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Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme Review – The Trending Sage Green Paint Color

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Are you a sage green type person who loves the flawlessness and authenticity of this color category?

Maybe you’re bored with seemingly monotonous grays and beiges and want to step into the world of soothing greens?

Well, you’ve stopped by the right place. 

Because in this review, I’m going to acquaint you with a color as beautiful as nature itself!

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is a trendy medium to dark-toned sage green paint color that has a positive impact on humans. 


This color can practically make you feel calm and tranquilized by releasing the stress from within.

If you want the zen qualities of nature’s most soothing color, this is a ‘must’ to have in your home. 

It gets even better…

You can almost use this paint color in every corner of your home, creatively and beautifully! (I will touch base with this topic later).

But for now, are you ready to start introducing this paint color in your home?

In this color guide, I’ll discuss where, how, and when to best use this paint. 

Plus, we’ll have a look at various creative inspirations where this paint color is actually used!

So, it’s time that you relax and enjoy reading what Dried Thyme has to offer!

Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme SW 6186 Details and Specifications

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You can try a little experiment here:

Place the swatches of SW Sea Salt, SW Rosemary, and SW Comfort Gray against each other and you’ll know!

So, what makes this particular sage green color stand out from the rest of them?

Well, it is the concept of color theories, details, and specifications.

Just when you want to choose a paint color for your home, you must read through the underlying values and theories to truly understand the hue. 

So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs that determine how light or dark the paint color is.

You can easily find that value at the back of the Sherwin Williams paint swatch!

Here, in this case, the LRV of Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is 21.

paint dried thyme LRV

And that means it falls on the medium and darker end of the scale – not too dark nor too light.

(The lesser the value, the darker the paint, on a scale of 0-100)

Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values. 

Red = 123

Green = 128

Blue = 112

What I like to do is sample Dried Thyme under different lights where I’m going to use it. I use Samplize stick-on samples. Get some samples now!

HEX Value = ##7b8070

Now that is enough with the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this sage green Sherwin Williams paint. 

How Does This Color Feel in a Space?


Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is a color that can relax you, calm you, and always make you feel cool and peaceful.

Especially in warmer regions, this color will make your space feel cool, crisp, and also bold and chilly!

Moreover, since the paint color has ample depth and boldness to it – you can expect it to make your space feel further dramatic and heavy!

Hence, try to use more and more of it in larger and airier spaces. Meanwhile, limit the use of this color in smaller rooms. 

So, be careful and only use it as an accent for a cohesive appeal.

Furthermore, this paint color will also add a sense of visual interest and contrast to the room! 

How Does Light Affect the Color?


Light – whether natural or artificial has a tremendous role to play here.

First and foremost, you must ensure to give ample light to this color so it can flaunt its true beauty. 

Secondly, this color may vary in various compass directions and lighting conditions. 

For instance, in the north or east-facing rooms, this color will appear more crisp and cool.

Meanwhile, in the south-facing rooms, the sage green paint will look slightly warmer and lighter.

To know the exact appearances and appeal, I recommend you try these color swatches in various lighting conditions.

As I mentioned before, you can try out this color with real paint, (but without the mess) using stick-on samples from Samplize.

What are the Best Coordinating Colors?

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Creating color palettes can be quite a fun task to do.

So, it’s crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks ‘in-place’!

Some greens are comparatively easy to deal with.

On the other hand, some greens require a lot of experimentation to figure out the best complementary color palette.

And SW Dried Thyme is the best possible example for that. Trust me! 

With this sage green paint, it’s ideal that you pair neutral whites, lighter beiges, taupes, lighter grays, burnt umber, mustard, rust and ample metallic gold accents.

So, I am going to enlist the two most popular color schemes here – monochromatic and contrasting. 

Monochromes are generally great for modern and contemporary setbacks. On the other hand, Eclectic and Farmhouse play well with contrasts.

You could use any of them depending on the interior design scheme and your personal preference. 

So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!

  • SW 6185 Escape Gray
  • SW 6184 Austere Gray
  • SW 6183 Conservative Gray

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On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!

