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 21.75%
Medium color
Temperature: cold

LRV of Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud SW 6249 has an LRV of 22.67% 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 22.67% 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.

Color codes

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HEX#7a848dcopy color code
RGB Decimal122, 132, 141copy color code
RGB Percent47.84%, 51.76%, 55.29%copy color code
HSVHue: 208° Saturation: 13.48% Value: 55.29%copy color code
HSLhsl(208, 8, 52)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 13.48 Magenta: 6.38 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 44.71copy color code
YIQY: 130.036 I: -8.851 Q: 0.685copy color code
XYZX: 21.084 Y: 22.563 Z: 28.436copy color code
CIE LabL:54.619 a:-1.721 b:-6.083copy color code
CIE LuvL:54.619 u:-5.861 v:-8.407copy color code
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Hunter lab47.5, -3.896, -2.244copy color code
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