My Favorite Benjamin Moore Gray Paint Colors:
Neutral paint colors are timeless. They’ve always been a popular choice and always will be, but defining a neutral can be more challenging than you think. Take a look at the color wheel below…. what colors do you not see? Gray, Brown, Black and White.
A neutral is defined as any color that doesn’t fall into the standard families on the color wheel. These four colors are essentially foolproof since they easily support all other colors. I have so many favorite Benjamin Moore gray paint colors that it was hard to narrow it down to a select few, but I’ve listed my personal favorites below.
Edgecomb Gray is lighter paint color. Depending on the lighting, this color could lean more towards the beige side, or more towards the gray side which is one of the reasons I picked it for my perfect greige article. Edgecomb Gray has a light reflectance value (LRV) of 63 so it does reflect some light. All around, this is a great neutral.
Gray Cashmere is a gray paint color with a mix of green and blue. It’s very similar to Sherwin Williams, Sea Salt. It has an LRV of 65. In a room with a lot of natural lighting, this will lean more towards
Gray Cashmere pairs well with:
HC-165 / LRV: 43
Boothbay Gray tends to lean more towards the blue side, but when it’s paired with a warm white, the blue will be more muted. It has an LRV of 43. Also, fun fact about this color… Jennifer Lopez painted her cabinets in Boothbay Gray (picture below).
Boothbay Gray pairs well with:
2131-60 / LRV: 61
Silver Gray is a cool gray that also tends to lean more towards the blue side. It’s a very calming color that works well in bedrooms and offices. Silver Gray has an LRV of 61 so it’s a bit of a darker gray.
Silver Gray pairs well with:
HC-172 / LRV: 55
Revere Pewter is arguably the most popular paint color of all time and my absolute favorite Benjamin Moore gray. It’s a warm gray that has a lot of depth and looks great with pops of color. It works in any lighting, whether you have a room with lots of natural light or artificial light. Revere Pewter has an LRV of 55.
Revere Pewter pairs well with:
1570 / LRV: 54
Gray Wisp goes well with dark wood and white paint colors. Gray Wisp has an LRV of 54. It does tend to lean more towards the green side, but in natural lighting, it still looks like a nice gray.
Gray Wisp pairs well with:
HC-105 / LRV: 35
Rockport Gray is probably the darkest out of all of the colors I’ve listed here. It works well as an accent wall color and a lot of people use it for their home’s exterior. Nonetheless, you can still use it indoors which is why this is such a great paint color! Rockport Gray has an LRV of 35.
Rockport Gray pairs well with:
Have you heard about Samplize?
If you’re trying to pick paint colors, you’ll most likely want to sample the color first. Samplize offers peel and stick samples. These samples are easy, MESS-FREE, and affordable.
A few reasons that I love Samplize:
- You can order online, and samples are delivered right to your doorstep! No need to venture out to the paint store during a pandemic!
- The samples are much more cost-effective. You won’t have to purchase a paint sample, poster boards, AND brushes, that people typically use, for paint samples. You’ll save yourself time/energy and money!
- If you want to try samples in different rooms, don’t peel and stick the sample. That way you can hold it up and move it around.
HC-169 / LRV: 48
Coventry Gray is a mid-tone gray that’s extremely versatile. If you use this color in a room with a lot of natural light, it will have a bit of a blue undertone. In artificial lighting, it will have warmer undertones. Coventry Gray also works well as an exterior color. It has an LRV of 48.
Coventry Gray pairs well with:
Sea Haze has hints of green undertones when in a room with artificial lighting and hints of blue undertones when in a room with natural lighting. It’s a soft gray and has an LRV of 46. This soft shade of gray packs a surprisingly powerful punch of color.
Sea Haze pairs well with:
Moonshine is probably the lightest gray out of all of the Benjamin Moore gray’s that I’ve listed here. Moonshine has the slightest undertone of blue. It has an LRV of 68.