Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams is what most people think of as a classic light blue. It has the feel of a pale sky and adds an airy feeling to any room. But this color is not actually blue.
What Color is Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue?
You might be surprised to find out that in truth, this is a purple paint color. This is despite the fact that Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams (SW6519) looks blue.
This paint color has a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 68, putting it on the brighter side of mid-range paints. The LRV scale runs from 100 to 0 and the higher the number the more light the paint reflects. The brightest white has a score of 100 while absolute black ranks at 0.
A Cool Color
Part of the Living Well Collection, Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams is a cool blue color. It has no yellow undertones, which is something that a warm blue would have.
The paint color looks lighter in rooms with a good deal of natural light, while in dark spaces it takes on a stronger blue tone.
While lots of whites, off whites and dark shades of blue are good matches, Sherwin Williams also has some suggestions. For white, consider Shell White (SW 8917) and for a light gray hue, check out Rarified Air (SW 9015). For string contrast, consider and bold yellow like They call Mellow (SW 6525).
Ideas for Painting With Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams
Confused about how to use this blue that’s really a purple paint color? Check out these examples of how great this paint looks.
Hinting Blue Home Office Wall Paint
Turn a makeshift office space into a real chic work area. Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue walls are a perfect match-up with crisp white trim, built-ins and accessories.
This icy palette creates a professional space that is calming as well as stylish.
Bold in the Dark
In contrast to the pale icy look in a light-filled space, a dark room gives Hinting Blue a darker look.
In fact, this doesn’t much look like the same paint, but it is. The lack of light brings out the purple tones of the Sherwin Williams paint color.
Take the bathroom to a new level of serene when you paint it Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue. The tub alcove has its own little chandelier and a window. Together with the white trim and tile floor, it’s a super calming bathroom space.
Blue on Blue
For a laundry room like no other, combine Hinting Blue with a variety of prints done in blue.
The Hinting Blue cabinets and trim coordinate with the floral wallpaper. A ceiling finished with a checked wall covering and a patterned tile floor add to the mix to create a statement laundry room.
SW Hinting Blue Seaside Vibe
It’s no surprise that Sherwin Williams Hinting Blue creates a coastal vibe. Just look at this home with the blue walls and coral-like wall pieces.
Turn the interior side of your front door into a statement like this one, painted Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams.
The door coordinates with the blue light fixture and together create a very cheery entryway. The only other color in the white space is the muted blue in the striped rug.
Level up a family bathroom by giving it a coat of Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams. It’s a subtle color that’s not too bold and works well with existing flooring and accessories.
Hinting Blue might be very light but it is still good for creating an accent in a room. This neutral bedroom gets a mild color boost from the custom panel behind the head of the bed.
The Sherwin Williams paint adds color without making a major change to the neutral palette in the bedroom.
A Blank Slate
When considering paints for a large space, you might not consider a light blue, but this basement will change your mind.
In this artificial light, Hinting Blue Sherwin Williams takes on more of a gray tone but retains its pleasant blue iciness. It’s a neutral paint color with a twist.