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Sherwin Williams Silver Strand

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Today we are exploring the ins and outs of Sherwin Williams Silver Strand. Find out all you want to know to see if this color is right for you!

Green paint colors have taken the world by storm recently! They are super popular and are being used in very unique ways.

Sage green is also very popular. But today we are going to talk about a different color in the green family. One that is more subtle and understated but just as stunning.

A swatch of Sherwin Williams Silver Strand with text overlay.

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What are the undertones of Sherwin Williams Silver Strand?

Silver Strand is very unique in that it has both blue and green undertones with a touch of gray.

This color is a bit of a chameleon where it can sometimes look blue and sometimes look more green. The gray undertones keep it from pulling too much either way. Mind blown? Yeah I know!

In this case, the lighting and other colors you pair with Silver Strand will make a huge difference whether you see more green or blue.

If you are looking for a gray paint color that is a little different and can change in different lights then this one is for you! If you don’t like blues and greens then definitely stay away from this one.

What is the LRV of Silver Strand?

LRV stands for Light Reflective Value. It’s a scale from 0-100 with 0 being the darkest black and 100 being the brightest white. It measures how much light a color reflects.

Silver Strand sits at an LRV of 59. That makes it a light mid-toned color or a dark lighter color. It’s a bit confusing but I say anything 60 and above is a light color.

How to know if a paint color is right for you?

The best way to judge if a color is good for you then you will want to put a swatch on the wall and look at it over a few days. Look at it in different lights and decide if you really like it.

You can do this by getting a sample from the paint store and using a brush to put it up on the walls, but then you are left with a can that you can’t do anything with. Those samples are used with poor-quality paint and aren’t meant for use on your walls permanently.

I recommend going with Samplize. They are a company that will send you a 12X12 peel-and-stick swatch of a paint color that you can stick to the wall. When you are done just peel it off and throw it away.

It’s easy and much less messy!

Is Silver Strand Green or Blue?

It’s both! As I stated before, it really depends on the lighting in the room, how much natural light and which direction the room faces, as well as the other furnishings in the room.

If you have lots of blues then the color will pull more blue. If you have more greens, well you get the picture.

In the end, it’s always best to get a sample and look at the color over a few days to see which way it pulls in your home.

What colors go with Silver Strand?

Silver Strand goes best with other blues and greens that are a bit darker. It also looks amazing with white!

Here are a few of my favorites to pair with Silver Strand:

What is the best white trim color to pair with Silver Strand?

It’s best to stick with a white that is more neutral or slightly cool toned. Creamier whites contrast a bit too much.

My favorite whites to pair with Silver Strand are Benjamin Moore Simply White, Sherwin Williams Highly Reflective White and Sherwin Williams Extra White.

Sherwin Williams Silver Strand compared to other colors

Silver Strand vs. Silverpointe

A side by side of Silver Strand and Silverpointe.

These colors are very similar but you can see that Silverpointe is definitely grayer than Silver Strand. It has more gray in it so the green undertones are a bit more subdued.

Silver Strand vs. Agreeable Gray

A side by side of Silver Strand and Agreeable Gray.

Agreeable Gray next to Silver Strand is a bit striking. You can see they are quite different even though they hold many of the same undertones. The big difference is Agreeable Gray has a touch of purple whereas Silver Strand has blue.

Agreeable Gray is warm-toned, considered a greige, and Silver Strand is definitely cool-toned.

Silver Strand vs Repose Gray

A side by side of Silver Strand and Repose Gray.

I really like the look of Silver Strand and Repose Gray. They are similar but also different. Let me tell you why.

They both are gray with green undertones, but Silver Strand also has blue in it. That makes Silver Strand cool-toned. Repose Gray doesn’t have the blue so it sits on the warmer side.

Silver Strand vs Sea Salt

A side by side of Silver Strand and Sea Salt.

As you can tell these colors are nearly identical but have just a few subtle differences.

Sea Salt is a bit lighter but it also has more blue in it. Silver Strand is a touch more green. But as you can see, very similar.

Sherwin Williams Silver Strand Whole Home Color Palette

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Where can you use Sherwin Williams Silver Strand?

You can use Silver Strand anywhere in your home and it’s going to look amazing. Because it’s a cool-toned color and has so much blue and green in it the color is really perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms because it has a spa-like feel.

Silver Strand in a Bedroom

A bedroom with Silver Strand on the walls and exposed beams on the ceiling painted white.
Source: HGTV

The lighting in this room shows off all the green undertones in Silver Strand. What do you think? Is it a go or a no?

A bedroom with Silver Strand on the walls, a rocking chair in front of the window and a vase hanging on the wall with white flowers.
Source: Renovated Faith

Using Silver Strand in this bedroom is a beautiful backdrop to the other furnishings in the room. And you will notice that it is more blue than green like we saw in the previous photo.

Silver Strand in an Office

A home office with Silver Strand on the walls, a white desk and framed pictures of flowers on the wall.
Source: Peace and Pine

Peace and Pine is a local design group close by where I live in Ohio and they do such wonderful work. I love using this color in an office! Who needs more calm than while they are working?

As you can see Silver Strand looks beautiful next to the dark hardwood floors as well as the other gray wood accents.

Silver Strand in a Bathroom

A bathroom with board and batten on the lower half of the wall with Silver Strand on the upper half.
Source: Elizabeth Burns Design

Silver Strand is simply gorgeous in this bathroom with the white on the board and batten. It looks really good with the black accents and silver chrome on the cabinetry.

Other paint colors you might like:

A swatch of silver strand from the top of a paint can and text overlay.
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