Are you planning to use the same paint color in your dark and light rooms? This is a confusing question as some paint colors are too light that they get washed out in a bright room, while others are too dark that they lose their character and personality in dim rooms.
Luckily for homeowners who want to maintain uniformity in all their rooms, Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a perfect option. Natural Linen SW 9109 brings sophistication and warmth to your space, shining through in bright rooms and creating a more intimate appearance in your darker rooms.
This paint color is more of a neutral paint color, making it a fantastic option for when you are looking for supplements to a brighter or bold interior. I have known this paint color to stand the test of time, serving me exceptionally well and never going out of style.
However, what can you expect when you use Natural Linen in different rooms? Does it have undertones? What coordinating colors do you use? Read on—I will answer all these questions for you!
What Color is Sherwin Williams Natural Linen?
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Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a beige paint color. The paint color brings some yellow and a touch of pink to the room.
The light paint color also brings a subtle breezy to any room. It has balanced shades that pair nicely with light wood tones.
RGB of Sherwin Williams Natural Linen
The RGB scale shows the amount of red, green, and blue that goes into making a specific paint color. The scale starts at 0 and runs to 255. Sherwin Williams Natural Linen combines red: 223, green: 211, and blue: 195.
LRV of Sherwin Williams Natural Linen
The Light Reflectivity Value—LRV—scale allows interior designers to determine the behavior of paint colors in different lighting conditions. The scale runs from 0 to 100. Pure Black, which reflects 0% light, sits at 0, while Pure White sits at 100, reflecting 100% light.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a medium light paint color with an LRV of 66. Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is more balanced and can reflect enough light to keep it interesting in dim rooms while maintaining character in bright lights without getting washed out.
Is Sherwin Williams Natural Linen a Warm or Cool Paint Color?
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a warm paint color at heart. The warmth in Natural Linen results from the yellow shade in it.
However, some interior designers argue that it is a neutral side. This is understandable, considering that in most lighting conditions, Natural Linen appears balanced, not too warm or too cool. However, the paint color still leans on the warm side.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Undertones
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen boasts orange as its prominent undertone. The orange undertone does flex into pink or yellow, depending on the lighting conditions. However, Natural Linen does not cater much to the pink and yellow; in most cases, you will not view the two undertones.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Color Strip: Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Color Comparisons
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen vs. Accessible Beige (SW 7036)
Both Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige and Natural Linen are beige paint colors. However, Accessible Beige is more subtle, softer, and more neutral as it leans slightly to the gray side.
Accessible Beige and Natural Linen are warm paint colors. The two colors, however, balance the warm and cool sides, meaning they can feel more neutral.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is more reflective than Accessible Beige. Accessible Beige has an LRV of 58, while Natural Linen has an LRV of 66. However, these two paint colors will generate great results in dim and bright light. They are saturated enough that extreme light will not wash them out and are light enough that they won’t create a bland look in a dim room.
While Sherwin Williams Natural Linen boasts orange as its leading undertone, Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige boasts a combination of yellow and green. While Natural Linen may show a bit of pink in a cool room, Accessible Gray will display green. The two paint colors, however, will display yellow in a warm room.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen vs. Natural Tan (SW 7567)
While Sherwin Williams Natural Tan is a beige-inspired paint color, it is tan at heart. For this reason, compared to Sherwin Williams Natural Linen which is fully beige, Natural Tan is less warm, although it still sits on the warm side of the color scale.
Natural Linen and Natural Tan are incredibly close on the LRV scale. While Natural Linen reflects 66% of light, Natural Tan reflects 65%, just 1% less. Therefore, the two colors will work in rooms with the same brightness. You cannot wash them out with bright light, and they won’t turn bland in a room with minimal light.
These two colors differ in their undertones. Remember, Natural Linen boasts orange as its primary undertone, with a splash of yellow and pink in some cases. On the other hand, Sherwin Williams Natural Tan boasts yellow and green undertones. However, Sherwin Williams Natural Tan is a more neutral paint color, and these undertones rarely appear.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen vs. Natural Choice (SW 7011)
While Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a beige paint color in the yellow family, Natural Choice is white. However, we cannot ignore the yellow hue that softens Natural Choice.
