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Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil SW 9165: Paint Color Review

Posted on January 13, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil: The new warm gray on the block! 

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 color…until now.

Paint colour review of Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil, best greige, warm gray paint colour. Kylie M Interiors, online, virtual paint colour consulting and E-design consulting blog

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I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so 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 paint color is Gossamer Veil?

Gossamer Veil is a warm gray that’s TRYING desperately to be a greige (warmer) but isn’t quite getting there.

Staircase with best warm gray greige paint colour, Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint consultant. DIY DESIGN AND DECOR

In south or west-facing afternoon light, you might see Gossamer Veil lean into its warmth, looking MORE like a greige paint color. However, in north-facing or eastern light, expect it to lean much more into its gray roots.

Read more…North, East, South, West – Which Paint Color is the Best?

What’s the LRV of Gossamer Veil?

DING DING DING, WE HAVE A WINNER! Gossamer Veil has an LRV of 62, which is BANG-ON my ‘magical LRV number for the average room‘. Not sure what LRV is? Read ALL about it here, it’s a game-changer!

Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil with warm white trim, Warm gray greige, green undertone. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, red hue wood floor (2)

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 color 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.

Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil, warm gray or greige paint color. Farmhouse glazed dining room furniture. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy consultant and blog

Read more: The 12 Best WHOLE HOME Gray and Greige Paint Colors

What’s the best way to sample a paint color, should I just slap it on the walls?

As with every paint color, 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 color.

Paint colour review of tool Samplize, peel and stick samples. Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Farrow and Ball, Home Depot. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting


Why isn’t it Gossamer Veil 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 color and I think it’ll rise in the ranks.

dark wood floor, Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil, top greige warm gray paint color. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy blogger and color consultant

Read more: What are the BEST True Gray Paint Colors with NO UNDERTONES?

What are the best white paint colors for trim with Gossamer Veil?

Being a warm gray, Gossamer Veil is really quite flexible, humouring whites such as Sherwin Williams High Reflective White as well as Sherwin Williams Pure White.

Which Benjamin Moore paint color 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 color, there will always be shifts in undertones, temperature and depth. The closest we get in Benjamin Moore is…

…nothing. The CLOSEST would Benjamin Moore Rodeo, which AIN’T close enough. Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist is along similar lines but is an off-white.

Not sure if Gossamer Veil is right for you? Want more warmth, less undertone? I’ve got more!

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Not sure which paint color is best for your home and its finishes?

Check out my Online Color Consulting services, I’d love to help!

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  1. You mentioned BM’s Rodeo. Would love to see you do a color review on it. Trying to decide between Rodeo and BM ‘s Classic Gray..

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      IT’S DONE NOW! I always backdate them, so they don’t necessarily show up on my homepage, but here it is! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/paint-colour-review-benjamin-moore-rodeo-1534/
      BTW, it’s ALL going to be about whether you want a subtle green undertone and a bit more depth OR an off-white with a subtle purple (purple-pink) undertone. They’re really doing different things, so I would think one SHOULD suit your room more than another, but that depends on your finishes!
      I hope that helps 🙂

  2. Your color reviews are so helpful! I have painted my walls (southwest facing room) in SW Pure White. I really love the color of SW Gossamer Vail on the trim, but it does look a bit washed out when the sun hits. Is there a color that looks like SW Gossamer Vail, but slightly darker? Or should I try darkening SW Gossamer Vail by 25 or 50%? Thanks!

  3. We’ve narrowed our whole home color to Gossamer Veil or Edgecomb Gray. We have, supposedly, Revere Pewter now and I love it but it is a bit dark as our sitting family room is little north light…this part of the house is almost always shadowed. Edgecomb feels a bit yellow. We love Gossamer Veil, but at times it looks too grey. I hope our house won’t feel boring grey and that it’ll be a good neutral to go with brown tables and tan furniture.

    Thoughts on Edgecomb vs Gossamer Veil?

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      Oooo, that’s a TOUGH one. For me, it would be whether I want a green undertone or not. Seeing as you have RP and love it, but are finding it a bit dark, Gossamer still has the green undertone, it’s just a bit more subtle and grayer (and lighter). Edgecomb is that bit warmer which can be nice for northern light. However, of the 2, Edgecomb could likely be better with tan furniture ;).

  4. We painted our open lay out of living room, kitchen and dinning room Gossmer Veil. Dinning area looks amazing but two walls getting the most light in the living area look green. It annoys me so much. Is there a complimentary color to this that I could possibly paint for accent wall?

