Looking for the perfect coastal blue paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Watery!
Coastal paint colors are popular because they give a room a serene, relaxing feel.
When it comes to coastal paint colors, it doesn’t get much beachier than a light blue gray shade.
Today I want to talk about one of the most popular light blue paint colors, Sherwin Wiliams Watery. This is a gorgeous color and I can’t wait to dive into it today.
Sherwin Williams Watery (SW6478)
Sherwin Williams Watery is a light blue with undertones of green. It will bring a peaceful, coastal feel to your home.
Watery is in the blue color family.
Light Reflectance Value
Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.
With an LRV of 57, Watery is a light to mid blue. Watery is not overly saturated but still provides some color. It will look lighter in rooms with lots of natural light and a bit darker in rooms lacking natural light.
R: 178, G: 204, B: 200
RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!
With green and blue numbers so close to each other, you can see why Watery is a blue-green paint color.
Sherwin Williams Watery has green undertones, which warms up the blue a bit. However, it is still considered a cool paint color.
Depending on a room’s lighting, Watery will look more blue or more green.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
A light blue color like Watery is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
Consider using Watery for:
- Living rooms
- Home exterior or doors
- Interior doors
- Sherwin Williams Tidewater
- Sherwin Williams Meander Blue
- Sherwin Williams Aquaverde
- Behr Clear Pond
- Benjamin Moore Heavenly Blue
- Valspar Sparkling Lake
Due to its cool undertones, I prefer to pair Watery with other cool tones. These include light greens, darker blues and neutral whites.
Because of its green undertones, Watery pairs well with light green paint colors.
Corals or yellows are good accent colors to pair with Watery.
- Fleeting Green
- Green Bay
- Cape Verde
Off-whites or bright whites:
- Shell White
- Aged White
- Toque White
Since this is a cool paint color, I usually suggest pairing it with a bright, white trim.
SW Watery color palette
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What color is Watery by Sherwin Williams?
Watery is a blue paint color with green undertones.
Is Sherwin Williams Watery warm or cool?
As a blue-green paint color, Watery is a cool paint color.
What number is Sherwin Williams Watery?
What is the difference between Sherwin Williams Watery and Tidewater?
Watery and Tidewater are similar blues, but Watery is a bit darker with more blue.
What is the difference between Sherwin Williams Watery and Sea Salt?
Watery is a blue paint color with green undertones, and Sea Salt is a green paint color with blue undertones. Sea Salt is more of a neutral because it’s less saturated.
What colors go well with Sherwin Williams Watery?
Glimmer, Shell White and Aged White pair well with Sherwin Williams Watery.
Sherwin Williams Watery vs Sea Salt
These are both blue-green paint colors, but Sea Salt is much lighter and more neutral compared to Watery. Watery is also more blue, while Sea Salt is more green!
Click here for my complete comparison of Watery vs Sea Salt!
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