Sherwin Williams Greek Villa: is this the white you’ve been LOOKING for?
When looking for the best white paint color for your walls, trims, cabinets or exterior, it’s easy to get lost in the HUNDREDS of options. But I’m here to make it easy by introducing you to Sherwin Williams Greek Villa.
BEFORE WE GET STARTED…
In order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint color is Greek Villa? Is it warm or cool?
Greek Villa is a WARM WHITE paint color. If you have a north-facing room, the warmth of Greek Villa can help balance this cool light – the same goes for an east-facing room (in the afternoon). On the other hand, with south-facing light or western afternoon light already being warm, Greek Villa will look even warmer.
What’s the LRV of Greek Villa?
There are five different types of white paint colors. With Greek Villa having an LRV of 84, this classifies it as a SOFT WARM shade of white.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
If you have a BRIGHT room, Greek Villa will definitely wash out, but so will ANY paint color in the lighter end of things (you’ll need to hit LRVs approx 55 and lower to REALLY start counteracting this).
Does Greek Villa have undertones?
What’s the best way to sample Greek Villa?
Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…
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
Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE
What’s the best white paint color for my trim if my walls are Greek Villa?
As with ANY white, my best recommendation is to partner Greek Villa with ITSELF.
When partnering up shades of white, one white can expose the underbelly of another, meaning it’s EASY to get clashing undertones. So, unless you WANT to expose the undertones of Greek Villa and have it look more yellow than it is, you’ll want to keep every painted white surface the same.
Is Greek Villa a good exterior paint color?
Whether it’s for siding, stucco, brick or trim, Greek Villa is a great option for an exterior. With its beautiful warmth, it can help balance a north or east-facing home. Just note that if you have south-facing light or warm afternoon sunshine, it will lean more into its warm yellow undertone (similar to what’s shown below).
Is Greek Villa a popular color for kitchen cabinets?
Greek Villa certainly COULD be popular for kitchen cabinets but isn’t used nearly as much as Sherwin Williams Alabaster and Pure White. This means it’s DEFINITELY worth trying out if your finishes suit a warmer white paint color.
Greek Villa vs other white popular paint colors
Comparison is the KEY to choosing the best paint color for your home. Don’t be afraid to explore other colors to see how undertones, temperatures and LRVs shift…
- Sherwin Williams Alabaster vs Greek Villa: Greek Villa is a bit brighter and cleaner with its slightly higher LRV
- Sherwin Williams Pure White vs Greek Villa: Greek Villa has the same depth/LRV as Pure White but ALSO has more warmth
- Benjamin Moore White Dove vs Greek Villa: White Dove is definitely more muted and softer/less clean-looking than Greek Villa; although they have similar LRVs
By the way, if you’re thinking of getting one brand to match another’s paint color, I DON’T recommend it. Read why HERE.
Which paint colors go with Greek Villa?
Because Greek Villa is a brighter white, it’s pretty darn flexible as to its color partners. HOWEVER…
- be cautious when partnering it with other white paint colors – Greek Villa really only wants ITSELF as a white partner
- Greek Villa can be fussy with some of the popular warm off-white paint colors, particularly shades of beige and taupe
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!