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FAVORITE SHADES OF GRAY

BENJAMIN MOORE: BERGMAN GRAY (tis is a color I made by mixing 6 different grays post HERE), CLASSIC GRAY , COVENTRY GRAY, HORIZON,  SHAKER GRAY, FEATHER, METROPOLITAIN, STONINGTON, WICKHAM GRAY
BENJAMIN MOORE: BERGMAN GRAY (this is a color I made by mixing 6 different grays post HERE), CLASSIC GRAY , COVENTRY GRAY, HORIZON, SHAKER GRAY, FEATHER, METROPOLITAIN, STONINGTON, WICKHAM GRAY

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED GRAY! …I have loved it and have used many versions and shades of it throughout my home. What I love about GRAY is that is is a color which complements everything, but does not expect to be complemented in return…If Gray were a friend she would be a very good listener …it supports…and lets other colors take center stage…and for this reason….

GRAY

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WINS THE OSCAR FOR BEST SUPPORTING COLOR!!!

LIVING WIT LIBBY
LIVING WIT LIBBY

LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME SCENES OF GRAY AT WORK…

DOING WHAT IT DOES BEST…

WICKHAM GRAY
WICKHAM GRAY
HOUZZ WICKHAM GRAY
HOUZZ WICKHAM GRAY
STONINGTON GRAY
STONINGTON GRAY
MY KITCHEN
MY KITCHEN -FLOOR – SHAKER GRAY AND COVENTRY GRAY. WALLS ABOVE DOOR ARE STONINGTON GRAY.

NOW,  HERE IS A BIT OF AN OPTICAL ILLUSION…LOOK AT THE PHOTO ABOVE..THE LIGHTER OF THE TWO FLOOR COLORS IS COVENTRY GRAY…

WICKAM GRAY, STONINGTON GRAY AND COVENTRY GRAY
WICKAM GRAY, STONINGTON GRAY AND COVENTRY GRAY

A COLOR WHICH ON THE PAINT SWATCH IS DARKER THAN STONINGTON GRAY…BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WALL (STONINGTON GRAY) IT APPEARS DARKER! THIS IS WAY YOU MUST ALWAYS PUT THE COLORS UP AND SEE HOW THEY APPEAR IN YOUR LIGHT IN YOUR ROOM!

COVENTRY GRAY
COVENTRY GRAY

THE DARKER OF THE TWO FLOOR COLORS IS SHAKER GRAY…..!!!

SHAKER GRAY
SHAKER GRAY

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BERGMAN GRAY
BERGMAN GRAY
BERGMAN GRAY IN OUR MASTER BEDROOM
BERGMAN GRAY IN OUR MASTER BEDROOM – IF YOU EMAIL ME I CAN GIVE YOU TE FORMULA FOR THIS COLOR…IT IS BEAUTIFUL! A COMBINATION OF 6 DIFFERENT BENJAMIN MOORE GRAYS…
the formula is:
BERGMAN GRAY
Oy  0x 12.5000
BK   0x 18.000
MA  0x 1.000
HORIZON
HORIZON
horizon
HORIZON

 

CLASSIC GRAY
CLASSIC GRAY
CLASSIC GREY
CLASSIC GREY

 

FEATHER GRAY
FEATHER GRAY

 

feather gray
feather gray decor pad. I love this color…it has a bit more blue in it and looks lovely in bedrooms and bathrooms and kitchens
METROPOLITAN
METROPOLITAN

 

METROPOLITAN . ..THIS GRAY IS A BIT DARKER AND MODERN IN FEELING, LOOKS GREAT WEN TERE IS AMPLE LIGHT...LOVELY WITH PALE BLUES AND AQUAS
METROPOLITAN . ..FROM BOWER POWER BLOG …THIS GRAY IS A BIT DARKER AND MODERN IN FEELING, LOOKS GREAT WHEN TERE IS AMPLE LIGHT…LOVELY WITH PALE BLUES AND AQUAS

I Have heard rumblings that Gray is on the way out. So be it…whatever…I think we are so completely over exposed to trends and the ins a nd outs of designs tat we are simply tiring of them faster…I do what I do in my home because I love how it looks..not because it is IN or OUT…that being said. …you won’t find me digging my old avocado oven out of the junk yard! I LOVE they way the grays and the pale grieves in my home allow me to go crazy with color in my art and furnishings ….I do think that gray on gray on gray is a tad sad and such a waste with all that color out there but if that is your thing…Go for it!!!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE GO-TO GRAY??

