Our Review of Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams

If a neutral paint color is what you’re after for your exterior but you want something more dynamic than a gray or beige, Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams might be for you. It’s a warm greige that reads slightly taupe. Both flexible and striking, this neutral hue fits with any design style. Keep reading to learn more about its technical specs, color pairing ideas, and more.

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greige home with porch columns

Sherwin Williams’ Mega Greige: The Specs

Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams is a warm greige paint color with taupe tones and an LRV of 37. (Not sure what LRV means? We break down everything you need to know, including why it’s important to consider LRV when selecting a paint color for your home, here.) Overall, its medium depth gives the color a soft appearance.

Even if your home doesn’t get much natural light, Mega Greige’s warmth still comes through, although it will read brighter on walls that face the sun.

Familiar with Agreeable Gray? It’s Sherwin Williams’ best-selling paint color, and it falls on the same swatch as Mega Greige, but is two notches lighter.


greige stucco house

Recommended Applications for Mega Greige

Because it doesn’t have complicated undertones, this warm shade translates well across any texture and design style. On the design above, our designers used Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige on the home’s stucco cladding and brought in some quiet contrast on the exterior walls with Mega Greige.

ranch home with greige siding and white trim

Next, we used Mega Greige on the siding of this ranch home. The off-white trim and wood door bring out the warmth of the greige paint color, while the black accents provide crisp contrast.


traditional home with brick and greige stucco with black shutters and white trim

Mega Greige Paint Color Pairings

If you’re looking for a neutral paint color that has a taupe appearance, Mega Greige should be a contender. Above, pairing it with Sherwin Williams’ Tricorn Black and Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound brings those taupe tones out even more and makes the greige stucco stand out against the brick.

beige house with greige trim

If subtle contrast and a neutral palette speak to your design goals, Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige and Mega Greige are a reliable color combo. For this Tudor-style home, we painted the brick and stucco with Bleeker Beige and used Mega Greige on the trim and half-timbering to add dimension.


modern home with greige siding

Pros & Cons of Mega Greige

PROS:

  • Its versatile tone means it works well on most textures and home styles
  • Its softness and warmth are ideal for a welcoming vibe
  • With no complicated undertones, it’s a true neutral

CONS:

  • It stays warm regardless of light exposure, so if you like cooler tones, this probably isn’t the color for you
  • It does lean toward the taupe side, which means a violet tone can come to the party — this isn’t necessarily a negative, but something to keep in mind 
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.

Mega Greige Alternatives

Mega Greige is a stunning neutral shade that brings plenty of warmth and softness to any style of home. But that doesn’t mean it necessarily works for your specific home and design goals. Here are some alternatives to check out. 

ranch home with greige siding and wood porch columns

Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter is one of our go-to greige shades. It’s got plenty of warmth, but with an LRV of 55, it’s notably lighter and brighter than our focus paint color.


large home with beige stucco

Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige

We’ve used Bleeker Beige as a companion for Mega Greige, but it’s a good alternative to consider, too. It’s more tan, but has striking gray undertones.


modern house with greige siding and wood and black accents

Sherwin Williams’ Gray Area

With an LRV of 39, Sherwin Williams’ Gray Area is pretty close to Mega Greige, but — as its name suggests — it reads more gray.


modern house with greige stucco and turquoise front door

The Bottom Line on Sherwin Williams’ Mega Greige

If a soft-and-warm straightforward neutral is what you’re looking for, Mega Greige might just be your perfect fit. Whether you use it as an accent color or the main player in your home’s color palette, it’s a lovely greige to elevate curb appeal with a welcoming vibe.

Trying to find the right paint color for your home? Instead of committing to a shade based on instinct alone, partner with us to visualize what paint colors will look like on your home before making costly decisions. We’ll help you pick the perfect shade and visualize any other updates you have in mind, from landscaping to accents. Get started on your exterior design project today.

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