SW 6478

Sherwin Williams Watery

Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Watery paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6478. 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:Watery SW 6478
Color code:SW 6478
Color name:Watery
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Teen Space, Living Well, Precious Baby, Coastal Calm, 2015 Voyage

Watery for bedroom

  • Sw 6478 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6478 Bedroom
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  • Sw 6478 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.

Watery on kitchen cabinets

  • Sw Watery Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw Watery Kitchen Cabinets
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  • Sw Watery Kitchen Cabinets
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Want a stylish kitchen? View real-life photo examples of this fascinating cool hue is paired with backsplashes, countertops, and hardware.

Watery for exterior

  • Sw 6478 Exterior
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  • Sw 6478 Exterior
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  • Sw 6478 Exterior
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Looking for a fresh new look for your house exterior or starting from skretch? We’ve collected pictures of real-life homes that have been painted with this cool hue. Find inspiration for your house’s exterior, front doors, gates, shutters, frames or windows.

Watery reviews

  • Watery Painted Teracce
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  • Watery Painted Teracce
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  • Watery Painted Dresser
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  • Watery Painted Storage
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  • Watery Painted Storage
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  • Sherwin Williams Watery Review
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  • Sw 6478 Review
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  • Sherwin Williams Watery Living Room
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  • Sw Watery Stairs
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  • Sherwin Williams Watery Stairs
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  • Sw 6478 Stairs
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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 Watery

Watery SW 6478 has an LRV of 57.17% 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 57.17% 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 Watery undertones?

Green and Blue are Sherwin Williams Watery undertones 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:

180, 204, 201

Is Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 172° this Blue refers cool paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6478 Watery HSL code: 172, 19%, 75%

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 Watery:

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 6478 Watery

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

Watery SW 6478 vs Billowy Breeze SW 9055

Discover the key differences and which shade could be the perfect fit for you.

Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478 vs Sherwin Williams Billowy Breeze SW 9055Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478
LRV: 57.17%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 54.51%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Watery SW 6478 vs Niebla Azul SW 9137

Can't decide between these two shades for your project? We break down the differences to assist you in making the right choice.

Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478 vs Sherwin Williams Niebla Azul SW 9137Sherwin Williams Watery SW 6478
LRV: 57.17%
Light color
Temperature: cold
LRV: 52.91%
Light Medium color
Temperature: cold

Color codes

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HEX#b4ccc9copy color code
RGB Decimal180, 204, 201copy color code
RGB Percent70.59%, 80.00%, 78.82%copy color code
HSVHue: 172° Saturation: 11.76% Value: 80.0%copy color code
HSLhsl(172, 19, 75)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 11.76 Magenta: 0.0 Yellow: 1.47 Key: 20.0copy color code
YIQY: 196.482 I: -13.338 Q: -6.01copy color code
XYZX: 50.955 Y: 57.105 Z: 63.58copy color code
CIE LabL:80.239 a:-8.642 b:-1.238copy color code
CIE LuvL:80.239 u:-12.787 v:-0.394copy color code
Decimal11848905copy color code
Hunter lab75.568, -11.883, 3.013copy color code
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