Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Green has been a popular color for paint in recent years and it doesn’t look like that is changing anytime soon. In fact, Evergreen Fog, Sherwin Williams’ 2022 color of the year, is a perfect example of this. This versatile and calming green-gray is inspired and looks incredible in classic, traditional, and transitional spaces. We’re seeing this color used in a lot of modern interiors or homes with a nature-inspired palette. This gorgeous color can be used in a variety of spaces, from living rooms to kitchen cabinetry to foyers. If you’re looking for an elevated green paint color that will give your space a moody feel while still appearing classic, Evergreen Fog is a perfect choice as I think will be trending in the coming years as well! 

What Color Is Evergreen Fog?

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Sherwin Williams describes the paint color this way, “Evergreen Fog SW 9130 is a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue.  It’s a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.

Sherwin Williams’s Evergreen Fog is an organic color that can be described as a transitional gray-green hue. At first look, it might appear gray but its richness comes from the green. It’s not exactly a bold color choice but it can bring a moody calmness to your space. Evergreen Fog or SW 9130 is a part of several Sherwin Williams collections including the Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids Collections, Method 2022, and Rejuvenation Spring/Summer 2022 Collection.

This color is a popular choice with designers and is trending because of its ability to work in so many different spaces. Evergreen Fog is gorgeous on kitchen cabinets, in bedrooms, on bookshelves or trim work, on living room walls, or in any other place that can use a calming touch.

If you’re thinking of using Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog in your home, be sure to sample the paint first. Paint colors might appear different in various rooms as well as under various lighting conditions, so it’s always good to test it out before fully covering a room. Look at the color throughout the day to get a better sense of how it will look in your area. Once you find the perfect place for Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog in your home, enjoy the beautiful calming color!

How Light or How Dark is Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog is a dark green-meets-gray paint color however, it doesn’t turn your space into instant darkness. You can keep your room light and bright even with a dark paint color like Evergreen Fog.

What is the LRV?

The Light Reflective Value or LRV of Evergreen Fog is 30. 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. Darker colors absorb light instead of reflecting it. At an LRV of 30, Evergreen Fog is a dark paint color.

What Undertones Does Evergreen Fog Have? Is it Warm or Cool?

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is an interesting green color because its undertones are cool making it a cool color but it has the ability to provide subtle warmth to a space. Evergreen Fog’s undertones are blue and green making it a solidly cool color yet once on the walls, it really warms up a room.

What Paint Sheen Should I Use for Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog?

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. It’s a good idea to avoid any gloss sheen with this paint color especially if you have any wall imperfections. Darker colors with glossy sheens tend to show any imperfections in the wall.

What Color Trim Works Well with Evergreen Fog?

There are some complementary colors that work really well with Evergreen Fog. Warmer-toned whites struggle a little against cool Evergreen Fog. They tend to look more yellow when next to the cool green-gray. If you want something that feels truly white when paired with Evergreen Fog, then something slightly cool but mid-toned like Chantilly Lace is a fantastic option.

Evergreen Fog in Real Spaces

As you can see, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking for the perfect paint color for your kitchen cabinets, or your living room, or just to create a little moodiness, Evergreen Fog is an excellent choice. It provides the warmth that so many of us desire in our own spaces. Let’s take a look at how this color looks in real spaces.

This color is truly so versatile it can conform to many different design styles. This traditional space looks beautiful with the rich paint color on the bedroom walls.

Valeria describes Evergreen Fog in her own home, “The current color is called Evergreen fog, and don’t get me wrong, the color is actually pretty perfect! it is a gorgeous green/gray, soothing, and looks beautiful paired with warm tones like brown, rust, mustard, and gold.”

I agree that Evergreen Fog looks beautiful with warm tones.

I’m a big fan of painted furniture and using it as a way to bring color into your space. This beautiful green-gray painted cabinet is so lovely in this space with gorgeous creamy white walls. The color gives this piece a modern vintage feel.

Green-gray cabinets are really popular right now and while I’m loving the return of wood cabinets, I cannot deny how beautiful these look. Evergreen Fog is a fantastic paint color option for painted kitchen cabinetry.

Wrapping Up

Overall,  Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a subtle yet stunning statement shade. It works in nearly every space that you’d like to add an organic feel or natural warmth. It’s perfect for any room in your house that needs a little bit of color without being too overwhelming. If you are looking for a dark paint color with subtle undertones, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a perfect choice!

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