Our Top 5 Shades of Greige

It doesn’t always have to be one or the other – that’s why we love the duo that’s greige. When you’re stuck between neutrals and can’t seem to decide, our top five shades of greige might be what you’re looking for.

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Perfect Greige

This balanced hue is the perfect blend thanks to equal parts of gray and beige. Perfect Greige sets the backdrop for a transitional space where warm and cool tones can be mixed and matched with ease.

Anew Gray

Anew Gray has a touch of warm color that’s ever so subtle. Use this taupe-inspired hue in a space with other warm accent colors to pull everything together for a snug and welcoming look.

Alpaca

Choosing the right greige can have a big impact on how everything comes together in a space. A neutral greige like Alpaca creates a softer look that complements a variety of different accent colors whether they’re light, dark or somewhere in the middle.

Mega Greige

Warm up a room with Mega Greige. The warmer tones lean a little more yellow, which makes this hue perfect for creating an environment that’s extra cozy. Play it up with lighter colored textiles and decor to create inviting contrast.

Functional Gray

Looking to make a statement with greige? Functional Gray’s medium hue is perfect for creating a more saturated look that lets your walls stand out in any room. It’s especially great for focal points and accent walls.

159 Comments

  1. Have Versatile Gray picked out as whole house color to be painted next month. Is there a trendier color close to this. What color sofa and accent paint should I be looking at?
    Thank you

    Sherry Bulten
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      Hi Sherry! Versatile Gray is a greige and greiges are very popular right now. For an accent color, you can stay in the same family. Try Spalding Gray SW 6074 or Turkish Coffee SW 6076. You could also pull a color from your furniture and/or accessories. A pretty green or blue would work as well. Consider a Virtual Color Consultation for further assistance.

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    • I want a beige or light brown to go with red

      Carol Merritt
  2. I’ve bought way too many samples!!! They all look blue on the wall. Tried Aldey Grey and it took out the blue but then looked purple on another wall. I just want a hint of Greige color on my walls closer to taupe, not blue. What do you suggest?

  3. Hi, what would a color two shades darker than Alpaca be called? I’d like to look it up.
    Thank you!

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      Hello Jane, Functional Gray SW 7024 is two shades darker than Alpaca SW 7022.

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      • I need paint bathrooms, kitchen, bedroom I need colors pastels.

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          Hi Maraya! For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the following link to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  4. I have a 10×10 U-shaped kitchen that is north facing. I am considering Urbane Bronze on my lower cabinets and Alpaca on my upper cabinets. Would this look nice and also what color would you recommend for the walls?

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      Hello Tamyra, We love Urbane Bronze SW 7048 on the lower cabinets – a grounding neutral that will bring some saturated color into your kitchen without overwhelming the room. Alabaster SW 7008 may be too light and the end result may be jarring; consider using SW 7042 Shoji White instead. Shoji is a little warmer and is from the same color family as Urbane Bronze. Whichever option you choose, we would paint the walls the same color as your upper cabinets. This will make your kitchen look bigger with a more cohesive palette.

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  5. Our home is surrounded by a darker honey oak kitchen cabinets and trim that flows into the living room. I also have a tallcedar cathedral ceiling.{i know this is dated ] So am ready to paint the walls. Every thing I have read seems that a greige or a beige is the rout to go. I have been seriously looking at the perfect Greige or mindful grey. Just don’t know what to do. Any suggestions? The rooms are bright during the day with large southern windows.

  6. Good Morning!
    We are having our back decks painted very soon and picked Urbane Bronze for steps, railing and deck floor and thinking of Keystone Gray for the spindles and remaining deck areas. I have looked at so many colors and it is making my head spin. Do these two colors work well together?

    Thank you!

    Andrea Cromartie
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      Hi Andrea, we love a two tone deck – a modern spin on decks. Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (our Color of the Year) is an excellent choice for the majority of the deck. However, a better option for the spindles would be Intellectual Gray SW 7045. Intellectual Gray is in the same color family as Urbane and is lighter and brighter than Keystone. Keystone could take on a muddy brown tone next to Urbane, consider using Intellectual Gray instead.

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  7. What’s the best kitchen wall color to tie dark espresso cabinet, light grey floor tile and white granite with light grey backsplash?

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      Hello, a light greige would complement all the beautiful elements in your kitchen. Look at either Gossamer Veil SW 9165 or Modern Gray SW 7632.

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  8. Hello,
    I’m repainting paneling in a relatively dark room with one large east facing window. The carpet is a lighter beige (not changing that right now). I was originally leaning silver strand (my all time favorite gray) but I think with the carpet I should use a greige tone. I would love to do an accent on the East facing wall with the large bay window. Suggestions for both ? Thank you!!!

    Susan Kelley
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      Hi Susan, you are right on the money with a greige on the wall. Take a look at Skyline Steel SW 1015 or Fortitude SW 9562. We would pull an accent color from the existing colors in your upholstery or accessories – a dark green or blue would look fantastic!

