Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray – A Neutral Green Gray Paint Color

One color that pops up over and over as a popular green gray paint color is Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray (SW 6205).

Loved by designers and homeowners alike for its ability to bring tranquility to any room, SW Comfort Gray is a versatile and classic interior and exterior paint choice that complements a wide array of styles and will stand the test of time.

Let's dive into the details together and find out whether this lovely color is the best neutral for your home.


What Color Is Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray?

When is a gray not really a gray? When it's Comfort Gray, which is gray in name only.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray 6205 is a quietly sophisticated mix of green, blue and gray that walks on the cool side of the street. It's ideal as a beautiful calming primary wall color for your whole house color palette and is strong enough to hold up outdoors as an exterior siding choice.

If you’re on the hunt for warmer grays, hop over to my paint reviews of Repose Gray and Requisite Gray. They may be just what you’re looking for!

Comfort Gray Sherwin Williams undertones

Comfort Gray paint is one of those amazing chameleon "now you see it, now you don't" colors that bob and weave throughout the day depending on the natural and artificial light in your space.

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

Comfort Gray LRV

LRV (light reflective value) is a scale to tell how light or dark a color will appear in your home. The scale goes from 1 (blackest black that doesn't reflect any light) to 100 (true white that reflects all light).

Comfort Gray paint LRV is 54 which puts it squarely at midpoint. It will reflect light even in a darker low-lit room, yet won’t look colorless unless the room is extremely bright.

Making a paint choice can be hard and it's really easy to get lost in all the choices; I recommend getting a sample of Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray to see how it will look with your lighting conditions and decor to take the guesswork out of your decision

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SW Comfort Gray Vs Other Gray Green Paint Colors

Comfort Gray vs Sea Salt

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt with its fresh blue undertone is an incredibly popular choice for homes with a beachy vibe. Comfort Grey Sherwin Williams does have blue tones in the mix, but they're more muted and ideal for a modern-but-not-too-beachy look. Both Sea Salt and Comfort Gray lean into the cool side of the neutral paint family. Overall Sea Salt is lighter and airier on the walls, while Comfort Gray SW is darker with more dominant green hues.

Comfort Gray vs Oyster Bay

On the darker end of the green gray paint spectrum is SW Oyster Bay and if you'd like a more dramatic statement, Oyster Bay will deliver. However, if Oyster Bay is a bit too intense, Comfort Gray is a lovely mellow alternative; it's one full shade lighter but still brings a depth of color to the walls.

Comfort Gray vs Silver Strand

Side by side you can really see the green undertones of SW 6205 Comfort Gray pop out. SW Silver Strand does have green tints but overall the gray is more dominant. Both these shades are nice and light but how they look in your space will really vary depending on the lighting.

Examples Of Homes With A Comfort Gray Color Scheme

Let's take a look at Sherwin-Williams Comfort Gray painted on the walls of different rooms in different homes.

Comfort Gray Exterior

Under the sun and especially near landscape greenery, Comfort Gray's green hues reflect beautifully in this coastal home exterior. Enhancing the curb appeal is SW High Reflective White on the trim.

Comfort Gray living room

Comfort Gray on the walls and builtins gives a modern stylish feel to this living room. The white trim and light neutral decor furnishings serve to balance out the color and keep the room from looking dreary or too dark.

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Source: @dromhuset1

Comfort Gray dining and kitchen walls

Comfort Gray loves snuggling up next to soft wood tones and is a tranquil backdrop for these sideboards in the eating areas. Comfort Gray is versatile enough to fit comfortably into most home decor styles, from the traditional dining room pictured below to the relaxed, natural coastal kitchen below that.

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Source: Sand and Sisal

Comfort Gray bathroom

Soothing Comfort Gray lives up to its name in the renovated master bathroom with vaulted ceiling. Brown tones throughout and green accents in the rug and plant bring the outside in for a comfortable, relaxing room to rejuvenate from the day's stress.

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Source: Southern Hospitality

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray laundry room

I see those hints of peaceful blue in this laundry room with Comfort Gray walls that feels so fresh and clean, exactly how a laundry room should feel.

Comfort Gray swings over to the green gray side in this laundry room but it still looks every bit as fresh and clean as the one above.

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray laundry roomPin
Source: Home Bunch

Comfort Gray bedroom

Comfort Gray is suitable for a wide range of bedroom applications, from a contemporary baby boy nursery, to a dreamy guest room, to a chic master bedroom. Combining pops of green and dollops of blue with serene neutrals like Comfort Gray gives the best of both worlds. Lots of light and beige textiles and furnishings complete the Zen-like look.

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Source: On Better Living

Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray Coordinating Colors

Because of those shifting undertones, you may want to be careful about pairing Comfort Gray with decor elements that may clash with it under certain lighting (did I mention to be sure and test Comfort Gray on your walls before making a decision?).

You can probably see from the Comfort Gray room photo examples above, it pairs extremely well with sandy neutrals, warm whites (SW Greek Villa or SW Dover White) and medium to dark wood tones. Avoid pairing it with elements that have strong pink or purple undertones.

So there you have it. This color is awesome if you love the idea of a flexible blend of green, gray, and blue and don't need it to look consistent throughout the day.

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.