Sherwin Williams Tradewind: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
When it comes to the BEST blue paint colors, you don’t need to look much farther than Tradewind. With its depth and particular blend of colors, it’s a force to be reckoned with!
My Quick Paint Color Reviews are designed to cover the BASICS of paint colors that aren’t talked about as much in the design world OR that I just don’t have enough images of yet (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients). And while this is definitely the case with Tradewind, I still have some WICKED helpful information to get you on your way!
What type of paint color is Sherwin Williams Tradewind? Is it warm or cool?
Sherwin Williams Tradewind is definitely a COOL blue paint color. If you have north-facing light, Tradewind will look THAT much cooler, but the amount of color in it can help add some personality. If you have south-facing or afternoon western sunshine, Tradewind is a GREAT way to balance out that warm sunshine!
What’s the LRV of Tradewind?
The LRV of Tradewind is 61, just a smidge off my MAGICAL LRV number of 62. This particular LRV puts Tradewind in the ‘light’ range.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Tradewind? Will it look like a true blue?
While Tradewind is CERTAINLY a blue paint color, it has gray to calm it down and even a weeee tiny wink ‘o green tucked inside (although you’d HARDLY know it) – it’s NOTHING compared to its cousin Rainwashed.
What’s the best way to sample Tradewind?
Like with every paint color, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls Tradewind, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
With Tradewind on the walls, my fave options for trims, ceilings and doors are…
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White for a cleaner contrasting look
- Sherwin Williams Pure White for a slightly softer approach with a bit of warmth
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Is Tradewind a good color for the exterior of my home?
If you don’t have traditional stone or brick on the exterior of your home and want a BLUE home, Tradewind could certainly be a contender. However, I’m usually inclined towards blue paint colors with a bit more depth and body or ones with more gray mixed in. So, I’m not saying NO, I’m just saying you can probably do better (wink wink).
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
Is Tradewind a popular paint color right now?
In the world of blue, there are more POPULAR options right now, most commonly ones with more of a blue-green balance to them like Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and even the CONSIDERABLY greener Sherwin Williams Sea Salt. But that’s NOT to say that Tradewind isn’t the perfect color for you!
Read more: How to Choose the BEST Blue Paint Color
What Benjamin Moore paint colors are the same as or similar to Tradewind?
Every color has its own particular nuances and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out similar colors like…
- Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue (has more green, but is STUNNING)
- Benjamin Moore Harbour Haze
- Benjamin Moore Smoke (a bit darker and grayer)
Shown above Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue
Shown above Benjamin Moore Smoke
And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colors look good with Tradewind?
When it comes to creating a color palette with Tradewind, I would look at colors like…
- More legit blue-green blends
- Slightly cleaner gray paint colors, although you can also look at some warm grays (here)
- Soft cream paint colors without TOOOO much yellow in them
Not sure if Tradewind is right for you? Want a bit warmer or cooler? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SILVER STRAND
SHERWIN WILLIAMS RAINWASHED
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SILVERMIST
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KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER