Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by lindseymahoney
Svelte Sage (SW 6164) by Sherwin Williams is the perfect neutral green paint color for your home and I am excited to dive into a complete color review!
This nature-inspired gray-green hue is a great color to create a calming atmosphere in your home. Svelte Sage is a versatile color that can be used in various spaces, from bedrooms to living rooms and even mudrooms.
In this comprehensive color review, we will explore the various aspects of Svelte Sage, including its undertones, complementary colors, and how to pair it with different styles of furniture and decor.
Let’s get started!
Svelte Sage Color Review
With its delicate balance between gray and green, Svelte Sage brings a sense of tranquility and sophistication to any room it graces.
Svelte Sage Light Reflective Value (LRV)
With an LRV of 41, Svelte Sage is a more muted green color without being too dark.
What is LRV anyway? It 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.
What are the undertones of Svelte Sage?
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.
Svelte Sage has cool gray undertones as well as some yellow undertones. If a room has lots of natural sunlight, this green color will feel warmer.
Green Color Psychology
Colors have a profound impact on our emotions and can influence our mood and behavior.
Green, for example, is often associated with nature, growth, and harmony, while gray is known for its calming and grounding effects. By combining these two colors, Svelte Sage creates a unique and harmonious blend that promotes a sense of relaxation and peace.
What paint colors complement Svelte Sage?
Svelte Sage pairs well with other nature-inspired hues like taupe, cream, mauve, browns, and yellow mustard. Here are a few complementary colors from Sherwin Williams to consider:
For a bolder look, choose a contrasting color like a deep purple or navy.
Remember, when choosing complementary colors for Svelte Sage, it’s important to strike a balance between contrast and harmony. The goal is to create a visually pleasing space that complements the serenity and style of Svelte Sage.
Is Svelte Sage a warm or cool color?
Svelte Sage is a green hue which makes it a cool color, however, it does have some yellow undertones which may be more visible when used in a space with lots of natural sunlight.
For example, when choosing a green paint color for our mudroom, I took into consideration the amount of natural sunlight coming into the room and the direction the light source is facing.
There is one window on the mudroom door that has a covered porch. The window is facing north, which means natural sunlight in this space is minimal. Because there is little natural light in the mudroom, I was not concerned that the yellow undertones would pull through.
Where can I use the sage color in my home?
As I mentioned above, this sage green is incredibly versatile and can be used anywhere in your home to create a serene space.
It looks great in bedrooms and bathrooms, where tranquility is important, or it can be used in more active areas of the home like mudrooms and living rooms!
Jessica, from Park and Division, painted the front doors of her beautiful historic home with Svelte Sage and it compliments all of the unique details perfectly.
Ciara used Svelte Sage on her bedroom walls to create a serene oasis at home.
I hope this color review of Svelte Sage has helped you find the perfect paint color for your space! When considering this color, my best advice is to test it out in the space and look at it at different points in the day.
If you like the color in the evening as much as you do when the sun is beginning to rise in the morning, I think you have yourself a winner!