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Sherwin Williams Greek Villa: a complete color review!

Looking for the perfect creamy, bright, off white paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Greek Villa – undertones, coordinating colors, and trim colors – and if it might be perfect for you!

White paint colors are a popular choice because they give you a clean, crisp background to pair with any home style or color palette.

However, there are SO MANY white paint colors to choose from. Like… a lot.

Today we will talk about Sherwin Williams Greek Villa, a super popular off white paint color.

Greek Villa is soft and airy and easy to decorate with.

sherwin williams greek villa paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Greek Villa SW7551

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Color Family

Greek Villa is a creamy off-white paint color.

Light Reflectance Value

84 – this is a light bright color. Often anything above 82 is considered white, so while this is on the “dark”/creamy side, it is definitely an off white color.

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

RGB Colors

R:240 G:236 B:226

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code

#f0ece2

sw greek villa exterior

Undertones

Greek Villa has yellow and beige undertones. It is very warm toned, which helps to keep it from reading as cold or stark in any way.

Remember that Southern-facing rooms will get warm light – which makes paint colors look warmer. This color will look more off white in these spaces.

North-facing rooms get cooler light, which will make this color look more white and less creamy!

Best uses

Greek Villa feels cozy, warm, and inviting in any space. But, it is still white, making it extremely universal.

This color is light, bright, and neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color. It also works for:

  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen or bathroom cabients
  • Living Room
  • Exterior of a house
  • Trim work
  • Ceilings

Similar Colors

  • SW Cotton
  • SW Cold Foam
  • SW Alabaster
  • Behr Salt Crystal
  • Valspar Polar White
  • Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee
  • Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake

Coordinating Colors

You can really use Greek Villa with most any color scheme – as long as it’s nothing super cold toned. Some of my favorite complementary colors are:

  • Halcyon Green
  • In the Navy
  • Rosemary
  • Accessible Beige
  • Illusive Green
  • Faded Flaxflower
  • Gibraltar
  • Reflection

Trim Colors

My tip for a trim color for Greek Villa is to use Greek Villa in a semi-gloss finish for a tone-on-tone look. I love using the wall color as the trim color in different sheens for white paint!

sw greek villa bedroom

Greek Villa FAQs

Is SW Greek villa warm or cool?

Greek Villa is a warm toned off white paint color.

What are the undertones of SW Greek villa?

Greek Villa has yellow and beige undertones.

Does SW Greek villa look yellow?

Greek Villa could look yellow-ish, especially in a room with bright, Southern facing light OR a room at night with the overhead lights on. Always sample colors and look at them day or night!

Is Greek villa lighter than Alabaster?

greek villa vs alabaster

Greek Villa has a LRV of 84 while Alabaster’s is 82. So, Greek Villa is lighter than Alabaster.

Read my full comparison of Greek Villa vs Alabaster here!

What kind of white is Greek villa?

GReek Villa is a warm, creamy off white paint color.

Is Greek villa similar to white dove?

Greek Villa has an LRV of 84 and White Dove’s is 85. They both have a neutral, beige base and are very similar!

sw greek villa living room

What colors go well with Sherwin Williams Greek villa?

Greek Villa works well with most any color scheme including blues, greens, browns, and warm gray tones.

What is the LRV of Greek villa by Sherwin Williams?

The LRV of Greek Villa is 84.

What color is Greek villa?

Greek Villa is a creamy off white paint color by Sherwin Williams.

What number is Sherwin Williams Greek villa?

You can find Greek Villa at SW7551.

Is Greek Villa too bright?

The beige undertones of Greek Villa keep it from being too stark white, and instead slightly creamy and cozy.

Is Alabaster darker than Greek villa?

Greek Villa has a LRV of 84 while Alabaster’s is 82. So, Greek Villa is lighter than Alabaster.

How does Greek Villa look in a north facing room?

North facing rooms will have cool natural light, which will make Greek Villa look less creamy off white and closer to a pure white. Always swatch colors in your actual room to be sure you like them!

Does Greek Villa work on an exterior?

Greek Villa is great on an exterior. The outdoor lighting will make it look much closer to white than off white, but keep it from looking too crisp or cool toned.

Does Greek Villa work with pure white trim?

I don’t love Greek Villa with pure white trim – it’s not enough contrast and looks like a mis-tint. Go with Greek Villa trim in a semi-gloss finish instead!

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

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