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

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.

Read my full review of Silver Strand

Read my full review of Repose Gray

Silver Strand vs Repose Gray

SW 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 StrandRepose Gray
RBGR:200 G:203 B:196R:201 G:201 B:192
UndertonesGray with green and blue undertonesGray 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!

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 swatch of Sherwin Williams Repose Gray!

Repose Gray Color Palette

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sherwin williams repose gray paint color palette

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