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Sherwin Williams Silver Strand vs Agreeable Gray: let’s compare!

Looking for the perfect neutral paint color? Let’s compare Sherwin Williams Silver Strand vs Agreeable Gray to see which might be right for your home!

Picking paint colors can be tough – especially with so many similar options.

Many people like a neutral paint color. Whether you are looking for a whole house paint color or something for just one room, neutrals are easy to decorate with and stay timeless.

Two of the most popular colors in this category are Silver Strand and Agreeable Gray.

Read my full review of Silver Strand.

Read my full review of Agreeable Gray.

Silver Strand vs Agreeable Gray

SW silver strand vs agreeable gray

What is similar about Silver Strand vs Agreeable Gray?

These colors are both neutral gray colors.

As far as color depth goes, these colors are nearly identical. They have very similar LRVs at 59 and 60. This measures the lightness of a color – so if you made these colors grayscale, they would look almost identical.

What is different about Silver Strand vs Agreeable Gray?

Silver StrandAgreeable Gray
RBGR:200 G:203 B:196R:209 G:203 B:193
UndertonesGray with green and blue undertonesGray with warm tan, gold, and pink undertones


The biggest difference between these colors is the undertones. You can see from the RGB (red, green blue) above, Agreeable gray has WAY more red to it, while Silver strand is more blue.

Agreeable Gray is a greige (gray/beige) while silver strand is a blue/green/gray.

Agreeable Gray has much warmer undertones while Silver Strand has cooler undertones.

How do I decide between these two colors?

The biggest deciding factor between these colors is undertones. Do the fixtures in your home – flooring, tile, your couch you are keeping – have cool tones or warm tones? You can learn about undertones here.

If your home has warm undertones, stick with Agreeable Gray. If it has cool undertones, go for Silver Strand!

Additionally, think of what you are looking for in a color. Agreeable Gray looks much more neutral and beige on the wall, while Silver Strand has more color and personality to it.

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Silver Strand paint color!

Click here to get a peel and stick sample of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray paint color!

Read my complete Agreeable Gray color review here!

Agreeable Gray comparisons

Deciding between Agreeable Gray & other colors?

Does Agreeable Gray look beige?!

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Agreeable Gray paint color palette

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agreeable gray color palette

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