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  9. Totally gutting my kitchen and looking for a greige color for my cabinets and large island. The counter will be a lighter (as white as I can get) quartzite. I currently have agreeable gray, anew gray, and mega greige in the first floor of my house on the walls. What would be the best greige so I would have contrast with the countertops, but not too dark? Would like to go with goldish pulls also.

    Thanks!!

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      Hi Tricia, to put a little interest in kitchen palette, and in the process set it apart, consider using two greiges on your cabinets. Think about using Intellectual Gray SW 7045 on the lower cabinets and island and then pair that with Agreeable Gray SW 7029 on the upper cabinets and kitchen walls. This option will make your kitchen appear larger and help create a cohesive palette throughout your home.

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  10. hello- I currently have Functional Gray SW 7024 in my master bedroom & Alpaca SW 7022 in my master bath. I have Accessible Beige SW 7036 everywhere else. I am trying to change to a lighter color with a hint of gray/grey where the Accessible Beige is but my problem is I have honey wash shaker cabinets in my hall bath, mud room & kitchen and I picked a gray color named Silvercloud and it is making my cabinets and tiles look yellowish! UGH it is terrible. Can you suggest another color?

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      Hi Donna! Any gray with a blue undertone (similar to Silver Cloud) will accentuate the yellow tones in your honey oak cabinets. Consider using one of these gray-whites without any blue in them. Look at Limewash SW 9589 or SW 7003 Toque White SW 7003.

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  11. I am having a huge problem finding a colour for my interior walls of a log home. The ceiling and stairs are wood as well. Wood makes paint colours look a different colour. Looking for a gray to counteract the wood but it is difficult. They look blue, green or pink.can anyone help. Facing north. I love Sherwin-Williams paint. I just want a neutral gray beige Thanks

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      Hello Connie, grays are created by combining color families so there will always be an undertone. However, with that being said, Light French Gray SW 0055 and Gray Clouds SW 7658 have no discernible undertones and would be considered our most “neutral” grays.

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  12. I am trying to lighten up my living room area that opens up to kitchen. I currently have a dark tan taupe color on my walls. Most of the decor is black and browns. Black granite countertops, maple cabinets, light tan ceramic floors with dark brown furniture. What wall color should I go with to lighten things up?

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      Hello Janet, consider using one of the light neutrals below. Any of these options would complement all of the different finishes you have in your space. Check out Canvas Tan SW 7531 or Neutral Ground SW 7568 – order a chip of each color at SWColorChips.com to see how it looks in your lighting.

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    • I am overwhelmed with interior colors for new build. I am interested in greige tones. I love Agreeable gray walls but used it in my last home so want something different. I want a color (not white) on my kitchen cabinets and interior door. The top of my island will be wood in a walnut color). Other countertops will be Calcutta Lazza quartz (white with a gray vein). Open plan but living room has no natural light as it is flanked by Foyer, sunroom and foyer (no full walls in thirds areas- Very open. House faces North. Can you direct me to a pallet so I can reduce my options and not be overwhelmed.
      Janet

      Janet Mullen
  13. What is a lighter version of agreeable gray?

  14. I’m repainting the exterior of my home. We have a clay tile roof with cream, gray, and peach colors. I want to downplay the peach. The home is facing south. Am considering mega griege as primary color, attitude gray as accent on bump outs and black fox on front door and garage door. Not sure how it would all look together! Too dark ? Not complimentary to roof? Our pool tile is a blue/green, would like to compliment that as well.

    Sally Emerson
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      Hi Sally! For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the link below to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  15. Hello!

    What color greige would you choose for a basement color? We only have 1 window. Thanks!

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      Hi Lisa! Check out these options for a middle tone greige:
      Skyline Steel SW 1015
      Modern Gray SW 7632
      Limewash SW 9589

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  16. Hi,
    I am having my house painted, but I am not sure about the colors to use. All of my furniture is in earth tones. In my living room/dining room which is in the front of the house (S-SE exposure), I have 16’ ceilings with 1 dormer and 3 windows and another dormer over my front door. My thought was to use greiges. My thinking was because of the vaulted ceilings and dormers, I could get away with using a darker color like either Mega Greige or Functional Gray in living room/dining and Loft.
    In the back of the house the is the kitchen/morning room combo which is right off the dining room.
    I am having a trouble picking a lighter color for my kitchen/morning room. I have Cognac colored cabinets and Bruce hardwood that blends with cabinets. It is darker in the back of the house. I considered Anew if using Mega Greige, but didn’t know if that would be enough of a contrast. Could you please advise me as to what color I can use, no matter which darker color I use in the front of the house?
    Thank you so much
    Robin

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      Hi Robin! For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the link below to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  17. Hello,
    I was going back and forth between, Perfect greige, Mega greige and Dorian Gray for my exterior color. I have a stucco home with south lightening facing front home, what color would you suggests would look best? I plan on using Pure white Trim. Thanks 🙂

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      Thanks for the follow up note, it was a big help. Perfect Greige & Mega Greige have a pink undertone that can be noticeable in some lighting. For that reason, we suggest you stick with the Dorian Gray family. Keep in mind that colors can sometimes look one shade lighter when placed outside. So in addition to Dorian Gray SW 7017, get some chips of Acier SW 9170 and Dovetail SW 7018 as well. Acier and Dovetail are one and two shades darker than Dorian Gray. You can order these color chips for free at swcolorchips.com!

