Sherwin Williams Dark Night SW 6237 – A Gorgeous Dark Blue

If you’re looking for a dark blue paint color that is both beautiful and versatile, look no further than Sherwin Williams Dark Night. This gorgeous hue can be used in a variety of spaces, from bedrooms to bathrooms to kitchens. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a dramatic look in their home without going too dark.

Sherwin Williams Dark Night a rich navy paint color

Sherwin Williams’s Dark Night can be described as a rich dark teal blue. At first look, it might look like navy but with its green undertones it’s a bit richer and the color feels like a bolder choice. If you’re looking to make a statement in your space with paint, I think this one is a good pick. Dark Night or SW 6237 is a part of several Sherwin Williams collections including the Naturalist Collection and the 2019 Shapeshifter Collection. 

As I mentioned, this blue is perfect for a variety of rooms and can even be used as an accent color. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your interiors, Dark Night is a great option. It pairs well with white, light wood tones, and gold accents. 

If you want to try out Sherwin Williams Dark Night in your home, be sure to sample the paint color first. Paint colors can look different in different rooms and with different lighting, so it’s always best to test it out before you commit to painting an entire room. Make sure to look at the paint color at different times over the course of a day to get the best idea of how the color will look in your space. Once you find the perfect place for Sherwin Williams Dark Night in your home, enjoy the beautiful bold color!

All About Sherwin Williams Dark Night

Sherwin Williams Dark Night SW 6237 all about this dark blue paint color

How Dark is Dark Night?

In terms of lightness and darkness, Dark Night falls pretty close to the “dark” side. I would say it’s closer to navy than anything else but with its green undertone, it has a bit more depth to it. 

What is the LRV?

The Light Reflective Value or LRV of Dark Night is 4. LRV is a good tool to use to determine how light (100 being white) or dark (0 being black) a paint color is. The operative word here is light. Light Reflective Value means how much light is reflected. The lighter the color the more light can be reflected. This paint color is pretty dark on this scale. Dark Night is clearly not black but it is a deeply saturated color. 

What Undertones Does Dark Night Have?

The undertones of Sherwin Williams’s Dark Night are green and obviously blue. You can see the green in there more so than the blue but depending on the light, it will read differently. In brighter rooms, you might see more of the teal “peacock” blue come out whereas, in lower lighting, the space might lean more towards a deep navy blue color.

Is Dark Night a Cool or Warm Paint Color?

I would say that Dark Night is a cool paint color. It has both blue and green undertones which are both cool colors. 

What Paint Sheen Should I Use for Dark Night?

I always recommend an eggshell finish in living spaces. Especially with dark paint colors, you want to avoid a semi-gloss because it can cause the paint color to look a little shiny.

Dark Night in Real Spaces

What I love about this color is that it looks great in many different situations from large kitchen spaces to built-in bookshelves. Whether you have a lot of natural light or none at all, Dark Night is a vibrant hue that will look great. Dark Night also can work in a variety of design styles including modern, farmhouse, traditional, and transitional. Dark Night looks really lovely with neutral trim colors like a creamy white color like Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.  I also love it paired with a light wood tone like oak or maple. 

Sherwin Williams Dark Night paint color in an office with white trim

How gorgeous does Dark Night look in this newly renovated office? I love it paired with the bright white trim.

Sherwin Williams Dark Night accent wall in a living space

I love a good accent wall and I especially love one that is bold in color and this Sherwin Williams Dark Night accent wall is definitely that. It makes such a great focal point for the living space. Accent walls are also great ways for renters to add a splash of color without painting a whole room.

Dark Night - Sherwin Williams paint color in living room space

The dark-painted brick accent wall is a rare sight. I prefer the bright hue of the brick as an accent rather than the typical whitewashed brick inside.

If you are considering a dark exterior but aren’t sure about black, Dark Night is a great alternative. On exteriors, Dark Night looks amazing. Paired with accents like bright white trim, natural wood garage doors, and a shingled roof, it is a stunning combination.

As you can see, Sherwin Williams Dark Night is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking for a dark accent wall or want to paint your whole house

What are some similar colors to Dark Night? 

I think Sherwin Williams Dark Night is a favorite paint color because it’s versatile and looks great with many different trim colors. It rivals a lot of the popular navy paint colors. Some similar colors would be:

Sherwin Williams Naval

Sherwin Williams Cascades

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Here are even more blue paint color ideas to check out if your heart is set on the color blue!

Sherwin Williams Dark night v. Sherwin Williams Naval

Dark Night v Naval two great deep blue paint colors

Sherwin Williams Dark Night and Sherwin Williams Naval both have a LRV of 4 making them both dark colors and one might think they are really similar. Seeing them side by side you can really see the difference between the two colors. Dark Night has green undertones that are very evident when next to Naval. Naval has purple undertones which are equally evident when situated next to Dark Night. Both are great options for a bold dark paint color but they are definitely different so be sure to sample both before deciding on one. Naval is more of a classic shade of navy while Dark Night is a deep blue with a green undertone that makes it a touch teal.

Wrapping Up

Overall, if you’re looking to make a big impact in your home, Dark Night is the perfect color for you! This gorgeous hue is sure to give any space the wow factor. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a can of Sherwin Williams’s Dark Night

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