What SW Greek Villa Paint Actually Looks Like [Real Pictures]

Greek Villa in Nursery

When we moved into our home, along with renovating our floors, we also painted the entire house. And while it was quite the undertaking, it was definitely worth it. Paint can transform a space, but usually, the most difficult part is finding the right colors. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely deciding between a few different white paints. Our top choice was Sherwin Williams Greek Villa white paint, and in this post, we’ll explain why, along with everything to know about Greek Villa. Plus, real pictures of the paint in our house!

What Greek Villa Paint Actually Looks Like Graphic

What is Greek Villa Paint?

Greek Villa is a Sherwin Williams white paint color that is part of their historic collection. The historic colors are meant to be true-to-life representations of popular colors from different time periods.

It’s one of the most popular white colors on the market, thanks to its flexibility in different spaces. Now let’s talk about the color itself.

Is Greek Villa a Warm White?

Warm whites generally have yellow, red, or orange undertones, while cool whites have blue or green undertones. Greek Villa is considered a warm white because of its yellow and beige undertones.

In comparison, more modern or contemporary homes will often opt for a cooler white color, though some people find this to be less inviting.

What Are The Undertones of Greek Villa?

As we mentioned earlier, Greek Villa paint has yellow-beige undertones. The amount of natural light will determine how much you notice these undertones. From our experience, rooms with a lot of natural light Greek Villa will show less beige or yellow undertones. While in rooms with artificial light, it will give off more beige undertones.

Greek Villa On Sherwin Williams Website
Sherwin Williams’ Website Shows Greek Villa As Way More Yellow And Beige Than Our Experience. You Can Compare This Photo To Our Real Photos Below.

What’s the LRV of Greek Villa?

The LRV (light reflective value) is a scale from 0-100 that measures how light or dark a color is. The higher the number, the lighter the color. Greek Villa has an LRV of 84, which means it’s on the lighter side.

How Greek Villa Paint Looks in Our Home [Real Pictures]

One of the hardest parts of picking paint colors is seeing how they actually look in a home. That’s why we’ve included real pictures of our house below so you can see Greek Villa paint in different light conditions. We’ve also captioned the pictures with the amount of natural light the rooms receive.

Nursery With Greek Villa Paint In Natural Light
Greek Villa In Our Nursery, Which Faces East For Fantastic Morning Natural Light. You Can Still See Some Yellow Undertones When Compared To The Trim And Crib In The Room, Which Are Both Bright White.
Greek Villa In Our Living With A Lot Of Natural Light
Our Living Room Also Receives Great Natural Light, And While You Can See Some Beige Undertones, Greek Villa Looks More Neutral White Here.
Sherwin Williams Greek Villa With Artificial Light In Our Staircase
With artificial light in our new staircase, you can see more of the beige and yellow undertones come through in Greek Villa. This is accentuated by the trim white color of our newel posts and risers.

How We Picked Greek Villa?

We were primarily deciding between 3 white colors in our home; Sherwin Williams Snowbound, Alabaster, and Greek Villa.

We picked Greek Villa because of its warm undertones. Alabaster is also very similar to Greek Villa, and we even used this paint in our bedroom after we repainted from Agreeable Grey.

By now, you’re probably wondering if we would use it again.

Our Review – Would we Use it Again?

We love Greek Villa and would definitely use it again. While in some spaces, we’ve debated the yellow-beige undertones, we love how this paint looks with natural light.

For our bedroom, we even decided to try Sherwin Williams Alabaster for cooler tones but found it very similar to Greek Villa. If you’re deciding between those two colors, we can confidently say they’re essentially the same color.

If you’re looking for a great warm white color, we recommend Greek Villa. After painting our kitchen and living room agreeable grey, we ended up repairing to Greek Villa to brighten the space. And it definitely worked!

Bottom Line

Choosing paint colors can be daunting, but we hope this post has given you a better understanding of Greek Villa. It’s our top pick for a warm white color, and we love how it looks in our home. If you’re still undecided, we recommend checking out Greek Villa in person or ordering a sample to test in your space.

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