Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray: The Best Dark Gray With Benefits
If you’ve been looking for a dark gray paint color with a little more LOVE in it, you’ve come to the right place, as today we’re diving deep into Grizzle Gray.
I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
WHAT TYPE OF COLOR IS GRIZZLE GRAY – GRAY OR GREEN?
Grizzle Gray is a considerably DARK gray paint color. At this depth, paint colors are often called ‘charcoal.’
As for temperature, Grizzle Gray is a COOL paint color, but unlike traditional shades of dark gray, Grizzle Gray has considerably noticeable undertones (which we’ll get into shortly).
WHAT ARE GRIZZLE GRAY’S UNDERTONES?
This next photo shows the depth of Grizzle Gray on a kitchen island with minimal natural light flashing on it…
Now take a look at the OTHER side of the island, which gets a DIRECT hit of natural light. This is the POWER of paint color; when you give it light, it comes to LIFE!
WILL GRIZZLE GRAY LOOK BLUE?
As shown in the above photo, Grizzle Gray can look a bit green-blue, but you’d be hard-pressed to call it blue – long story short, no. Grizzle Gray is a green-gray at heart; it just happens to be a COOL one with a bit of blue in it.
WHAT’S GRIZZLE GRAY’S LRV?
Grizzle Gray has an LRV of 13, so there’s no messin’ around with this bad boy! This grizzly ole fella has some serious meat on his bones, sitting in the medium-dark range (learn more HERE).
Because Grizzle Gray is a GRAY with green in it and has a relatively low LRV, if you have a dark room, you might miss out on the real beauty of this color – make sure you hit it with some interior lighting. This being said, if you want a moody look, the subtlety of Grizzle Gray could hit the spot as a ‘gray with slight benefits.’
As shown in the previous photo, Grizzle Gray does best in a room with average or above-average lighting.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
SAMPLIZE GRIZZLE GRAY WITH PEEL & STICK
SAMPLIZE peel-and-stick paint samples are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER, and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots.
- Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY (location dependant, of course).
- They’re more affordable than the sample pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling.
Get your PEEL & STICK SAMPLE OF GRIZZLE GRAY
WHAT’S THE BEST WHITE TRIM COLOR WITH GRIZZLE GRAY?
Grizzle Gray is pretty flexible and can humor warm whites and true whites. If I start with my paint palette from scratch, I’ll probably choose Sherwin Williams Pure White, for its overall ‘white’, but slightly soft look.
IS GRIZZLE GRAY A GOOD EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR?
Grizzle Gray can be an AWESOME exterior paint color for the siding, gables, or front door! Make sure your roof, stone, and other exterior features visually support the green undertone, as not EVERY finish can.
IS GRIZZLE GRAY A POPULAR COLOR?
With a color like Grizzle Gray, I would worry LESS about whether it’s trendy and more about how it looks with my finishes.
Grizzle Gray is also a GORGEOUS accent wall color, as shown in this next image…
To the left of the fireplace – Grizzle Gray on the top, Porpoise on the bottom
WHAT COLORS ARE SIMILAR TO GRIZZLE GRAY?
Sherwin Williams has Night Owl, which is a bit more green than Grizzle Gray and is quite gorgeous. As for Benjamin Moore, while some have similar intentions, they have different approaches, such as…
Benjamin Moore Kitty Gray accent wall with Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray main walls
Remember, you won’t find an exact match for ANY color between brands – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths.
WHAT COLORS LOOK GOOD WITH GRIZZLE GRAY?
Grizzle Gray is EASY to get along with, such as some…
- greige paint colors, lighter and a bit darker, too
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
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