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Come see why Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray is one of my favorite gray paint colors for just about any space in your home!

Paint Color - Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray

If you’re looking for the perfect warm neutral gray paint, look no further than Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Are you looking for the perfect, warm, neutral gray paint color? Look no further, because Sherwin Williams Repose Gray (SW 7015)  and Dorian Gray (SW 1017) are here for you! As their numbers suggest, Repose Gray is a lighter gray in the same family as Dorian Gray. I have actually used both in my home. I painted our living room in Repose Gray – you can read all about it here.

board and batten entryway

Our living room is so bright and light, but when it came time to paint the adjoining dining room, I wanted a bit more of a cozy feel. So, I went a little darker and chose Dorian Gray.

P.S. If you want to read about how I transitioned between board and batten in one room and shiplap in the other, read this post!

farmhouse dining room reveal with shiplap wall and painted dining set

I painted our dining room in SW 7017 Dorian Gray (top) and SW 7005 Pure White (shiplap bottom).

SW 7017 – Sherwin William’s perfect warm, neutral gray paint tone

Why is Dorian Gray so perfect? Unlike so many other gray paint tones that lean towards blue undertones, Dorian Gray is a true warm gray. I categorize it in the “greige” (gray + beige) family. So if you want a true gray, that won’t look blue, this is the right gray for you. It almost has green undertones.

Here’s how Dorian Gray looks in some other homes. Swoon!

siding painted in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray - front door painted with Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray - exterior trim painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster White

(source: Homebunch)

Entry Mudroom with Board and Batten and Dorian Gray wall paint

(source: It All Started with Paint)

Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray Cabinets in a bright neutral kitchen

(source: Better Homes & Gardens)

Office Corner with Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray painted wood paneling walls

(source: Maison de Pax)

Industrial Style Dormer Bedroom with Dorian Gray painted walls

(source: Simplicity in The South)

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Color Spotlight - Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray

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  1. I just started painting several rooms in my home Dorian Gray. I was surprised to see some blue in it during the day and even more surprised at night when my soft white lighting turned some walls a mauve muddy water color! I have had to switch all my lighting to a bright white which makes for a stark feel at times. Have you had this issue in any room with Dorian Gray? Ironically, my warm lit formal dining area is the only room that has a hint of the green I was expecting! I am supposed to paint my master bedroom next and I’m afraid of the lighting issue.

    1. Hi Annette! I would DEFINITELY do a paint sample in every room before painting. You would be shocked to see how much the exact same paint color takes on new life in different lighting. Good luck!

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