Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen (Palette, Coordinating & Inspirations)

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen SW 3282

When it comes to green paint colors, most people haven’t realized how lovely they can turn out in spaces. Regardless of whether you use them in interior or exterior areas, you can get so much value out of them. Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen is one such paint color.If you are reading this review, it means you have been searching for information on this paint color. Although it looks like that is quite scarce, I have put together a Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Paint Color Review.

Also, I will explain why you couldn’t seem to find anything on this paint color soon.

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What Color is Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen (SW 3282)?

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen is a lovely deep green paint color with yellow and gray undertones. Sometimes people get taken by surprise because it tends to come out a little lighter than its LRV.

Currently, you will not find a paint product called Woodland Lichen on the Sherwin Williams website. The reason is that the manufacturer changed the product’s name some time ago.

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen is now Sherwin Williams Pewter Green. However, throughout this review, I will continue to refer to it by its original name.

Also, it belongs to the Green Paint Colors category.

Manufacturer Sherwin Williams
Paint Color Woodland Lichen
LRV 12
RGB R: 94 G: 98 B: 89
Hex Value #5e6259
Color Collections 2020 Haven, Naturalist, Rejuvenation – Fall/Winter 2022

RGB of Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen (SW 3282)

Encycolorpedia states the RGB value of Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen as follows:

Red: 94 (36.86%)    Green: 98 (38.43%)    Blue: 89 (34.9%).

The paint color has a saturation of 5% and 37% lightness.

LRV of Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen (SW 3282)

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen has an LRV of 12, which emphasizes its dark appearance.

LRV means Light Reflective Value, which measures how strongly a paint color reflects light. The value runs on a scale of 0 – 100, with 0 indicating true black, which reflects next to no light at all, and 100 indicating true white, which reflects almost 100% of light.

As a result of this, you will find darker paint colors the closer you get to 0 and lighter one the closer you get to 100.

Is Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen a Warm or Cool Color?

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen leans into cool. The reason is that green generally has a cool appearance and vibe, which extends to this paint color. However, its yellow component can sometimes make it appear less cool than usual.

Mostly, north-facing rooms bring out the cool green side of Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. On the other hand, you will sometimes notice other undertones in south-facing rooms.

What Are The Undertones?

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Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen has gray and yellow undertones that rarely show up regardless of the lighting. This is the reason why most people refer to them as muted undertones.

The cool-leaning paint color has an LRV that helps to keep its undertones hidden for the most part. You can rest assured that Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen will spring no hidden surprises on you.

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However, it is never a bad idea to sample the paint color first before deciding to use it.

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Color Strip

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Color Strip

A color strip generally contains up to six other colors with variations of the same formula. This is why they all have different LRVs and saturations, amongst other differing properties. Some might even have different undertones.

Also, you can use a paint color strip as a monochromatic color palette if you don’t want to experiment too much.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt (SW 6204)

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is arguably the most popular and brightest paint color on this strip. The light shade of green has gray undertones and is notorious for flashing into blue, especially in dark areas or rooms.

It has an LRV of 63, which puts it in the ‘sweet’ spot for the reflective strength of a paint color. I particularly like it because of its versatility and soft cool vibe.

SW Sea Salt has an RGB value of R: 205, G: 210, and B: 202, a lightness of 81%, and a saturation of just 8%.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray (SW 6205)

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray SW 6205

As its name implies, Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray adds a comfortable vibe to any space you choose to use it. The light to medium green paint color has both green and blue undertones that you can easily identify.

It has an LRV of 54, making it several shades lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray has an RGB value of R: 190, G: 195, and B: 187, a saturation of 6% saturation, and a lightness of 75%.

Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay (SW 6206)

Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay SW 6206

Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay is a cool green paint color with gray undertones and an LRV of 44. The soft paint color has mild gray undertones that do little to reduce the coolness of the green.

It pairs well with various other paint colors and is suitable for interior and exterior areas.

SW Oyster Bay has an RGB value of R: 174, G: 179, and B: 169, a lightness of 68%, and a saturation of 6%.

Sherwin Williams Retreat (SW 6207

Sherwin Williams Retreat SW 6207

Sherwin Williams Retreat has an LRV of 21, making it significantly lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. The cool dark shade of green has both gray and green undertones that mostly stay hidden.

As one would expect, Sherwin Williams Retreat works well on cabinets and doors. However, sampling the paint color first is never a bad idea.

It has an RGB value of R: 122, G: 128, and B: 118, a saturation of 4%, and a lightness of 48%.

Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive (SW 6209)

Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive SW 6209

Sherwin Williams Ripe Olive is the darkest paint color in this strip, with an LRV of just 6. The dark shade of green reads cool and can come off as almost black. However, you will still be able to see the green in it.

It works best on furniture, especially in areas with good natural or artificial light access.

SW Ripe Olive has an RGB value of R: 68, G: 72, and B: 61, a saturation of 8%, and a lightness of 26%.

