Top 10 Gray and Greige Paint Colours by Sherwin Williams
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Beige? Who wants beige when you can have gray or greige!
In the Wild World of Paint Colours, gray and greige are undoubtedly the most popular choices for those wanting to update their space – without committing to a full-blown colour.
So, I’m here to share with you some of Sherwin Williams BEST Gray and Greige Paint Colours.
(I have since updated the above image with a few new, fresh colours!)
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1. Sherwin Williams Repose Gray SW 7015
Whether you’re preparing your home for sale or living in it, Repose Gray is the perfect paint colour for almost any room. Repose Gray is a light gray that has soft and SUPER subtle brown undertones with a wee dab of purple – not enough brown to qualify it as a greige, but enough to add softness and stop it from falling icy cold.
Repose Gray is around the door, not on the recessed wall to the left
Read more: All About Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
With an LRV of 60, Repose Gray is a light colour, but a ‘heavy light’ as it doesn’t have the fresh, bright feeling that you’d expect in a typical light paint colour. It will hold itself nicely in a well-lit room, brightening up, but can look a bit drab in a darker, shadowed space. (below)
Check out my video review of this stunning colour too!
2. Sherwin Williams Ellie Gray SW 7650
Ellie Gray is a beautiful cool gray with stormy blue undertones. This means it’s not a fresh and clean colour, but has a bit of a cool concrete look to it. It’s a soft and calming gray with a nice visual weight to it and a brave choice if you’re looking for a gray with a bit more body!
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With its LRV of 39, Ellie Gray will add depth and personality to a room. And while it is a cool-toned gray, the depth can add a warm and inviting look!
3. Sherwin Williams Tinsmith
Tinsmith is a light-medium gray with cool, but not icy cold undertones that can flex slightly blue. Check out the shift when the light’s turned on/off…
Tinsmith has an LRV of 57, so it’s tucked nicely in the light-medium range.
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4. Sherwin Williams Silverplate SW 7649
Silverplate is a slightly cool gray that hits JUST the spot when you’re looking for a gray that isn’t too ‘this’ or too ‘that’.
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With an LRV of 53, Silverplate might be a bit heavy for a dark room, but looks sharp, clean and inviting in a reasonably well-lit room. It’s similar to Tinsmith, but a bit stormier looking and slightly more likely to flash blue-green (but favours blue).
5. Sherwin Williams Big Chill SW 7648
Big Chill is one of my FAVE slightly cool grays. It has a wink of a stormy blue undertone, so it’s not an icy/blue type of colour – it’s a bit calmer than that. Compared to the EVER popular Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, Big Chill has far less green/blue undertone, making it a bit more neutral looking.
The LRV of Big Chill is 62, so it’s classified as a light colour. It’s the PERFECT depth when you want a colour that holds itself well in slightly darker areas but also doesn’t wash-out completely on well-lit walls. (Read all about LRV)
Read more: Colour Review Sherwin Williams Big Chill
Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…
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6. Sherwin Williams Pavestone SW 7642
Pavestone is a soft, warm gray-greige. Once a gray has ENOUGH beige in it, it becomes a greige – this one isn’t QUITE there but is definitely a warm gray. It can also pick up a very vague soft green undertone, but it’s so passive that it’s virtually unnoticeable.
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With an LRV of 32, Pavestone might be a bit much for a north-facing or dark, shadowed room. However, in a well-lit space, it’s a stunning, almost medium-toned neutral with a slightly earth-toned look.
7. Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017
Dorian Gray is one of the more popular grays. While more traditional grays lean to the cool blue or green side, this gray has a weeee willy wink of warmth in it, making for a softer, more subtle look. While it CAN pick up a touch of green (rarely) as shown in this photo, it generally sits in the purple end of the undertones, but even then it’s fractional.
Dorian Gray is a beautiful choice for any reasonably well-lit room. With an LRV of 39, it’s a medium tone, but when paired with white it brightens up nicely.
8. Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray 7044
These two colours are lovely tones of gray that ALMOST become greige with their subtle brown/taupe undertone. However, the overall look of these colours will lean towards the warm gray end of things.
Worldly Gray is the lighter version of Amazing Gray. Both colours can pick up a subtle green undertone, so if you’re sensitive to green (even on the most PASSIVE scale) you may want to read about #10 instead.
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10. Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029
While Worldly Gray and Agreeable Gray are very similar to each other, they aren’t quite the same. Both are trying to sneak into the ‘greige’ world as they have far more beige/brown in them than the average gray, however, Agreeable Gray has a bit more purple (taupe/brown), while Worldly Gray has more of a gray/brown undertone (with a weee wink of green). That being said, Agreeable can EASILY pick up any of the three cool undertones.
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In the above photos, you can really see the range of Agreeable as it flexes a touch warmer in the top photo and more gray-blue in the bottom.
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