Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green Review

Halcyon Green | Image via Room for Tuesday

If you’re looking for a green paint color that is versatile and soothing, Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green might just be the one for you. It’s a calming and serene shade with a blue-gray undertone that makes it versatile and chameleon like.

While I haven’t used this shade in my own home yet, this color caught my eye for our primary bedroom refresh after I saw it in the home of Sarah Gibson of Room for Tuesday (see above). Isn’t her space gorgeous?

It’s spa-like vibes make the color a perfect choice for bedrooms, but while I was looking for inspiration images of the color, I also found plenty of instances where Halcyon Green was used around the home, including kitchens, bathrooms and exteriors (keep reading for photos).

Overall, this is a beautiful, mid-tone color that feels fresh and inviting, but if you want to learn more about it, scroll on.

What Color is Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green?

Halcyon Green cabinets | Image via Young House Love

Halcyon Green is a blue-green, mid-tone paint color, which means it’s not too light or too dark.

Sherwin Williams calls the hue as “a muted green that exudes softness and tranquility. Cooled by blue and gray undertones, it’s a wonderful choice for any room where calmness is key.”

As I said, it’s a great pick for bedrooms, but honestly can work in all areas of the home.

Halcyon Green can also work for a range of styles.

Given its blue-green tones, the color is a natural fit for coastal decor schemes, but it also works well in fresh-traditional homes and bright, contemporary spaces, too.

One thing to note about this color is that, like all paint colors that straddle the line between two colors, it’ll look different depending on the room it’s in. You can see in the various images in this post that it goes between a green-blue shade and a gray-green (even a blue-gray), so it’s best to order a sample before committing to the color.

I’ve recently taken to using Samplize peel-and-stick paint samples, which are mess free and you can have overnighted to your home.

What are the Undertones of Halcyon Green?

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Halcyon Green has a blue-gray undertone, which is what makes it such a calming and soothing color.

The blue undertone is more prominent in certain lighting conditions, while the green overtone is more noticeable in others. This color is considered to be a cool-toned color.

What is the LRV of Halcyon Green?

Halcyon Green has a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 39, which means it is a mid-tone paint color. It’ll make more impact than a pale hue, but it’s not quite as moody as something dark.

If you’re not familiar with LRV, it measures how light or dark a paint color is. It’s measured on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being pitch black and 100 being pure white.

What colors go with Halcyon Green?

With its gray undertones, Halcyon Green is a versatile hue that can be paired with a variety of colors. Personally, I think it works best with neutral shades like white, beige, black, and gray, as well as wood tones.

With this color palette, you can create a fresh traditional, modern farmhouse, or coastal aesthetic. If you’re going coastal, you can also incorporate various shades of blue.

If you prefer a bolder vibe in your home or have a bohemian space, pair it with warm-toned colors like neutral pinks, or gold-tones.

It also works well with pops of lemon yellow for cheerful color palette


Sherwin Williams suggest Window Pane, Kestrel White and Henna Shade as coordinating colors for Halcyon Green.

What colors are similar to Halcyon Green?

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If you’re looking for colors that are similar to Halcyon Green, you might want to consider Benjamin Moore Greyhound, SW Jasper Stone or Valspar Atlantic Foam. Each is similar to Halcyon Green, but good alternatives to try if the hue doesn’t quite work for your space.

Halcyon Green vs Benjamin Moore Greyhound

halcyon green vs greyhound

Benjamin Moore Greyhound is a slightly deeper and more muted version of Halcyon Green. It reads more gray and neutral, so try if if Halcyon Green feels too bright.

Halcyon Green vs. Jasper Stone

halcyon green vs japer stone

Sherwin Williams Jasper Stone is a beautiful greyed shade of teal. It’s the next shade deeper than Halcyon Green on the color card.

Halcyon Green vs. Atlantic Foam

halcyon green color swatch

If you’re looking for a Halcyon Green dupe you can find at a mass market paint store, try Valspar’s Atlantic Foam, which is about as close as you can get to this SW hue without going to Sherwin Williams or getting a color match.

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