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze (SW 9132)

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze SW 9132

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze is a medium shade of green with gray and green undertones. The soft paint color has an LRV of 32 and a forest vibe that suits natural decor. It is several shades lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

SW Acacia Haze has a saturation of 5%, a lightness of 59%, and an RGB value of R: 150, G: 156, and B: 146.

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Color Palette

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Coordinating Colors

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Color Palette

Coordinating colors generally pair well with your main paint color to help you achieve your desired vibe in a space. Sometimes, colors from the same strip make it to the coordinating list if the difference in LRV allows contrast.

Sherwin Williams usually highlights up to three options for each paint color, Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen included.

However, I will add some more to increase your options and flexibility further.

Sherwin Williams Shoji White

Sherwin Williams Shoji White SW 7042

As its name implies, Sherwin Williams Shoji White is a white paint color with beige and gray (greige) undertones. Although it appears a bit creamy, its greige base prevents it from ever going fully yellow.

The soft white paint color reads warm because of the beige component and has an LRV of 72. Naturally, you want to either consider or use Sherwin Williams Shoji White as a trim color for Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

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Sherwin Williams Silvermist

Sherwin Williams Silvermist SW 7621

Sherwin Williams Silvermist is a blend of green and blue that might come off as too blue for some homeowners. Its undertones combine mild gray with its original green blue mixture, firmly putting the paint color on the cool side.

It has an LRV of 47, making it a medium-toned green-blue blend.

Sherwin Williams Spare White

Sherwin Williams Spare White SW 6203

With an LRV of 77, Sherwin Williams Spare White is a bright white paint color with mild gray undertones. Most of the time, you won’t even see its undertones, but at other times, the gray will show up a little.

SW Spare White does not have a creamy appearance but rather that of true white. This property also makes it possible for you to use the paint color as a trim too.

Honorable Mentions

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze

Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze SW 9132

Although it belongs to the same color strip as Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen, SW Acacia Haze also pairs well with it. The two paint colors work well in nature or leaf-themed decor in interior spaces.

Difference in LRV also allows enough contrast to facilitate synergy between them.

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray SW 7019

Most people refer to Sherwin Williams Gauntlet as the perfect dark gray. However, the neutral paint color might not entirely deserve this title.

It is a dark gray paint color but has more brown undertones than black. Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray has an LRV of 17, which makes it a couple of shades lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

Sherwin Williams Palisade

Sherwin Williams Palisade SW 7635

Sherwin Williams Palisade is a medium to dark shade of gray with noticeable red undertones. It has an LRV of 35 and reads warm in both large and small spaces.

The timeless paint color belongs to the same strip as other popular grays like SW Colonnade Gray and SW Modern Gray.

It can work on interior walls as long as you avoid using it in rooms with little access to light.

Sherwin Williams Grays Harbor

Sherwin Williams Grays Harbor SW 6236

Sherwin Williams Grays Harbor is a dark blue gray paint color with the same LRV as Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. It has gray undertones that lighten its appearance a little but doesn’t affect its coolness.

It is important to note that this paint color pairs particularly well with crispy white. The same is true for Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Complementary Colors

The following paint colors complement Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

Sherwin Williams Special Gray

Sherwin Williams Special Gray SW 6277

Sherwin Williams Special Gray is a dark shade of purple with mild gray undertones. The paint color has an LRV of 19, making it significantly lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

If you choose to use this paint color, don’t forget to sample it first.

Sherwin Williams Retreat

Sherwin Williams Retreat SW 6207

Sherwin Williams Retreat belongs to the same color strip as Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. It has a higher LRV, and as such, reflects more light. The dark green paint color has deep gray undertones and reads cool.

Sherwin Williams Fashionable Gray

Sherwin Williams Fashionable Gray SW 6275

Sherwin Williams Fashionable Gray belongs to the same color strip as SW Special Gray. Both products also fall in the Purple Paint Color category.

However, SW Fashionable Gray has a higher LRV of 48, making it several shades lighter. If you want a lighter purple paint color with gray undertones, pick this one.

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204

This is another member of the same color strip as SW Woodland Lichen. However, Sherwin Williams Sea Salt has a much higher LRV and the addition of blue undertones. The paint color contrasts well with SW Woodland Lichen to give lovely results.

You can work with this combination if you want a nature-themed look for your space or room. A good idea is to use SW Sea Salt on the walls and SW Woodland Lichen on furniture like the cabinets and even doors.

What Trim Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen?

You can add more beauty to your space by utilizing trim colors for a splendid finish. While some homeowners opt for using the same paint color on the wall and as a trim, you can tailor the vibe further by choosing a different color as a trim.

There are two options for trim colors, namely, white and dark trims. The former has more versatility and popularity than the latter.

Most white trims that work well for SW Woodland Lichen also coordinate with it well.

Sherwin Williams Shojin White

Using Sherwin Williams Shoji White as a trim color for SW Woodland Lichen will give your space a creamy finish. The reason is that the white paint color has a warm, creamy look from its beige and gray undertones.

