SW 6557

Sherwin Williams Wood Violet

Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557 paint color review

Let’s dive into a full Wood Violet paint color review. Take a look at pictures of real interiors and exteriors painted with beautiful SW 6557. 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:Wood Violet SW 6557
Color code:SW 6557
Color name:Wood Violet
Brand:Sherwin Williams
Color collections:Teen Space, 2015 Buoyant

Wood Violet for bedroom

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  • Sherwin Williams Wood Violet 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 Wood Violet

Wood Violet SW 6557 has an LRV of 16.32% 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 16.32% 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 Wood Violet undertones?

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 Seems that undertone definition on a white sheet is already outdated and rather inaccurate

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HEX value

HEX value:

#7A6B85

RGB code:

122, 107, 133

Is Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557 cool or warm?

warm colors
Color wheel
cool colors

With a hue of 275° this Purple refers warm paint shade according to HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) on the color wheel.

SW 6557 Wood Violet HSL code: 275, 11%, 47%

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 Wood Violet:

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

Sherwin Williams SW 6557 Wood 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

Wood Violet SW 6557 vs Clematis SW 6831

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

Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557 vs Sherwin Williams Clematis SW 6831Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557
LRV: 16.32%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 15.93%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Wood Violet SW 6557 vs Vigorous Violet SW 6838

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

Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557 vs Sherwin Williams Vigorous Violet SW 6838Sherwin Williams Wood Violet SW 6557
LRV: 16.32%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm
LRV: 13.12%
Medium Dark color
Temperature: warm

Color codes

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HEX#7a6b85copy color code
RGB Decimal122, 107, 133copy color code
RGB Percent47.84%, 41.96%, 52.16%copy color code
HSVHue: 275° Saturation: 19.55% Value: 52.16%copy color code
HSLhsl(275, 11, 47)copy color code
CMYKCyan: 8.27 Magenta: 19.55 Yellow: 0.0 Key: 47.84copy color code
YIQY: 114.449 I: 0.584 Q: 11.264copy color code
XYZX: 17.516 Y: 16.346 Z: 24.416copy color code
CIE LabL:47.426 a:11.149 b:-12.153copy color code
CIE LuvL:47.426 u:6.604 v:-18.764copy color code
Decimal8022917copy color code
Hunter lab40.431, 6.58, -7.504copy color code
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