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.


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.


  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
    • Sherwin-Williams

      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.

  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!

  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?

    • Sherwin-Williams

      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.

  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.

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