It has an LRV of 74, making it bright enough to trim well.

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Sherwin Williams Spare White

Sherwin Williams Spare White SW 6203

Sherwin Williams Spare White will add a crispy finish to your space if used to trim SW Woodland Lichen.  It has gray undertones that will not get in the way of your decor.

Also, the paint color looks like true white most of the time, increasing its versatility and your options.

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White SW 7757

If you want a trim color that has next no discernable undertone and can go with any other paint color you want to work with, go for Sherwin Williams High Reflective White.

The stark white paint color has an LRV of 93, making it the brightest white you can get from the manufacturer. Sounds good for a trim color, right?

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Color Comparisons

Comfort Gray vs. Woodland Lichen

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray SW 6205

Although you will find it under the Green Paint Color category, Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray is more of a cool gray paint color with mild green and blue undertones. It has an LRV of 54, which makes it several shades lighter than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen.

While it comes second in brightness on the color strip, the paint color still makes an excellent addition to a monochromatic palette.

Sherwin Williams Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Woodland Lichen 12 R: 94 G: 98 B: 89 #5e6259
Comfort Gray 54 R: 190 G: 195 B: 187 #bec3bb

Sea Salt vs. Woodland Lichen

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt belongs to the same color strip as SW Woodland Lichen. The light green paint color has gray, green, and blue undertones that can alternate depending on the lighting.

Although several people refer to it as a light blue paint color, SW Sea Salt only flashes into blue in certain settings. It has a significantly higher LRV than Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen, which makes it brighter.

Furthermore, both paint colors can also pair up nicely for a beautiful forest-themed decor.

Sherwin Williams Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Woodland Lichen 12 R: 94 G: 98 B: 89 #5e6259
Sea Salt 63 R: 205 G: 210 B: 202 #cdd2ca

Dark Pewter vs. Woodland Lichen

Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter

You can view this paint color as the Benjamin Moore counterpart for Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. However, it has a lower LRV and deep green undertones compared to the yellow and gray of SW Woodland Lichen.

Based on their undertones, Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen has more versatility. It also increases the number of options you can pick from as it tolerates more than Dark Pewter.

Paint Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Sherwin Williams  Woodland Lichen 12 R: 94 G: 98 B: 89 #5e6259
Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter 10.79 R: 75 G: 87 B: 86 #4b5756

Succulent vs. Woodland Lichen

Sherwin Williams Succulent SW 9650

Sherwin Williams Succulent is also a deep green paint color. However, a side-by-side comparison shows that it has more green than SW Woodland Lichen.

On the other hand, SW Succulent has less gray but a slightly higher LRV.

Since there really isn’t a lot of information on this paint color, you should absolutely sample it first before use.

Sherwin Williams Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Woodland Lichen 12 R: 94 G: 98 B: 89 #5e6259
Succulent 14 R: 97 G: 108 B: 100 #616c64

Basil vs. Woodland Lichen

Sherwin Williams Basil SW 6194

Sherwin Williams Basil is a deep green paint color with gray and green undertones. It has a higher LRV than SW Woodland Lichen and appears significantly lighter.

The paint color also shows more green and is better if you want deep but lighter green for your cabinets.

Sherwin Williams Color LRV RGB Hex Value
Woodland Lichen 12 R: 94 G: 98 B: 89 #5e6259
Basil 15 R: 98 G: 110 B: 96 #626e60

Woodland Lichen Benjamin Moore Version

Normally, you will not find a Benjamin Moore paint color called Woodland Lichen or even Pewter Green. However, Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter is the closest paint color to the Sherwin Williams product from the manufacturer.

Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter

Benjamin Moore Dark Pewter looks quite similar to Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. It has an LRV of 10.79 and an interesting but unique description.

The manufacturer describes the soft paint color as “a dark, moody gray distinguished by forest green undertones.”

From the above, you can see that Benjamin Moore is a dark gray paint color with deep green undertones. As expected, it reads cool but will not perform well in dimly-lit spaces or rooms with little access to natural light.

How Does Light Affect It?

For the most part, you will only discern the deep green appearance of Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen. However, undertones are bound to pop up from time to time; for this paint color, light can reveal them.

Rooms with warm lighting will most likely bring out the warm yellow undertones but only mildly. When this happens, the paint color will read less cool than usual but will not come off as warm.

On the other hand, north-facing rooms or spaces with cool lighting will emphasize the green with a touch of its gray undertones. In times like these, Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen will appear cooler and even more neutral than it normally would.

Best Rooms to Paint Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Bedroom

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Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Living Room

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Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Kitchen

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Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen Bathroom

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Final Thoughts

Sherwin Williams Woodland Lichen is a lovely deep green paint color to use in your home, especially for forest-themed decor. Not only is it suitable for both interior and exterior spaces, it can also work wonders on furniture.

As with every other paint product, remember to sample it before choosing to use it. This way, you will not experience a hidden surprise that will most likely come from its undertones’ interactions.

Also, pairing other paint colors in the same strip with it can give a lovely monochromatic finish to your space.

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