Sherwin Williams Wool Skein: One of the Best Tan Paint Colors
I get asked a lot about Wool Skein, especially when I have readers who’re looking for the PERFECT, soft, warm neutral. And this IS…a soft warm neutral, however, there are a few important things you need to know before bustin’ out the paintbrush…
What kind of color is Wool Skein?
Wool Skein is a light neutral beige/tan paint color with muted undertones. It’s warm without being overly yellow/orange toned like SW Softer Tan, yet it’s not as neutral (slightly grayish) as SW Natural Tan.
What is the LRV of Wool Skein?
Wool Skein comes in at an AWESOME 63 – just a smidge off my best LRV for any room. At 63, it isn’t necessarily going to lighten and brighten a dark space, but it also won’t weigh it down too much as long as you have adequate interior lighting.
If you have an OVERLY bright wall/room, it will wash-out, but only when the sun is directly on it (as shown on the upper walls in the above photo and the lower-left wall in the photo below).
Want to learn more about LRV? Paint Colors and LRV: The Ultimate Guide You Need to Read
What are the undertones of Wool Skein?
If you’d been planning on painting your walls Wool Skein, THIS is where you might change your mind. Wool Skein is ‘generally speaking’, a tan that leans just slightly into yellow – sounds good, right? Sure, until you realize there’s also a weeee willy wink o’ green in there.
That’s right – green. It’s not a green that’s obvious or even NOTICEABLE – on some walls. However, for those undertone sensitive folks, you might find that sneaky green undertone isn’t what you were looking for in your perfect warm neutral.
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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 1-3 business days, depending on location
- At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing 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 is the best white trim color with Wool Skein?
Wool Skein is relatively flexible, as long as it’s partnered with a warm soft white, like Benjamin Moore Cloud White (darkened by 25%) shown here…
So, now that you know ALL ABOUT Wool Skein, are you still excited to use it? If not, I’ve got a few more for you to check out at the end of this blog post!
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