SW 9694

Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy

Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Wild Poppy paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 9694. Find out if this gorgeous warm red paint color would look great on your living room walls or trims, kitchen cabinet, bedroom accent wall, bathroom or house exterior.

Color code:SW 9694
Color name:Wild Poppy
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Emerald Designer Edition - Classic + Collected

LRV of Wild Poppy

Wild Poppy SW 9694 has an LRV of 18.33% 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 18.33% 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 Wild Poppy undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate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

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RGB code:

184, 91, 87

Is Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 2° this Red refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 9694 Wild Poppy HSL code: 2, 41%, 53%

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 Red will make even large rooms feel cozy and intimate
  • Warm Red 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 Wild Poppy:

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 9694 Wild Poppy

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

Wild Poppy SW 9694 vs Henna Shade SW 6326

What is the difference between these two paint colors. Let’s compare to see which might be right for you.

Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694 vs Sherwin Williams Henna Shade SW 6326Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 20.18%
Medium color
Temperature: warm

Wild Poppy SW 9694 vs Roycroft Adobe SW 0040

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

Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694 vs Sherwin Williams Roycroft Adobe SW 0040Sherwin Williams Wild Poppy SW 9694
LRV: 18.33%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 17.42%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#b85b57copy color code
RGB Decimal184, 91, 87copy color code
RGB Percent72.16%, 35.69%, 34.12%copy color code
HSVHue: 2° Saturation: 52.72% Value: 72.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(2, 41, 53)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 0.0 Magenta: 50.54 Yellow: 52.72 Key: 27.84copy color code
YIQY: 118.351 I: 56.704 Q: 18.428copy color code
XYZX: 25.23 Y: 18.363 Z: 11.23copy color code
CIE LabL:49.934 a:37.142 b:19.886copy color code
CIE LuvL:49.934 u:67.5 v:16.836copy color code
Decimal12082007copy color code
Hunter lab42.852, 30.103, 14.459copy color code
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