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  18. I am redecorating my spare bedroom and I don’t know what color to paint the wall. I have a black daybed and a black chest. The carpet is beige. The new bedspread is a toile pattern with a white background and black scenery. What would you suggest?

    Kathy Everitt
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      Hello Kathy, well you certainly have a neutral palette to work with. We would suggest a creamy neutral like Nantucket Dune SW 7527 or Urban Putty SW 7532. If you are interested putting a color on the wall, consider using a zippy green like Cucuzza Verde SW 9038 or sophisticated blush like or Dreamy White SW 6021. It is always best to look at color in your lighting.

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  19. I have an older rental home that has a brick front & painted siding. Approx. 800 sq feet so small! It needs a face lift and curb appeal and I love griege colors. Thinking I would paint the brick and the siding all one color. White gutters and window frames. How can I choose the best color to make the home look more modern and fresh?

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      Hello Kendra, the most modern look now would be a white body with dark saturated trim. Take a look at:
      Body- Snowbound SW 7004 Trim- Urbane Bronze SW 7048
      Body- Pure White SW 7005 Trim -Porpoise SW 7047

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      • We just painted the exterior of our home with Dover White, and we’re going to do a light stain on cedar shutters. But we’re sruggling with what color to do on the concrete foundation of the house. What greiges would look best with Dover White?

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          Hello Carol, have you considered painting your foundation the same Dover White SW 6385 from the body of your home. We have two reasons. The first reason would be that painting everything the same color will make your home larger, brighter, and more cohesive. Secondly, Dover White has a drop of yellow in it and may look dingy with a greige next to it. Let us know your thoughts. Thank you!

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  20. I am looking for a nice gray color with no blue undertones for a bedroom. It’s not a small bedroom and has 2 windows so gets lots of light. I was thinking of Light French Gray. Do you have any other suggestions?

    Betty L Osborne
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      Hello Betty, Light French Gray SW 0055 is our go to for a true gray and would look great. Other choices that would work at Fortitude SW 9562 or Knitting Needles SW 7672.

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  21. Our kitchen/FR is dark and uninviting. One window is north facing in the kitchen. The surrounding cabinets are dark oak and we also have tall cedar cathedral ceiling in the FR. The countertops are dark gray granite, the floor is natural Saltillo tile. Appliances are stainless. We have used several of SW grays on the walls over 20 years. Now considering painting the cabinets a greige and the walls a warm soft white. Do you think this will open the rooms up and which colors do you suggest?

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      Hello Noreen, yes we think this palette will lighten your space. We would like you to consider a two tone cabinet palette, check out:
      Option 1:
      Bottom Cabinets- Skyline Steel SW 1015
      Upper Cabinets- Pure White SW 7005
      Option 2:
      Bottom Cabinets- Vessel SW 9547
      Upper Cabinets- White Snow SW 9541

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  22. I am painting the main level of my house with an older Sherwin Williams color called Olive Drab. (I have seen a lot of current similar colors at SW!) I need a good contrasting color for a bathroom off of this main living area. Any suggestions? I’m afraid of going too dark in this bathroom because there’s no window there, but I’d like to avoid colors that are too yellow. Is there a good greige you’d recommend to complement this olive green? Thanks for any suggestions!

    Louise Moore
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      Hello Louise, take a look at these three greiges, any of which would look great with your existing Olive Drab. Look at:
      Limewash SW 9589
      Skyline Steel SW 1015
      Taupe of the Morning SW 9590

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  23. I bought a mobile home and there is low light. The kitchen is small with a lot of cabinets. I’d like to make the cabinets and walls a griege color with darker cabinets and lighter walls, white countertops and trim. What do you recommend? I like color on the warm side.

    Bethanne Boyer
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      Hello Bethanne, we think a two tone color approach in your kitchen will bring in light and still give you the dark drama you want. Consider using a dark greige like Dovetail SW 7018 just on the lower cabinets. Then pair that with a soft, warm white like either Whitetail SW 7103 or White Flower SW 7102 on both your upper cabinets and kitchen walls. This will create a cohesive palette which will make your kitchen look larger.

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  24. My great room and foyer will be painted canvas tan, as is master bedroom and bath. My east facing kitchen is somewhat open to great room with white cabinets and black granite. I am considering mega greige for wall color. Opinion and suggestions please.

    Linda Helm
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      Hello Linda, Mega Griege SW 7031 may be too dark and muddy to make a smooth transition in your home. Check out these other warm neutrals that will compliment your Canvas Tan beautifully. Take a look at Windsor Greige SW 7528, Sand Beach SW 7529, Urban Putty SW 7532.

