If you’re looking for a deep, dark green paint color that is both beautiful and moody, look no further than Sherwin Williams Pewter Green. This color is inviting and evokes an essence of warmth. The gray undertones make the green feel muted, giving your space a calming effect while still making a statement!
- All About Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
- How Light or How Dark is Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
- What is the LRV of Sherwin Williams Pewter Green?
- What Undertones Does Pewter Green Have?
- What are Some Coordinating Colors to Pewter Green?
- Is Pewter Green a Cool or Warm Paint Color?
- Pewter Green in Different Lighting Situations
- What Paint Sheen Should I Use for Pewter Green?
- Is Sherwin Williams Pewter Green a Color Changer?
- Where Should You Use SW 6208 Pewter Green?
- Paint Color in Real Spaces
- What are Some Similar Colors to Paint Color?
- Wrapping Up
All About Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
Sherwin Williams’s Pewter Green can be described as a deep and muted dark green paint color. At first look, it might look like a rich gray but upon closer review, Pewter Green is a rich green with gray undertones. If you’re looking to make a statement in your space with paint, I think this one is a good pick. Pewter Green or SW 6208 is a part of several Sherwin Williams collections including the Naturalist Collection and the 2022 Rejuvenation Fall/Winter Collection.
This gorgeous green is perfect for a variety of spaces, you’ll see that it is a really stunning option for kitchen cabinetry. It’s excellent for moody bedrooms and smaller spaces like an office or a bathroom. If you’re looking to add a dramatic flair to your space, Pewter Green is a great option.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green remains relatively neutral and pairs well with white, marble counters or tile, light wood tones, and brass accents.
If you’re considering using Sherwin Williams Pewter Green in your home, be sure to test it out first by painting a sample on the wall. Paint colors can look dramatically different based on the lighting and space in a room, so it’s always best to see it in person before deciding if you want to commit to painting an entire room. Make sure to observe the paint color at different times throughout the day to get an accurate idea of how it will look permanently in your space. After you find where Sherwin Williams Pewter Green looks best in your home, sit back and enjoy the beautiful bold color!
How Light or How Dark is Sherwin Williams Pewter Green
In terms of lightness and darkness, Pewter Green is unmistakably dark paint color. Pewter Green blends two noticeable colors together, deep gray and olive green. The color is dark and rich but not overwhelmingly so.
What is the LRV of Sherwin Williams Pewter Green?
The Light Reflective Value or LRV of Pewter Green is 12. 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. SW Pewter Green is clearly not black but it is a deeply saturated color.
What Undertones Does Pewter Green Have?
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green has a gentle gray undertone that doesn’t overwhelm the color but does bring subtle neutrality to the color that allows it to work really well in a variety of lighting situations. It may even appear more gray than green sometimes.
What are Some Coordinating Colors to Pewter Green?
Pewter Green goes great with a neutral color palette. Consider earthy tones like warm creamy whites, browns, beige, terracotta, and rich gold. Warm tones and natural wood tones go really well with Pewter Green.
Is Pewter Green a Cool or Warm Paint Color?
Pewter Green is a cool green. It’s got cooler gray undertones which can make it slightly blue-ish in some light.
Pewter Green in Different Lighting Situations
North-facing rooms will see less natural light throughout the day typically so this green will look like a crisp dark green.
Southern-facing rooms see steady filtered warmth throughout the day allowing for a soft blue-gray tone to potentially shine through.
West-facing rooms will make the color appear a bit muddy with the gray undertones more evident.
East-facing rooms will have their warm tones early in the morning as the sun rises. As the day progresses and the light cools down, you’ll start to see more gray tones emerge.
What Paint Sheen Should I Use for Pewter Green?
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.
Is Sherwin Williams Pewter Green a Color Changer?
Pewter Green is on the same paint card as Sea Salt which is known as a chameleon color. It’s no wonder that Pewter Green is a color changer as well. In low-lighting situations, Pewter Green takes on an even richer, deep green while in a lot of natural light, Pewter Green is at its best in my opinion. It is the perfect muted dark green.
