But before I bought 5 gallons of it, I decided to buy a sample and make sure it was the right color for the house. Good thing I did, because when I got it on the wall, it looked less like Sedate Gray and more like Prison Cell Gray (probably not a good name for marketing purposes). It was too dark, given the light conditions in our house. I tried to show it in this picture, but it doesn't quite do it justice - for its light sucking qualities. Friends would stop by and try to be polite - "Really, that's the color you're painting the WHOLE house?? Interesting....."