SW 6838

Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet

Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Vigorous Violet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6838. 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:Vigorous Violet SW 6838
Color code:SW 6838
Color name:Vigorous Violet
Brand:Sherwin Williams

Vigorous Violet 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 Vigorous Violet

Vigorous Violet SW 6838 has an LRV of 13.12% and refers to Medium Dark which means that this color almost reflects very little 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 13.12% 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 Vigorous Violet undertones?

Purple is Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet 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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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:

124, 90, 126

Is Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 297° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6838 Vigorous Violet HSL code: 297, 17%, 42%

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 Purple 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 Vigorous Violet:

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

Vigorous Violet SW 6838 vs Passionate Purple SW 6981

Can't choose between these two beautiful shades? We'll compare these two colors to help you make the right decision.

Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838 vs Sherwin Williams Passionate Purple SW 6981Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838
LRV: 13.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.01%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Vigorous Violet SW 6838 vs Grape Harvest SW 6285

Struggling to choose the best color for your? We'll break down the differences so you can pick the perfect shade for your walls.

Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838 vs Sherwin Williams Grape Harvest SW 6285Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838
LRV: 13.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 12.91%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#7c5a7ecopy color code
RGB Decimal124, 90, 126copy color code
RGB Percent48.63%, 35.29%, 49.41%copy color code
HSVHue: 297° Saturation: 28.57% Value: 49.41%copy color code
HSLhsl(297, 17, 42)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 1.59 Magenta: 28.57 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 50.59copy color code
YIQY: 104.27 I: 8.692 Q: 18.395copy color code
XYZX: 15.733 Y: 13.104 Z: 21.434copy color code
CIE LabL:42.92 a:20.571 b:-14.758copy color code
CIE LuvL:42.92 u:16.566 v:-23.405copy color code
Decimal8149630copy color code
Hunter lab36.2, 14.232, -9.765copy color code
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