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Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray: let’s compare!

Looking for the perfect neutral paint color for your home? Let’s compare Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray to see which might be right for your space!

Neutral paint colors are definitely one of the most popular options for homeowners. And within neutrals, a nice greige is a very popular choice.

Greige paint colors are a mixture of gray and beige. These colors are universally loved because they are very neutral and work with a variety of lighting and decor situations.

Two of the most popular colors in this category are Gossamer Veil and Repose Gray.

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Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray

These are both super popular whole house paint colors because, while lighting effects them, they both look great in rooms regardless of the lighting situation.

However, they are definitely different. They have different undertones and one is a full shade darker than the other!

gossamer veil vs repose gray

What is similar about Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray?

These are both neutral griege paint colors that are very popular to use. However, despite looking similar at a glance, they are actually very different colors.

What is different about Gossamer Veil vs Repose Gray?

Gossamer VeilRepose Gray
RBGR:211 G:206 B:196R:201 G:201 B:192
UndertonesGossamer Veil has slight green – and sometimes purple – undertones. However, they are fairly light. This is considered a great neutral warm greige. Repose Gray is a gray with more green and blue undertones.


LRV measures the darkness of a color. The closer to 100, the lighter the color. With an LRV of 62, Gossamer Veil is a decent shade lighter than Repose Gray at 58.

Most of the neutral paint colors that people love are in the low to mid 60s range, so Repose Gray is actually on the darker side for a mid toned greige.


When you get these colors next to each other you can really see the difference in the undertones. Repose gray definitely reads as a bit cool and purple, while Gossamer Veil leans into the warm green undertones.

How do I decide between these two colors?

Gossamer Veil is a lighter and warmer greige compared to Repose Gray. If you are worried about a space feeling dark, Gossamer Veil is likely the better choice. If you want a warmer, cozy feel, stick to Gossamer Veil.

If your room gets a ton of warm toned natural light, then Repose Gray will feel very neutral and hold it’s color better than the lighter Gossamer Veil, which is more prone to being washed out in bright light.

In cool lighting, or dark spaces, Repose Gray can really feel purple and dark or dingy, so it is not my pick in dark spaces.

Repose Gray Color Palette

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sherwin williams repose gray paint color palette

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