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.
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!
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!)
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
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…
- some lighter greige paint colors with similar tendencies
- darker gray or greige paint colors with green undertones
- some of the more muted tan and beige paint colors
- medium or darker grays with a blue undertone
And much more!
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Originally written in 2020, updated in 2022