SW 9538

Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine

Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine SW 9538 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tangled Twine paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9538. Find out if this gorgeous warm beige paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9538
Color name:Tangled Twine
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Form + Function

Tangled Twine for 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 Tangled Twine

Tangled Twine SW 9538 has an LRV of 26.76% 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 26.76% 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 Tangled Twine undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

161, 138, 103

Is Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine SW 9538 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 36° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9538 Tangled Twine HSL code: 36, 24%, 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.

  • Warm Beige will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Beige 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 Tangled Twine:

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

Tangled Twine SW 9538 vs Iced Mocha SW 9092

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 Tangled Twine SW 9538 vs Sherwin Williams Iced Mocha SW 9092Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine SW 9538
LRV: 26.76%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.32%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Tangled Twine SW 9538 vs Renwick Olive SW 2815

Unsure what shade is the better choice for your design? We've highlighted the differences of these two colors to help you determine which one will best suit your space.

Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine SW 9538 vs Sherwin Williams Renwick Olive SW 2815Sherwin Williams Tangled Twine SW 9538
LRV: 26.76%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 25.37%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a18a67copy color code
RGB Decimal161, 138, 103copy color code
RGB Percent63.14%, 54.12%, 40.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 36° Saturation: 36.02% Value: 63.14%copy color code
HSLhsl(36, 24, 52)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 14.29 Yellow: 36.02 Key: 36.86copy color code
YIQY: 140.887 I: 24.953 Q: -6.027copy color code
XYZX: 26.235 Y: 26.734 Z: 16.607copy color code
CIE LabL:58.728 a:3.448 b:21.984copy color code
CIE LuvL:58.728 u:16.893 v:27.493copy color code
Decimal10586727copy color code
Hunter lab51.705, 0.085, 17.151copy color code
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