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Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel: a complete color review

Looking for the perfect gray paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel and if it might be right for your home!

There’s a reason gray is such a popular paint color! Gray is neutral and easy to decorate with no matter what your style.

Gray paint colors have the benefit of being rather neutral, while still adding a bit of color and depth to the walls of your home.

There are lots of gray paint colors out there – warm, cool, dark, light – so let’s talk about if Skyline Steel is a good pick for your space!

Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel paint color guide

Skyline Steel, Sherwin Williams, SW 1015

Skyline Steel is a warm, mid-toned gray that works well as a neutral throughout the home.

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Color Family

Skyline Steel is in the gray color family.

Light Reflectance Value


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.

With an LRV of 52, Skyline Steel is a light to mid-toned gray.

RGB Colors

R:# 198 G: 191 B: 179

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!

When all three values are similar in value, this means the color is a neutral.

Hex Code


sw skyline steel


Skyline Steel has warm beige undertones, which makes it appear very warm and cozy, especially in south-facing rooms.

It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to make sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.

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Best uses

As a neutral gray, Skyline Steel works as a whole house paint color.

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Similar Colors

  • Sherwin Williams High Sierra
  • Behr Fortress Stone
  • Benjamin Moore Shale
  • Sherwin Williams Roycroft Mist Gray
  • Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray
  • Sherwin Williams Viaduct

Coordinating Colors

Skyline Steel pairs well with warm creamy whites, mid-tone or deep blues, and dark warm grays.

Warm whites:

Mid-tone or deep blues:

  • Secret Cove
  • Poolhouse
  • Dockside Blue
  • Meditative
  • Aquitaine

Dark warm grays:

  • Dovetail
  • Warm Stone
  • Keystone Gray
  • Peppercorn
  • Cityscape

Trim Colors

Since this is a soft, warm paint color, I like to pair it with soft white trim colors.

Soft white trim colors:

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FAQs about Skyline Steel

Is Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel warm or cool?

Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel is a warm gray paint color with beige undertones.

What color trim works with Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel?

Warm, soft white trim works with Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel. Good trim options include Sherwin Williams Alabaster, Benjamin Moore White Dove and Behr Cameo White.

What are the undertones of Skyline Steel by Sherwin Williams?

Skyline Steel has warm beige undertones.

What is the difference between BM Revere Pewter and SW Skyline Steel?

Revere Pewter is slightly lighter than Skyline Steel. Revere Pewter has warm green undertones, and Skyline Steel has warm beige undertones. The two are similar colors, so it’s best to swatch both colors on your walls before committing.

What is the LRV of Skyline Steel?

Sherwin Williams Skyline Steel has an LRV of 52, making it a light to mid-toned gray.

What colors coordinate with SW Skyline Steel?

Skyline Steel pairs well with warm whites, deep blues, and dark warm grays.

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