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Sherwin Williams Grayish: a complete color review

Looking for a gray paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Grayish: undertones, coordinating colors, and trim colors – to see if it might be right for your home.

Gray paint colors are super popular – but there are so many shades of gray (way more than 50!)

Sherwin Williams Grayish is not a super popular paint color. You don’t see it used a lot. But, it is interesting and has some unique undertones that make it worth considering for the right space.

Sherwin Williams Grayish paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Grayish SW 6001

Color Family

Grayish is in the gray color family.

Light Reflectance Value

60 – this color is definitely approaching mid-toned gray and not super light at all.

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.

RGB Colors

R:207 G:202 B:199

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

#cfcac7

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sw grayish

Undertones

Grayish has definite purple undertones. This is more of a cool gray – though it does have a bit of pink or red warming it up. It definitely reads as cool compared to a lot of the more popular greige paint colors.

This color is going to look especially cool in rooms with north facing windows or not much natural light.

A bright, southern-facing window will let in warm, yellow toned light that will warm this color up and have it appear much less cool or purple.

Best uses

This color reads best in smaller rooms. It works well in bedrooms (like a guestroom) or bathrooms. Rooms with big, bright windows will see this color looking lighter and warmer, and less purple, than rooms without windows.

It pairs well with stone and brown accents, if you have darker floors or finishes, this could be a nice contrast to that.

This is also a great color for exteriors of homes. The bright sun lightens it up and makes it feel warm, cozy, and inviting.

SW grayish exterior

Similar Colors

  • SW Individual White
  • SW Destiny
  • SW Mercurial
  • Benjamin Moore Cement Gray
  • Behr Offshore

Coordinating Colors

I’d pair grayish with blue, cool white, or dark brown.

Blues:

  • SW Halcyon Green
  • SW Moody Blue
  • SW Interesting Aqua
  • SW Stormclod
  • SW Indigo Batik

Whites:

  • SW Snowfall
  • SW Individual White
  • SW Essential Gray
  • SW Extra White

Browns:

  • SW Browse Brown
  • SW Chinchilla
  • SW Black Fox
SW grayish exterior

Trim Colors

The undertones in Grayish pair best with a clean, crisp white trim color.

Bright white trim colors:

  • Benjamin Moore Simply White
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White
  • Behr Ultra Pure White

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Grayish FAQs

What undertones are in Sherwin Williams grayish?

Grayish has purple and slight pink undertones, especially in cooler light.

Is Sherwin Williams grayish warm or cool?

This is a cooler gray paint color. However, in very warm natural light, it will look extremely neutral.

SW grayish living room

Does Grayish look pink?

Grayish can look pink when exposed with warm toned natural lighting.

Does Grayish look purple?

Grayish can read as very purple in rooms without much natural light, or at night with overhead lights on.

Agreeable Gray vs Grayish

grayish vs agreeable gray (1)

Agreeable Gray and Grayish both have the same color depth with an LRV of 60. However, Agreeable Gray is warm toned while Grayish is cool.

Read my full Agreeable Gray vs Grayish comparison here!

Repose Gray vs Grayish

SW grayish vs repose gray

Grayish is slightly lighter than Repose Gray (58 vs 60 LRV). But, more importantly, Grayish has blue/purple undertones and reads as cool toned while Repose Gray has green undertones and reads more neutral.

Grayish is more of a gray while Repose Gray reads quite beige!

Read my full Repose Gray vs Grayish comparison here!

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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