Paint dollop tinted in Messenger Bag SW 7740.

May 2021

Color of The Month

Messenger Bag

SW 7740

Living room painted Messenger Bag SW 7740.

Modern meets nostalgia in a space where olive green inspires laid-back style. 

We’re paying homage to the ‘70s with a color that’s as rich as the sound of vinyl. Messenger Bag’s olive hue creates a nostalgic backdrop, while energizing accents of yellow and blue give this palette a vibrant look that’s all about kicking back.

Record player and vases on side table in front of wall painted Messsenger Bag SW 7740.

Style Influences

While bold color sets the scene, adding a mix of natural materials and tones through the furniture can instantly soften any living space into a dreamy lounge. Whether it’s a pair of rattan chairs or a mid-century modern sofa, these additions bring an updated take to retro style.

Want to learn more about Messenger Bag? Explore our Color of the Month to find additional inspiration and don’t forget to tag your Messenger Bag paint projects on social media with  #SWColorLove  for a chance to be featured in our gallery.


  1. Love the color and the coordinating colors.
    Your new feature of seeing paint color in my home is truly an awesome helpmate.

    Patti w saunders
  2. Please unsubscribe. I was unable to see this option on your site. I did purchase paint from Sherwin Williams, but do not need any at this time. Regards, Carol

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  3. Uch, I dislike olive green . Drab and depressing color scheme. Maybe a good color to coat a chair or accent piece.

    LITTLE dot
    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Those are both great options if Messenger Bag isn’t your typical color preference. It also looks nice on exterior trim!

  4. Any sales going on at SW. Have a project and waiting on a SW sale.

    Mark Holbein
    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hi Mark! Check out or stop into your local store for current pricing and sale information.

  5. Why don’t I get sale notifications?

    Beth Webber
  6. My home exterior trim is Messenger bag we love it. We’ll need to update soon. See you soon.

  7. Need to be brighter upon getting out of covid. That is depressing.

    Susan G Crouse
  8. My living room, kitchen and dining are Are an open concept. My living room and dining room area are painted ivory lace. I was gonna paint my kitchen Westhighlander white, and my kitchen cabinet Messenger Bag. What do you think?

    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hi Debra, Ivory Lace SW 7013 and Westhighland White SW 7566 are so similar that it doesn’t make sense to put Westhighland in the kitchen. At best, it may look like the same color or it may look like you tried to match Ivory Lace. We suggest that you continue Ivory Lace into the kitchen, it will look great paired with Messenger Bag SW 7740 on your cabinets. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you!


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