Gray is a classic, elegant color for any space. It looks good as the foundation color for a room, on cabinetry or on furniture. Gray pairs well with blues, greens and other neutrals and is timeless. Lighter shades of gray are a good alternative to white if you are looking for another neutral for your home. A rich dark gray can work well in a formal space, study, or even on a statement piece of furniture. I use gray often in my designs, and know it can be hard picking the perfect color so I’ve created a gray paint guide as a reference for you. See below for the gray paint guide and examples of my choices in some of my designs. Have a great day!
In my San Clemente beach home project, I used Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray on the cabinetry. It pairs beautifully with the soft blues, greens and other neutrals throughout the home.
The gray in this living room is Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. I love how the white moldings and trim pops againsts the gray color.
I love using gray on furniture. It creates a unique, elegant feel. These custom spool statement chairs are done in Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray.
11 thoughts on “The Gray Paint Guide”
Thank you for this post!! Just what I needed.
I am loving your blog. Discovered you on Instagram a few months back.
What is your go to white paint for trim and kitchen cabinets?
Lately we have been using just plain white, with no pigment. Thanks
Hi! What is that light fixture over the dining table? Thanks!
YOu can purchase it from Layla Grayce or Horchow. Thanks
Hi where is the blue and white tassel rug from!?
It’s from Serena and Lily.
Love your work! I’m always in a rug rut and would love to know the places you shop for great different rugs other than the mainstream places everyone goes. (West elm, world market)
Stark carpets is a good option. Layla Grayce and Zinc Door have great rugs as well. Hope that helps. Thanks.
Hi Becki what finish are these chairs painted with? Satin or semi gloss?