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Sherwin Williams’ Top Paint Colors

The Bestselling Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams paint colors are some of the best paint choices on the market. 

Rivaled only by Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams is one of the more top paint companies in the United States.

Sherwin Williams publishes a list of its top 50 paint colors based on data from 2018.

Here is a summary of their top shades in each color family.

Top Greige Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams

Agreeable Gray, Repose Gray, and Mindful Gray

Greige paint colors so popular right now that almost all of the paint colors on Sherwin Williams’ top 50 list are variations of gray or beige. 

Because of that, I had a hard time putting just one greige on this condensed list for you.  Here are the top three Sherwin Williams’ greiges that made the list.  

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Agreeable Gray (SW 7029) was actually THE most popular color that was sold by Sherwin Williams in 2018. 

Because it is the perfect greige, it goes with anything.  It is definitely a noticeable color yet always understated. 

Agreeable Gray reminds me of an art gallery wall.  It is soothing and pleasant, perfect for any decor you choose to pair it with. 

It has a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 60, which puts in in the “light” category of Sherwin William’s colors. 

With subtle green undertones, Agreeable Gray goes well with both wood colored and white trim.

Agreeable Gray can go in any room, but is a great choice in the common areas of a home because of its versatility. 

I like to use Agreeable Gray to anchor my favorite whole house color scheme!

Check out how Agreeable Gray goes with other great paint colors.

Colors for Home

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I love Samplize squares because they are able to be placed on your wall and peel right off when you’re done.

You can move these paint squares around your room to easily tell whether a color will go in your home, with your furnishings and accents, and with your lighting.

Plus, you can pick the perfect paint color without having to run to the store or open a can of paint, and you won’t be pressured into picking a color because you have a bunch of different sample colors painted on your walls!

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Repose Gray (SW 7015) is the second greige on the list.  Because of its subtle gray undertones, many would classify it as a greige.

It goes well in many homes, and is extremely popular with designers and homeowners alike. 

It is just slightly darker than Agreeable Gray, as it has a LRV of 58.  

Pick up your Samplize of Repose Gray here!

Mindful Gray (SW 7016) is directly below Repose Gray on Sherwin Williams’ color chart.  It has very similar undertones to Repose Gray, but has more depth and looks as though it has more beige in it than Repose Gray. 

Mindful Gray has an LRV of 48, and while it is still considered to reflect a lot of light, it is darker than the other two greiges listed above.  It, too, truly is a greige color, and carries the versatility that most griege paints do.  

Pick up your Samplize of Mindful Gray here!

Top Beige Paint Color from Sherwin Williams 

Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige (SW 7036) is the most popular beige that Sherwin Williams has right now. 

It is a warm beige, with a medium light depth.  Set against white, it will definitely look like a color, but is the beige version of Agreeable Gray’s greige. 

Since it is a true beige, Accessible Beige does not lean towards yellow, but instead has brown undertones. 

It has a LRV of 58, meaning that it reflects a good amount of light.  Accessible Beige is a good color the common areas of a home.  

Check out this post for all the details on Accessible Beige!

Pick up your Samplize of Accessible Beige here!

Top Black Paint Color from Sherwin Williams

Tricorn Black

Sherwin Williams’ top selling black is Tricorn Black (SW 6258)

Tricorn Black is a very dark color, with a light reflectance value of 3.  This means that it is one of the darkest colors that Sherwin Williams sells. 

Tricorn Black does not appear to have any strong undertones, but is rather a true black.  

Pick up your Samplize of Tricorn Black here!

Top Green Paint Color from Sherwin Williams

Sea Salt

The top green color from Sherwin Williams is Sea Salt (SW 6204). 

This popular color has been heralded for years as both an amazing shade of green and as a light color that can also act as a neutral. 

Sea Salt is a light green color reminiscent of a pale green sea. 

Sea Salt goes just as well in bedrooms and living rooms as it does in kitchens and bathrooms.

Sea Salt

Sea Salt is also featured in my whole house color scheme, as a perfect coordinating color for Agreeable Gray.

