Want to paint your home a warm green paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Green Onyx and if it might be perfect for your home!
Green paint colors are really trending right now, which is not surprising with a push towards warm, cozy interiors.
As you can imagine, because of this warm green paint colors are particularly popular. Of warm, green paint colors, olive green is one of the most well known warm green color families.
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite olive green paint colors, Sherwin-Williams Green Onyx.
Let’s dive in to see if this might be the perfect paint color for your home!
Sherwin Williams Green Onyx SW9128
Green Onyx is a beautiful, warm toned olive green paint color. It is mid-toned – not too light and not too dark – and is perfect for a cozy, earthy room!
Green Onyx is in the green color family and is considered a shade of olive green.
Light Reflectance Value
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.
With an LRV of 31, Green Onyx is a mid toned paint color. It’s not super dark, but not super light, either.
It will look lighter in a bright room and darker in a room with less natural lighting.
Warm toned lighting will also bring out the yellow undertones, while it will look more true-green in cool lighting.
R:152 G:154 B:130
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!
Green Onyx is a warm toned paint colors with yellow and warm gray undertones. This is what gives it it’s muted, olive coloring.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
This color is slightly bold without being too dark. I love it for:
- All of the walls in a large, bright room
- Accent wall paired with warm white other walls
- A piece of furinure
- Benjamin Moore Creekside Green
- Benjamin Moore Kennebunkport Green
- Behr Aged Eucalyptus
- Valspar Tuscan Olive
Sherwin Williams Green Onyx is a rich hue that pairs wonderfully with various color families. I like to pair it with warm neutrals, lighter greens, and moody blues.
- Accessible Beige
- Kilim Beige
- Softer Tan
- Liveable Green
- Svelte Sage
- Filmy Green
Since this is a warm toned color, I prefer to pair it with a slightly warm, soft white trim paint color.
Sherwin Williams Green Onyx color palette
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