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What Colors Coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen

If you’re wondering what colors coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen try these two color schemes. Using a complementary color palette throughout your home is the easiest way to get a designer look.

Sherwin Williams Natural Linen is a warm neutral color that’s super versatile. Although it’s considered a “yellow”, SW 9109 has more of a pinkish undertone to it. But don’t get confused; it’s definitely neutral, not too cool or too warm. 

Don’t confuse SW 9109 with Benjamin Moore Natural Linen  they’re two different shades.

It’s no secret the top selling paint shades are all neutrals. Most of us fall back to colors that feel safe and easy to work with. Natural Linen is one of those shades that will make more of an impact than white or cream on your walls, but it won’t over power the room. 

Should You Use Natural Linen or Accessible Beige?

Accessible Beige SW 7036 is another top seller and I’ve used it many times. It’s that perfect shade that’s not too beige/brown but warmer than a gray. 

Natural Linen is a shade lighter than Accessible Beige; a little creamier and without the grayish undertone that Accessible Beige has that makes it more of a real greige.

What does this mean to you? Pick Natural Linen if you want a lighter creamier beige that’s a little more modern. And versatile. Pick Accessible Beige if you want a slightly deeper color or if you’re trying to match flooring.

What Colors Coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen

What Colors Coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen

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What’s the undertone of SW 9109?  Natural Linen has mainly yellow + pink undertones.

What paint color is a shade lighter than Accessible Beige?  Natural Linen is a shade lighter than Accessible Beige

What colors go with Natural Linen? See below for two different color schemes.

One of the advantages of Natural Linen is how it goes so well with different design styles. It’s kind of like a chameleon. So try these coordinating colors for SW 9109 in your coastal or farmhouse design style but know that you can use these color schemes with other styles too. Let’s go!

1. Coastal Color Scheme

Natural Linen is a perfect match for coastal style – doesn’t it remind you of beach sand, driftwood and bleached floors? You can’t help hearing the call of the waves!

Let’s see how to bring out the beachy side of Natural Linen with these coordinating colors.  Both Sea Spray and Niebla Azul remind us of waves, surf and changing skies. Niebla Azul is the brighter of the two and could be used as more of an accent unless you want a bolder feel. I’d definitely consider painting it on furniture or use fabrics in this shade.

Here it is on walls, see how nice it looks against white?


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Frost Bite is the white I’ve chosen to keep the color scheme fresh and surfy.

  • SW 9505 Frost Bite
  • SW 9651  Sea Spray
  • SW 9137  Niebla Azul
  • What Colors Coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen

2. Farmhouse Color Scheme

If you’re wondering what other colors pair well with Natural Linen, try these three to evoke a Modern Farmhouse feel. 

The trick to Farmhouse is using a deep dark color to contrast with the neutral linen color. SW 7674 Peppercorn is one of the 50 most popular SW colors and is the perfect charcoal for window trim, doors and cabinets, or  in this example, above wainscoting.

I’ve used SW 7566 West Highland White many times because it’s a crisp clean looking warm white that’s very easy on the eyes.

Honed Soapstone is in the SW Pottery Barn Collection and I like it’s organic feel. Although it’s a deep olive, it’s warm and lively. Ideal for a study wall, cabinets, trim or accent.

  • SW 7566 West Highland White
  • SW 9126 Honed Soapstone
  • SW 7674 Peppercorn

What Colors Coordinate with SW 9109 Natural Linen


How to Use a Color Scheme

Choosing one of these color palettes or schemes is the first step in designing any space. With a selected group of colors that work well together you always have a blueprint or visual of what colors to use. Using consistent colors throughout your home makes it feel calmer, more pulled together and intentional. You never have to stop and wonder what do I do now? 

Does this mean you can’t use any other colors? Of course not! Absolutely use accent colors in accessories, furniture and flooring. 

Use these color palettes for your walls, but also use them to pick other wall and flooring finishes like rugs and tile. Not sure about the tone in a rug sample? Hold it up to the paint swatch and look at it in natural light. Use your paint swatches to pick tile backsplash and bathroom tile. It doesn’t have to match but it should be in the same hue or tint. Don’t worry you don’t have to worry about what that means, just do the natural light test. Take both tile and paint sample outside or in a window with filtered natural light and compare. You want both colors to work together, cool to cool or warm to warm.

Use your color palette as a guide to choosing the color of any large piece of furniture like a sofa. Same with curtains or window treatments. Every time you repeat these colors, whether as a solid (painted wall), a texture (flooring) or a pattern (fabric) you’re making this color thing work. Your home will thank you.

Use your 4 color palette as your go to decision maker when making those sometimes tough choices about what to buy, what to keep or what to get rid of in your home. 

If you’ve still got doubts about what color you should choose, a quick affordable solution is my Color Clarity service.

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