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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog 9130

Posted on February 10, 2022 by KylieMawdsley

Evergreen Fog: today’s GO-TO green paint colour

I’m always excited #nervous #scared to see what the popular paint brands choose as their ‘Colour of the Year’. And while I’ll always have MAD love for last year’s colour from Sherwin Williams – Urbane Bronze, HOLY FREAKIN’ CANNOLI am I ever happy to see Evergreen Fog and I can’t WAIT to share it with you. Why? Let’s find out…

Paint colour review, best popular green paint colour, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog. Kylie M INterior Design & decorating ideas


In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

And as it relates to Evergreen Fog, I will DEFINITELY have some photos to show you in the very near future, as I’ve chosen it as one of the colours in our upcoming lake build! I also anticipate it being a BIG hit with my clients.

What type of paint colour is Evergreen Fog? Is it warm or cool?

Evergreen Fog is a green paint colour (I’m not just good looks you know), HOWEVER, not every green is created equal…

  • WARM GREEN – green with a yellow undertone
  • COOL GREEN – green with a cool undertone

Evergreen Fog is definitely a COOL green, which we’ll get into shortly.

ACTUALLY, I do have one ‘in progress’ photo that our builder snapped for me. As you can see, it needs one more coat, but it’s going to look DARN gorgeous when it’s done!

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog, best green paint colour, shiplap feature wall. Kylie M Decorating and design

One of the great things about Evergreen Fog is that whether your room is north-facing, south-facing, east or west, it holds its hue very well. This means that even in northern light (shown above) or eastern light, it doesn’t lean into blue. As for southern light or afternoon western light, you can certainly expect it to warm up without leaning into green-yellow.

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What’s the LRV of Evergreen Fog?

Evergreen Fog has an LRV of 30. Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

With an LRV of 30, you can expect Evergreen Fog to hold its colour QUITE well in an overly bright room. On the other hand, while it will look that bit darker in a room without adequate light, it has enough chroma/colour to rise up and show its true colours (whereas colours with more gray in them could fall flat)

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What are the undertones of Evergreen Fog? Will it look gray or blue?

As you learned earlier, Evergreen Fog is a COOL shade of green, meaning it’s a green with a blue undertone. But don’t worry, the blue is so subtle it DOESN’T show up to the party (unlike myself, who shows up whether I’m invited or not – wink wink).

As for the gray undertone, one of the reasons why Evergreen Fog is going to be a popular shade is because of the AMOUNT of gray in it. While some green hues can come across a little too strong, the gray in Evergreen Fog helps to calm it down, while still leaving a glorious green on your walls – even Kermit would approve.

What’s the best way to sample a paint colour?

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY, depending on location
  • they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling
  • if you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog, samplize paint sample



What’s the best white paint colour for trims or cabinets with Evergreen Fog?

GREAT question! So many people don’t consider their trim or cabinets when choosing a colour like Evergreen Fog. And while it’s QUITE flexible, there are a few things to consider…

  • The warmer your white is, the more yellow it can look ‘in comparison’ to Evergreen Fog. This means that your previously muted looking white could look surprisingly colourful when partnered with a green hue like this.
  • Evergreen Fog suits MANY warm whites, but for the above reason, leans into those with a more muted approach such as Sherwin Williams Pure White, Alabaster and Benjamin Moore White Dove.
  • While Evergreen Fog can handle some cool whites (ie. Extra White), it prefers a WHITER white like Sherwin Williams High Reflective White or Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (fave).

Is Evergreen Fog a good paint colour for the exterior of a home?

Green can be tricky as it doesn’t always jibe with brick, stonework and roof colours. This doesn’t mean it won’t work with YOURS, but make sure that green is a NATURAL choice for your home in that it already exists (ie. in the roof) or contrast/complements any features (ie. brick or stone).

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Is Evergreen Fog a good paint colour for cabinets?

I LOOOOOVE the idea of Evergreen Fog on kitchen cabinets or a bathroom vanity. Is it going to happen? While current trends lean into darker shades of green and more obvious green-blue blends, I can totally see Evergreen Fog making its mark on the cabinet world.


Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog on kitchen cabinets, white quartz countertops. best green paint colour painted cabinets.

Evergreen Fog has enough COLOUR (chroma) to step out of the neutral range, but not so much that it’s overwhelming or SHOCKINGLY green. The depth of it (LRV) is also a nice look for those not as inspired by the darker end of things.

Which green paint colours are similar to Evergreen Fog or JUST as pretty?

Where do I even START?!

Magnolia Silverado Sage is gorgeous, as shown on this feature wall. And believe it or not, it’s also on the snippet of door on the far right, it’s just in an area with MORE NATURAL LIGHT…

Magnolia Silverado Sage, green paint colour with Pure White feature wall, gallery wall. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, best green paint colours.

Farrow & Ball Green Smoke is just a STUNNER if you want a bit more depth and green to show up to the party…

Farrow and Ball Green Smoke green painted laundry room flat panel cabinets, butcher block countertops. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Jeez Louise, are my clients ever TALENTED – I LOVE YOU GUYS!

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Does Benjamin Moore have a paint colour similar to Evergreen Fog?

Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths. And in fact, Benjamin Moore doesn’t have anything even CLOSE to Evergreen Fog, they all flash either MUCH too green or too gray to be comparable.

And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie. getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.

What paint colours go with Evergreen Fog?

One of the MANY things I love about Evergreen Fog is its openness to coordinating colours. Whereas some other greens are too COLOURFUL to be flexible and others have too much gray in them to really be GREEN, Evergreen Fog is the perfect blend, allowing for a wide range of partners – just like me. JUST JOKING!!!!!

