ACACIA HAZE: THE GREEN-GRAY BLEND YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
While green-gray paint colors are definitely having their moment, there’s something about this particular shade that NEVER goes out of style. This is why we’re taking a close look at one of my favorites – Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze.
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 I DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
WHAT COLOR IS ACACIA HAZE? IS IT NEUTRAL?
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze is a green paint color, but this particular shade has a good dose of gray, calming it down. Some greens can be overwhelming (albeit beautiful). Acacia Haze comes in a bit calmer while still having some noticeable color.
IS ACACIA HAZE WARM OR COOL?
Acacia Haze is most definitely a COOL paint color due to its undertones (which we’ll get into shortly).
WHAT’S ACACIA HAZE’S LRV?
Acacia Haze has an LRV of 32. This particular depth makes it a medium-depth paint color, but NOT on the heavy side of this range – it’s more moderate.
If you have a dark room, because of the degree of gray in Acacia Haze, it COULD look a bit flat – especially if the room is north-facing.
On the other hand, in a bright room, Acacia Haze has the depth to stand up to brighter natural light without washing out AS much as lighter colors can.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
WHAT UNDERTONES DOES ACACIA HAZE HAVE?
Just because Acacia Haze is a GREEN paint color doesn’t mean it won’t have an undertone. Green paint colors lean warm (green-yellow) or cool (green-blue). Along with a whack of gray (technical term), Acacia Haze also has a touch of blue, making it a COOL green paint color.
Will Acacia Haze LOOK blue?
While this could be open to perception, no, Acacia Haze usually looks like ‘some type of green’ – just a subtle one.
HOW SHOULD I SAMPLE ACACIA HAZE?
Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out soon to grab paint samples – stop 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 the 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
GET YOUR PEEL & STICK SAMPLE OF ACACIA HAZE HERE
WHAT WHITE TRIM COLOR GOES WITH ACACIA HAZE?
With its slightly lower LRV, Acacia Haze is pretty tolerant of a wide range of white paint colors. A few of my faves include…
IS ACACIA HAZE A GOOD COLOR FOR THE EXTERIOR OF A HOME?
Acacia Haze could be gorgeous on the exterior as long as it suits the roof and any surrounding finishes (i.e., stone/brick). It can also be a subtle choice if you want color on your front door but don’t want anything overbearing.
IS ACACIA HAZE GOOD FOR KITCHEN CABINETS?
One reason green-grays are having a bit of a moment is BECAUSE of kitchen cabinets! Yes, you bet your booty Acacia Haze is a great cabinet paint color. While it’s more likely to suit a kitchen with a white quartz countertop, I’ve seen it flex into a variety of others, even a few granite countertops!
WHAT OTHER COLORS ARE SIMILAR TO ACACIA HAZE?
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…
Every paint color has its personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths, but you could check out…
By the way, if you’re considering getting one brand to match another’s paint color, I DON’T recommend it. Read why HERE.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACACIA HAZE & EVERGREEN FOG?
Evergreen Fog is SLIGHTLY darker than Acacia Haze (two LRV points). Evergreen Fog also comes off a touch warmer or slightly more organic looking compared to the cool hue of Acacia Haze.
WHICH PAINT COLORS GO WITH ACACIA HAZE?
Between its depth and degree of gray, Acacia Haze is pretty flexible with its color partners, including…
- some soft, warm off-white paint colors
- many warm grays with a violet undertone
- TONS of white paint colors – both warm and cool
- subtle shades of taupe
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!