Paint Color in Real Spaces
I think it’s really helpful to see paint colors in real spaces. Often times paint colors on a paint color aren’t a true representation of what they look like in a space. Additionally, every paint color looks different under different light and these examples are meant to show how different the paint color can look!
Pewter Green appears rich yet muted on this gorgeous accent wall. You can see how well it goes with earthy tones.
SW Pewter Green is an exceptional color and a designer’s favorite for green kitchen cabinets. I think the muted green (sometimes gray) paint color pairs really well with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances. Brass hardware adds a beautiful pop of color to the space that brightens it up so nicely.
Warm tones look exquisite with Pewter Green and it shines in the kitchen above. The wood floors and island along with the woven counter stools coordinate beautifully with the deep green. Additionally, the warm white paint on the walls plays so nicely with the green cabinets.
Pewter Green makes an excellent accent wall color. It’s a beautiful backdrop to a serene retreat like in the bedroom space above.
Another option for a Sherwin Williams Pewter Green accent wall is to paint wood molding to create a gorgeous statement wall.
The Pewter Green board and batten wall above is a great example of how this color is a color changer. It appears much darker here with the low light. It’s a beautiful and rich, dark green. It gives a really nice moody vibe that looks gorgeous.
If you are envisioning a dark and moody space for your home then Pewter Green is a really lovely option. You can see how great it looks on all the interior walls of this formal dining room.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is a versatile color that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking for a dark accent wall or the perfect cabinetry color for a kitchen or vanity, Pewter Green is a beautiful option.
What are Some Similar Colors to Paint Color?
I think Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is a favorite paint color because it’s versatile yet neutral and can look great in a variety of lighting situations. There aren’t really very many rivals to Pewter Green but there are several other really nice greens you may want to consider.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green vs. Sherwin Williams Retreat
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green and Retreat are both really beautiful moody greens and if you’re searching for a “moody green” paint color on Google, there’s a good chance that both colors will pop up as possibilities. In fact, they are on the same paint card. Sherwin Williams Retreat is just one above Pewter Green. There are some differences in the paint colors but Retreat is a nice alternative. The LRV of Retreat is 21 while Pewter Green is 12. Although Retreat is slightly lighter, it’s still a nice dark green paint color and compared to each other in a space, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two colors. Seeing these two colors side by side it’s clear that Pewter Green is the darker color. The undertones are nearly the same and both colors are muted. If you want something just slightly lighter, sample Retreat as well as Pewter Green.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green vs. Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme
Another alternative to Pewter Green is Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme. Dried Thyme is another rich, sage green that is a shade lighter than Pewter Green. Pewter Green has an LRV of 12 while Dried Thyme has an LRV of 21. Both are beautiful paint colors and at first glance, they may look similar but when you see them next to each other Pewter Green is clearly darker and slightly more muted.
Sherwin Williams Pewter Green vs. Sherwin Williams Homburg Gray
One more option that you might consider if you are thinking about Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is Homburg Gray. Homburg Gray is similar to Pewter Green because it’s a dark rich gray-green but there are some real differences. Homburg Gray has more blue undertones than Pewter Green. In some lighting conditions, Homburg Gray appears more blue and less pine green. It’s a really gorgeous color and is a lovely selection if you are looking for something that’s a bit less green. Homburg Gray has an LRV of 15 which is only slightly lighter than Pewter Green which is at an LRV of 12. Again, both of these colors are muted and moody so either one will give your space a cozy feel.
Overall, Sherwin Williams Pewter Green is a beautiful dark green paint color. It can look a tad gray in some light and more deep muted green in others, making it an interesting color to experiment with. With its muted tones, this deep green works well as an accent wall or a kitchen cabinet color. Try pairing it with warm whites and gold tones for a really rich and beautiful color combination. Pewter Green is a really great dark green paint color for interiors and exteriors alike! If you try it – let me know what you think!