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Natural Linen, by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a gorgeous, popular beige paint color. Since beige is back in style in the home design and decor world, Natural Linen is a top pick for many homeowners.

If you are trying to pick a beige paint color, keep reading to find out whether Natural Linen is the right color for you.

Before we get into it though, its important to note that Benjamin Moore also has a paint color called Natural Linen. This review is of Sherwin Williams Natural Linen, not Benjamin Moore Natural Linen.

Color Details of Sherwin Williams Natural Linen

What Color is SW Natural Linen?

Natural Linen is a great beige paint color. It is a classic neutral that goes well with a lot of decor style.

While some beiges can be too orange or too pink, giving early 2000’s vibes, Natural Linen is a beige that has a more modern approach.

Because Natural Linen is such a versatile beige, it has been included in a lot of Sherwin Williams Color Collections, including Color ID (Enthusiast), Living Well (Inspire), Top 50 Colors, Pottery Barn Kids (Fall/Winter), Pottery Barn Teen (Fall/Winter), Colormix Forecast 2022 (Dreamland), Rejuvenation (Fall/Winter), Finest Whites & Neutrals (Warm Neutrals), and Top Interior Colors.

How Will Natural Linen Look on Walls?

Natural Linen is called a yellow paint color by Sherwin Williams, but it doesn’t look yellow on your walls.

Natural Linen has orange undertones that can look pink in some lights. It also has some gray in it. The gray in Natural Linen, and the absence of too much orange or pink, give Natural Linen the modern look that it has.

It is not an offensive shade of beige that feels outdated.

Getting Scientific with Natural Linen

Natural Linen Sherwin Williams Paint

Natural Linen has an LRV of 66. LRV means Light Reflectance Value. The LRV scale goes from 0, which means it is completely black, to 100, which means it is completely white. An LRV of 66 puts Natural Linen in the light range of paint colors, but not too light.

This means that it is a light paint color that works in a lot of spaces. Paint colors with very high LRVs can look washed out in bright light. Paint colors with medium to low LRVs can be too dark in many spaces.

An LRV of 66 is about perfect in most lighting situations.

Is Natural Linen Warm or Cool?

Natural Linen by Sherwin Williams

Natural Linen is a warm paint color that gives a space a welcoming, cozy appearance. Natural Linen is a good paint color though because it isn’t too warm. It is balanced and light.

It doesn’t glow the way some beiges do, because it the orange and pink undertones in it aren’t overwhelming.

Where Can I Use Sherwin Williams Natural Linen?

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen in Room

Natural Linen is a great paint color for homes with any type of lighting and any type of style. This is one of the reasons that I love Natural Linen so much. It just works.

Natural Linen can be an all over the house paint color, or work in a room by itself. It looks great in living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and more. It even works on home exteriors or cabinets.

What Colors Coordinate with Natural Linen?

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen Coordinating Colors

Natural Linen works really well with a lot of other colors. It looks great with earth tones, such as greens, and browns. It also looks great with whites, blues, dark grays, and some pinks and purples.

Some possible coordinating paint colors for Natural Linen are Gris Morado, Antler Velvet, Divine White, Dried Thyme, Naval, Smokey Salmon and Amazing Gray.

My favorite white trim colors for Natural Linen are Pure White and High Reflective White. Because Natural Linen is an off-white shade, it needs to have a fairly crisp trim color alongside it to make it stand out.

Check out this post if you are looking to use Natural Linen alongside other earthy paint colors.

Wondering How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color?

I have the best solution for you!

Samplize sells peel and stick paint samples in almost every paint color.

These no-mess, peel and stick sheets are made from real paint, so they will show you exactly what the paint color will look like.

Simply place them on your walls next to your trim, furnishings or fixed elements, and easily see which paint color works best in your space and with your lighting.

Then, peel the sheet off your wall and reapply it somewhere else if you like. You can try several different paint colors with no mess, no fuss and no cleaning paint brushes.

SAMPLIZE Peel and Stick Paint Samples

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As a bonus, be sure to use the code LoveRemodeled10 at check out to get an extra 10% off! Samplize sheets are cheaper than a sample can of paint, and way less work.

They are the easiest (and fastest!) way to try a paint color in your home, with no hassle.

Final Thoughts on Sherwin Williams Natural Linen

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a gorgeous beige shade. It is a perfect choice for someone who wants a modern beige that feels warm but updated.

If you are interested in other modern beiges, check out Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige or Sherwin Williams Natural Choice.

Have a question? Leave me a comment! Remember to check back for a response – it may take me up to a week or two depending on how busy I am, but I’ll be sure to get back to you!

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Thanks for sharing!

Fela leal

Monday 27th of May 2024

Planning to use natural linen so I have interest in coordinating colors! Love the look.


Friday 14th of June 2024

Hopefully the ones listed in the post give you some good ideas!