  5. Would you use Gossamer Veil in a north facing living room that is used throughout the day? With Alabaster on the walls in the adjacent rooms??

    Thank you!

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  6. I watched/read countless online paint reviews, I sampled every popular Sherwin Williams greige that exists, and I painted my entire home first Ben Moore Edgecomb Gray (too yellow/beige!) and then Wordly Gray (too brown!), before discovering that Gossamer Veil is the perfect color. Sometimes greige, sometimes gray, but always a calming, balanced, matches-everything tone. I don’t know why there aren’t more photos and reviews online of this incredible paint color, but maybe it’s because you’d never know it’s magic by looking at a color deck. Absolute perfection, and all the magic it’s name implies.

    1. Based on your review above I purchased a sample of Gossamer Veil. I wanted a whole house color but it’s way too dark and gray for me. Our kitchen is exposed to south windows so it gets a decent amount of natural light. When I opened the sample color I thought it looked really nice but after it had dried for a day I knew it wasn’t for me. And I should add that I did the same thing with Agreeable Gray – it is, of course, even darker. I think I will try Shoji White or something like it next. I’m just pointing out for other readers that what works in one person’s house won’t necessarily work in yours – that’s probably obvious to most people but since everyone seems to love these two colors I figured I couldn’t go wrong 🙂

  7. Hi Kylie, thank you so much for your helpful posts and videos. I would love your opinion of Gossamer Veil as a primary home paint color with Westhighland White trim and kitchen cabinets. We have paint accents in Dovetail, Dorian Gray, Mindful Gray, and Iron Ore. I was considering Repose Gray but I think Gossamer Gray might look better with the rest of the colors. Thank you for your time!

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      Hmmmm, Gossamer Veil and its subtle green undertone can be a BIT limiting – but very pretty for sure. Because it has a green undertone, you’ll ALWAYS have to answer to that (and I would stay away from Repose Gray as it can be a touch drab/heavy). For this approach, I’m usually more inclined towards SW Agreeable Gray which will suit ALL of your accents. AS for trim, I would shift to SW Pure White or at least BM White Dove, which both have less YELLOW than Westhighland White :). I have White Dove in my own home (as I don’t love a super bright white) and it’s STUNNING!

  8. Hi Kylie! I’m thinking about painting the exterior siding of my home Gossamer Veil. Our windows are vinyl, color match was accessible beige. Will this coordinate together? Lastly, what white do you recommend for the trim/gutters? Pure white was a bit too stark with the window color being beige. THANK YOU!!!

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      Oooo, I wouldn’t do this mix, they’ll compete as the house will look lighter and even a bit green compared to the windows!

  9. Thank you, Kylie, you’ve done it again! I love love love your blog and videos!! Question for you…I suddenly have to redo my dated kitchen due to water damage, so I’m taking the opportunity to make some updates. I recently painted the rest of my house SW Alabaster. However I have found Alabaster to be quite limiting when choosing pigmented colors to match. Do you think Gossamer Veil would make a good cabinet color against Alabaster walls? (Assuming flex elements match of course.) I do get adequate light from windows on both ends of my galley style kitchen (windows face East and West). Thank you in advance!!

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      Hey Lisa, thank you!!!

      You’re right, Alabaster can be finicky! My first thought is that Gossamer Veil doesn’t really have the depth to stand up to the subtle warmth of Alabaster. Now, of course, it ALLLLL depends on your countertop and backsplash at the end of the day, but what aobut shifting into a bit more greige and a bit more depth, ie. SW Amazing Gray??? or MAYBE Colonnade Gray. 🙂

  10. Do you have any recommendations on dark greens that go well with Gossamer Veil? We are looking to do our built-ins in a dark green with the walls gossamer. We were looking at Night Owl and Rosemary as options.

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  11. I had never heard of this color until now! We are considering it for our great room (700 sq feet kitchen/ dining/living area south facing with tons of windows in sunny California) but our kitchen cabinets are a medium chocolate earthy brown. I’m afraid the warmth in the wood may pull out the green in this too much, which I dont think will happen with agreeable gray. Thoughts?

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  12. We painted our kitchen Gossamer Veil and I love it. We have a fairly open floor plan. Our family room has windows at both ends of the room, which are north and south. How do you think Gossamer Veil will do in that type of light? If I don’t use Gossamer Veil, is there a coordinating color that works with it?

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