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  25. Hello! We are getting ready to paint our cabinets a warm greige. Looking for the Perfect one for black honed granite and light muted old looking brick backsplash. Our ceilings are wood beams and our kitchen faces east. Thank you!

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      Hello Lori, check out these warm greiges, any of which would complement your existing finishes beautifully. Look at:
      High Sierra SW 9588
      Whisper SW 9591
      Pachyderm SW 9596

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  26. My fireplace is woodland field stone (grey/oranges/black). I have a wood mantle and book shelves that have a walnut stain as well as wood floors. What shade of greige would you recommend? Accent colors?

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      Hi Michelle, take a look at Privilege Green SW 6208 or an accent color behind your beautiful stone fireplace and then pair that with Worldly Gray SW 7043 on the other walls. Thanks!

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  27. Hi! We are considering painting our siding black fox and are trying to find a coordinating trim color that will match our existing gutters. The Jogging Path paint chip seemed to be an exact match but once we tried the sample, it turned out way to light and yellow and same with the Ethereal Mood sample. The Morris Room Grey sample area we painted is close but it looks a little too pink next to our brick and the Black Fox. What would be a color similar to Morris Room Grey but with more cooler/green undertone?

  28. Hello, I am looking to paint my house and am looking for a color that would work well with our fence color which is Cordovan Brown semi trans stain. I would like to go light body with dark trim and I think something with more of a grayish brown tone (or greige) would work well. Any colors you would suggest? I also want to mention that the house has some light brown stone accents around the garage and front door.

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      Hi Jay, for body colors look at Skyline Steel SW 1015 or Mindful Gray SW 7016– these are both light greiges. Two good choices for trim are Pavestone SW 7642 or Dovetail SW 7018. Don’t be alarmed if these colors look too dark as they will look one shade lighter when used outside.

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  29. We are looking to paint a large recreation room with two skylights and a wall of windows along the west-facing wall looking out at the lake. The floors are an orangish saltillo with some lighter cream colored tiles. What do you think would be the best color for the walls to compliment the room?

    David Melvin
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      Hi David, a denim blue would highlight your view and complement the orange hues in your floor at the same time. Check out Windy Blue SW 6240 and Lakeside SW 9683 for your rec room.

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  30. Hello. I have a small bedroom with a window facing south and a window facing west. It is uncomfortably bright, despite blinds and curtains. The furniture is a buttercream beige that is reading yellow, as it the current creamy paint color. Can you suggest a color for a small room with this color furniture? Everything I try is looking yellow. However, I do like the more updated lighter colors and I don’t want it to look like a child’s room. I appreciate any feedback you may have. Thank you!

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      Hello there, consider using one of these subtle greens in your room. Look at Contented SW 6191 or Hazel Gaze SW 9652 for a sophisticated complement to the other finishes in your bedroom.

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  31. Hi there! I’ve painted my living room and halls Shoji White and it is so dreamy in my house. I would like to paint my living room fireplace brick a griege or taupe that would work with the Shoji and my freshly refinished oak floors. I would like a cozy feeling, so looking for just the right amount of contrast to achieve this. I do not want a colour that is too dark, so a lighter-mid tone would be great. Would love some suggestions to check out. Thank you!

    Christine A
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      Hello Christine, two colors that would look great are Amazing Gray SW 7044 or Intellectual Gray SW 7045 either one would give you the contrast and the coziness you want.

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  32. We are trying to match the color of paint on the walls in our home. The Perfect Greige is almost perfect, but a little light. The Mega Greige looks like it will be too dark.. is there a color in between the two?

    Lindsey Erickson
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      Hello Lindsey, unfortunately, there is no color in between. Is it possible for you to bring in a chip of the paint from your walls? If so, your local Sherwin-Williams store can scan the chip and match the paint for you that way. Another option would be to have Perfect Greige SW 6073 tinted at 150% of its formula to see if that will get you close to the color you want.

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  33. Hello 🙂
    I’ve been reading the comments on this article and am so impressed with your quick replies with such helpful info with specific color suggestions to everyone!
    I am in the process of removing 80’s wallpaper in our large bedroom with intent to paint. At first I got so many paint chips in greys, however, I am seeing that greige might becoming a better choice. It is overwhelming. Our woodwork is all dark solid oak trim, doors, etc. We are pulling up the carpet and replacing with a darkish brown vinyl plank flooring, there is a sliding door and 5 windows. We are in the country with lots of light coming inside. Our bedroom furniture is dark brown as well. My plan is a white comforter, and accents in blue, & white rugs, etc., to lighten up the dark woods.
    I bought wall samples of 7011 Alpaca, 7015 Repose Gray, 7044 Amazing Gray, 7016 Mindful Gray & 0055 Light French Gray. But now I’m wondering if I should be going more towards greige colors since that seems to be more on trend than greys. We’ve just installed roller shades with a light filtering shade with neutral colors of light tan/white pattern and black out shade of dark brown/white pattern. What do you suggest that will be a nice wall color for all the dark wood and compliment the roller shade colors. The room itself is around 900 sq ft.
    Thanks for any color suggestions!
    Cindy

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      Hi Cindy! Repose, Amazing and Mindful Gray are all greiges so you are on the right track with those. Take a look also at Skyline Steel SW 1015 and Modern Gray SW 7632 – these are both greiges but they are softer than the other greiges listed above.

