WHAT TYPE OF NEUTRAL IS DRIFT OF MIST? Let’s find out…
If you’re looking for a soft paint color with gentle whispers of undertone, you might just love what I have to say about Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist…or maybe not – we’ll have to see!
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IS DRIFT OF MIST GRAY, GREIGE, OR BEIGE?
Drift of Mist is a soft, warm gray that winks QUITE nicely at the greige end. However, it can look considerably cooler in north-facing light, losing some of its passive warmth. In a room with south-facing or western afternoon sunshine, you’re likelier to see that warmth return, making it look a bit greige.
WHAT’S THE LRV OF DRIFT OF MIST?
Drift of Mist has an LRV of 69. This LRV puts it in the light end, getting a BIT close to the off-white range, but not quite. If you have a super bright room, it could wash out quite a bit, whereas the slightly darker look of Gossamer Veil would hold itself a bit better. However, if you have a dark room, this type of color and depth could look a bit dingy.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
WHAT ARE DRIFT OF MIST’S UNDERTONES?
If you’re looking for a neutral gray, you may want to search elsewhere, as Drift of Mist is a BEAUTIFUL warm gray-greige with a green undertone. This can fall back sometimes, but if you’re sensitive to green, I BET you’ll find it a bit much.
Dunn Edwards Faded Gray (25% lighter) is VERY similar to Drift of Mist
SAMPLING DRIFT OF MIST WITH SAMPLIZE
SAMPLIZE is a peel-&-stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
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WHAT’S THE BEST WHITE TRIM COLOR WITH DRIFT OF MIST?
If I want a nice white trim color with Drift of Mist, I’ll look at…
- Sherwin Williams Pure White for a softer approach
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White or Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for a cleaner look
IS DRIFT OF MIST A GOOD EXTERIOR COLOR?
A color with this high of an LRV can be tricky on an exterior UNLESS you’re going for a light, bright, off-white look. And while Drift of Mist ISN’T off-white, with the way natural light brightens colors, it will look like one on your exterior. Personally, I’d lean towards a color with a bit more body or COMMIT to a color that actually is off-white rather than one that just washes out and looks like one.
HOW ABOUT KITCHEN CABINETS?
Drift of Mist can work on kitchen cabinets, seeing as light-depth colors are super popular right now. Just make sure your finishes SUIT its earthy green undertone and READ THIS.
IS IT A POPULAR SHADE OF GRAY OR GREIGE?
I won’t say that Drift of Mist is super UNPOPULAR, but I’ve noticed that a LOT of my Online Color Consulting clients are sensitive to two undertones in particular – purple and green. Those who are comfortable with a purple undertone often dislike green ones. Those who prefer a green undertone often dislike a purple one. So, it depends on which camp you sit in!
To answer your question, no, Drift of Mist ISN’T super popular right now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the best color for you and your home. PERSONALLY, I would find it PRETTY limiting due to its passive warmth and undertones.
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WHAT COLORS ARE SIMILAR TO DRIFT OF MIST?
Every color has its own particular nuances, and there will be NO perfect match. For a similar approach, check out…
- Benjamin Moore Intense White (grayer)
- Benjamin Moore Winter Orchard (slightly greener/grayer)
- Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil (slightly darker)
Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil
WHAT TYPES OF COLORS GO WITH DRIFT OF MIST?
Because Drift of Mist has a warm green undertone, it will be a BIT fussy about what it’s partnered with, but you could check out…
- Some grays with a blue-green undertone (that are darker than DOM).
- off-white paint colors as long as they’re similarly ‘dirty’ – not clean and bright
- Soft white paint colors
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KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER