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Sherwin Williams Online: a complete color review

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!

Click here to get a 12″x12″ peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Online paint color!

Sherwin Williams Online paint color guide

Sherwin Williams Online 7072

Online by Sherwin Williams

Color Family

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.

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RGB Colors

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!

Hex Code


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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!

Best uses

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!

See all of my favorite blue gray paint colors here!

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Similar 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
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Coordinating Colors

For accent colors, you can look for either other shades of cool gray tones or pops of accent colors.

See all of my favorite Online coordinating colors here.

Neutral accent colors

Any of the following gray colors make good tone-on-tone accent colors for Online:

  • Gray Screen
  • Ice Cube
  • Charcoal Blue
  • Cyberspace
  • Web gray
  • Software

Bold accent colors

I like to accent Online with shades of blue to complement the cool color scheme:

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Trim Colors

I would (and did!) pair Online with a crisp, cool white. A warm white would look yellowed next to the blue undertones.

Bright white trim colors:

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

Sherwin Williams Online Color Palette

Want to use this paint color in your home? Instantly upgrade your home’s aesthetic with our exclusive paint color palette. Unlock the perfect trim color and six stunning accent colors, a combination of neutrals and bold hues for an instantly harmonious space!

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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.

Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!

The best way to sample paint? Samplize!

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Thanks for reading!

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