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  34. Thank you so much for your reply!! I will check out those other two! I’m considering greys or greige mostly due to popularity & safe choices. In your opinion – any color suggestions to consider – creams, greens, blues, etc.? Or is greige the better choice to compliment dark woodwork, furniture, & flooring a home in the country with lots of trees?
    Thanks again!

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      We think you are on the right track with the greiges as the main color. The beauty of greige is that it is so subtle and will lend itself well to accent colors.

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  35. Thank you so much for the follow up reply! I really appreciate your input.

  36. I have iron ore colored shiplap above my fireplace which is the focal point of the room. I am looking for a light greige color to go on the walls that wont look blue, green, or purple. We have a light sand color hard wood floor. Any suggestions?

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      Kerri, below are some light greiges that complement Iron Ore and do not have those cooler undertones:
      Anew Gray SW 7030
      Worldly Gray SW 7043
      Amazing Gray SW 7044

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  37. Hello! I would like to paint my east facing dining room a griege with some meat on its bones. I’m considering Anew Grey and Amazing Grey. I would like to keep the tone warm especially during afternoon and evening. I have a full wall of windows and decent interior lighting. Can I achieve this with either of these colours? I’ve also looked at the following: mega griege and perfect griege. Please help! Eastern exposure is so tricky.

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      Hello Christine, We love your phrase “meat on its bones”! Sadly, Anew and Amazing do not have enough meat. Look at using either Intellectual Gray SW 7045 or Mega Greige SW 7031.

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  38. Thank you so much for your response and your time. I tried a sample of Anew Grey and nope, not enough meat! I ended up with Anonymous, don’t know if it’s a greige technically, but it is magic and I’m lovin’ it.

    Christine A
  39. I will be having a built in made in my home study and would love a recommendation for a warm gray/greige that isn’t too light or dark. I’m planning on accenting with gold/brass handles. I have medium/dark wood floors that have tones of gray and brown in it. Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thanks!

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      Matina, here are some suggestions for mid-tone warm greige colors for your built in.
      1. Popular Gray SW 6071
      2. Agreeable Gray SW 7029
      3. Worldly Gray SW 7073
      4. Useful Gray SW 7050

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  40. I am looking for Grey or greige to paint a bathroom cabinet. The walls are painted rookwood blue green.

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      Hi Hannah, here are color suggestions for greige colors that pair well with Rookwood Blue Green.
      Alpaca SW 7022
      Anew Gray SW 7030
      Requisite Gray SW 7023
      Versatile Gray SW 6072

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  41. I am moving into a new build home. It is currently very “white.” The floors are a beautiful light gray (with white) plank tile. There are some hints of dark grays and beiges in the tile patterns. The kitchen cabinets are pure white with black modern hardware. The granite countertops throughout the kitchen/bathrooms is white with grays and blacks. The walls are very light. They remind me of Shoji.

    I LOVE the cabinet and the tile. That said, I really want to add some color. I would like something like a greige for the main walls. I intend to do some accents and accent walls. I would like those to be a bit bold, but not so trendy that I end up wanting to change it in a year.

    I’m not a huge fan of warm colors, but I also don’t want it to be too cool given how white everything is. I also prefer a brightly lit home so I don’t want anything that will be too dark for the main walls. Initially I was thinking of Knitting Needles or Agreeable Gray, but then I found Gossamer Veil. I really like the coordinating colors listed (African Gray and Anchors Aweigh).

    I’m completely open to suggestions on what to put on the main walls to help bust up some of the whiteness since the current color is very white. I’m also open for suggestions for some good accent colors. Any suggestions?

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      Hi Tiffany! For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the link below to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  42. I have a 10 ft galley kitchen with adjacent small breakfast nook. Only window in galley kitchen is north facing, and a north and west window in the nook. Pecan tree is close by and makes it very shady. Not much light overall. I am considering steamed milk for the bottom cabinets and need a white/griege for the uppers and walls. The pure white looks good with the counter tops (a laminate of white/grey/beige of some sort) as does the steamed milk but do not know if these two colors go well together. Appreciate any advice.

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      Hi Cecile! Yes, Steamed Milk SW 7554 and Pure White SW 7005 look great together. Typically in a two tone cabinet kitchen, the darker color goes on the lower cabinets and lighter color on the uppers. We suggest you put the Steamed Milk SW 7554 on lower cabinets then paint the uppers AND the walls SW 7005 Pure White. This approach will bring more light into your kitchen and make it look brighter and more cohesive at the same time.