Both Sherwin Williams Natural Choice and Natural Linen are warm paint colors. While Natural Linen derives its warmth from the beige shade, Sherwin Williams Natural Choice brings the yellow undertone, which gives its warmth. However, Natural Choice is less warm and leans more on the neutral side than Natural Linen.
Natural Choice is more reflective than Natural Linen, boasting an LRV of 73. However, like Natural Linen, Natural Choice is not too light that it will lose its character in a room with excess light.
Natural Choice and Natural Linen also differ in their undertones. While you will see the orange undertone in Natural Linen in all lighting conditions, you will view the yellow undertone in Natural Choice.
Benjamin Moore Natural Linen vs. Sherwin Williams Natural Linen (SW 9109)
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen and Benjamin Moore Natural Linen do share some similarities. For starters, both are beige paint colors. However, when you compare the two side by side, Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is more of a lighter beige than Benjamin Moore Natural Linen.
Both Natural Linens are warm, which is a result of the beige tones in them. However, the Benjamin Moore Natural Linen will always look warmer than Sherwin Williams Natural Linen since it is a more saturated beige color.
Benjamin Moore Natural Linen reflects 59.84% of light, slightly less than Sherwin Williams Natural Linen which reflects 66%. Both, however, belong in the same category of medium-light paint colors. They will work well in dim and bright lights without washing out or becoming bland.
You will view an orange undertone in the two colors. The orange shade may change to pink or yellow in some light conditions. However, in most lighting conditions, both paint colors will maintain a neutral beige appearance.
Natural Linen Color Scheme: Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Palette
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Coordinating Colors
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a cozy, warm paint color that feels comfortable and welcoming. Moreover, we cannot ignore its versatility and flexibility. Below are my top coordinating colors when working with Natural Linen.
Sherwin Williams Divine White (SW 6105)
Sherwin Williams Divine White is an excellent option if you go after a monochromatic design in your space. Like Sherwin Williams Natural Linen, Divine White is also creamy.
However, just like its name suggests, Divine White sits in the white paint color category, boasting a neutrality exceeding that of Natural Linen. Natural Linen and Divine White are warm paint colors, although Divine White is less warm.
While Natural Linen has beige as its main shade, beige plays the role of an undertone in Divine White. Divine White has a high LRV, reflecting 72% light and adding brightness to your room.
When paired with Natural Linen, Divine White brings a sun-kissed glow and a sublime warmth. These two colors are warm, so you may want to use them in a cooler room to avoid making your space uncomfortable with extreme warmth.
Sherwin Williams Antler Velvet (SW 9111)
Maybe you have a bright room and plan to create a monochromatic view with a darker color. In that case, you may want to leverage Sherwin Williams Antler Velvet.
Both Sherwin Williams Antler Velvet and Natural Linen sit in the yellow color family. The two do have a matching look. However, Antler Velvet is a darker pairing color reflecting 23% less light than Natural Linen—Antler Velvet has an LRV of 43.
Antler Velvet brings a soft and natural style to your space with its warm, melodic brown appearance. For this reason, you may want to pair Antler Velvet and Natural Linen in a room welcoming enough cool light—for example, a north-facing room—to avoid creating an overheated feel in your space.
Sherwin Williams Gris Morado (SW 9156)
If you plan to implement a contrasting look in your space, you may want to consider Sherwin Williams Gris Morado (SW 9156). Gris Morado is a purple paint color that also boasts a tone of gray to calm it down and keep the purple from shouting.
Gris Morado is a cool paint color. Therefore, pairing Gris Morado and Sherwin Williams Natural Linen allows Gris Morado to balance the warmth in Natural Linen. This makes Gris Morado a perfect pairing color in a room with excessive warmth—for example, a south-facing room.
It is, however, worth noting that Gris Morado will work well if your space is bright enough. Gris Morado has an LRV of 26—the LRV of 66 in Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is not enough to create enough interest in Gris Morado if your room is not bright enough. To avoid a bland look with Gris Morado, use it in a well-lit room.
Sherwin Williams Stardew (SW 9138)
If you plan to create a more coastal look, pairing Natural Linen with a blue shade might be an impressive idea. However, with numerous blue hues, you might find it hard to choose an option that will create a unique design—well, if this is you, consider Sherwin Williams Stardew.
