SW 6218

Sherwin Williams Tradewind

Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tradewind paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6218. 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:Tradewind SW 6218
Color code:SW 6218
Color name:Tradewind
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well - Inspire

Tradewind for bedroom

  • Sherwin Williams Tradewind Bedroom
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  • Sherwin Williams Tradewind 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 Light paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Tradewind

Tradewind SW 6218 has an LRV of 60.69% 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 60.69% 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 Tradewind undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#C2CFCF

RGB code:

194, 207, 207

Is Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 180° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6218 Tradewind HSL code: 180, 12%, 79%

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 Tradewind:

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 6218 Tradewind

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

Tradewind SW 6218 vs Evening Shadow SW 7662

Choosing the best shade for your space? We've compared the two colors to help you make an informed decision for your project.

Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218 vs Sherwin Williams Evening Shadow SW 7662Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218
LRV: 60.69%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 60%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Tradewind SW 6218 vs Waterscape SW 6470

Trying to decide between these two shades? Our comparison highlights the similarities and differences between these two paint colors.

Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218 vs Sherwin Williams Waterscape SW 6470Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218
LRV: 60.69%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 61.53%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

We have collected almost every possible color code you could ever need. To copy the code, just click the icon to the right of it.

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HEX#c2cfcfcopy color code
RGB Decimal194, 207, 207copy color code
RGB Percent76.08%, 81.18%, 81.18%copy color code
HSVHue: 180° Saturation: 6.28% Value: 81.18%copy color code
HSLhsl(180, 12, 79)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 6.28 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.82copy color code
YIQY: 203.113 I: -7.747 Q: -2.75copy color code
XYZX: 55.82 Y: 60.599 Z: 67.771copy color code
CIE LabL:82.163 a:-4.398 b:-1.515copy color code
CIE LuvL:82.163 u:-7.151 v:-1.536copy color code
Decimal12767183copy color code
Hunter lab77.846, -8.234, 2.875copy color code
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