Sherwin Williams Silvermist: One of the Best Blue-Green Blend Paint Colours
In the wild world of paint colours, there are the top 10’s of every brand – and I’ve done colour reviews for MANY of them. However, there are TONS of paint colours that don’t get the same exposure and it can be hard to find good information about them. Which is why I’ve created a ‘Quick n’ Dirty’ series, where I’ll chat about paint colours that are BEAUTIFUL – but maybe not as widely used as the others (and you’ll also learn WHY).
You see, I really 100% on my E-Design clients before and after photos for my blog. So, if a colour doesn’t get used often, it’s hard for me to write a full colour review with gorgeous photos. But if it’s INFORMATION you want – oh baby, I’ve got it.
What type of paint colour is Silvermist?
Silvermist is a blue-green-gray blend, and it’s a ‘colour first’ type of paint colour. What does that mean? Well, in a blend, there are often dominant and secondary colours showing up to the party. In some blends like this, you’ll see the gray as the dominant colour with the ‘blue-green’ falling back. In THIS magical combo, the gray takes a nice backseat to the gorgeous blue-green base of this colour.
What’s the LRV of Silvermist?
Silvermist has an LRV of 47. So, it’s a medium-depth paint colour, 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 colours.
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 colour, we’d be talking about the blue-green undertones. However, in this blend, it’s the GRAY that’s hiding underneath, leaving WAY more colour on the table (or wall, really) for you to see. The gray is there to soften the colour 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 COLOUR 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 COLOUR 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 colour, 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 colour, 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 colour, 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 colour.
Which white paint colours 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 COLOURS
Read more: The 8 Best Blue-Green Blend Paint Colours
BENJAMIN MOORE SILVER STRAND
SHERWIN WILLIAMS NETWORK GRAY
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