Looking for the perfect cool gray paint color? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Online gray – undertones, coordinating colors, and the best trim colors!
Gray paint colors are a super popular option for a neutral wall color. Grays come in tons of shades and tones – it can be so hard to find the right shade for your home.
Today we are going to chat about a cool gray color that I am particularly fond of. I actually painted the entire downstairs of our last home Sherwin Williams Online! All of the pictures that you will see below are from that home.
This is a cool gray paint color. It was perfect for pairing with all of the blues we used to decorate that home in a coastal style!
Sherwin Williams Online 7072
Online is in the cool gray color family.
Light Reflectance Value
45 – very mid-toned, a light gray that still has some great color depth to it. Won’t feel too washed out.
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.
R: 176 G: 181 B: 181
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!
Online has crisp, cool undertones. There are notes of blue and a cool green to it in certain light. It definitely can go a bit icy, especially in bright natural light!
This color works really well as a whole house paint color. It also is beautiful on an exterior, especially if you have cool toned stone outside as well.
I love Online for a coastal, beachy, or even lake cottage style home. It works really well in any space with cool toned gray and blue accent colors!
- Sherwin Williams Mineral
- Sherwin Williams Colonial Revival Gray
- Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray
- Benjamin Moore Silent Night
- Benjamin Moore Silver Trinket
- Valspar Gray Plank
- Behr Stargazer
For accent colors, you can look for either other shades of cool gray tones or pops of accent colors.
Neutral accent colors
Any of the following gray colors make good tone-on-tone accent colors for Online:
- Gray Screen
- Ice Cube
- Charcoal Blue
- Web gray
Bold accent colors
I like to accent Online with shades of blue to complement the cool color scheme:
I would (and did!) pair Online with a crisp, cool white. A warm white would look yellowed next to the blue undertones.
- Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Sherwin Williams Extra White
- Behr Ultra Pure White
Sherwin Williams Online Color Palette
Check out our custom color palette of the best Online coordinating colors
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Still not sure what paint color to choose?
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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Thanks for reading!
Morgan is passionate about home decor and paint colors. She has been sharing DIY home decor tips since 2012 at CharlestonCrafted.com. From there, she learned to love paint colors, and the Paint Color Project was born in 2022!