Best Sherwin Williams Greige Colors Explained
When it comes to selecting a warm gray paint, Sherwin Williams has a variety of greige paint colors to choose from. Each Sherwin Williams greige has its own unique undertones and hue and will give a different feel to a room, so it's important to understand what each greige Sherwin Williams offers to ensure you select the right one.
Even if you select a greige paint color from a different brand, it's important to know what to look for when choosing a greige for your home.
Why Go With A Sherwin Williams Warm Gray?
The color greige marries the modern feel of gray with the warmth of brown, creating a really inviting feel to a space and providing a ton of versatility when it comes to your home's color palette.
These Sherwin Williams warm grays are a popular choice because they're timeless. Even the lightest shades provide just enough contrast when painted on your walls to make your trim and moldings stand out and provide a perfect backdrop for your furnishings and decor.
Top Sherwin Williams Greige Paint Colors
Let's take a look at some go-to Sherwin Williams greige paint colors.
Keep in mind that there are two main things to consider when selecting a greige paint for your walls...
- Light Reflectance Value (LRV) will tell you how light or dark a color is 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 color's 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.
To keep things organized we'll start with lighter greige Sherwin Williams colors and move to deeper hues of Sherwin Williams greige.
Gossamer Veil - SW 9165
Gossamer Veil Sherwin Williams is one of Sherwin Williams lightest greige paint colors with an LRV of 62 so it will give off a lot of light. This neutral greige is really versatile because it has only slight undertones of green and a touch of violet.
Agreeable Gray - SW 7029
With an LRV of 60 Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is also considered a really light neutral which is why it's become the most popular Sherwin Williams greige paint color.
It's earned this title because it's probably the truest greige color with a very even mix of brown and black undertones.
Repose Gray - SW 7015
Just a bit darker with an LRV of 58 Repose Gray Sherwin Williams will make your room feel cozy without it being too dark which is why it's another really popular choice.
But this shade of Sherwin Williams greige does have soft violet undertones that may make it appear more purple in north facing rooms.
Alpaca Gray - SW 7022
Sherwin Williams Alpaca gets just a little darker with an LRV of 57 but the undertones in this greige paint color are probably the most tricky of the warm gray colors we've discussed here.
Depending on the lighting, Alpaca can look blue, purple, or brown and often tends to appear more beige.
Mindful Gray - SW 7016
Mindful Gray is a medium shade of neutral paint with an LRV of 48.
It's found on the same color strip as Repose Gray so it has the same undertones of brown and some violet but with more depth since it's a darker shade.
Requisite Gray - SW 7023
Requisite Gray is the greige paint color I've used throughout my own home. It's definitely a darker shade than the other greige colors with an LRV of 45 so it will work best in rooms with a lot of natural light.
It also has violet undertones, so if you don't want any purple hues this isn't the color for you. However if you have a lot of warm natural light, this color is beautiful.
Examples Of Greige Sherwin Williams
Because greige paint is a mix of both cool and warm tones it can look great is so many different situations, especially those that mix warm and cool colors within their home color palette.
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In a living room when selecting a greige paint, Sherwin Williams has great options to choose from each with a unique feel. You can see how these Sherwin Williams greige paint colors work well with both cool and warm color schemes.
Warm greige paint colors work especially well in open concept areas because they can tie two rooms together nicely while allowing each space to have a different feel with their decor.
There are many Sherwin Williams warm gray paint colors to choose from, but hopefully this list will get you started and on your way to selecting the right one for your home.
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.