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:

Edgecomb Gray

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.

Gray Cashmere

2138-60 / LRV: 65

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 


Boothbay Gray

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).

Silver Gray

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. 

Revere Pewter

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. 

Gray Wisp

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. 

Rockport Gray

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.

Coventry Gray

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. 

Sea Haze

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.


2140-60 / LRV: 68

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. 

6 Responses

  1. Do you have any suggestions for a ivory/white (not too yellow) color to go with Revere Pewter walls for kitchen cabinets?

    1. Acadia White (AC-41), Linen White (912) and Creamy White (OC-7). Those are just a few ideas, but if you’d like anymore, let me know!

  2. I recently had the cabinets in my home repainted by a local wood refinishing company and they did a great job, but the white color I chose didn’t quite go with the walls or the decor of the room. Rather than getting the cabinets refinished again, I decided to repaint the walls in my home with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. I never would have picked this color if it weren’t for this post because there are so many options for gray paint, but this was the perfect color for my kitchen and I’m happy with the results!

    1. Hi, Sarah! I’m thrilled that this post helped you pick the perfect paint color. Thank you so much for sharing!

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