 

 

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19 thoughts on “FAVORITE SHADES OF GRAY

  1. I’m looking for a light silvery gray to go on cabinets in my basement laundry room/kitchen-ette. Any suggestions? I’m having a hard time figuring this one out as there are SO many grays!

  2. Planning to paint our bedroom gray this summer. Can’t wait yo look at these colors! My bedroom is really dark, only one window that gets light early in the day. Best suggestion for a gray that would brighten it or keep it from looking like a cave?

  3. I love your design ideas! I have a huge game room. Entire length of back wall is all 6-8ft windows and doors. wanted to do accent wall (have brick fireplace) Hale Navy…I have some white trim but the floor is bamboo and the wood around doors/window is dark cherryish ..trying to find wall color. Sectional is Mouse color…taupe/grayish, any suggestions to keep it cozy and relaxing? it is a room to hang and watch movies or for teenage girls to enjoy friends.
    Thank you!

  4. I have a townhouse and I am not sure if I should do wickham or stonington in the living room with Coventry in the dining room.
    Thoughts of which way I should go? thanks!

    1. Really either would be great, but I would lean toward Wickham or even “Titanium” “Horizon” or “Gray Owl”. That being said you may want to try a non gray Like sherwinn williams steamed milk. Is say this because the trend is moving from gray a bit. Another nice companion to covetry is “Revere Pewter” Looks amazing in any room of the house. Bit warmer than Wickham. I have used them all and in truth..you will not go wrong using any of these! happy new Year!

  5. I love your site! Everything is just gorgeous! I am struggling to find a nice neutral gray, not too blue or cool. I am so curious about your Bergman Gray. Is it just the formula from above or do I need any more info when obtaining a sample from the paint shop? Many thanks!!

    1. Thanks! This formula is accurate for Benjamin Moore paint – quart or gallon of the regal satin. I have not had it made up in other brands so this the only one I know. Wickham gray is also great.

  6. Love all these colors on screen (just not so sure in my home) and have most of the samples. And of course the more I get the more confused I am. I’m looking for complementary dining room color since it’s open to bm Silvery Moon kitchen. Was going to try Boothbay gray but then was stuck on connecting hallway colors and thought it might be too dark? Also tried gray owl but might want to use it in living room instead …but then again not sure about connecting hallway colors? Ever try bm nimbus? Open floor plans are definitely not easy when choosing paint. Is it easier (but boring) to paint all one neutral color?

    1. I have been all over the map with this one. I have Had “ever so slightly” different colors in each adjoining room everywhere on every wall…and currently I have the same color (sherwinn williams steamed Milk” through most of my home. I have to say, right now anyway, I like the look of a similar backdrop, which flows easily from room to room and then adding different accent colors in the rooms to give them each their own distinct personality…with rugs , art, and fabrics choices. Then yu can have a fun pop of color in rooms that do not link to the other rooms, like bathrooms and pantries and maybe even one accent wall. That is the best I can do on this topic.

  7. So glad to have found your page! I’ve been searching for the perfect gray forever. Painters are coming on Saturday and I still haven’t decided! I think I’m narrowed down to Stongington (maybe perfect) Gray Owl (maybe too light) or Coventry (maybe too dark). Bedroom furniture is a dark cherry. This will also be the color for the master bath which will have a charcoal colored tile and accents. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thank you!

    1. Stonington is great. Coventry could be dark . Don’t discount wickham which is beautiful and if you go onto my site and look up Berman Gray – I made my own formula for a beautiful gray!!

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