Sherwin Williams Silvermist: One of the Best Blue-Green Blend Paint Colors
When it comes to choosing the best paint color, it’s not always about choosing the right COLOR, it’s about choosing the right BLEND. Which is why we’re taking a close look at Sherwin Williams Silvermist and its GORGEOUS blend of today’s most POPULAR cool paint colors…
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What type of paint color is Silvermist?
Silvermist is a blue-green-gray blend, and it’s a ‘color first’ type of paint color. What does that mean? Well, in a blend, there are often dominant and secondary colors showing up to the party. In some blends like this, you’ll see the gray as the dominant color with the ‘blue-green’ falling back. In THIS magical combo, the gray takes a nice backseat to the gorgeous blue-green base of this color.
What’s the LRV of Silvermist?
Silvermist has an LRV of 47. So, it’s a medium-depth paint color, but not what I’d call a HEAVY medium. While it has some meat on its bones, it’s not quite as dense as some medium-depth paint colors.
NOT SURE WHAT LRV IS? It could save you paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Silvermist?
If we flipped this around and made the GRAY the dominant color, we’d be talking about the blue-green undertones. However, in this blend, it’s the GRAY that’s hiding underneath, leaving WAY more color on the table (or wall, really) for you to see. The gray is there to soften the color so that it’s more of an earth-tone and less of a typical ‘beachy-bright, cheerful teal’.
So, with that being said, let’s talk about the COLOR of Silvermist. Silvermist is a blue-green blend. You can expect it to SLIGHTLY favour blue over green, but not so much that you end up with ‘blue walls’, the green will still play a part. But if you’ve come to Silvermist because you love sage green, you’ll PROBABLY find it too blue.
Will Silvermist look better in a north or south-facing room?
Would I put Silvermist in a north-facing room? Hmmm. Well, I would expect it to lean a bit more blue and it would look chilly – I guess it would depend on the quality of light. If there was enough natural/artificial light, I’d consider it. OR, if it had a bit less gray in it, I’d be more on board as there would be more COLOR to counteract the cooler exposure. However, I love the idea of it in a south-facing room or a room that gets afternoon west-facing sunshine. This cool blend could add a nice balance to those warm sun rays coming in.
Why isn’t Silvermist as popular?
If you ask me, it’s not the color, it’s the depth. With an LRV of 47, it has a depth that can weigh down a room if it doesn’t have enough light (artificial or natural). It’s not dark enough to be a ‘standard’ feature wall color, but not light enough to be used on a larger scale (ie: more than one room). If I compare it to the POPULAR Sherwin Williams Sea Salt, I can see how the softer, lighter approach of Sea Salt would more easily accommodate different rooms with different lighting, exposures, etc…
That doesn’t mean that Silvermist won’t work for YOU and your room, but might make you think more about whether it really IS the right fit. And if it is…SEND PHOTOS!
What’s the best way to sample Silvermist?
Like with every paint color, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Make sure you place white paper around your sample so that your perception isn’t skewed by your existing wall color.
Which white paint colors work with Silvermist (for trim)?
Not sure if Silvermist is right for you? Want a bit more blue, green or gray? I’ve got more!
BLUE-GREEN BLEND PAINT COLORS
Read more: The 8 Best Blue-Green Blend Paint Colors
BENJAMIN MOORE SILVER STRAND
SHERWIN WILLIAMS NETWORK GRAY
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