SW 6239

Sherwin Williams Upward

Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Upward paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6239. 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:Upward SW 6239
Color code:SW 6239
Color name:Upward
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Living Well, Purely Refined

Upward 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 cool Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Upward

Upward SW 6239 has an LRV of 57.4% 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 57.40% 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 Upward undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

#BFC9D0

RGB code:

191, 201, 208

Is Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 205° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6239 Upward HSL code: 205, 15%, 78%

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 Upward:

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

Upward SW 6239 vs Gray Screen SW 7071

Can't decide between these gorgeous hues? We've got you covered with a comparison.

Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239 vs Sherwin Williams Gray Screen SW 7071Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239
LRV: 57.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 58.55%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Upward SW 6239 vs Tradewind SW 6218

Our comparison will assist you in determining which shade will complement your space.

Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239 vs Sherwin Williams Tradewind SW 6218Sherwin Williams Upward SW 6239
LRV: 57.4%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 60.69%
Light color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#bfc9d0copy color code
RGB Decimal191, 201, 208copy color code
RGB Percent74.90%, 78.82%, 81.57%copy color code
HSVHue: 205° Saturation: 8.17% Value: 81.57%copy color code
HSLhsl(205, 15, 78)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 8.17 Magenta: 3.37 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 18.43copy color code
YIQY: 198.808 I: -8.208 Q: 0.063copy color code
XYZX: 53.754 Y: 57.403 Z: 67.905copy color code
CIE LabL:80.406 a:-2.055 b:-4.658copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.406 u:-5.859 v:-6.742copy color code
Decimal12569040copy color code
Hunter lab75.765, -5.945, -0.104copy color code
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