SW 6283

Sherwin Williams Thistle

Sherwin Williams Thistle SW 6283 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Thistle paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6283. Find out if this gorgeous warm purple paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Official color page:Thistle SW 6283
Color code:SW 6283
Color name:Thistle
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Thistle reviews

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  • Thistle Accent Wall
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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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LRV of Thistle

Thistle SW 6283 has an LRV of 30.18% 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 30.18% 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 Thistle undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

170, 142, 154

Is Sherwin Williams Thistle SW 6283 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 334° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6283 Thistle HSL code: 334, 14%, 61%

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 Purple will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Pink 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 Thistle:

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

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

Thistle SW 6283 vs Palisade SW 7635

Are you struggling to choose between these two hues for your next project? Our comparison will help you choose the ideal color for your space.

Sherwin Williams Thistle SW 6283 vs Sherwin Williams Palisade SW 7635Open Thistle SW 6283
LRV: 30.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 35.16%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Thistle SW 6283 vs Autumn Orchid SW 9157

Two gorgeous paint colors, but which one is right for you? Our comparison has got you covered.

Sherwin Williams Thistle SW 6283 vs Sherwin Williams Autumn Orchid SW 9157Open Thistle SW 6283
LRV: 30.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 29.35%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#aa8e9acopy color code
RGB Decimal170, 142, 154copy color code
RGB Percent66.67%, 55.69%, 60.39%copy color code
HSVHue: 334° Saturation: 16.47% Value: 66.67%copy color code
HSLhsl(334, 14, 61)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 16.47 Yellow: 9.41 Key: 33.33copy color code
YIQY: 151.74 I: 12.829 Q: 9.657copy color code
XYZX: 32.082 Y: 30.226 Z: 34.707copy color code
CIE LabL:61.849 a:12.579 b:-2.399copy color code
CIE LuvL:61.849 u:15.934 v:-5.584copy color code
Decimal11177626copy color code
Hunter lab54.978, 7.952, 1.055copy color code