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  43. We have Agreeable Grey on our walls. Looking to pain the interior and exterior of our front door the same color (not as Agreeable Grey). The front door is a bit hidden as it has a front lanai and is tucked around a corner. Our stucco on the front porch is a tan. I would like the color choice to have elegance. Our front door insert is glass with dark (gray) metal inserting for the design. I am considering the following:
    Naval SW 6244
    Charcoal Blue SW 2739
    Mineral Gray SW 2740
    Smoky Blue SW 7604
    PEPPERCORN SW 7674

    What are your thoughts? Thank you!

  44. Ready to paint my living and dining room which is now a tan color. Looking to brighten it and wanting to go with a true gray with very little if any hint of other coloring. Like when you look at it, it’s gray, not sometimes tan or blue or green, etc. Area is small and has a lot of sunlight during the day, but low lighting for evening. Suggestions?

    Brenda Perry
  45. I’d planned to use Taupe of the Morning for my entire 2 BR house, but putting some of it on the wall looks VERY white. The actual paint doesn’t look like the color sample. Any suggestions for something just a little darker than Taupe of the Morning, or can Taupe of the Morning be darkened in any way? Jan

    Jan E Livingston
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      Hi Jan! A darker version of Taupe of the Morning is Modern Gray SW 7632 but you can also still use your Taupe of the Morning. Take your paint back to the SW store where it was tinted. The store can “tweak” your paint and make it darker. They will work with you as to what exactly you want and add the correct amount of colorant to do that.

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  46. Building a new home. Hard since there’s no walls up yet to “test” any of the color samples on. The home comes standard with one color paint for trim and one color for walls and is in a very rural location. For the whole home trim I like the color pure white. But trying to find the perfect “greige” with some warm “taupey” undertones for any light and virtually every room will be tough. Alpaca is just a bit too light and anew gray feels a little to dark. Is there a “Taupey-greige” that falls in the middle? I was looking at High Sierra but wanted a professional’s expertise.

    amanda miller
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      Hello Amanda! Yes, High Sierra SW 9588 would work as well as Agreeable Gray SW 7029 or Whirlwind SW 9576. It is always best to look at color in your lighting.

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  47. I am painting my walls Anew Gray. Looking for a kitchen cabinet color that looks great with Anew Gray. Kitchen counters are Canterbury by Cambria (brown/tan/gray/black).

    Cathy Oliphant
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      Hi Cathy, Anew Gray SW 7030 is a warm, neutral griege and goes well with many families. If you want a monochromatic look you could use SW 7032 Warm Stone on your cabinets. Or, if you are open to a color a saturated green or blue would work as well.

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  48. I have a bedroom with east and south facing windows. It’s in the country with lots of natural light. The west wall is a mirrored bifold closet door, so lots of reflection. I will be adopting this room to be a massage room in/home office until my business space is completed (2 years). My accent colors are silver, purple/lavender, and black. The windows are trimmed in a medium oak. At present the carpet is white (would love to upgrade to plank flooring). I have the sample of Repose Gray and Light French Gray. I like the latter, but its still a bit light and the room gets washed out. Suggestions for a darker gray that will pull more purples than blues or green?

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      Hello Kerry, That sounds like a beautiful space and yes, the SW 0055 Light French Gray would be a better choice over SW 7015 Repose Gray. If you want a slightly darker version of Light Gray French with a drop of purple take a look at:
      SW 7079 Ponder
      SW 6275 Fashionable Gray
      SW 7080 Quest Gray
      It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  49. Can you please recommend a cooler greige color – mid to light tone? I love Popular Gray, but I think it’s too warm. Thank you.

    Lorie A Kuszynski
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      Hi Lorie! Check out these cooler greiges:
      Limewash SW 9589
      Skyline Steel SW 1015
      Repose Gray SW 7015
      It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  50. We are renovating my kitchen, the kitchen cabinets are like cherry wood with cherry wood floors…we added white subway tile backsplash and white quartz… this made it alot lighter since kitchen only has 1 small window and no natural light comes into kitchen…. My question is what medium tone Greige would you recommend and what color deeper Gray thats still warm and maybe has blue/green tone would you recommend this is for kitchen island only. We are aiming for a modern farmhouse style decor.

    Thanks

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      Hi Karen, Check out these grays, they all have a muted green undertone and any of them would work on your island. Look at:
      Escape Gray SW 6185
      Rare Gray SW 6199
      Sensible Hue SW 6198

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  51. Hello!
    I am currently renovating our master bathroom. Planning on Agreeable Gray for the walls and Extra White for the trim. We have dark hardwood floors. I’m using fantasy brown marble for my countertops, which has a good mixture of white, gray, and beige. I’m struggling on a cabinet color. I’ve narrowed it down to Perfect Greige or Alabaster. Any suggestion on going darker or lighter than the walls for the cabinets?
    All fixtures are brushed nickel.
    Thanks so much!

    Lensey Shaw
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      Hi Lensey! You would want to go darker on the wall. Alabaster SW 7008 will be too washed out but Perfect Greige SW 6063 will look great.