Sherwin Williams Stardew is an impressive option for creating a contrasting look. Stardew is a muted blue paint color with gray undertones. Because the paint color is muted and has blue-gray undertones, Stardew adds a pastel tone to your space.
Sherwin Williams Stardew brings a sense of cool to your space, balancing the natural warmth in Sherwin Williams Natural Linen. For this reason, Stardew is an excellent pairing color when using Natural Linen in a warm, south-facing room.
Sherwin Williams Stardew, however, delivers excellent results if your room has enough light. Stardew has an LRV of 43 and can look bland in dim rooms. However, enough light in the room pumps life into this paint color, making it stand out.
Sherwin Williams Peppercorn (SW 7674)
Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is another excellent option for contrasting looks with Natural Linen. Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is full of depth and versatility, making it one of the paint colors that do not lack character.
However, the depth in Peppercorn comes with a low LRV, with the paint color reflecting only 10% of light. In a dim room, Peppercorn may look black and bland. However, in a bright room, the color will add character and personality to the space.
Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is a cool paint color. When paired with Sherwin Williams Natural Linen in a warm room, you can expect Peppercorn to balance the warmth in the space, keeping it from becoming unbearable.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Complementary Colors
If your goal is to create a deep contrasting look with Sherwin Williams Natural Linen, you may want to take advantage of the Sherwin Williams Natural Linen complementary color. The two paint colors will display the most significant contrast if you paint Natural Linen next to its complementary color. On the color wheel, Natural Linen sits opposite its complementary color.
The complementary color for Natural Linen has a hex value of #C3CFDF. #C3CFDF is a muted blue that boasts some gray undertones. Currently, however, no paint color matches the hex value #C3CFDF. The closest matching paint color is Pale Aqua.
What Colors Go with Sherwin Williams Natural Linen on Trims?
You will have an effortless time when decorating Sherwin Williams Natural Linen. The paint color pairs nicely with numerous trim paint colors. However, some options that will make your space stand out include the following:
Sherwin Williams Westhighland White (SW 7566)
Sherwin Williams Westhighland White brings a fresh look that does not go out of style. The paint color has an incredibly high LRV—reflecting 86 percent of light; the paint color will create interest on your trims, attracting enough attention even in rooms with low light.
Sherwin Williams Westhighland White will work in spaces that do not feature extreme warmth. Like Sherwin Williams Natural Linen, Westhighland White is also a warm paint color. Therefore, combining West Highland White and Natural Linen can make your space feel too warm.
Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone (SW 9126)
Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone sits in the yellow color family. Therefore, Natural Linen and Hone Soapstone do share some similarities.
However, do not expect trims using the Honed Soapstone to blend in with Natural Linen and be forgotten. Honed Soapstone boasts a gray undertone that rises to the occasion, making it look different from Sherwin Williams Natural Linen.
Moreover, Sherwin Williams Honed Soapstone is a darker shade. The paint color has an LRV of 31, absorbing 35% more light than Natural Linen. While the lower LRV will ensure your trims stand out, ensure your space has enough light to keep Honed Soapstone from looking bland.
Also, remember that Honed Soapstone and Sherwin Williams Natural Linen are warm paint colors. Therefore, they will perform impressively in a cool room. However, in a room with extreme warmth, the two paint colors will need a cool paint color to ensure they do not create an overheated feel.
Sherwin Williams Sea Spray (SW 9651)
Sherwin Williams Sea Spray is an excellent trimming color when you need to balance the warmth in Natural Linen with your trims. Sea Spray is a cool paint color combining green and gray shades with bluish undertones.
Sea Spray boasts an LRV of 61, sitting pretty close to Natural Linen which has an LRV of 66. Sea Spray is medium-light, meaning it will work in your space irrespective of whether you have dim or bright light. In bright light, the Sea Spray trims will not wash out. In the dim light, Sea Spray will not look bland.
What Is Sherwin Williams Natural Linen in Benjamin Moore?
If you wonder whether Sherwin Williams Natural Linen has a matching color in the Benjamin Moore brand, wonder no more. Natural Linen Matches Benjamin Moore Tucson Winds.
