Popular Sherwin-Williams stain colors include Buckthorn green and Sequoia red, two offerings from the solid stain range. These were rated as two of the best stain colors in 2013, as noted by Protect Painters.
Other popular solid Sherwin-Williams stains, as noted by Protect Paints, are Pine Needle green, Cheyenne red, and the grays Kings Canyon and Woodland. There are also 24 semi-transparent stains in the Woodscapes range, which give more accentuation to the roughness and texture of wood, highlighting its imperfections. Popular colors in this range include dark tones like Redwood and Chestnut, as well as light tones such as White Birch and Blue Shadow.
Houzz users have reviewed Sherwin-Williams stains such as SW3132 Beachwood, which was used to create a custom stain in a cabinet shop to use on oak cabinets. Sherwin-Williams SW3132 Beachwood is also featured on another user's white oak kitchen cabinets. Another reviewer noted having a guest bedroom that features walls stained with Sherwin-Williams' Crisp Linen and the floor stained with Dark Walnut. A design called Brushy Creek Kitchen uses Sherwin-Williams SW6379 with a dark chocolate-colored glaze, giving an aged cream look. One traditional entryway with beige walls uses Sherwin-Williams SW6150 Universal Khaki. These designs received positive ratings and comments on Houzz.