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  52. Hi SW
    In my Grate room on 1 wall is my fireplace with mantel in center of wall and we had bookshelves w/cabinets built on both sides of fireplace so only have small amount of actual wall space left (up high). Thus far Ive always painted the mantel and bookshelves the same color as the trim. My question is…. can I get away with painting the bookshelves/cabinets a different color???? Mantel the same?? If I did do a different color on shelving that would be a total of 3 different colors on 1 wall??? or is that a big no no?
    1 walls
    2 trim
    3 shelving/cabinets
    Mantel???same as shelves, trim, walls?????
    Hope this makes sense
    Thank You for your time
    Bonnie

    Bonnie Wynn
  53. My house is open plan, rooms open to each other. Living room has entire wall of Chicago used brick (pink beige color), fire place. Trim is dark cherry stained wood, floors cherry as well. Family room, kitchen and foyer is white tile, kitchen cherry wood cabinets. High ceilings, lots of wall space. Lighting is mostly artificial. North facing skylights. I like gray but don’t want yellow, green or blue undertones. I bought 8

    Patricia Thilmony
  54. I need to update my whole house, but thats a few years away….in the meantime… I have dark cherry cabinets , white appliances and counters and light/oranges cherry floors. I’m looking for a greige that might work well. The paint would have to work with dark greige furniture in the adjoining room. Any suggestions? I am no good at this but willing to try.

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      Hi Katie, are you open to a gray-green instead of greige? Greiges have a tan/beige undertone and will not complement the cherry/warm tones in your kitchen. A green-gray would be beautiful. Can you tell me what colors are in your countertop and backsplash as well?

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  55. Does anyone know the light reflective value on perfect greige?

  56. I’m painting my kitchen cabinets Alabaster. Which would be the best pairing with the Alabaster? I’m considering both Perfect Greige or Mega Greige?

    Thank you

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      Hi Donna! Is this greige color for the walls in your kitchen? If so, can you tell us the other colors/finishes in your kitchen? For instance, flooring, countertop and backsplash?

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  57. I am planning to paint my kitchen cabinets Perfect Greige and am looking for a lighter wall color without looking too white. Can you suggest some options for me?

  58. Hi There. I am considering painting the ceiling of my garage in urbane bronze, what shade would you suggest for the walls (the baseboards are in extra white, already).

    Thanks!

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      Hello there, Take a look at using either Amazing Gray SW 7044 or Intellectual Gray SW 7045 on your garage walls. Amazing Gray is the lighter of the two if you want to see more of a contrast between the ceiling and the wall. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  59. I have Agreeable Gray on my living room walls. I have one small wall that I would like to turn into a gallery wall. I’d like to paint it a dark color but I’m not sure which color to use. Also I need to have my ceiling painted after a water leak. What shade of white would you recommend?

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      Hello Kelly, Consider using SW 7007 Ceiling Bright White in a flat sheen on your ceiling then pair that with either Warm Stone SW 7032 or Keystone Gray SW 7504 for your accent wall. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  60. Hello! We are painting the exterior of our house SW 6073 Perfect Greige, with Black Shutters and White Trim. I would like to paint the deck floor a darker ‘greige color’ with white railings/spindles. Do you have any suggestions ?
    Thank you!

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      Hello Susan, Consider either Chatura Gray SW 9169 or Keystone Gray SW 7504 for your deck and then pair that with Extra White SW 7006 for your railings and spindles. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you!

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  61. I have a well lit house and have white duck in open concept main room. I’d like to stay in the same color family for my entry and stairway. What color should I choose.

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      Hi Lisa, Take a look at the warm, subtle neutrals, any of which would complement SW 7010 White Duck beautifully. Look at:
      Neutral Ground SW 7568
      Ivory Lace SW 7013
      Stucco SW 7569

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  62. Recently painted 2 rooms that are bright, west facing and have an overabundance of natural light! Selected Agreeable Grey, and love it in the first room as it reads a bit more beige. But the 2nd room reads far too cold grey/silver. Was considering using agreeable for the entire house, but am now worried. Can you suggest a warm greige that works with a great deal of natural light? Cabinets/wood have cherry tones, trim is Grizzly Creek (former general paint color), and flooring has tones of brown/gray. A light or mid tone is preferred. Thanks for your help!

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      Some other grieges that would work are Skyline Steel SW 1015 or Worldly Gray SW 7043. Also, consider a muted gray-green like Sedate Gray SW 6169– this would look stunning with your cherry tones. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  63. I am looking for a gray/griege that would look good in a family room with a red brick fireplace and cherry wood ceiling beams.
    I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Dawn Doherty
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      Hi Dawn! Consider using one of the colors listed below; any of these would complement both your fireplace and beams.
      SW 6197 Aloof Gray
      SW 6183 Conservative Gray
      SW 6198 Sensible Hue

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  64. I am trying to pick a greige that will work in my northeast facing family room. Lots of windows and natural light. We have natural color wood floors. I’d like to avoid completely gray, but don’t want tan walls either. What greige would work best?

