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Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog


Before we dive in, do you know how many green paint colors there are? No? Me either, but I know there are A LOT, and I’d like to share with you why I think Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams is one of the most popular green paint colors. I’m going to share some specifics about the color, show you some example pictures, and also provide you with coordinating colors and colors that are very similar! 



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What colors is Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

 Evergreen Fog was Sherwin Williams “Color of the Year” in 2022! It’s a subtle green, and it’s cool neutral undertone makes it an adaptable color. It’s a color that you can use on all 4 walls, and not just as an accent color, furniture color or cabinet color.  It looks best when paired with the right coordinating colors, wood finishes, and other textures. The color chart below, shows where Evergreen Fog falls on a dark to light scale. 

Conservative Gray- SW6183
Austere Gray-SW6184
Escape Gray- SW6185
Evergreen Fog
Evergreen Fog SW-9130
Dried Thyme- SW6186

LRV of Evergreen Fog 

The Light Reflective Value (LRV) of Evergreen Fog is 30, meaning it should hold true to its color when painted in a bright room. However, if it’s painted in a room that doesn’t have adequate lighting, it will look a bit darker.

LRV indicates how much light is reflected or absorbed from painted surfaces. It’s measured on a scale from 0 to 100. The darker the color, the lower the number. The brighter the color, the higher the number. 

For reference, Sherwin Williams Iron Ore has an LRV of 6 where as Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace has an LRV of 92. White Dove isn’t too bright, nor too dark for a white. 

Is Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog warm or cool?

Sherwin Williams considers Evergreen Fog as a versatile, chameleon color. Think, green-meets-gray with just a hint of blue. Greens with a yellow undertone are considered warm, while greens with a blue undertone are considered cool. So with that being said, this particular color has a cool undertone. 

While there is a hint of blue in this color, you can rest assured that it won’t overtake the green. Fortunately, it has enough gray in it to tone down the green, and eliminate the blue which is what makes it such a popular shade of green.

Colors that go best with Evergreen Fog

These coordinating colors extend a natural appeal while also providing a touch of contrast.

evergreen fog,white dove,dried edamame, light french gray
smokewinter walkevergreengreen smoke
urbane bronze, woven wicker, accessible beige, evergreen fog

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If you’re trying to pick paint colors, you’ll most likely want to sample the color first. Samplize offers peel and stick samples. These samples are easy, MESS-FREE, and affordable. 

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Similar paint colors to Evergreen Fog:

In my opinion, Behr Shady Willow is the closest out of the 4 colors below to Evergreen Fog. It looks like the other colors have more gray in them which takes away from the green. But if that’s more what you’re looking for, the other three options would be great to sample. 

Also, if you’re thinking about color matching (ex. using a Benjamin Moore color in Sherwin Williams Paint) I highly recommend that you read this first!! It’s #5 on the list. 

Evergreen Fog vs. PPG Green Tea Leaf

Both of these colors are shades of green, obviously, but they have some distinct differences in terms of hue and undertones. Evergreen Fog tends to have a cooler, bluish-green undertone. On the other hand, PPG Green Tea Leaf has warmer undertones, with a hint of yellow or brown. PPG considers it a neutral, mature green with holly undertone. Both colors have a similar LRV with Green Tea Leaf at 29.71 and Evergreen Fog at 30. It really comes down to Green Tea Leaf having a more pronounced green, and Evergreen Fog having an equal mix of gray/green.

evergreen fog vs. green tea leaf

Evergreen Fog vs. Behr Shady Willow

Behr Shady Willow falls into the warmer side of greens. It has earthy undertones, and has a touch of gray, similar to Evergreen Fog. The warmth of Shady willow makes it a good choice for living rooms and dining areas, where you want to encourage comfort and conversation. Also, Shady Willow has an LRV of 31. 

evergreen fog

Evergreen Fog vs. Farrow and Ball Pigeon

Farrow and Ball Pigeon is a medium-toned, blue gray paint color. It leans more gray rather with a slight green undertone. Evergreen Fog has more of a pronounced green compared to pigeon with a slight gray undertone. If you’re trying to decide between these 2 specific colors, it would depend on the ambiance you want to create in your space and how the color interacts with your other design elements. 

evergreen fog

Evergreen Fog vs. Benjamin Moore Graystone

Benjamin Moore Graystone is a deeper gray with the slightest hint of green. Evergreen Fog is definitely more of a pronounced green than Graystone. Evergreen Fog is cooler color where Graystone is a warmer color.

evergreen fog

Examples of Evergreen Fog

Sherwin Williams hit the nail on the head by calling Evergreen Fog a versatile and chameleon color because it looks so good in so many different areas of the home. From accent walls, to kitchen cabinets, furniture to exterior… you simply can’t go wrong with this color!  

Evergreen Fog Cabinets

Green paint colors have been trending for kitchen cabinets for a few years now, and Evergreen Fog is one of the most popular choices! It’s nice to add some color to your kitchen instead of painting your cabinets white or gray. 

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog Bedroom

Evergreen fog painted in a bedroom keeps the room feeling spacious and airy. It also creates a peaceful atmosphere that is perfect for rest and relaxation… exactly what you want to feel in a bedroom! 

evergreen fog
Photo Courtesy of Thistlewood Farms
Evergreen Fog Bedroom
Photo Courtesy of Wildflower Home
Evergreen Fog Bedroom
Photo Courtesy of Monika Hibbs

Evergreen Fog Exterior

Evergreen Fog is a good choice for homeowners wanting something a bit nontraditional. It’s also a nice accent color for doors and shutter, because the subtle pop of color will complement the main body color. It looks best when paired with wood, such as a wood fence, door or cedar shake siding. 

Photo Courtesy: Brick and Batten
Evergreen Fog Exterior
Photo Courtesy of @kristinascollective
Photo Courtesy: Hey There Home

Materials and finishes that coordinate with Evergreen Fog: 

Wood Finishes

Wood finishes bring an organic look, making you feel one with nature. Which is why it pairs so well with “The Color of the Year”. It looks best when paired with wood, such as a wood fence, door or cedar shake siding. 

The picture below shows Evergreen Fog paired with Shoji White SW 7042 because Evergreen fog also complements tans, whites and grays. 

Evergreen Fog

Metals and Stone

Warm metallic finishes like tarnished silver, warm champagne gold, burnished gold, and black finishes beautifully compliment the 2022 Color of the Year. Rougher tile and stone surfaces also compliment the metals, and wood finishes. 

Is Evergreen Fog the Color for You?

Determining if Evergreen Fog is the right color for your space depends on various factors like personal preferences, your existing color scheme and the atmosphere you want to create. 

  1. Personal Preference: Do you like the color? Look at it in different lighting conditions and against various backgrounds to see if it appeals to you. 
  2. Existing Décor: Consider the colors of your furniture, flooring and other decorative elements in the room. Will Evergreen Fog complement or clash with these colors? 
  3.  Atmosphere: What kind of mood or atmosphere do you want to create in the space? Evergreen Fog can evoke a sense of calmness and nature, but it’s important to ensure it aligns with the ambiance you desire. 

Of course, the only way to know if Evergreen Fog is right for you is to try it out. Make sure to get your own peel and stick sample, so you can see what it will look like on your walls and in different light conditions. Just, peel, stick and repeat!

Remember, choosing a paint color is ultimately a personal decision, so go with what feels right for you! 


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