On Sunday, we talked about greiges and undertones. And, the explanation of what composes a greige helped explain why it can be so hard it can be to find that perfect greige. I highly encourage you to read that post if you haven’t.
“Greige” is a term coined that represents a mix of gray and beige. Essentially, it is a warm gray. This week, I’ll have bloggers share their favorite greige(s) with my readers. Today, we have six awesome bloggers sharing! And, more will share on Wednesday and Thursday!
Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray
It’s a darker moodier greige, so because it’s not as light and airy, it’s a little more smoky and sophisticated – especially when paired with crisp white trim, and accented with some happy pops of color to keep things interesting
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
I just completed the search for the perfect greige for my living room. It can be a challenge, I practically cleaned out the paint stores of their gray swatches. In the end, I chose Revere Pewter.
LOVE how the color turned out. It’s the perfect gray for our home. It has more of a brown undertone to it which warms it up and keeps it from looking blue, green or pink when up on the wall. The paper swatch can be a bit deceiving so I definitely recommend purchasing a small paint sample and seeing it up on a couple different walls. Also (I’d recommend this with any paint sample) watch how it changes throughout the day based on the amount of sunlight the room gets before you make a decision.
Another gray I’ve used in our home is Martha Stewart Nimbus Cloud.
This gray has a blue undertone to it. It works really well in my daughter’s room with the turquoise and pink accents. I gave it a shot in our living room and it ended up being too cold against the black and yellow, so I’d recommend using it in a room that has other cooler colors in it.
Restoration Hardware Stone
My go-to greige is Restoration Hardware’s Stone. It is the perfect blend of gray/beige and makes a great backdrop for any room in your home. I have used it in my personal home as well as homes of my clients.
Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray #HC-173
I used it in a project in Brooklyn and we were thrilled with the results – the color adds warmth and atmosphere but is not too strong. One of my favorite paint tips is using the same color twice or more in a home, but cut it with Ben Moore Super White in some spaces. Here we used Edgecomb Gray at full strength for the entry and then again in the nearby dining room, but mixed 75% Edgecomb Gray with 25% white. That way the rooms flow beautifully together but you can have more intensity of color where you want it!
I also really love Stonington Gray #HC-170 by Benjamin Moore for a gray that has a bit cooler hue but still works with sand and beige tones and Perfect Greige #SW6073 by Sherwin Williams, an obvious name I know but it’s true!
Cymric Silver by Ralph Lauren
My favorite Greige is Cymric Silver by Ralph Lauren, and almost identical, but more widely used Benjamin Moore’s Pashmina. I used Cymric Silver in my son’s room and just repainted after seven years (definitely a record), and all I could think of while I was covering it up was, “I love this color, where else can I use it?”
Both are warm grays, almost a light taupe.
This dining room is grasscloth, Cymric Silver is just beyond in the foyer.
This photo from Traditional Home reads more cool.
A truer representation in my home.
Another greige that I like is Pashmina by Benjamin Moore
I love this color in my home because it makes my space super light and fresh. I have a lot of windows downstairs and when the light hits this wall color is makes for the perfect neutral backdrop! As you can see in the photos below, sometimes it’s a gray and sometimes its more beige. Which makes it the PERFECT griege in my book!! You can check out more here on my projects page!
I hope that gives you a few good places to start when finding that perfect color for your home. What is your favorite greige?
Time to confess – how many paint samples have you gone through when choosing that just right greige?
More go-to greiges tomorrow!
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Favorite Greiges by Brand
- Tried Some Ben Moore Greiges on My Wall
- Paint Color Suggestions, Listed By Color (greiges are on here listed by light greiges, medium to dark greiges and grays are listed separately)