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      Hi Kris, Check out Skyline Steel SW 1015 and Limewash SW 9589, either of these light greiges would look beautiful. It is always best to look at color in your lighting.

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  65. Hi, looking for a neutral gray/beige for our Master Bedroom walls. Our bedroom set is a golden oak color and would like to stay away from yellowish hues on the wall. Any recommendations for me?

  66. Hi, I’m looking for neutral colors for Master Bedroom. Our bedroom furniture is Golden Oak in color and would like to stay away from yellow hues. Any recommendations? Perfectly Greige?

    Heidi Healy
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      Hello Heidi, Colors that would complement your furniture would be blues or blue-greens. What color bedding do you have? Bedroom colors are usually pulled from bedding or carpeting or other colors/finishes in the room. Let us know if you are interested in a blue or blue-green and if either one would work with your bedding. Thank you!

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  67. I am trying to find a paint color for my dining room walls. The trim is white, the two built-in corner china cabinets are natural red oak and my dining room table and chairs are cherry. The floors are oak. I’m looking for a color – most likely a greige that would calm down all these red tones. I’m not sure what undertones are needed and if it should be more grey or beige, The dining room is small with three good sized windows. Thank you for your help. I can’t wait to start painting!

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      Hello Suzanne! A gray-green would be the best color family to marry the different wood tones in your space. Take a look at:
      SW 6204 Sea Salt
      SW 9656 Pine Frost
      SW 9651 Sea Spray
      It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  68. We are painting our large home exterior. It’s a huge investment for us and I want the best and appropriate colors. Want a warm cozy inviting look. We tried Evergreen Fog really liking the color chip and purchased a pint to try on the ext. walls. It shouts GREEN and not what we wanted. We have liked Urban Bronze for trim or a grey. And want a statement door of sometype like maybe?? Banana Cream 6673, Reddish 6319 or Peacock Plume 0020. We don’t want main color to be green, blue, pink or black.
    Our color fan is battered, bent and tired. And so are we. Decisions must be made and paint purchased in the next 2 weeks.

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      Hi Annie, for a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real-time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the following link to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  69. Just renovated a south-facing kitchen with shaker-style white cabinets and dark wood floor. Want a griege that will lean taupe vs purple but won’t clash with a dark grey couch in the connected living room. Suggestions?

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      Hello there, Take a look at these greiges for your kitchen:
      SW 1015 Skyline Steel
      SW 0054 Twilight Gray
      SW 7016 Mindful Gray
      It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  70. My kitchen cabinets are pure white. I have a large kitchen/dining area with tall vaulted ceilings that lead into the living area. The kitchen/dining area is both north and south facing. I’m looking for a warm neutral or off-white for the walls. I was considering accessible beige or a lighter version of it. Would this color work well? Do you have any recommendations?

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      Hi Brianna, Accessible Beige SW 7036 or Balanced Beige SW 7037 would be great choices. If you go lighter than Accessible and choose lets say Aesthetic White SW 7035, it will be too close to Pure White and may end up looking like you tried to match Pure White and failed. Your best option would be Accessible Beige or darker. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  71. Hi!
    I am painting my master bedroom and would like to use Evergreen fog as an accent wall. Which color pairs best for the other three walls? The floors are a medium bamboo wood.

    Thank you!

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      Hi Kelly! What other colors are in your bedding and furniture? Also, does your bamboo floor read brown or yellow? Bedrooms look best when colors are pulled from bedding or any other existing finishes. Let us know the other colors/finishes when you get a moment.

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  72. Painting over a yellow based beige & want a soft silvery gray, have samples of Reflection & Lazy Gray both have to much blue

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      Yes, Reflection & Lazy Gray both have a lot of blue in them. Our closest colors to a “true” gray are SW 7667 Zircon and SW 7672 Knitting Needles. It is always best to look at color in your lighting. Order some free sample chips from our website to determine which color will work best for you.

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  73. What would be a good ceiling color to go with Accessible beige walls?

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      Hi Dianne, Do you have crown molding at the ceiling level? If so, would you be open to doing a light blue or gray-blue? When you also get a minute, can you please tell me the other colors/finishes in your space? For instance trim, flooring, upholstery,. Etc. Thanks again.

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  74. What would be a good ceiling color to go with Accessible beige walls? Also am thinking of a semi-dark accent wall in a similar color tone.

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      Hello Diane, thanks for contacting Sherwin Williams. Do you have crown molding at the ceiling level? If so, would you be open to doing a light blue or gray-blue? When you also get a minute, can you please tell me the other colors/finishes in your space? For instance trim, flooring, upholstery,. Etc. Thanks again.

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  75. I am painting my kitchen and family room which are adjacent to an area painted Casa Blanca. I have wooden kitchen cabinets (maple) and granite countertops in beige, black, cream tones. I want to stay away from yellow tones. Gray doesn’t work in my family room because my upholstered furniture is more beige. What color would you recommend?

    Valerie Smith

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