Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray: One of the BEST Greige/Taupe Paint Colours
With warmer trends, you’ll likely see Keystone Gray popping up in your Pinterest feed. Why? Because it’s not just another pretty colour, it’s also AMAZINGLY versatile, which is we’re taking a closer look at it today in its VERY FIRST colour review.
To show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 colour is Sherwin Williams Keystone Gray? Is it warm or cool? Gray or greige?
Keystone Gray is a warm greige paint colour 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!
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 Colour Consulting client who wasn’t QUITE ready to paint the walls (she was recovering from painting ALL THOSE CABINETS!)
What’s the LRV of Keystone Gray?
LRV is SO important when choosing the best paint colour, 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.
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 colours can. As this range of colours deepens, a very minor green pops up, but at this depth, it’s not as easy to find.
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 colours like…
Is Keystone Gray a good exterior paint colour?
You BET it is. Just keep in mind it can look a bit WARMER than you’d expect in some exterior lighting.
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
Does Benjamin Moore have a paint colour similar to Keystone Gray?
Oooo, the elusive perfect colour match – it ain’t gonna happen. Every colour 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 colours (which aren’t the same but have similar intentions)…
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (i.e., getting Sherwin Williams to make a Benjamin Moore paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours look good with Keystone Gray?
When it comes to putting colours 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…
- some lighter greige paint colours with similar tendencies
- darker gray or greige paint colours with green undertones
- some of the more muted tan and beige paint colours
- medium or darker grays with a blue undertone
And much more!
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Originally written in 2020, updated in 2022