Difference Mindful Gray and Dorian Gray

What’s the Difference Between Mindful Gray 7016 and Dorian Gray 7017 from Sherwin-Williams?

Mindful Gray and Dorian Gray – When you see these two colors next to each other on strip #244 in the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap fandeck, they look almost identical. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when I was asked to explain the difference between the two. The dilemma stemmed from the fact that Dorian Gray has an LRV 39 and Mindful Gray has an LRV of 48. Was Dorian Gray too dark for an exterior? Would Mindful Gray be a better choice for an exterior color scheme because it had a lighter LRV of 39? Will a higher LRV …

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