Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil: The Quick and Dirty on LRV, Undertones and a Little More
The colours in my ‘Quick and Dirty’ series are paint colours that aren’t talked about as often – but they should be. However, because these colours aren’t AS popular as the others and because I ALSO rely 100% on photos from my E-Design clients, you won’t find a ton of beautiful images, but you WILL find the information you’ve been searching for.
What type of paint colour is Gossamer Veil?
Gossamer Veil is a warm gray that’s TRYING desperately to be a greige but isn’t quite getting there.
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?
Oooo, Gossamer is definitely a colour ninja, like many warm grays. 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 have seen it flash slightly into the others (a slight purple usually), but not with 100% commitment.
In south-facing light or west-facing afternoon light, you might see Gossamer Veil lean into its warmth a bit more, whereas, in north-facing light or eastern light, it can lean a touch gray.
What’s the best way to sample Gossamer Veil?
Like 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.
Why isn’t Gossamer Veil as popular?
When it comes to Gossamer Veil, I think 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!
So, if you try Gossamer Veil and it’s a good fit for your room…SEND PHOTOS!
Not sure if Gossamer Veil is right for you? Want more warmth, less undertone? I’ve got more!
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