Looking for the perfect neutral paint color? Let’s compare Sherwin Williams Silver Strand vs Repose Gray to see which might be right for your home!
Choosing paint colors isn’t easy. It’s especially complicated when so many paint colors look so similar.
A lot of people love neutral paint colors. At the same time, green paint is really trending.
So, you might be looking for a neutral paint with a bit of green to it.
Two of the most popular colors in this category are Sherwin Williams Silver Strand and Repose Gray.
Silver Strand vs Repose Gray
What is similar about Silver Strand vs Repose Gray?
These colors are super similar at a glance and you have to really set them next to each other to see the differences.
Their color depth is almost identical. They have LRVs of 59 (Silver Strand) and 58 (Repose Gray).
These are both gray colors with blue and green undertones.
What is different about Silver Strand vs Repose Gray?
The biggest difference can be seen in their RGB (red, green, blue) numbers. Silver Strand has more blue and green than repose gray, which has sliiiightly more red.
This makes Repose Gray look more beige or greige while Silver Strand looks more green.
|Silver Strand||Repose Gray|
|RBG||R:200 G:203 B:196||R:201 G:201 B:192|
|Undertones||Gray with green and blue undertones||Gray with green and blue undertones|
These colors are almost identical, but Silver Strand trends cool while Repose Gray trends to look warm. This is due to the difference in blue vs red coloring in the paint colors.
How do I decide between these two colors?
These are both great options. Repose Gray will look a bit more neutral and a bit more warm on your walls. If you want warmth or have warm fixtures. go Repose Gray.
Repose Gray is overall more neutral and universal and will work in most any space, while Silver Strand is a bit more specific.
Silver Strand reads slightly more green and therefore cooler. It’s better if you have cooler tile or flooring. Plus, this color has a bit more personality and less neutrality on the walls!
Repose Gray Color Palette
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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!