Learn everything you want to know about Sea Salt here.

Pick up your Samplize of Sea Salt here!

Top Gray Paint Color from Sherwin Williams

Light French Gray

Light French Gray (SW 0055) is one of Sherwin Williams’ truest grays. 

It is featured in their “Classics” collection, and is one of the few grays on the list that does not have some beige in it. 

This gray has blue and purple undertones, but looks gray like a storm sky.  It is light and beautiful, and would go well in a living room, bedroom, or nursery.  

Pick up your Samplize of Light French Gray here!

Top White Paint Color from Sherwin Williams

Aesthetic White

The top selling white from Sherwin Williams in the last year was Aesthetic White (SW 7035). 

Aesthetic White is not a pure white, as is has a gray undertone. 

Though Aesthetic White is a good choice for walls, cabinets or furniture, it has a bit too much tint for trim in my opinion. 

This white will look like it is almost white when on the wall, but when paired with true white furniture, trim or cabinets, it will look more like a very light gray or a greige.

Aesthetic White beat out many great white options to gain Sherwin Williams’ top white spot, so it has wide appeal!

Check out some of the other best whites from Sherwin Williams!

Pick up your Samplize of Aesthetic White here!

Top Blue Paint Color from Sherwin Williams

Gray Screen

Gray Screen (SW 7071) has the word gray in the name, but is actually a pale blue color.

Gray Screen reminds me of a gray morning sky at the ocean.

It has a LRV of 59, so Sherwin Williams considers it to be pretty light reflecting. It will give off a color on the walls though, and will look nice when paired with white trim.

Pick up your Samplize of Gray Screenhere!

More Top Colors from Sherwin Williams

In total, Sherwin Williams lists 50 of their top selling paint colors. Check out the whole list!

SW 7029 AGREEABLE GRAY
SW 7015 REPOSE GRAY
SW 7036 ACCESSIBLE BEIGE
SW 6258 TRICORN BLACK
SW 6106 KILIM BEIGE
SW 7016 MINDFUL GRAY
SW 7043 WORLDLY GRAY
SW 0055 LIGHT FRENCH GRAY
SW 7030 ANEW GRAY
SW 7017 DORIAN GRAY
SW 6204 SEA SALT
SW 7044 AMAZING GRAY
SW 7064 PASSIVE
SW 7018 DOVETAIL
SW 7037 BALANCED BEIGE
SW 7071 GRAY SCREEN
SW 6254 LAZY GRAY
SW 7641 COLONNADE GRAY
SW 6141 SOFTER TAN
SW 7022 ALPACA
SW 7019 GAUNTLET GRAY
SW 6126 NAVAJO WHITE
SW 7671 ON THE ROCKS
SW 7023 REQUISITE GRAY
SW 7011 NATURAL CHOICE
SW 6107 NOMADIC DESERT
SW 6073 PERFECT GREIGE
SW 7674 PEPPERCORN
SW 6255 MORNING FOG *Morning Fog was featured on the Best Blues from Sherwin Williams.
SW 9109 NATURAL LINEN
SW 7632 MODERN GRAY
SW 7069 IRON ORE
SW 6108 LATTE
SW 6253 OLYMPUS WHITE
SW 6071 POPULAR GRAY
SW 7072 ONLINE
SW 7661 REFLECTION
SW 7031 MEGA GREIGE
SW 7067 CITYSCAPE
SW 7038 TONY TAUPE
SW 7048 URBANE BRONZE
SW 7035 AESTHETIC WHITE
SW 7647 CRUSHED ICE
SW 6105 DIVINE WHITE
SW 7042 SHOJI WHITE
SW 7024 FUNCTIONAL GRAY
SW 6148 WOOL SKEIN
SW 7631 CITY LOFT
SW 9166 DRIFT OF MIST
SW 7020 BLACK FOX

To see a snapshot of all the colors, click here.

Getting Started With Painting

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Good luck choosing a paint color for your home! With the popularity of the colors on this list, you’re likely to be pleased with any of them!

