SW 9597

Sherwin Williams Western Reserve

Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Western Reserve paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9597. 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 9597
Color name:Western Reserve
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Warm + Welcoming

Western Reserve for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Western Reserve 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 Mid-tone paint color could transform your own bedroom space.

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LRV of Western Reserve

Western Reserve SW 9597 has an LRV of 36.2% and refers to Medium colors that reflect a lot of 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 36.20% 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 Western Reserve undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

168, 162, 148

Is Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 42° this Beige refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9597 Western Reserve HSL code: 42, 10%, 62%

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 Western Reserve:

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

Western Reserve SW 9597 vs Intellectual Gray SW 7045

Unsure what shade you should go with? We'll compare the two to help you find the perfect shade for your room.

Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597 vs Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray SW 7045Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597
LRV: 36.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 35.74%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Western Reserve SW 9597 vs Smooth Stone SW 9568

Looking for the perfect paint color for your space? Let's see the differences between these two paint colors to help you make an informed decision.

Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597 vs Sherwin Williams Smooth Stone SW 9568Sherwin Williams Western Reserve SW 9597
LRV: 36.2%
Medium color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 36.6%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#a8a294copy color code
RGB Decimal168, 162, 148copy color code
RGB Percent65.88%, 63.53%, 58.04%copy color code
HSVHue: 42° Saturation: 11.9% Value: 65.88%copy color code
HSLhsl(42, 10, 62)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 3.57 Yellow: 11.9 Key: 34.12copy color code
YIQY: 162.198 I: 8.074 Q: -3.088copy color code
XYZX: 34.413 Y: 36.304 Z: 33.203copy color code
CIE LabL:66.752 a:-0.32 b:8.057copy color code
CIE LuvL:66.752 u:4.35 v:11.421copy color code
Decimal11051668copy color code
Hunter lab60.253, -3.493, 9.504copy color code
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