10 Best 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
Repose Gray is the perfect paint colour for almost any room whether you’re living in your home or preparing it for sale. Repose Gray is a soft, light gray that has soft and SUPER subtle undertones of brown with a wee dab of purple – not enough brown to qualify it as a greige, it’s just the undertone that adds a certain softness to this lovely colour, keeping it from falling flat.
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Read more: All About Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
With an LRV of 60, Repose Gray is a light colour, but it’s what I’d call 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 it will also pick up a bit of weight in a darker, shadowed space – which is something to be aware of.
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 – meaning it’s not a ‘fresh and clear’ colour, but it has a bit of a cool concrete look to it. It is a soft and calming gray with a nice visual weight to it and a brave choice if you are 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 of it is what adds a warm and inviting look!
#3 Sherwin Williams First Star 7646
First Star is a soft, light gray with cool, but not icy cold undertones that can flex blue or blue-green a bit.
First Star has an LRV of 69, so it’s tucked nicely in the light range.
#4 Sherwin Williams Silverplate SW 7649
Silverplate is a beautiful, 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. Watch it come to life with clean white trim and wood flooring.
#5 Sherwin Williams Big Chill SW 7648
Big Chill is one of my FAVE slightly cool grays. It has just 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, you’ll see that Big Chill has far less of the green/blue undertone – making it a bit more ‘neutral’.
The LRV of Big Chill is 62, so it’s classified as a light colour and it is the PERFECT range when you want a colour that holds itself well in the slightly darker areas but also doesn’t wash-out completely on a well-lit wall. (Read all about LRV)
Read more: Colour Review Sherwin Williams Big Chill
#6 Sherwin Williams Pavestone SW 7642
Pavestone is a beautiful, soft, warm gray/greige. Once a gray has ENOUGH beige in it, it becomes a greige – this one isn’t QUITE there, but it is definitely a warm gray. It can also pick up a very (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, but in a well-lit space it a stunning ‘almost’ medium-toned neutral with a slightly earth-toned feel.
#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 just 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 and #9 Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray 7044 and Worldly Gray SW 7043
Oh how do I love these colours, let me count the ways….these colours are lovely tones of gray that ALMOST become greige as they do have that subtle brown/taupe undertone, however, the overall look of these colours will be grays that are soft and slightly romantic feeling. Worldly Gray is the lighter version of Amazing Gray. Both colours can pick up a very (very) subtle green undertone, so if you’re sensitive to green (even on the most PASSIVE scale) you may want to read about #10.
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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 just has a bit more purple (taupe/brown), Worldly Gray has more of a gray/brown undertone (with a weee wink of green).
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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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