Greek Villa and the color wheel
This week, I wanted to focus on one of the colors that is actually on the Color Wheel, Greek Villa Sherwin-Williams 7551. 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.
If you missed a post, then follow this link to find all of the Color Wheel Update posts.
Greek Villa Review
Greek Villa SW 7551 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. Use this color for trim, cabinets and main walls for interiors or anywhere outside as it looks just as gorgeous on exteriors.
Greek Villa Essentials
Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about Greek Villa. Keep reading to find out where and how I suggest to use Greek Villa.
Now that you have a basis for Greek Villa and my color schemes, check out my Pinterest gallery for some inspiration. 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
Like I mentioned, with Greek Villa Sherwin-Williams has created a versatile and neutral paint color that can be used in a variety of spaces. Use it as a trim color with a more saturated wall color to create some contrast. Or use it as the main wall color and trim color to create a fresh and clean palette. Greek Villa is a perfect color for kitchen cabinets if you are looking for a creamy off-white versus a super bright white.
Greek Villa in Bedrooms
Looking for a soft and peaceful bedroom? Greek Villa accomplishes this goal and more as a peaceful and relaxing backdrop for a bedroom retreat. I especially love the more monochromatic aesthetic in this space with the drapes and bedding to keep the vibe calm and soothing yet oh so inviting.
Greek Villa in Main Living Area
Greek Villa works beautifully in the below space as an overall main neutral wall color to allow the accessories and patterns be the star of the show. Consider this color for your main wall color to showcase collectables, warm wood tones, brighter sofa colors and patterns in fabrics.
Greek Villa as an accent wall
Greek Villa is perfect to use as a backdrop for brighter pops of color and accents. But I also love that you can keep the feel of a monochromatic scheme by 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 as an exterior paint color
Greek Villa is also lovely on exteriors! Use it as the main body color with darker trim and accents. Or as the trim color with a contrast for the main body color. Disclaimer: Because of the abundance of natural light this color will look even lighter and even more white on an exterior. Therefore, 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. 🙂
Color Wheel update: Greek Villa and more
Check out the colors we updated on the Color Wheel this week below. Click on the swatch to see my color scheme picks!
Wrapping up Greek Villa
Our paint samples are handed painted with 2 coats of the real Sherwin-Williams color and are perfect for sampling color before you take the dive into gallons of paint. The Peel and Stick Paint Samples make it easy to have confidence in your paint color choice and will save you time, effort and money while testing colors in your space. Get started now with Greek Villa!
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!