I’ve had quite a few people ask me for paint recommendations lately. I’m realizing that I’m gravitating towards gray these days. Such a sophisticated neutral. Sticking with a warmer gray (more of a brown base rather than blue) compliments most finishes without looking too cold.
My favorite of the bunch is Benjamin Moore’s HC-172 Revere Pewter.
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Although it’s still in the gray family, it greatly compliments warm wood floors, bronze fixtures, etc. It is the perfect modern field color.
My second favorite is Benjamin Moore’s HC-108, Sandy Hook Gray. A little darker, this gray looks perfect in a bathroom with white penny tile and creamy trim. I used Sandy Hook Gray all over our family beach house.
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Another pretty option is Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray.
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A few other choices are Stonington Gray:
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And last, Roycroft Mist Gray:
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As you can see, all beautiful choices! If you’re considering one of these colors, don’t forget to test it in the environment. Paint a swatch on the wall and see how the color reacts to the lighting and surrounding finishes. You can pick up one of these for less than $3. They also make for great touch up paint down the road.
Maybe going gray isn’t such a bad thing after all.