Out of a million shades of gray, which one is the right one for you and your home?
There are some that are light and airy, whereas some are bold and daring…plus everything in between!
Some of them are true grays whereas some incline themselves towards warmer reds or cooler greens and blues.
One such classic cool gray that really stands out is Sherwin Williams Web Gray!
It’s comparatively dark, bold, and daring – with a minor inclination towards blue when observed in natural light.
Just like the texture of a slate – this crispy tone feels organic and natural to the eyes (and actually, it’s quite a treat to the eye, if used properly)!
And as with any paint, there are some dos and don’ts associated with this color.
Don’t worry – nothing major here, but there are a few things you should know about if you’re planning to use this paint color in your home.
I’ll be revealing that later!
As a color that knows no time, if you paint your walls in this color today – it won’t feel out of place or outdated in any time soon.
So, looking forward to some fun?
Let’s get started!
Sherwin Williams Web Gray SW 7075 Details and Specifications
So, what makes this particular gray stand out from other SW Grays?
Well, it is the details and specifications!
These values help determine the differences and uniqueness of each paint color.
So, before you finalize a paint swatch for your home – it is crucial that you study the underlying theories and specifications.
Since these are the terms that define a color’s main characteristics!
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value at the back of the Sherwin Williams paint swatch!
Here, in this case, the LRV of Sherwin Williams Web Gray is 13.
And that means it is quite a darker-toned paint color – well, bold enough to give your walls a character!
(Lesser the value, darker the paint)
Most often, it’s best to sample a paint color in your home to confirm it’s going to work how you expect. You can do this easily using Samplize. Grab one now for Web Gray!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 97
Green = 102
Blue = 105
HEX Value = #616669
Now that is enough with the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this bold gray Sherwin Williams paint.
How Does This Color Feel in Space?
Undoubtedly, Sherwin Williams Web Gray is going to make your space feel bold, dark, smaller, enclosed, and yet quite charming and fascinating!
To you, this color should feel absolutely welcoming, eye-catchy, and modern!
Yes, I must say that this color has deep roots in modern and contemporary designs.
You can also very seamlessly use this color as an accent in your rooms! (Not sure if it will play a great base or neutral)
However, make sure that it aligns with your interior design style!
Furthermore, keep a note that you use this paint in either east, west, or south-facing rooms.
And another advantage is that it wouldn’t look washed off with ample natural light – so, it should be good to go!
Also, depending upon the functionality of that particular room – since you wouldn’t want to feel chilly in the west-facing room when you clearly use the room during mornings!
I recommend avoiding the north-facing rooms!
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light has some role to play here!
So, just in case if you have a smaller-sized room that you want to use SW Web Gray in, make sure that there is ample natural light flourishing in!
With ample light, this dark paint color will make your space feel lighter and airier!
In the west and south-facing rooms, this color will slightly incline towards the warmth end of the saturation.
Nevertheless, you can always play with artificial light in the form of pendant lights and wall sconces!
Here, you can also use warm whites and warmer yellow to perfectly neutralize the saturation!
Again, I really recommend you try out some wall samples because colors will look different in every location.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
Now comes one of the most awaited topics to talk about!
So, it is crucial for you to choose the best complementary colors in order to define a palette that looks ‘in-place’!
Even though it may sound quite challenging – well the fact is that it is not!
You simply can’t pair any random color with SW Web Gray unless you understand the above-mentioned LRV and RGB terminologies.
So, I am going to enlist the two most popular color schemes here – monochromatic and contrasting.
You could use any of them depending on the interior design scheme and your personal preference.
Hence, in this case, the best colors to go are lighter blues, lighter grays, whites, yellows, greens, and even sakura pinks.
So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!
- SW 9162 African Gray
- SW 7074 Software
- SW 7076 Cyberspace (see my full Cyberspace review here!)
On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- SW 9021 Naples Yellow
- SW 6385 Dover White
- SW 6778 Aviary Blue
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – SW Extra White or SW Pure White in itself makes a great option!
