The Rugh Design Color Wheel
Just for a quick recap, we have been working on adding ALL of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors to the Rugh Design Color Wheel. So as the process continues, I wanted to highlight a color per week that stands out.
So far, we have highlighted Drizzle (a beautiful green-blue color that will have you dreaming of the ocean in no time), Keystone Gray (a medium toned warm neutral “greige”) and Urbane Bronze, a darker gray with a slight brown/bronze undertone.
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Featured Color: Greek Villa SW 7551
This week, I wanted to focus on one of the colors that is actually on the Color Wheel update Greek Villa SW 7551. Greek Villa is a beautiful and soft off-white color that transforms spaces into “magazine-worthy” sophisticated interiors. I would describe this color as a subtle creamy off-white that has a slight (very slight) beige undertone. Honestly, it really comes out looking very white/creamy and not yellow-y at all, which I know is a concern for many. Think Greek columns of old, or a villa on the Greek coastline…maybe that is why they named it that??
Not only is Greek Villa one of the most popular off-whites, I love how versatile it is. It can be used for trim, cabinets and main walls for interiors and looks just as gorgeous on exteriors.
Click over to see my Greek Villa color scheme picks if you want to know what other colors and schemes will coordinate nicely with it.
I scoured the net and put together a Pinterest gallery for Greek Villa. See below and let me know which one you like the most. If you have your own pictures, send them to me and I will post them!
Where to use Greek Villa SW 7551
Like I mentioned, Greek Villa is versatile and neutral. It can be used as a trim color with a more saturated wall color to create some contrast, or it can be used as the main wall color and trim color to create a fresh and clean palette. Greek Villa is also a perfect color for kitchen cabinets if you are looking for a creamy off-white versus a super bright white.
Greek Villa is perfect to use as a backdrop for brighter pops of color and accents, but I love that you can keep the feel of an interior monochromatic scheme by using using it as both the wall color and trim color. Below is my favorite use of Greek Villa in an interior for a more muted neutral look.
Greek Villa is also lovely on exteriors! It can be used as the main body color with darker trim and accents or as the trim color with a contrast for the main body color. Disclaimer: Greek Villa will look even lighter and even more white on an exterior, so if you want more of a creamy look, then consider going with a beige color, like Macadamia, that will tone down and appear cream-colored in the outside lighting. This exterior with the black roof, shutters and front door in the picture below is so classic and crisp! I think Joanna Gaines would approve. 🙂
If you are considering Greek Villa, then the best way to find out if it is right for your space is to grab a sample and test it out. If you are still having trouble deciding, contact me for a Color Consult to nail down the best color for your interior or exterior. I have a passion for color and love being able to help clients find the right color to make their home beautiful!
The Best of the Rest
Check out the colors we updated on the Color Wheel this week below. Click on the swatch to see my color scheme picks!
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