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
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.
Natural Linen is called a yellow paint color by Sherwin Williams, but it doesn’t look yellow on your walls.
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.
Natural Linen Undertones
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It is not an offensive shade of beige that feels outdated.
Natural Linen LRV
Natural Linen has an LRV of 66. 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 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?
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?
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.
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.
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Final Thoughts on 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.
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