Best Gray Green Paint Colors For Your Home


Gray green paint colors are becoming an increasingly popular way to style with neutrals and yet introduce soft color to your home.

Homeowners everywhere are discovering that blending green and gray together creates a variety of restorative shades that transform the ambience of any room.

In this article, let's take a look at some of the best green gray paint colors by Sherwin Williams, and you may just find the perfect shade you've been searching for.

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What Is A Gray Green Paint Color?

The definition of a gray green paint color is quite simply any color where green has gray undertones... or where gray paint has green undertones. By itself, green is a warm, positive color, evoking freshness and natural vitality. Gray is cool, balanced, and calm. Blending them together results in a refreshing, calming neutral that is never dull or cold.

How To Choose Gray Green Paint

The two main things to consider when selecting any paint color for your whole house color palette are:

  • Light Reflectance Value (LRV) will tell you how much light a color absorbs and how much light it will bounce around a room. The LRV scale goes from 1 being the darkest (black) and 100 being the lightest (white).
  • The undertones which are often tricky and hidden until you get the room painted which is why it's so important to test your colors first.

The Best Way To Test Paint Colors On Your Walls

No need to buy paint samples and paint big squares of each color on your walls! Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples from all major paint brands delivered to your door so you can put them up on the wall with no mess.

To keep things simple, I've organized the list of best neutral green gray paint colors from the lightest to the darkest shades.

Light green gray paint colors

Sea Salt SW 6204

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Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is a calming neutral often described as a soft, muted greenish-blue with a beachy vibe.

Sea Salt SW is one of those lovely chameleon green colors that shift and bend among green, blue and gray throughout the day.

It's best used in small areas like a bathroom when you want a wash of color for a bright and airy feel.

Chelsee from House of Hood created a light and airy bedroom refuge with Sea Salt featured on a board and batten accent wall behind the bed. The wall and trim color is Sherwin Williams Pure White, which is perfectly set off with SW Sea Salt for that modern coastal style.

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Comfort Gray SW 6205

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Comfort Gray SW 6205 is a quietly sophisticated mix of green, blue and gray that walks on the cool side of the street.

This light neutral paint is ideal as a beautiful calming primary wall color for your whole house color palette yet is strong enough to hold up outdoors as an exterior siding choice without looking washed out in the sun.

If your room has less light or faces North, Comfort Gray may appear a cool blue or gray. More sunlight or a southern exposure will emphasize the warmer green side.

This laundry room with Comfort Gray walls feels so fresh and clean, exactly how a laundry room should feel.

Oyster Bay SW 6206

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Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay paint is a soft neutral green paint that leans to the cool side due to a significant dollop of blue gray.

SW Oyster Bay is a darker, deeper version of SW Sea Salt and is suitable for most decor styles, particularly chic coastal, traditional, Scandinavian and modern farmhouse.

In a room with lots of light, Oyster Bay has that fascinating ability to shift colors throughout the day.

This gently bright and relaxing living room features Oyster Bay walls which makes the atmosphere feel natural and friendly. The walls create a lovely color balance for all the white elements and adds spaciousness to the room.

Dark gray green paint colors

Evergreen Fog SW 9130

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Evergreen Fog Sherwin Williams is a serene, green gray neutral. In 2022 it was named Sherwin Williams' color of the year and continues to be a popular choice.

The green brings in nature and a sense of outdoor living, while the gray grounds the color and keeps it from being overwhelming.

SW Evergreen Fog is most likely to be found on wainscoting, accent walls, cabinetry, stairways, shelves, interior doors, and even painted furniture.

Caitlin Higgins transformed a long dark hallway by creating a gallery wall and using Evergreen Fog SW as the perfect backdrop to showcase it all.

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Rosemary SW 6187

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SW Rosemary's warm organic green hue has a depth and moodiness perfect for making a dramatic statement on shiplap walls, board & batten accent walls and wood cabinetry.

Its muted foresty ambience brings the outdoors inside and works just as well for a traditional home decor style as for modern and farmhouse styles.

Many people who shy away from going all in with black paint colors turn to a deep shade like Rosemary green to achieve similar visual impact.

Nicole from Basic Blue House created a stunning focal point by incorporating a vibrant Rosemary green kitchen island into a basic white kitchen. The green island pops against the white cabinets and looks both trendy and timeless.

Ripe Olive SW 6209

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Ripe Olive Sherwin Williams is a deep, highly saturated green perfect for making a bold statement on accent walls and cabinetry.

Ripe Olive takes its deep green inspiration from nature, and feels earthy and soothing rather than neon bright and jarring.

This soothing quality makes SW Ripe Olive paint a trendy yet timeless choice for nearly every room and even on the exterior.

This modern office features Ripe Olive Sherwin Williams walls and shelving working together seamlessly with simple neutral furnishings for a streamlined look. The gold metal lighting and vase provide a touch of glam.

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Other Things to Consider When Choosing Colors For Your Home

A lot of factors go into selecting colors for your home, and it goes way beyond paint color.

Things like your home color palette, existing colors in your home (that you may not be able to change), and the color of the natural light, or lack of natural light can change the way a color shows up in your home.

In my self-paced online color course, Color Made Clear, I walk you through all the steps to choosing and using color in your home to create a pulled together and cohesive look, even if you have things like cabinet color or floors you can't change.