Our Top 5 Shades of Gray

We’ll always have a soft spot for this versatile neutral that takes on a number of different looks. Whether you’re looking for something that’s light and airy or boldly beautiful, our top five shades of gray give you a little bit of everything.

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Dorian Gray

Get a little greige with Dorian Gray. This warm hue features brown undertones that make this neutral a great transitional color for spaces where warm and cool tones can live together harmoniously.

Repose Gray

Repose Gray’s light shade has a warm undertone, but still appears slightly cool, giving you tons of options for where and how it’s used. This versatile mix makes it a popular backdrop choice since it’s known for going with everything.


Make a statement with Peppercorn. This rich charcoal instantly adds depth thanks to its dark hue. Create a look that’s even more dramatic by contrasting this gray with crisp shades of white.


This darker hue instantly blankets a room in comfort thanks to its brown undertones. Adding Dovetail to a space with lots of warm whites allows you to build a monochromatic space that’s extra inviting.

Web Gray

A little bit of blue and gray work together to give Web Gray it’s calming hue. This dark neutral features soothing tones that can accommodate a variety of design styles from classic to contemporary and everything in between.


  1. Love the 701# greys! I used Mindful Gray for my walls and am thinking Snowbound for the ceiling. Can’t wait to use the Dovetail for an accent wall or cabinets! What would be a good white for trim if I want it to really contrast against the gray? Right I have whatever white the builder of our house used with Kilim Beige walls/ceiling.

  2. Hi,
    I’m looking at Web Gray for front door with extra white trim. The house color is Gray Clouds. What do you think? Any other suggestions along those lines with a blue gray or maybe teal /turquoise?

    Kendal Hines
    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hi Kendal, we think you are on the right track with Web Gray. Our concern with using a blue or teal is that is may accentuate the subtle blue undertone in Gray Clouds and your house may end up looking blue instead of gray. Web Gray is a great choice. Other good options would be:
      Roycroft Pewter SW 2848
      Peppercorn SW 7674

  3. Hi, I am using Repose Gray with Pure White trim as main color for open concept home. My kitchen cabinets are painted Acier and Repose does not give enough contrast. I have been looking at First Star but not sure if it is too light for trim. My countertop is Lunar Pearl granite with white backsplash. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Virginia Burchfield
  4. I’m looking for a gray for my living room light bright not dark please advise

    Cary moncada
    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hello Cary, take a look at the grays listed below. They will never cast a dark shadow in your space. Check out:
      Light French Gray SW 0055
      Gray Screen SW 7071
      Modern Gray SW 7632

  5. I’m looking for a gray for the living/dining room, kitchen area of our new beach condo. The gray we painted first has a lavender hue when the light hits it, which I don’t care for – can you suggest a gray that is warm and inviting, but not dark? It’s a fairly small space and doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
    Thank you!

    • Sherwin-Williams

      Hello! Take a look at these light but warm grays below. Any of which would work:
      Repose Gray SW 7015
      City Loft SW 7631
      Skyline Steel SW 1015

  6. I am looking for a true gray. I did some research and found Seattle was great but discontinued. What would you compare? I dont want a blue look but more of a true gray.

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