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Debbie

Friday 27th of August 2021

Hi, I have painted kitchen cabinets, currently they are a beige color I want to repaint them and I am searching for a gray-green color and probably not too dark, it is a smaller kitchen. Do you have any ideas? Also a wall color that will coordinate with the cabinet color. I have a dark black-green granite counter top with specks of silver and light blue, and stainless appliances. This is a kitchen that was built in the 60s I just need to freshen it up. Thank you any advice will be greatly appreciated!!

Lauren

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Hi Debbie! Check out Filmy Green, Conservative Gray, Escape Gray and Ancient Marble and see if you like any of those! For a wall color, a gray green shade will go well with a neutral wall color, such as White Duck or Shoji White, but the best match will depend on what color you choose for the cabinets. Good luck!

Adriana

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

Hi. I have dark oak crown mounding all around the ceiling and white baseboards. My chimney mantle is white and I have dark wood hardwood floors. My furniture is dark blue. Right now the walls are mustard yellow. The walls to my kitchen are panda white. I can’t decide if I should go with a natural color like panda white or more like a tan color. Thanks

Lauren

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi Adriana! There is no wrong answer here! A tan color will give the room a warmer feel than a white will. It may also feel more earthy. I think that the tan tones will go well with your other colors though. That being said, the space may feel a little dark with the hardwood floors and dark crown moulding. If the room has enough natural or artificial light to support all these dark tones, you can go for tan. Otherwise, a white may be a better choice. Hope this helps!

Catherine

Monday 8th of March 2021

I need help! All my trim in my house is painted Softer Tan by the previous owner. I'm not in love with it, but I'm trying to make it work. I currently have yellow walls and would love to change it to a beige/tan, something a little more neutral. I have a brown couch in my family room and sage green in my living room. I have cherry cabinets in my kitchen. I have looked at so many colors and nothing seems to go, they all seem to make my trim green. Beside repainting all my trim and doors, do you have any suggestions?

Lauren

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Hi Catherine! That is a bit of a conundrum, but I think that painting the walls a light neutral that coordinates with the Softer Tan trim may be just the ticket. Take a look at Natural Choice or Casa Blanca and see if either of those look right in your space. I think you need to go with an off-white with beige/tan undertones, but make sure its really light. Look up tan trim in Google and you'll see what I mean :). Good luck!

Melissa Cashman

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Hello, I made the huge mistake of having our entire interior painted Grey Screen thinking it was Grey. My question is what are some complimentary colors that would go with this? I would like it to not look so blue. Thank You

Lauren

Monday 28th of December 2020

Hi Melissa! I'm sorry you don't like your paint color! Gray Screen has a lot of blue undertone. To make it look less blue, I have two suggestions. First, try changing your light bulbs. Cooler light bulbs are going to accentuate the blue in the paint, because they give off a bluish light. Try warmer light bulbs and see if that doesn't tone down the blue at all. Second, if you pair blue accents with your wall it will make the walls look less blue. Try holding something blue next to your walls. It should make the walls look more like a true gray. Hope this helps!

Laura

Saturday 17th of October 2020

I painted my dining room a SW color called Gracious Greige. I don’t see that color mentioned often but liked it because it seemed to have more of a beige/gray mix than Agreeable Gray and was lighter. It’s pretty during the day but at night, seems a little washed out, so slightly disappointed there. I had planned to continue with this color in my foyer which gets a lot of natural light but the color almost looks like a blueish gray on one wall. I thought about using Agreeable Gray in foyer for slight contrast but thought I’d ask your advice on this. Thank you!

Lauren

Saturday 17th of October 2020

Hi Laura! Gracious Greige does seem like a pretty color. It is a part of Sherwin William's HGTV Home line, which is sold by Lowes. Perhaps that is why it isn't as popular as some of the others. Unfortunately, I don't have a sample of Gracious Greige. Without being able to see the undertones, I couldn't even venture a guess as to whether Agreeable Gray will work with it. You could pick up a Samplize square of Agreeable Gray and see if the colors work in your home to test it out! Sorry I can't be more helpful - I'd hate to say, "yea sure!" and then you end up with clashing colors!