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Sherwin Williams Misty: a complete color review

Considering using Sherwin Williams Misty in your home? Here is our complete review of this blue-gray paint color!

Finding the perfect paint color is rough!

I am a huge advocated of a cohesive color palette and a great way to do that is by using one paint color for your whole house – or at least the open, continuous areas of your home.

If you want a coastal or cottage feeling home, sticking with a cool color palette is a great way to achieve that look. Sherwin Williams Misty is a cool, blue-gray color that can work well for this purpose!

Sherwin Williams Misty Paint Color guide

Misty is a light blue-gray color. It is heavier on the blue than the gray.

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Sherwin Williams Misty color swatch

Sherwin Williams Misty (SW6232)

Color Family

Misty is in the blue color family. There’s so much gray to it, you might say that it is in the gray color family, too!

Light Reflectance Value

64 – on the lighter side, but still with plenty of color to it.

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:205 G:210 B:210

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



This color has cool undertones. Both the blue and gray are cool tones, making this a clear cool toned color. There are slight green undertones that are especially visible in artificial light or paired with something more yellow (like oak wood tones!)

sw misty bedroom

Best uses

One of the great things about this color is that it is neutral enough to easily pull off on all the walls of a room, while still having a bit of color to it.

I love this color for cottage or beach style homes. The blue gray undertones give that coastal feel in a refined way.

I also love it for a bathroom that you want to have spa-like vibes.

Finally, you can always use this color for a piece of furniture, accent wall, or small space in your home. You really can’t go wrong!

kitchen with a sw misty island

Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams North Star
  • Sherwin Williams Lullaby
  • Behr Silver Shadow
  • Benjamin Moore Silvery Moon

Coordinating Colors

You can choose to pair Misty with neutral colors to make it look bluer or with bold blues to make it look more neutral!

See all of my favorite Misty coordinating colors here.

Neutral Accent Colors for SW Misty

If you want to bring out the blue in Misty, set it amongst neutrals. Try:

sw misty living room

Bold Accent Colors for SW Misty

Bring out the color in Misty with a bold blue accent color. My favorites include:

See all of my favorite blue-gray paint colors here!

Trim Colors

I personally prefer to pair cooler toned wall colors with crisp, cool white trim colors.

Bright white trim colors:

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

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sw misty bathroom

Sherwin Williams Misty Color Palette

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misty paint color palette

Sherwin Williams Misty vs Sea Salt

sea salt vs misty

Sea Salt looks quite green next to Misty, with Misty looking much more gray.

Sea Salt also has much cooler tones. Sea Salt has a LRV of 63, which is almost identical to Misty at 62. This means they have about the same amount of color to them!

See my comparison of Sea Salt vs Misty here!

Sherwin Williams Misty vs Silver Strand

Misty has a lot more blue/green to it compared to Silver Strand has more of a hint of those colors. Also, Silver Strand has a LRV of 59, making it slightly darker compared to Misty (LRV 62).

Still not sure what paint color to choose?

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My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.

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