  • Some subtle greiges such as Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray can work but I would avoid a colour with any MORE violet undertone
  • Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and Aesthetic White are GLORIOUS with this particular green.
  • Muted off-white paint colours like Sherwin Williams White Duck help to slow the energy down in a room and let Evergreen Fog be the star of the show.
  • Soft warm whites and bright whites look great with Evergreen Fog.
  • If you’re looking for a bit more COLOUR in your palette, be careful, as you don’t want to COMPETE with Evergreen Fog. Look for different hues (ie. blue/violet) that have similar or slightly lower levels of GRAY in them (Sherwin Williams Network Gray & Online are pretty).


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Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!

Online paint colour expert, Kylie M Interiors, Edesigns using Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams popular paint colors. Market


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      Oooo, you’ll see a GOOD difference between the two. Evergreen Fog is lighter with its LRV of 30, whereas Pewter Green comes in lower at 12, so it’s a substantial shift. Pewter Green is also a TOUCH cooler without flashing blue (EG doesn’t flash blue either though) :).

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      Thank you, Madison! I’m SUPER EXCITED to use it in our lake home as it doesn’t suit our current house at all :).

    2. Great article, thank you, it’s a fabulous colour. We had considered adding this colour to rooms (west, northwest and a dark kitchen that gets filtered south light from under a porch) that already have warm whites to creme tones and a bit of griege ( BM HC 27, BM HC 83 , BM CSP 245) Are these tones too warm to partner well? Alternately we were considering BM CC 602 which is very olive grey. Thanks for all your great articles.

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        Hi Tracie!~ While I miiiiight put HC 27, HC 83 in adjoining rooms in a palette, if I HAD to, I’m not totally loving them together. CSP 245 is better as it’s a bit more muted than HC 27. I would AVOID 602 as it has too much green in it, making it look like competition to Evergreen Fog – it’s not nearly neutral enough. Overall, I would stick with more MUTED warm tones and a greige-green that’s DEFINITELY more greige (leaning into gray) and considerably less green.

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      Oh, it could be STUNNING, as long as you love the idea of the oak cabinets looking that bit stronger 🙂

  1. This article was so helpful! I looooove this color. Which white are you pairing it with in your lake house? We decided to use Evergreen Fog in our west facing bathroom which doesn’t get much natural light (on shiplap behind the vanity). I’m not great with color theory and having a difficult time figuring out which white to use in the rest of the space!
    The shower subway tile and vanity are both white, with no undertones that we can tell (at least no warm undertones!). Baseboards and doors are planned to be SW Pure White.

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      Hi Amber! I’ve chosen White Dove, but this will likely be too warm for your tile and vanity. You MIGHT even bump up to SW High Reflective White or BM Chantilly Lace, see which one blends the best with your vanity/tile 🙂

  2. Hi Kylie, is Repose Gray 75% a no go with Evergreen Fog in a super bright great room? Not sure if Repose has too much of a violet undertone. Hubby and I LOVE Evergreen Fog but maybe Gibraltar Cliffs works better? Trim is SW Pure White and floors light cooler tones white oak. Thanks!

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      Hi Laura! It’s hard to say without seeing this lightened version of RP, but my FIRST thought is that it feels okay. This being said, I LOOOOVE the idea of Gibraltar with REpose Gray without even thinking about it!

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  3. What do you think of gossamer veil for a wall color with evergreen fog as an island color – cabinet color is extra white. 🙂 I love evergreen fog – such a beautiful color.

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    2. This sounds like my color palette! Gossamer Veil is my all-purpose wall color, Extra White for trim and cabinets, and then I use Evergreen Fog and Outerspace as accents.

  4. Thank you for all the amazing information! I wanted to add a pop of green to my area. I’ve painted the walls Asthetic white and the trim is High reflective white. I wanted to paint the doors in my house this colour. Would you recommend painting the trim around the door high reflective white or evergreen fog?
    Thank you again 🙏

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  5. Hi Kylie! Thank you for the amazing and useful information!
    I have all my house painted in SW Creamy (trim: SW Pure white) and I want to add 2 accent walls, one in a southwest dining room and the other in a North facing room (open floor plan). All my hardware is satin gold brass with black accents. Do you think SW Evergreen Fog will be a good option for the accent walls? Thank you so much.

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  6. Hi Kylie,
    We are painting our front room. I feel good about Evergreen Fog with the furniture and lighting, but want to know if it works with the neighboring rooms. Revere Pewter is in the foyer and SW Essential Gray is in the family room. All have SW Pure White trim. The foyer and family room are connected to the front room by French doors SW Tricorn Black. Not sure if the neighbor rooms “winks” of violet or green would look bad with E Fog. Thank you!

  7. Hi Kylie,
    Thank you so very much for your great insight on paint colors. What do you think of the following color combinations:
    SW Evergreen Fog in limited amount of wall space in the Kitchen (with maple Buckskin stained cabinets)
    SW Evergreen Fog in Dining Room (which is open to kitchen) and along north facing and east facing walls Living Room (which is open to dining room)
    SW Loggia in he rest of the Living Room (west facing wall and east facing Foyer walls) *west facing wall leads to downstairs family room painted in Cupola by Magnolia
    SW Shoji White for all trim.

    Again, thank you for your awesome reviews and help.

  8. Hi! Our entire home is painted SW modern gray with current white duck trim- we’re transitioning all the trim to SW pure white. I’m looking at painting the interior doors either SW evergreen fog or SW still water – which would you recommend?

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