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27. February 2017

Finding the Right Shade of Gray Paint for Your Home

Picking the right gray paint color for your walls can provide the perfect clean backdrop for any other colors you may want to use in your room. Although grays come with all sorts of undertones, I have found the safest, most neutral choices for walls are grays with brown undertones. Brownish grays, like Elephant’s Breath by Farrow and Ball, change the least in varying light and stay true to their color. And the current trend for grey is greige, a neutral with equal undertones of grey and beige.

I have compiled a list of some tried and true gray paint colors. I have used these in several projects for many clients through the years. They are all sophisticated and will pair well with just about anything you have in mind for your room’s palette – just choose the shade that speaks to you best. When selecting your shade, keep in mind the undertone is key to making your grey work for your space.


Gray with blue undertones

This grey reflects light to brighten tight spaces.

Gray Frost by Olympic Paint

gray paint

Gray with brown undertones

It goes with most any accent, but I love brown-gray with pale pinks and reds.

Elephant’s Breath by Farrow and Ball

Gray with silver undertones

Rich graphite makes a statement in a kitchen with black accents. Stunning!

Legendary Gray by Dunn Edwards

Gray with green undertones

A green-tinged hue works perfectly on cabinetry in a pure white bathroom.

Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams

Gray with pink undertones

I love pairing this kiss-­of-­pink medium gray with bold navy for a modern dining room, or any room for that matter!

Metropolis by Behr

Gray with Taupe undertones

This paint color is very easy to work with. It’s particularly chic and it works particularly well with plums and stark whites

Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams


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