The BEST Colors for GRAY WOOD FLOORS | Sherwin Williams Paint Colors

The BEST Colors for GRAY WOOD FLOORS | Sherwin Williams Paint Colors

It’s not easy picking wall paint colors for rooms that have gray wood floors, especially if you love gray! It’s hard not to clash you colors when you have 2 neutral tones that are competing with one another, so I’ve adopted the strategy to avoid going gray on your walls when you have it on your floors. I’m sharing 7 Sherwin Williams paint colors with you that you can use to pop off of your gray floors, whether it’s hardwood, engineered, laminate, vinyl or tile!

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  1. Carmel Rose on November 4, 2022 at 9:08 am


  2. The Happy Whisk on November 4, 2022 at 9:09 am

    There’s a bit of purple in the White Metal but I really like it. I don’t always see it, but the purple pops out throughout the day and it’s a treat. I like the pink shadow a lot. There’s a scandi pink that I’m looking at now. So fun.

  3. Sarahhh on November 4, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Ughh!! I hate grey floors but the morons who built the house put in the wrong floor!! So now I have to "work with it" and I hate "modern" decor. So frustrating 😫

  4. Leesh on November 4, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Great color choices here. I’ve got my wheels turning. Thank you.

  5. Stacey22 on November 4, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Nice video

  6. Susan Mackey on November 4, 2022 at 9:22 am

    It’s very considerate of you to cover paint colors other than BM, but when you do I’m wondering if you could indicate on screen or out loud which BM color is similar. That way, those of us who only speak BM would find your fact filled content even more useful. Thanks so much!

  7. Bliss & Dharma on November 4, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Another great white color for gray floors is alabaster as well.
    Depending on the room in the house where gray floors are, I would pair alabaster, or any of these other whites mentioned in the video with Filmy Green. To kind of do a white on two walls and Filmy Green on two other walls, this can really help lighten the gray in the floor a little bit more, thus limiting down a level of dark in the room to a tolerable level, this way, the less dark you have, the more light you have in the room.
    If the gray floor is in a bedroom, I would pair Snowbound with Shoji White & Charcoal Blue. One of those whites can go on the bed wall and the wall across from it, and Charcoal Blue being the side walls. This way, both light and dark can mix and blend in perfectly and if those side walls have windows, even better. Because Charcoal Blue on those side walls can be like their own shadow to balance and bounce natural light where it needs to be and go. With a little help with Alpaca as an accent and trim.

  8. Mauna Pearlstein on November 4, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Pink Shadow and Charcoal Blue FTW. Cheers.

  9. Yvonne Power on November 4, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Would Venitian Portico work as a main color with grey floors throughout. If so, what color trim. Your expertise is invaluable.

  10. magenta44 on November 4, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Interesting color choices. I like the Charcoal Blue for drama. We have a beautiful light grey floors with both charcoal and warmer grey colors. We painted our living room BM Aegean Teal with White Dove trim (the warm trim color). We love it.

  11. ppriya 9900 on November 4, 2022 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for creating this video. My flooring is all grey plus grey cupboards and some grey furniture with accents of orange, emerald green and mustard yellow furniture in my living room floor. I was wondering if there is something that I can use to find the best wall colour.

  12. Sick of it. on November 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

    would of been nice to actually see rooms

  13. 3d Lovely on November 4, 2022 at 9:44 am

    I like your choices! I used Tricorn Black in our office with our gray floor and I love it!! Everyone who has seen it also loves it and said they would have never tried it, but now they don’t know why and want to. It is a large room with a lot of natural light and I don’t think anyone thinks twice about looking at black wallls. If you tell them beforehand, they sort of don’t know what to say, but when they see it, they love it. We have a bright white desk and a white bookcase and white trim. I should have done it sooner.

  14. Deborah Matatall on November 4, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Hi, James!🌸

  15. C2C on November 4, 2022 at 9:50 am

    As someone who recently chose light gray and brown LVT how could you omit WHITE DUCK 😳 It’s AWESOME

  16. Leslee Watson on November 4, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Ooh great. Curious your take on Farrow & Ball for floors.

  17. Ten Boom on November 4, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I have the dreaded blue-gray/ brown floors. The walls are blue-gray to match. It looks cold and harsh. πŸ”οΈβ„οΈ The floors must stay for now. If you have suggestions, I will cry tears of joy. Forgive me if you’ve covered this and I missed it.

  18. Karen Mcloughlin. on November 4, 2022 at 9:52 am

    What trim color would you use with clean slate?

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