On the RGB scale, Benjamin Moore Tucson Winds combines red: 223, green: 210, and blue: 196. This combination is close to Sherwin Williams Natural Linen, which combines red: 223, green: 211, and blue: 195. On the LRV scale, Tucson Winds reflects 64.62% of light, falling slightly behind Sherwin Williams Natural Linen which reflects 66% of light.
How Does Light Affect Sherwin Williams Natural Linen?
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a warm paint color. In a room welcoming warm southern light, the paint color leans more on its warm beige tones, making it look creamier. In a room receiving cool northern light, the paint color looks more neutral, losing a bit of the beige shade and the cool pink becoming slightly visible.
Dim and bright lights have minimal effect on Natural Linen. The paint color is medium light and will effectively display its personality irrespective of whether the light in the room is bright or dim.
Best Rooms to Paint Sherwin Williams Natural Linen (SW 9109)
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a versatile paint color that works in all rooms. Moreover, the paint color is medium light, meaning the light outdoors will not wash it out—so you can use the paint color on your exterior walls too. Below, I will show you how Natural Linen looks in different spaces.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Exterior
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is an impressive paint color outdoors—the above house is a great example. The exterior walls look a little bit creamier—however, this could be a result of the warmer light in the surroundings. The house has a more reflective off-white on the trims and finishes the look with an impressive blue roof.
The above image is an impressive closer look at Natural Linen on the exterior walls. The paint color looks interesting, especially when you look at the whole picture, considering the nice off-white paint color on the trims. In this case, the paint color seems to display some of the pink undertone, although it still looks creamy and warm.
Maybe you have been waiting to view Sherwin Williams Natural Linen when the natural light is down. As noted earlier, Natural Linen is a medium light paint color that does not get bothered much when the light is not bright enough. In the above exterior wall, Natural Linen still creates an exciting look, shining with its creamy cozy look even at night.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Living Room
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen takes up a vast space in the above living room, making it feel inviting and comfortable. The paint color is paired nicely with high reflective off-whites on the trims to create additional interest.
The pink pillows match the pink undertone on one corner of the house. Overall, this is a stunner living room designed with Natural Linen and the perfect incorporation of other pairing colors.
The above living room combines Natural Linen with attractive décor to create a more traditional farmhouse feel. I like how the living room shows impressive contrast in the appearance of Natural Linen.
The image showcases the undertones in Sherwin Williams Natural Linen—the pink seems to be showing more even though, in most lighting conditions, it lurks in the background. The dark wood floor creates an impressive contrasting look that makes Natural Linen and the other off-whites in the room shine through.
The above living room showcases what happens when cool natural light meets warm artificial light in a living room with Sherwin Williams Natural Linen on its walls. In the above living room, Sherwin Williams Natural Linen delivers an impressive cream and pastel beige appearance.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Cabinets
The above kitchen cabinets display the excellent look you can create with Sherwin Williams Natural Linen. Natural Linen pairs nicely with the more reflective off-white paint colors to create an engaging, aesthetically appealing look. Moreover, the cabinets take a more pinkish look, thanks to one of the undertones in Natural Linen.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen sits pretty and attractive in the above kitchen cabinets. Like in the previous kitchen cabinets, Natural Linen displays a welcome pink and perfectly blends in with the other colors in the kitchen.
I have shown you how Sherwin Williams Natural Linen would look on kitchen cabinets in the first two pictures. This may have you wondering how the paint color would make the kitchen look if it were on the walls instead of the cabinets.
The above kitchen uses Natural Linen on the walls, while the cabinets stand out with their white color. Natural Linen makes the wall look creamy, bringing a sense of coziness and warmth into the kitchen.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a paint color that has been on the market for quite some time now. This paint color sits in the Sherwin Williams Neutrals. In 2022, the paint color was put in the Dreamland collection because of its ability to transform any space, making it cozy and welcoming.
Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is an excellent warm beige color that does not swing too much on the yellow side. Natural Linen is an airy, bright paint color that withstands all lighting conditions without getting bland in bright or dull dim light.
The paint color has interesting undertones that create a balanced look. It has yellow to give it a warm creaminess and some pink that gives it just enough depth.
I hope this detailed guide has answered your questions about Sherwin Williams Natural Linen. If you have an additional question, please let me know in the comments below.