Sherwin Williams Shiitake is a favorite greige color of mine. A creamy mushroom paint, I’ve selected this color for our primary bathroom cabinets, as well as our stairway banisters. If you’re on the lookout for a beautiful warm neutral paint that’s neither grey nor beige, then look no further! I’m sharing all the details on this soft dreamy color.
Mushroom Colored Cabinets
It was love at first sight when I laid eyes upon my mushroom colored cabinets! Shiitake Sherwin Williams is a neutral color that has longevity. Neither grey nor beige, it’s a perfect combination of the two. Just like a rope is strengthened by the blending of many cords, so is this paint. Its beauty is amplified by taking the best of two neutral colors: beige and grey. Together they make a match made in heaven! A creamy mushroom paint that makes an understated impact.
It was sheer luck, and many years of trial and error that I came upon this color. Tired of my grey walls which had once been a popular trend in many homes, I wanted a neutral color which was warm, soft and airy. My favorite interior designer Sarah Richardson once did a bathroom where she combined grey and beige tiles. The result was stunning and the concept of combining two neutrals together has always stuck with me. I’ve blended beige and grey in my living room decor and I love the results!
Sherwin Williams Shiitake: A Creamy Mushroom Paint
Knowing our primary bathroom remodel would most likely have to last us a lifetime, I wanted to play it safe and decided upon a neutral color scheme. Therefore, I decided a creamy color palette would keep things light and breezy and would make it easy to throw in a pop of color if I wanted.
Naturally, I had to make a few mistakes along the way. Thinking I wanted a creamy white bathroom, I initially had our painter do our vanity cabinets in Sherwin Williams Greek Villa. It’s a beautiful white, but against the white quartz countertops, white painted walls, and white subway tile, it looked washed out. I realized the vanity needed to have a bit of contrast. I decided to take a page out of the Sarah Richardson playbook and go with a blend of neutrals: a creamy mushroom paint.
Shiitake Sherwin Williams
After a very long trip to my local Sherwin Williams, where I agonized just over which samples to take home, I settled on four similar creamy mushroom paint choices. The winner was Sherwin Williams Shiitake. One reason I love this color is that the grey has a tint of green. It provided a bit of coolness to the grey without being too harsh. The beige leans more towards red.
Sherwin Williams Shiitake On The Stairway Banister
Because I loved Sherwin Williams Shiitake so much in our primary bathroom, I decided to bring it into our entryway. The banisters definitely needed a little tlc. Although we haven’t been able to rip up the carpet, I figured a mini makeover using paint might do the trick until we can get around to it.
I’m always amazed by the power of paint! Just by painting the banister and hallway, I lightened and freshened up our entryway on a budget. A few family photos in matching frames on the walls, and it became an entryway I could be proud of!
Sherwin Williams Shiitake blends nicely with a creamy white! Our stairway bannister is painted with Sherwin Williams Shiitake, and the walls are another favorite of mine, Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois.
What Color Is Sherwin Williams Shiitake?
- Sherwin Williams Shiitake is a neutral greige color. A mixture of both grey and beige, it creates a soft creamy mushroom color. The grey contains an undertone of green and the beige has an undertone of red making it a great warm neutral option for cabinets, bannisters, furniture, and exteriors!
What Is The LRV of Sherwin Williams Shiitake?
- The LRV (light reflective value) of Sherwin Williams Shiitake is 52.45%
Please note: A LRV of 50% or higher means the color will reflect more light than it will absorb. Because Sherwin Williams Shiitake has a LRV of 52.45, it would be a good choice for rooms that receive some natural light.
Why You Will Love Sherwin Williams Shiitake
- Adds a soft contrast with white
- Has red and green undertones
- Beautiful warm neutral paint choice
- Looks great with many colors
Colors That Compliment Sherwin Williams Shiitake
Works Well For
- Book shelves
- Accent pieces
Style It Fits
Pairs Well With
- Sherwin Williams Pearly White
- Benjamin Moore Soft Chamois
- Benjamin Moore Navajo White
- Sherwin Williams Westhighland White
In conclusion, Sherwin Williams Shiitake makes an excellent greige/neutral paint choice. I couldn’t be happier with this creamy mushroom paint. If you’re looking for a soft and airy color for your bathroom vanity, kitchen cabinets, or any type of furniture, this is definitely a winner!
I might even be so bold to suggest that mushroom colored cabinets are almost as timeless as classic white! It will certainly add a touch of creamy dreaminess to your home. If you’re looking for a neutral color you know you’re going to love for years, give Sherwin Williams Shiitake a try. It is only paint after all, so there’s nothing to loose!