Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
Gossamer Veil is a relative newcomer on the paint scene and is slowly gaining in popularity. But, because it’s the new kid on the block, there’s minimal info out there on this gorgeous warm gray paint colour…until now.
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What type of paint colour is Gossamer Veil?
Gossamer Veil is a warm gray that’s TRYING desperately to be a greige (warmer) but isn’t quite getting there.
In south or west-facing afternoon light, you might see Gossamer Veil lean into its warmth, looking MORE like a greige paint colour. However, in north-facing or eastern light, expect it to lean much more into its gray roots.
What’s the LRV of Gossamer Veil?
With an LRV of 62, Gossamer Veil will hold itself well in a room with reasonable light without washing out too much. However, at 62, it can be a TOUCH heavy for a dark hallway or north-facing room without enough natural light.
What are the undertones of Gossamer Veil?
ANY gray paint colour will have blue, green or purple undertones – warm grays included. And while they might favour one undertone, given encouragement, they can flash into the others. Gossamer Veil DOES favour a green undertone, reasonably so, but I’ve seen it flash slightly into the others (a slight purple usually), but not with 100% commitment.
What’s the best way to sample a paint colour, should I just slap it on the walls?
As with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE to save money, time and energy. Make sure you place white paper around your sample so that your perception isn’t skewed by your existing wall colour.
Learn why I’m OBSESSED with SAMPLIZE HERE
Why isn’t it GV as popular?
When it comes to Gossamer Veil, it just hasn’t been around long enough to become a top contender. I mean, it’s a bit unpredictable with its undertones, and green isn’t always a preferred undertone at that, but overall, it’s a beautiful colour and I think it’ll rise in the ranks.
What are the best white paint colours for trim with GV?
Being a warm gray, Gossamer Veil does slightly cater to a warm white vs. a cold or stark one.
- Sherwin Williams High Reflective White is as white as I’d go
- Sherwin Williams Pure White could be PERFECT for Gossamer Veil
Which Benjamin Moore paint colour is the same as or similar to Gossamer Veil?
Ooooo, that’s always a tough one. From brand to brand you simply WON’T find the same paint colour, there will always be shifts in undertones, temperature and depth. The closest we get in Benjamin Moore is…
Not sure if Gossamer Veil is right for you? Want more warmth, less undertone? I’ve got more!
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CONSERVATIVE GRAY
SHERWIN WILLIAMS AGREEABLE GRAY
BENJAMIN MOORE RODEO
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