If you need the perfect paint color for your whole home, give Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray a try. I’ll take you on a mini tour of our home and show you what it looks like in every room of our house!
It’s pretty rare that you can find a wall color that you can use in every single room and not get sick of it.
Sometimes you see a color online or on Instagram and when you put it in your house it just doesn’t look the same but Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray is not that way. We’ve used it in just about every single room in this house!
In the tons of options of greige paint colors, this one is definitely my favorite!
Is Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray a greige paint?
Yes! It definitely is. There are some greige paints that lean more towards brown undertones like Agreeable Grey, and some that show more of their true light grey color like this one.
Worldly Gray is a less intense, slightly more cool shade of gray. The best part is that it’s not too cool that it has blue undertones, but it’s a less intense greige if you’re wanting something that looks the same regardless of natural lighting or lack thereof.
Let me prove it to you.
Worldly Gray in Our Home
With the natural light coming in from this door, you can see its brown undertones, but it still is super neutral. Up against the white trim (SW Extra White), you can see that it really is a nice, warm gray.
You can see the cooler undertones of Worldly Gray here, especially with our blue rug.
I know some of you guys call this a family room, so whatever. Lots o’ windows up in here, so the dark gray turns into light gray. To me, the living rom is always a great room to show a shade’s true color because more often than not, the most windows in your house will be here.
Since we have a lot of kitchen cabinets in here, Worldly Gray is a great neutral backdrop for my show stopping peonies which are the real star of the show, right?!
This color could take on a different tone if you don’t have white cabinets, but I think for those of you who do, Worldly Gray is going to be a great option for you!
Another room of ours with allll the windows is our dining area. With bright white trim and bright white chairs, this is another room with a ton of natural light that brings out the light colored blue undertones.
Does Worldly Gray work in a bedroom? Specifically a kids bedroom? That would be a yes. I specifically designed Emmett’s nursery around the wall color because I didn’t feel like painting the room. I brought color into the room by adding a blue rug and a big faux fiddle leaf fig.
What, you thought I was kidding when I said I have this gray painted in every room of our house? I know I’m funny, but I’m not a liar so, yes. Here it is in yet another room in our house, our playroom.
If you look on either side of the window, you can see how it can looks in light (left side) vs. dark (right side).
Talk about a room that gets the least natural light – our basement. Here the greige does have a more tan look to it, but that’s the point – it’s not gray, it’s not beige. It’s like gray was like, “Meet me at the alter in your tan dress, beige,” and then they got married and had a really awesome baby.
How does worldly gray stack up against other popular greige paints?
Worldly Gray vs. Repose Gray
At least on paper, Repose Gray is the cooler of these two paint colors. I actually painted our great room at our previous house with Repose Gray. It’s a great greige but I prefer the warmth of Worldly Gray over Repose Gray.
Worldly Gray vs. Mindful Gray
Mindful gray is also a super cool greige paint color, but is a little darker still of a gray color than Worldly Gray.
Worldly Gray vs. Revere Pewter
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is probably one of the most popular greige’s out there, but when have I ever listened to anybody else? It’s not that I didn’t like it, but when I saw them side by side, I just decided that I liked Worldly Gray better.
Again I think it all goes back to the cool undertones of SW Worldly Gray that made me lean more towards that color. Although super popular, when I have seen BM Revere Pewter in real rooms and online, to me it has way more of the brown undertones that I’m just not super crazy about.
I think that it looks beautiful in a lot of spaces, but knowing the layout, the flow, and the fact that our basement doesn’t have a ton of natural light, I would rather have more of a cool greige so that it doesn’t feel as brown.
Regardless of what paint colors you choose, always test a sample in your home on a real wall. You can even get those paint swatches that just stick on your wall, but I would caution that they’re still not paint and can be an augmented version of what the color truly will be.
At the end of the day it’s just paint, so you can always do it again if you hate it. But I promise you that you can’t go wrong with Worldly Gray!