SW Web Gray Vs Similar Colors
Sherwin Williams Web Gray has quite a few similar-looking options – but you know a secret behind that, do you?
Well, know that they might either differ in undertones or reflectivity.
So, regardless of that – the two colors closely related are SW 9560 Night Out and SW 6257 Gibraltar.
Let’s see how they differ.
Web Gray Vs Night Out
Even though these two colors are quite closely related, know that Sherwin Williams Night Out is comparatively inclined to gray and blue!
On the other hand, SW Web Gray has slightly more gray than blue!
With an LRV of 14, this color is equally bolder and sharper in texture!
Find out what works best in your home’s environment and lighting by putting up some temporary samples and observe – Get sample stick-on sheets from Samplize.
Web Gray Vs Gibraltar
Specifically, a gray that inclines majorly towards the blues, SW Gibraltar is a beautiful, darker-toned gray paint.
It has a similar LRV of 14 – thus, equally darker and bolder!
However, note that this paint color may slightly appear blue in certain lighting conditions!
Follow the same color scheme for this like the SW Web Gray!
Order a wall-stick sample of Web Gray here to help you compare these colors in your own space.
Where to Use Web Gray?
Sherwin Williams Web Gray can be used anywhere – however, you have to be slightly careful around using this paint!
Of course, due to the low reflectivity and bold character.
So, whether it is the kitchen cabinets, the living room accent wall, or the staircase hallway – you can absolutely use this paint!
Especially for the interior design styles such as Scandinavian, Modern, Contemporary, Transitional, Farmhouse, and Mid-century, this color would be good to go!
Let’s see where and how to incorporate it in your home.
Web Gray in Living and Dining Rooms
And especially if you have a large and majestic living and dining room – this color is absolutely good to go!
You can paint it on the large focal wall by the fireplace or the built-in shelves.
Furthermore, pair it with white and off-white linen and cotton upholstery, several accents like mustards and rusts, and tremendous use of metals and glass.
A large off-white area rug with intriguing patterns would play flawlessly.
Using in Bedrooms
SW Web Gray can be used on the accent bedroom walls behind the headboard.
You can, of course, pair it with warmer tones and several metal accents like the brass and nickel!
Apart from that, don’t use this paint if your bedroom is too small or if it lacks ample natural light.
Lastly, when it comes to duvets and fabrics, try to choose more subtle hues with cotton and linens to further brighten up your room.
Web Gray in Kitchens
Kitchen cabinets are the best places to use this paint color!
I have personally recommended this paint and will always intend to do that in the future!
Especially for transitional-styled kitchens, it is quite good to go!
You can pair it with nickel or gold-tinted pull handles and metal chandeliers.
Apart from that, you can also use white-veined marble or white glossy granite to create a stark contrast!
Using on Exteriors
Whether you have a ranch-style, Mid-century modern, Spanish style, Victorian, Modern, or Contemporary, this paint on the exteriors is bound to add a stunning touch.
You can either add blacks and darker grays as an accent or go vice versa for the trims, moldings, and door and window frames.
Moreover, don’t hold back from using gray or Spanish roof tiles and natural stone wainscotting on the porch columns.
My Favorite Way to Sample Colors
I can’t say enough about how easy it is to use a peel-and-stick paint sample to give a color like Web Gray a try. The absolute best way is to order a sample from Samplize.
You can check it out right on your wall and move it around. Also, try it along with a another couple of colors to test pairing possibilities.
This is WAY easier than having to open up little cans of paint and rolling/brushing on. Forget the mess and use these helpful temporary sample squares to test location, lighting options, etc.
So, how do you want to use this color in your homes? Interiors or Exteriors?
Now that you know a bit more about Sherwin Williams Web Gray – are you excited about picking up some of this paint?
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let us know in the comments below!
Sunday 3rd of October 2021
Do you suggest this paint on an exterior that also has a lot of red brick?
Monday 8th of November 2021
Hey Sarah, Why not? This color would totally complement the exposed red brick!