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Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect greige paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray and if it might be right for your home!

If you love neutral paint colors but can’t decide between tan and beige, greige might be right for you!

Greige paint colors provide a perfect backdrop for those looking to mix warm and cool decor elements.

There are several great greige paint colors out there, and Amazing Gray is a popular choice for many spaces, so let’s dive into the details!

Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray Paint Color Guide.

Amazing Gray, Sherwin Williams, SW 7044

Amazing Gray is a warm greige. It strikes a good balance of gray and tan, making it a popular neutral paint color for interiors.

This green-gray paint color works well as a neutral wall color on its own or can be paired with other neutral colors, such as dark grays or light beiges.

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Color Family

Amazing Gray is in the gray family.

Light Reflectance Value

47

Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around.

This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.

With an LRV of 47, Amazing Gray is a mid-toned greige. It will look lighter in rooms with lots of light and darker in rooms with less light.

RGB Colors

R: 190 G: 181 B: 169

RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color.

This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!

Hex Code

#BEB5A9

Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

Undertones

Amazing Gray has warm green-gray undertones.

In south-facing rooms, Amazing Gray may look lighter and lean more gray.

In north-facing rooms, Amazing Gray may look slightly darker, a bit dingy, and more tan.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

Amazing Gray is a great neutral, but it may be too dark to work as a whole house paint color

It works well in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light, but you may want to choose a lighter shade of greige for north-facing rooms.

  • Living rooms with lots of natural light
  • Bedrooms with lots of natural light
  • Kitchens with lots of natural light
  • Home offices with lots of natural light
  • Furniture

Similar Colors

  • Behr Grey Mist
  • Benjamin Moore Cosmopolitan
  • Sherwin Williams Anew Gray
  • Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray
  • Sherwin Williams Analytical Gray
  • Benjamin Moor Thunder
  • Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs

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Coordinating Colors

As a neutral paint color, Amazing Gray pairs well with several colors, including warm whites, pinks, reds, blue-grays, and browns.

If paired with other neutrals, Amazing Gray looks best with grays that are darker than it and beiges that are lighter than it.

Muted pinks:

  • Carley’s Rose
  • Rambling Rose
  • Salon Rose
  • Audrey’s Blush
  • Rose Brocade

Warm whites:

Blue-grays:

  • Breezy
  • Aqua-Sphere
  • Krypton
  • Jubilee
  • Let it Rain

Trim Colors

Due to its warm undertones, I prefer to pair Amazing Gray with soft white trim colors.

Soft white trim colors:

Amazing Gray color palette

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amazing gray paint color palette

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FAQS

Here are some common frequently asked questions about Amazing Gray.

What color is SW Amazing Gray?

Amazing Gray is a warm greige, a good balance of gray and tan. It has warm green-gray undertones.

Does SW Amazing Gray look gray?

Amazing Gray is a greige, meaning a mix of tan and gray. It will look more gray in south-facing rooms with lots of natural light.

What is the difference between SW Agreeable Gray and SW Amazing Gray?

Agreeable Gray is lighter than Amazing Gray, with an LRV of 60 versus 47. This means Agreeable Gray will reflect more light back into a room.

Agreeable Gray does not have strong undertones. Amazing Gray has warm green-gray undertones.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your individual space before committing.

What colors go well with SW Amazing Gray?

As a neutral greige, Amazing Gray pairs well with several paint colors, including dark grays, light beiges, warm whites, pinks, reds, blue-grays, and browns.

Does Amazing Gray work for an exterior paint color?

Amazing Gray is not a popular choice for home exteriors. It doesn’t pair well with many roof or stone colors.

Take a look at SW Alpaca or SW Gray Area instead if you’re looking for a greige for your home’s exterior.

It’s always best to swatch colors on your specific home before committing.

What Benjamin Moore color is similar to SW Amazing Gray?

There are no exact matches between brands, but Benjamin Moore Cosmopolitan is similar to SW Amazing Gray.

It’s always best to swatch colors in your individual space before committing.

Before you go…

So, you’ve found the perfect paint color, but here’s the thing – there’s another big decision you have to make: picking the right paint sheen. Seriously, the level of glossiness can totally change how your color looks on the walls and how long the paint lasts!

Check out our complete guide to understanding paint sheens.

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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