Best Gray Paint Colors for Home Interiors
Gone are the days of accent walls, colored ceilings, and two-tone rooms. The trend for interior painting is gray paint colors - gorgeous grays and genial greiges (gray with beige undertones).
When you go for gray on your walls or cabinets, we recommend you pair it with white on the trim, ceilings, and even doors.
When you're choosing trim paint, it should be a durable, zero VOC with beautiful coverage and a luxurious look. Our top choices for white trim paint colors include:
Popular Greige and Gray Paint Colors
Mindful Gray SW 7016
Mindful is a soft, soothing gray in a light to medium shade. Technically a warm color due to its beige undertones, it also features a hint of blue-green undertones that pair nicely in the cool-color category.
As such, Mindful is a well-rounded neutral that goes with almost any decor. It's one of the few gray paint colors that looks good against many wood finishes.
Repose Gray SW 7015
In the same color palette as Mindful, Repose is a lighter gray that features undertones of blue and purple in certain lighting.
We would not recommend using both Mindful and Repose together in the same space as they are only a shade apart. Repose is a cheerful all-around neutral; another greige that's more gray than beige.
Analytical Gray SW 7051
A stronger beige than gray, Analytical offers the warmth of a light brown with a hint of gray elegance. It's in the neutrals family with green undertones and a lovely depth most other greiges don't have.
Lighting makes a big difference in how Analytical will look in your space. For instance, it can have a warm muddy look in southern-facing rooms and a creamy beige in northern-facing areas.
Amazing Gray SW 7044
As with all gray paint colors, the lighting in the room can change the look. Amazing gray is no exception. It is in the warm color family (it does not pair well with a cool palette) and it's almost taupe with brown-green-violet undertones.
Amazing Gray is distinctive against a white trim like Sherwin-Williams Pure White. If you introduce yet another color into the space, avoid lighter gray paint colors but consider darker greiges.
Dorian Gray SW 7017
Dorian is a light-to-medium warm color that looks divine against white trim. North-facing light brings out the gray base while a southern-facing room leans beige.
You can warm up Dorian by pairing it with lighter grays or greiges. Or give it a richer feel using darker neutrals in blue undertones.
Agreeable Gray SW 7029
Agreeable is one of the most popular Sherwin-Williams Greiges. It's the ideal blend of gray (cool) and taupe (warm).
For that reason, this color pairs agreeably with both warm and cool color palettes.
On the lighter side, it looks great with white trim but not with lighter grays. As a unique neutral, it beautifully highlights a bold accent color in your decor like blue, green, pink, or purple.
Agreeable Gray is so versatile, you can use it as a wall color in any room and it's gorgeous on kitchen cabinets, too. It's a safe and welcome choice for interior painting as you prepare to sell your home. And keep it in mind as you remodel or give your home a fresh look.
Final Thoughts on Gray Paint Colors
Choose from a vast selection of greige and gray paint colors depending on the natural light, wood finishes, and mood you want to create.
- Grays are part of the neutral color family that includes white, taupe, gray, and beige.
- Griege is a mix of gray and beige.
- Gray paint colors have three undertones – blue, purple, or green.
- The lighting in the room brings out different undertones in the paint color.