I agree. We got the black ones for our 2010 Sequoia Limited with graphite leather and IMO looks pretty good. There are black accents in the interior so it worked. If the gray isn't an exact match I would think it would look more out of place -- look like you're trying too hard for the OEM look.My 08' has the graphite and I went with the black ones. It accents the interior much better and won't look dirty after a while.