Yesterday we had bloggers sharing their favorite greige(s). Today, we have more! So, save these for when you need a go-to greige.
Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies
I have used this color in my own home and in a recent model home project. It’s for sure my go to greige! It has a real slight green undertone that I mostly notice at night when my house gets darker.
I totally agree about “greige” being a tough color to get just right. One of the reasons is that paint reflects things like floor and furniture color. And then there is that other problem….what kind of light is in a room. My best recommendation is to paint a piece of core board with 2 coats [very important] let it dry and then put it in the room for a couple of days. Another trick I use it to put it up against white. You can really get a true read when you do that.
So….Here are a few of my favorites.
Flagstone MSL 247…..gray with a shot of green
Cobblestone MSL 241….gray with a hint of pink
Sharkey Gray MSL 230….almost perfect!
Museum Piece CSP-40 from their new Color Stories deck. The samples are actually painted on.
Cosmopolitan CSP-100….Pretty true gray
Grant Beige HC 83
Revere Pewter HC 172
Pratt & Lambert
Lambswool 2269….more of a beige with a hint of gray.
Farrow & Ball
2 of my all time favorite colors are below!
Mouse’s Back #40…rich and dark…great back drob for any color
Light Gray #17….another perfect color.
Keystone Gray 7504….hint of green
Sherwin Williams, SW7017 Dorian Gray
My go-to greige is Sherwin Williams, Dorian Gray. I prefer grays/greiges that have warm undertones and this one is just right. It is soft, warm and inviting.
We painted our living room Dorian Gray and after 3.5 years of living with it I still love it! Almost every other room in our home has been painted multiple times, but I have never grown tired of the living room color.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
My *favorite* greige is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. I painted this color in my master bedroom, and left it that way for all of about twelve seconds before I realized the yellow tones in my carpet were turning my world upside down and I’d have to change it.
But for that twelve seconds? It was pure, unadulterated love and devotion. It’s such a soft, serene greige that changes colors in different lights: revealing the faintest tones of blue and green depending on the time of day. It’s absolute perfection. Please, someone use this paint in memory of my master bedroom, which is now a beautiful soft grey-green: Benjamin Moore Silver Sage. (See it here.)
My master bedroom was also Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan for a brief period just prior to its Silver Sage phase. It’s another beautiful soft greige which leans more beige than gray. (Clearly, I like to completely paint my rooms a minimum of 3.6 times before committing to a color. My husband just loves this habit of mine!)
Anything on this strip at Sherwin Williams – SW7015- SW7020, or Repose Grey to Black Fox
I love these greys because they are true greys; without leaning towards an awkward baby blue or an annoying twinge of green. The black fox is a great color for adding drama to a space. I love that its dark but it has a brown undertone keeping it very warm and cozy. I painted the area above my fireplace with the black fox and I love how my white accents really pop against it!
Thunder (AF-685) by Benjamin Moore
I chose this for a client at a recent colour consultation expecting it to be a greige. Once the painter was finished I realized that this is probably the perfect, elusive gray that we are all looking for. There are no obvious undertones that take over as there normally are with gray. It’s deceiving on the chip though because it looks more greige than gray.
If you’re not in love yet then you can also consider my second go-to which is Cosmopolitan (CSP-100) by Benjamin Moore and their new Colour Stories line of paint.
I hope you enjoyed this series on greiges. Tomorrow, we’ll hear from a few more bloggers! So, be sure to check back.
What is your favorite greige?
- Part 1
- 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)