Gray: The New Neutral
Gray paint is such an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up interiors. It is a classic color that brings sophistication to a space and works well with any color scheme.
There are thousands of shades in the paint store, and I know how that can become confusing, and is often overwhelming. So, I have put together a list of my favorite Benjamin Moore grays for you.
Selecting the right shade
Like many colors, grays fall into the “warm” and “cool” category. “Warm” will have undertones of browns and cream, while “cool” have undertones of blue or purple. Determining if your décor has warm or cool undertones will help you to select your color.
Designer’s tip: To make a room seem cozier or more intimate, paint the walls in a warm shade, as warm colors look like they are advancing (creating that wonderful “closed-in” feel). On the other hand, make a small room appear bigger by choosing a cool shade — Cool tones feel expansive.
I recommend choosing a dominant shade and an accent shade. Paint your focal wall in the dominant shade, and accent other walls, trim, or furnishings in the accent color. This creates a sense of depth, which is especially important in a room where the look is minimal yet luxe.
When selecting your color, always sample it first. Buy samples and put small sections on the wall to see which color will look best before committing to full gallons of paint. This will save you time and money.
Benjamin Moore Paint List:
Looks stunning with white kitchen cabinets and white trim!
A gray with blues in it that beautifully changes with the light.
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