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Sherwin Williams Outerspace (SW 6251) Paint Color Review

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Last Updated on January 17, 2024 by lindseymahoney

Sherwin Williams Outerspace (SW 6251) is the perfect color choice to add some drama to your home! I tried multiple dark blue paint colors, but in the end, this deep blue gray color was the perfect moody hue for our bedroom.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 paint color review

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Explore your dark side with this deep, mysterious blue. Its gray undertone gives this color a brooding, masculine edge.

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Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 paint color review
Blue Bedroom Makeover

When I originally planned our main bedroom makeover, I chose a safe paint color for the walls. My husband nixed the white walls and it was just the push I needed to choose a color slightly out of my comfort zone.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 paint color review

We have a large bedroom and it can handle a dark color on the walls. Because we have so many bifold closet doors, I opted to paint the trim and the doors the same bold blue, but with a semi-gloss sheen.

Our bedroom feels so cozy at night with the dark blue walls and moody lamplight. I am so happy we went with a gray-blue and not one of the punchier blues I had sampled.

Outerspace Light Reflective Value (LRV)

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 paint color review

What is LRV anyway? It tells us how much light a color absorbs on a scale from 0 to 100. The lower the number, the less light the color will reflect and will therefore feel darker.

The higher the LRV number, the more reflective the color, making a space feel lighter and brighter.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace has an LRV of 12, which means it reflects very little light.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 on bedroom walls

What are the undertones of Sherwin Williams Outerspace?

A paint undertone is a color you don’t see that can cause the main color (tone) to feel warm or cool. Warm paint colors have yellow, beige, or pink undertones. Cool paint colors have green, purple or blue undertones.

Outerspace is a cool blue with gray undertones.

Is Sherwin Williams Outerspace SW 6251 cool or warm?

As a blue paint color, Sherwin Williams Outerspace is considered a cool color.

What colors pair well with a dark blue like Outerspace?

Here are some more Sherwin Williams paint colors that look great with Outerspace:

What trim color works well with a Sherwin Williams Outerspace on the walls?

A crisp white paint color for the trim looks really nice with dark blue walls, especially for a more traditional look. If you don’t want quite a stark contrast, consider a grayish-white, like Front Porch.

For a fresh and modern look, paint the trim the same color as the wall with a different paint sheen. I like to use satin or eggshell for the walls and semi-gloss for the trim.

What paint colors are similar to Outerspace?

Where should I use this dark blue gray color in my home?

Dark blue exterior on a cute bungalow
Jeff Unverferth Designs

This dark blue looks great when used on the interior and exterior of your home. This blue-gray paint color looks fabulous on the exterior of traditional-style homes.

Dark blue paint colors and coordinating colors

The exterior of this home is not Outerspace, but it is a beautiful dark blue with crisp white trim and an adorably green door. I love a blue and green color combo!

It’s no secret that I love dark paint colors, like Outerspace, in bedrooms. It is also a lot of fun to add a bold color to the bathroom or kitchen cabinets.

Sherwin Williams Outerspace on bedroom walls

Incorporating cool, blue-gray colors into a design can create a fresh and modern look. For our bedroom, the mid-century style bed frame with its dark wood frame and gray headboard, pairs beautifully with the dark blue walls.

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