Looking for the perfect gray paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Light French Gray and if it might be right for your home!
Gray is a popular paint color because it’s neutral and easy to decorate with. There are several gray paint colors, which can make it difficult to pick one for your home!
While gray colors seem like they would be simple, they come in so many different shades.
Gray can be warm or cool, light or dark, or have undertones of green, blue, purple or taupe.
A super popular gray paint color is Sherwin Williams Light French Gray.
Let’s dive into the specifics of Light French Gray.
Light French Gray, Sherwin Williams, SW 0055
Sherwin Williams Light French Gray is a neutral, mid-toned gray. It often leans cooler, but it may look warmer depending on a room’s lighting. It’s a good neutral gray for almost anywhere in the home.
Light French Gray is in the gray color family.
Light Reflectance Value
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 53, Light French Gray is a light to mid-toned gray.
R: 194 G: 192 B: 187
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!
When all three values are similar in value, this means the color is a neutral.
Light French Gray has purple undertones, which lends itself to look cool in many spaces. However, in South-facing rooms, it can look a bit warmer and more like a true neutral gray.
Some grays with purple undertones look almost pink in warm light, but Light French Gray avoids that pinkish hue.
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.
Light French Gray is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Sherwin Williams Silverplate
- Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles
- Behr Natural Gray
- Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers
- Sherwin Williams Fortitude
- Sherwin Williams Argos
Light French Gray pairs well with cool whites, purples, blues, greens and other cool grays.
- Origami White
- Zurich White
- Aesthetic White
- Extra White
- Gentle Grape
- Dusty Heather
- Soulful Blue
- Bracing Blue
- Indigo Batik
Since this is a cooler toned color, it pairs best with a crisp white trim.
Light French Gray color palette
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Light French Gray FAQs
Here are some common FAQs about Light French Gray!
Is Sherwin Williams Light French Gray warm or cool?
With its purple undertones, Sherwin Williams Light French Gray is a cool gray paint color.
What undertones are in Sherwin Williams Light French Gray?
Light French Gray has purple undertones, giving it a cool look in many spaces. In warmer spaces, it often takes on a more true gray color.
What color trim works with Light French Gray by Sherwin Williams?
With its cool purple undertones, Light French Gray pairs well with cool, bright white trim colors such as Sherwin Williams Extra White, Benjamin Moore Simply White or Behr Ultra Pure White.
What colors compliment Sherwin Williams Light French Gray?
Light French Gray pairs well with cool whites, purples, blues, greens and other cool grays, including Origami White, Gentle Grape and Distance.
Is Light French Gray too dark?
Despite its name, Light French Gray is a light to mid-toned gray. As always, it’s best to swatch a paint color on your walls before committing.
What is the difference between Light French Gray and Agreeable Gray?
Light French Gray is slightly darker than Agreeable Gray. Light French Gray has purple undertones, making it a cool gray. Agreeable Gray has beige undertones, giving it a bit of warmth.
What’s the difference between Light French Gray and Repose Gray?
These are both two popular shades of mid-toned gray. However, they have very different undertones. Light French Gray is cool purple and Repose Gray has more brown and green to it!
Click here for my complete comparison of Light French Gray vs Repose Gray!
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