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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil SW 9165

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 colour…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

I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Colour 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 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.

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 colour. 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 Colour 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 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.

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 Colours

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.

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 colour 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 Colours with NO UNDERTONES?

What are the best white paint colours 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 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…

…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 colour is best for your home and its finishes?

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

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Chat soon,

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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!

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