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Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

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Last Updated on September 5, 2023 by lindseymahoney

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a timeless hue that adds a touch of serenity to any space. Whether you’re looking to create a calming oasis in your bedroom or a peaceful retreat in your living room, this soothing shade is the perfect choice.

Whether you’re a fan of modern minimalism or classic elegance, Evergreen Fog effortlessly complements any style, making it a versatile choice for all.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

Let’s dive into a color review for this fan-favorite paint color from Sherwin Williams!


What color is Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams?

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

…a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue.  It’s a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.

– Sherwin Williams

Muted greens from the sage family are one of my favorite colors to use throughout my home. Evergreen Fog (SW 9103) has been rising in popularity over the last few years and was even chosen as Sherwin Williams 2022 Color of the Year.

Color Psychology

Green is often associated with nature, growth, and harmony. It is known to have a soothing effect on our minds, promoting a sense of balance and stability.

Gray, on the other hand, adds a touch of elegance and sophistication, creating a serene ambiance. The combination of these two colors in Evergreen Fog creates a harmonious blend that brings a sense of tranquility to any space.

Colors with more gray undertones and lower LRVs take on a “muddy” or desaturated look that works great as a neutral color in a design.

What is the Light Reflective Value (LRV)?

The LRV for Evergreen Fog is 30.

As a reminder, LRV tells us how much light a color absorbs on a scale from 0 to 100. The lower the number, the less light the color will reflect and will therefore feel darker. The higher the LRV number, the more reflective the color, making a space feel lighter and brighter.

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Is Evergreen Fog gray or green?

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review
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This chameleon color is both green and gray, depending on the time of day and lighting!

The more natural sunlight in a room, the warmer the color will look and more green will show through. In a room with minimal sunlight and lighting, Evergreen Fog will appear more gray.

Test out different lighting options to see how Evergreen Fog looks under natural light, warm light, and cool light.

What are the undertones of Evergreen Fog?

A paint undertone is a color you don’t see that can cause the main color (tone) to feel warm or cool. Warm paint colors have yellow, beige, or pink undertones. Cool paint colors have green, purple or blue undertones.

With its subtle undertones of blue and gray, Evergreen Fog evokes a sense of tranquility that is both refreshing and inviting.

What colors pair well with the Evergreen Fog color?

For a sophisticated and timeless look, pair this grayish green with shades of white and cream. This classic kitchen design by Caitlin Flemming is a great example of how Evergreen Fog works beautifully with traditional and transitional styles.

If you’re looking for a more modern and vibrant feel, consider pairing it with pops of bold colors like mustard yellow or deep teal. This combination adds a touch of energy and personality to your space.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review
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Earth tones look fantastic when paired with Evergreen Fog. This includes warm whites, tans, browns, golds, brass, and blackish-gray colors. Wood tones and brass accents create a cozy and rustic atmosphere.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

Is SW Evergreen Fog a warm or cool color?

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

The color green is considered a cool color, however, the gray undertones create a warmer hue.

What trim color goes with Evergreen Fog?

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

For a more classic and traditional feel, shades of white and cream are a great option. For our garden shed, I chose my colors to coordinate with our traditional style home and Ethereal White looks beautiful.

Another option is to paint the trim the same color as the wall but in a different sheen. If the walls are Evergreen Fog in an eggshell sheen, use the same color on the trim in a satin sheen.

What paint colors are similar to Evergreen Fog?

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review
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If you are looking for a paint color dupe by a different brand, check out the similar colors below.

Where can I use Evergreen Fog in my home?

One of the remarkable qualities of Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is its versatility. It can be used in a variety of spaces, from bedrooms to living rooms, kitchens, mudrooms, and more.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review
Source | Park and Division

Jessica, from Park and Division, painted the front doors of her beautiful historic home with Evergreen Fog and it compliments all of the unique details perfectly. After seeing this inspirational image I am excited to add this color to the front doors of my home as well!

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review

While I did not use Evergreen Fog for our mudroom, I did choose a similar color from the sage green family. The vertical panels are painted Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams and I love how it looks next to the botanical print wallpaper above.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams | Color Review
Source | Sherwin Williams

Its ability to adapt to different styles and aesthetics makes it a popular choice among interior designers and homeowners alike.

In bedrooms, Evergreen Fog can create a serene and peaceful atmosphere that is perfect for rest and relaxation.

Pairing it with soft, neutral accents and natural textures can enhance the tranquil vibe, creating a soothing retreat at the end of a long day.

Whether you prefer a minimalist or a more traditional approach, Evergreen Fog can seamlessly blend into your desired aesthetic.


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