SW 9515

Sherwin Williams Tungsten

Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Tungsten paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9515. 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 9515
Color name:Tungsten
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Form + Function

Tungsten 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 Dark paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Tungsten

Tungsten SW 9515 has an LRV of 7.82% and refers to Dark colors which means that this color almost does not reflect 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 7.82% 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 Tungsten undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

88, 78, 65

Is Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 34° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9515 Tungsten HSL code: 34, 15%, 30%

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 Tungsten:

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

Tungsten SW 9515 vs Rookwood Dark Brown SW 2808

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

Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515 vs Sherwin Williams Rookwood Dark Brown SW 2808Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515
LRV: 7.82%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 8.09%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Tungsten SW 9515 vs Half-Caff SW 9091

Our comparison outlines the key differences between the two colors to assist you in choosing the right one for your space.

Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515 vs Sherwin Williams Half-Caff SW 9091Sherwin Williams Tungsten SW 9515
LRV: 7.82%
Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 7.95%
Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#584e41copy color code
RGB Decimal88, 78, 65copy color code
RGB Percent34.51%, 30.59%, 25.49%copy color code
HSVHue: 34° Saturation: 26.14% Value: 34.51%copy color code
HSLhsl(34, 15, 30)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 11.36 Yellow: 26.14 Key: 65.49copy color code
YIQY: 79.508 I: 10.136 Q: -1.93copy color code
XYZX: 7.703 Y: 7.905 Z: 6.12copy color code
CIE LabL:33.785 a:1.786 b:9.226copy color code
CIE LuvL:33.785 u:6.668 v:10.345copy color code
Decimal5787201copy color code
Hunter lab28.116, -0.301, 6.777copy color code
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