  • SW 7512 Pavillion Beige
  • SW 7004 Snowbound
  • SW 7707 Copper Wire

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For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – SW Extra White or SW Pure White in itself makes a great option! 

SW Dried Thyme Vs Similar Colors

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SW Dried Thyme might have some alternatives.

Some with varying undertones and some with varying reflectivity values.

So, if we compare – the two colors closely related are SW 6207 Retreat and BM CC-600 Mossy Oak. 

Let’s see how they differ.

Dried Thyme Vs Retreat

dried thyme vs retreat

Sherwin Williams Retreat is a cool-toned gray green paint color with a major inclination towards the grays than green. 

Unlike the former paint color, this feels more cool and crisp with a bold and daring attitude!

With an LRV of 21 – the two colors definitely share the reflectivity values. 

If you want to test the subtle differences in your house, get some wall samples of each here.

Dried Thyme Vs Mossy Oak

dried thyme vs mossy oak

Benjamin Moore Mossy Oak is a warm-toned sage green paint color that flaunts tinges of yellow and brown.

This color has an LRV of 21.5 – thus, slighter lighter than the above-mentioned paint colors.

Moreover, you’re also bound to detect a tiny touch of gray that makes this paint color quite neutral!

Test these colors side-by-side to see the differences in “real life” INSIDE your home, with some wall-stick samples. Order here!

Where to Use Dried Thyme?


Sherwin Williams Dried Thyme is a cool-toned sage green paint color that can be used in any corner of your home.

Whether it is the kitchen cabinets, exterior and interior walls, furniture frame, dining room, kids’ room, and nursery – it plays natural and organic everywhere. 

Let’s see where and how to incorporate this paint into your home. 

Dried Thyme in Living and Dining Rooms


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In the living and dining rooms, you must be specific around using this paint color.

I highly recommend painting it on the accent wall of your living room and the wainscoting for the dining.

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You must further add ample wooden textures to make this palette organic and natural.

Furthermore, don’t shy about using this paint color with beiges, taupes, greiges, and creamy off-whites.

To spark a sense of visual interest, add tones of rust or mustard as well.

Using in Bedrooms


In the bedrooms, you must definitely use this color to invite liveliness and an organic vibe.

You must also add wooden textures on the bed frame, nightstands, ceiling fan, bookcase, and console table. 

Don’t forget to style a couple of indoor plants on the empty corners or side tables. 

Lastly, you can also style with a large jute area rug to add a natural touch to the room.

Dried Thyme in Kitchens


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Well, definitely a classic choice!

You can consider painting the sage green paint on the kitchen cabinets and choosing a white for the backdrop wall.

For the upper cabinets, you can choose a white paint whereas green for the lower.

Hardwood floors are a great option and if you can further lay a runner – that’s a plus point.

For the hardware, you can either choose satin brass or even matte black – the choice is yours.

Using on Exteriors


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Especially for the Coastal, Caribbean, transitional, traditional, and ranch-style homes, this paint on the exteriors is bound to add a statement of style.

You can play with gray Spanish interlocking tiles on the roof and crisp white paint for the trims and moldings, door and window frames. Or choose vice versa.

And, if you have porches and columns – either choose white paint or natural stone wainscotting.

In case you want to add an eye-catchy statement – add burnt orange, gray, black, or mustard on the entryway doors and window frames. 

How to Best Sample This Color?

I need to share my favorite tip for testing out a color like Dried Thyme – go over and order a peel-and-stick sample from Samplize.

These folks are nifty because they figured out a convenient way for us to sample colors way more easily. Just stick up a temporary square sample and forget the small jar of actual wet paint.

For only a few dollars you’ll receive a perfect sized square you can stick up temporarily anywhere you want to “”try”” on a paint color and any possible coordinating hues you like. It’s the best!

So, how do you want to use this color in your homes? Interiors or Exteriors? 

Now that you’re armed with this big depth of knowledge – are you excited about painting your home in Dried Thyme? 

Should there be any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below!

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