Our Review of Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams

Choosing a paint color for your home isn’t a black-and-white decision — unless, of course, a black-and-white palette is one of your design goals. If you’re searching for a neutral paint color with plenty of warmth, Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams should be on your radar. It’s a light, misty gray with warm and welcoming tones. Plus, it translates beautifully on any texture and works with all sorts of design styles. Keep reading to find out more about its technical specs, suggested applications, and more.

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gray house with black garage door and wood trim

Sherwin Williams’ Gossamer Veil: The Specs

Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams is a warm gray with no complex undertones, although with the right amount of sun exposure, its reads more greige. If your property faces the sun, this neutral shade’s warmth becomes a bit more muted, whereas surfaces facing away from the sun will showcase a slightly creamy appearance.

With an LRV of 62, Gossamer Veil is a mid-range gray that sits a bit on the lighter side of the spectrum. (Wondering what LRV means? We explain what it is and why it’s crucial to understand when choosing a paint color for your home here.)

red brick house with cultured stone and gray siding accents

Recommended Applications for Gossamer Veil

Neutral hues lend themselves to any design style, and Gossamer Veil is no exception. Our designers have used it on everything from traditional to contemporary homes with a variety of textures. 

In the design shown above, the red brick exterior is elevated by the splashes of neutral-colored stone. The mix of materials is enhanced by the siding sections, which are rendered in Gossamer Veil. The different textures gives the exterior a visually compelling, layered look.

commercial building painted gray with black awnings

Gossamer Veil’s warmth and neutrality also makes it a great choice for commercial properties. Our designers used the warm gray on the brick in this rendering, bringing in contrast with black awnings and accents.

traditional house with limewashed stone, white siding, gray trim, and black accents

Gossamer Veil Paint Color Pairings

Black-and-white color schemes are timeless on traditional homes. Our designers added additional neutral elements to the home above to kick the curb appeal up a notch. The Gossamer Veil trim is the ideal connecting color for the limewashed stone and the white siding, which is rendered in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. The neutral palette is seamless and has just the right amount of textural and color contrast to draw the eye.

house with gray painted brick and charcoal doors

Pairing Gossamer Veil with darker tones brings its warmth to the forefront. Above, our designers made Gossamer Veil the star of the show, using it on the brick, siding, window trim, and bump outs. We painted the front door and garage doors as well as the fascia and soffit with Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore — a saturated charcoal that stands out against the neutral exterior.

modern home with gray siding and black trim

Pros & Cons of Gossamer Veil


  • It has virtually no undertones, so it’s easy to pair with
  • Its warmth makes it the ideal tone for achieving a welcoming vibe 
  • Because it’s a neutral, it works on any texture or design style


  • It can read a bit more greige than gray if an exterior has a lot of sun exposure
  • With an LRV of 62, it’s on the lighter side, so if you want a more saturated, noticeably-gray gray, it might not be a fit 
We always recommend sampling and testing paint colors before committing. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior. Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Order your ‘Real Paint, No Mess’ samples from Samplize here.

Gossamer Veil Alternatives

If a warm and welcoming gray is what you’re after, Gossamer Veil is certainly a contender, but there is an entire gray spectrum to explore and consider, too.

gray brick house with wood porch columns

Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist

Like Gossamer Veil, Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist is a beautiful neutral that exudes warmth, but with an LRV of 65.53, it’s a slightly lighter option.

house with gray stucco

Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray

With an LRV of 60, Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray is ever-so-slightly darker than Gossamer Veil. While still a warm neutral, this shade leans more greige.

traditional home with gray siding and white trim

Sherwin Williams’ Repose Gray

If you’re searching for a gray with more undertones and complexity, Sherwin Williams’ Repose Gray could be your color. Depending on the lighting, the hu picks up greige or gray and showcases purple or green undertones.

small house with gray siding

The Bottom Line on Sherwin Williams’ Gossamer Veil

Gray encompasses a wide range of shades. If you want a gray exterior that’s on the lighter side with plenty of warmth, Gossamer Veil might just be your perfect match. Whether your home is more traditional or you embrace a modern aesthetic, this exterior paint color is worth your consideration.

Choosing a paint color for your exterior is one of the most important curb appeal design decisions. Not only is painting a huge undertaking, it’s also an expensive commitment. Before taking the plunge, work with our expert exterior designers to help you visualize what certain paint colors will look like on your home. We’ll help you pick the perfect paint color and visualize any other updates you have in mind. Get started on your exterior design project today.