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Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Review

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is an earthy green paint color.

This gorgeous paint color is rising in popularity, in part from being included in the Pottery Barn 2023 and 2024 Collection, the Rejuvenation 2023 Collection, and the Pottery Barn Kids 2023 Collection.

Paint colors chosen for these collections represent shades that are on trend. They coordinate well with other popular paint colors and the type of home decor trends that are in style at the moment.

If you are looking for a dark green paint color, check out all the details on Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Paint Color Details

Dried Thyme Sherwin Williams Paint

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme, also known as SW 6186, is a refined dark green paint color with blue and gray undertones.

The blue in Dried Thyme keeps it from being too grassy looking. The gray in Dried Thyme gives it a sophisticated look.

These undertones give Dried Thyme the organic, fresh look that it has.

Dried Thyme LRV

Dried Thyme Sherwin Williams Facts

Dried Thyme has an LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, or 21. The LRV scale goes from 0, which is completely black, to 100, which is completely white.

The LRV value that a paint color has gives information about how light or dark a paint color will look on your walls, and how much light the paint color will reflect back into a room.

An LRV of 21 is pretty low on the scale. Sherwin Williams categorizes Dried Thyme as a dark paint color. I would agree, though it isn’t as dark as the typical dark shades you think of when you hear “dark paint color,” such as blacks, grays and navys.

Because Dried Thyme has such a low LRV, it isn’t the best paint color for a whole room. Instead, it should be used sparingly, as an accent color.

Is SW Dried Thyme Warm or Cool?

Dried Thyme by Sherwin Williams

SW Dried Thyme is a green paint color with blue undertones, which makes it a cool shade.

Cool paint colors tend to be expansive and refreshing. While you don’t normally think of dark paint colors as refreshing, Dried Thyme is definitely a soothing and welcoming shade.

Where To Use Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme

Dried Thyme is a great paint color for accents. This can include accent walls, above crisp white or soft beige board and batten, on cabinets, and more.

It is also a great color for a home exterior, and tends to go nicely with stone or brick.

Dried Thyme looks great with black, bronze and gold hardware. I also love it with natural or orange toned wood.

Dried Thyme works in many different home styles, including traditional, transitional, farmhouse, and craftsman.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Behr Equivalent

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Behr Equivalent Conifer Green

Dried Thyme is a particularly interesting color because there aren’t many other paint colors that are similar to it.

In looking for a Behr equivalent for Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme, it was difficult to find an exact match. In fact, there is no exact Behr equivalent for SW Dried Thyme, but there are a few with some similarities.

Behr Conifer Green is the closest equivalent to Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme. While these colors are by no means the same, they have similar looks and uses. Conifer Green is a little darker, and has a bit less gray in it.

Colors that are Similar to Dried Thyme

If you like Dried Thyme, but aren’t positive its the right color for you, here are some other paint colors that are similar to Dried Thyme.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Rosemary

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Rosemary

Dried Thyme and Rosemary share a color strip in the Sherwin Williams fan deck. SW Rosemary is a little bit darker than Dried Thyme, and has a bit more green in it (or a little less gray, depending on how you look at it).

They coordinate nicely with each other, but since there isn’t too great of a difference in their depth, I would probably choose a different green to pair with Dried Thyme than Rosemary.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Retreat

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Retreat

Sherwein Williams Retreat is a mid-tone green paint color that is similar to Dried Thyme. It has blue and gray undertones, but has more blue in it than Dried Thyme.

Both Retreat and Dried Thyme great options for home exteriors, cabinets, or accent walls. And, both can be used in the right room as a whole room paint colors.

Because these paint colors are so similar, you will want to try both of them in your space to determine which one is better. This is especially important if you’re trying to coordinate with other greens. Because the composition of their undertones varies a bit, one may coordinate perfectly with the other greens in your space, and the other may be slightly off.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Basil

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Basil

Sherwin Williams Basil is a dark green paint color. It is more of a true green than Dried Thyme, with less gray in it.

This makes Basil a bolder color. Basil is not a bright shade, but has more chroma and looks more intense than Dried Thyme.

If you want a more true green, Basil is the pick here.

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Evergreen Fog

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme vs Evergreen Fog

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog also shares the color strip with Dried Thyme. It is slightly lighter than Dried Thyme, and a little less olive toned than it.

Evergreen Fog is a very popular paint color, and was actually chosen as Sherwin Williams Color of the Year in 2022. It was one of the shades that ushered in the green wave in home decor, or perhaps Evergreen Fog was ushered in by the green wave.

Evergreen Fog is a slightly more usable in a home interior than Dried Thyme because it is lighter. It can work on walls in a whole room, where Dried Thyme is just a bit dark for most spaces.

Both are great exterior paint colors though, and both can work well on cabinets and accent walls.

Wondering How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color?

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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.

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

Dried Thyme Color Strip

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Color Strip

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is on a gorgeous color strip in the Sherwin Williams fan deck.

Other colors on the color strip include Conservative Gray, Austere Gray, Escape Gray, Evergreen Fog, Dried Thyme, Rosemary, and Shade-Grown.

If you are looking for an accent color to go with Dried Thyme, the color strip is a great place to start. Dried Thyme goes nicely with Austere Gray and Conservative Gray. There is enough depth disparity between them to make each color really pop.

What Colors Go With Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme?

Some neutral colors that coordinate with Dried Thyme are Ethereal White, Prairie Grass, and Grecian Ivory. For some pops of color that go with Dried Thyme, check out Cabbage Rose, Upward and Naval.

Two trim paint colors that I love with Dried Thyme are Extra White, a crisp, cool white paint color, and Pure White, a soft, clean white paint color.

Final Thoughts on SW Dried Thyme

Dried Thyme is one of Sherwin Williams hottest green colors right now. It is a great color on cabinets and home exteriors, and is an amazing accent wall shade in living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

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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Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme

Thanks for sharing!

Marianne Robards

Saturday 16th of March 2024

Enjoy learning about colors .. this info is terrific.


Wednesday 10th of April 2024

Thank you, Marianne! Such a sweet comment!