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.
Best Benjamin Moore Gray Paint Colors:
HC-173 / LRV: 63
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
2137-50 / LRV: 68
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 68. This soft shade of gray packs a surprisingly powerful punch of color.