What Color Gray Should I Use in My House?

Grays are extremely popular, but it is hard to know what gray to use in your house. Grays in the greige (a combination of gray and beige) family are can provide warmth while grays with soft blue and green undertones can provide a fresh and cool feel.

Ultimately, the right color all depends on the mood you want to create in your house, your lighting and other items in the home. We highly recommend picking a few colors you like, painting them onto some large boards and then taping those boards onto several wall. We do not recommend directly painting the colors on the wall. This can result in flashing when the new paint is applied.

For those of you confused by paint color descriptions, we thought it might help to see the same room painted in different shades of gray. We started with the most popular Sherwin Williams colors requested by our customers. We then used the Sherwin Williams ColorSnap tool to show the same room painted in each of the colors. Take a look at each individual color or watch this video scrolling through them all.

Room painted in SW Drift of Mist

Sherwin Williams – Drift of Mist

SW Drift of Mist


Room painted in SW Front PorchSherwin Williams – Front Porch

Sherwin Williams – Passive

Room painted in SW Passive

SW Passive


Room painted in SW Repose GraySherwin-Williams – Repose Gray

SW Repose Gray

Room painted in SW Modern GraySherwin Williams – Modern Gray

SW Modern Gray

Room painted in Anew GraySherwin Williams – Anew Gray

SW Anew Gray

Room painted in SW Agreeable GraySherwin Williams – Agreeable Gray

SW Agreeable Gray

Room painted in Gossamer VeilSherwin Williams – Gossamer Veil

SW Gossamer Veil

Room painted in SW Worldly GraySherwin Williams – Wordly Gray

SW Worldly Gray

Room painted in SW Amazing GraySherwin-Williams – Amazing Gray

SW Amazing Gray

Room painted in Requisite GraySherwin Williams – Requisite Gray

SW Requisite Gray


Send us an email and let us know your favorite gray. If you still need help picking a color, we are happy to offer a free color consultation with all signed contracts. Schedule your free estimate today!