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Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray SW 7504: Paint Color Review

Posted on July 12, 2022 by KylieMawdsley

Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray: One of the BEST Greige/Taupe Paint Colors 

With warmer trends, you’ll likely see Keystone Gray popping up in your Pinterest feed. Why? Because it’s not just another pretty color, it’s also AMAZINGLY versatile, which is we’re taking a closer look at it today in its VERY FIRST color review.

Review, Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray, popular greige paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, virtual decorating advice blogger

To show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!

What type of paint color is Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray? Is it warm or cool? Gray or greige?

Keystone Gray is a warm greige paint color that, like its lighter versions, can EASILY pass as a taupe (it comes down to perception). While it certainly has a gray backdrop, it’s well-balanced by a warm base, making it the PERFECT neutral!

Maple kitchen update with Benjamin Moore White Dove and Sherwin Dovetail island, Keystone Gray walls. White quartz countertops. Kylie M Interiors Edeign, online paint color consultant

In the above photo, Keystone Gray is on the walls. Just ignore how it looks with the island as this is an ‘in-between projects’ photo from an Online Color Consulting client who wasn’t QUITE ready to paint the walls (she was recovering from painting ALL THOSE CABINETS!)

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What’s the LRV of Keystone Gray?

LRV is SO important when choosing the best paint color, as this number lets you know how light or dark it is! Keystone Gray has an LRV of 29, putting it RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the medium range.

Keystone Gray Sherwin Williams, greige couch, red accents in living room. Kylie M Interiors E-design and Online Colour Consulting

Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.

What are the undertones of Keystone Gray? Will it look gray or brown?

One of the great things about Keystone Gray is its minimal undertones – it doesn’t flash an overt violet OR green as many taupe-greige paint colors can. As this range of colors deepens, a very minor green pops up, but at this depth, it’s not as easy to find.

Cream cabinets with a dark brown greige and travertine tile. Kylie M INteriors edesign

How do I sample Keystone Gray?

I highly recommend using 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!

Learn all about Samplize HERE

If my walls Keystone Gray, which white should I paint my trim?

Keystone Gray likes a more muted approach or straight-up white, which is why I would look at colors like…

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Is Keystone Gray a good exterior paint color?

You BET it is. Just keep in mind it can look a bit WARMER than you’d expect in some exterior lighting.

Siding painted in Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray and Dovetail, warm gray and taupe greige. Kylie M Interiors edesign

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What type of surfaces is Keystone Gray best for?

Oooo, this is where Keystone Gray takes over, as it’s well-suited to SO MANY SURFACES…

  • kitchen cabinets and islands
  • bathroom vanities
  • entire rooms
  • feature walls
  • exteriors

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Does Benjamin Moore have a paint color similar to Keystone Gray?

Oooo, the elusive perfect color match – it ain’t gonna happen. Every color has its particular blend, and there will be NO perfect match – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths, but you could check out these colors (which aren’t the same but have similar intentions)…

And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (i.e., getting Sherwin Williams to make a Benjamin Moore paint color), you might want to read THIS first.

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What type of paint colors look good with Keystone Gray?

When it comes to putting colors in a palette with Keystone Gray, it depends on whether you’re putting it in the same room as Keystone or in the same HOME. Generally speaking, Keystone Gray likes…

And much more!

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Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?

Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!

The best paint colors for your room. Benjamin and Sherwin. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market

Originally written in 2020, updated in 2022

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  1. I have purchased your e book 5 room fix and I’m not able to access. This is 2nd email I have sent. It keeps going to 502 which says the issue is on your end. Reading your blogs I o painted my 1/2 bath with bone toilet and sink keystone gray. I love it but was wondering if you have any suggestion as far as metal t use or colors. It does not have window. Thank you. I am in middle of a few other paint projects and would like to get back to my e book.

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