My 10 FAVORITE PALE GRAYS

“Is it GRAY or GREY?”

 This is one of the most commonly asked questions regarding common spelling mistakes!

The answer is :  if you are American it is likely you spell it “GRAY”…..AND  “GREY” is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.

Both are correct and both are Beautiful.

Martha Stewart "GRAY PEARL" from Dreamy Whites blog

Martha Stewart “GRAY PEARL” from Dreamy Whites blog

Here are some of 10 of my Favorite PALE INTERIOR GRAYS….

….often used as an alternative to beiges and whites….

Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY

Benjamin Moore: BUNNY GRAY, GRAY OWL, GRAY TINT, HORIZON, MISTY GRAY, MOONSHINE, PAPER WHITE, TITANIUM, WICKHAM GRAY

BUNNY GRAY

BUNNY GRAY

BUNNY GRAY

 

BUNNY GRAY

BUNNY GRAY – IMPERFECT POLISH BLOG

…WHOOPS GRAY BUNNY!

GRAY BUNNY

GRAY BUNNY

GRAY OWL

GRAY OWL

GRAY OWL

GRAY OWL - CCG INTERIORS

GRAY OWL – CCG INTERIORS

MISS MUSTARDSEED GRAY OWL

MISS MUSTARDSEED

AND A GRAY OWL

AND A GRAY OWL

MISTY GRAY

MISTY GRAY

MISTY GRAY

misty gray?

misty gray?

mistygray)

GRAY TINT

GRAY TINT

GRAY TINT

GRAY TINT - HOUZZ

GRAY TINT – HOUZZ

HOUZZ- GRAY TINT

HOUZZ- GRAY TINT

HORIZON

HORIZON

HORIZON

HORIZON

HORIZON – DECOR PAD

HORIZON

HORIZON

 

MOONSHINE

MOONSHINE

MOONSHINE

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE - MOONSHINE

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE – MOONSHINE

MOONSHINE

MOONSHINE

lori rocks on tumblr

MOON SHINE – lori rocks on tumblr

PAPER WHITE

PAPER WHITE

PAPER WHITE

PAPER WHITE

PAPER WHITE – ELLE DECOR

REMODELISTA - WHITE BOOK JACKETS

REMODELISTA – WHITE BOOK JACKETS

TITANIUM

TITANIUM

TITANIUM

TITANIUM - FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE

TITANIUM – FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE …..PS- This home is exquisite…don’t miss a visit to this blog!

FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE - MASTER BEDROOM - TITANIUM

FOR THE LOVE OF A HOUSE – MASTER BEDROOM – TITANIUM

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WICKHAM GRAY 

WICKHAM GRAY

WICKHAM GRAY

WICKHAM GRAY

WICKHAM GRAY

WICKHAM GRAY

WICKHAM GRAY

…..of course…I will always be especially fond of ONE MORE pale gray…the one I INVENTED by missing 6 reject grays together and which I named…(email me for the formula)

“BERMAN GRAY”….

BERGMAN GRAY

BERGMAN GRAY

MASTER BEDROOM - AFTER

MASTER BEDROOM –

My Bedroom Chair upholstered in Dwell Studio in BRINDLE

My Bedroom Chair upholstered in Dwell Studio in BRINDLE

I LOVED PALE GRAY long BEFORE IT WAS TRENDY….And I will likely love it long after it becomes…”The color of the Twenty- teens”. It soothes me…and I am hard pressed to think of a single color it does NOT flatter…like a good friend…this peaceful shade brings out the best in any tint…black, blue, pink, yellow, green, red and orange…the ultimate cheerleader…PALE GRAYS…are wonderful!!

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16 thoughts on “My 10 FAVORITE PALE GRAYS

    1. Lesli DeVito Post author

      Thanks for the heads up…and for connecting the photo to the correct source! On Pinterest it is listed as “Bunny Gray”…i have relabeled the photo…xo

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  1. Erika

    AH Thank You! I have been looking for the perfect gray color for almost a year. I have so many swatches I am losing my mind!

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  2. Tricia Jordan

    Hey Lesli! I’m Amanda’s sister in law. I’m in search of a fabulous gray and Gay sent me to your site. Looking forward to testing some of your favorites. Also, I think I need a puppy painting of our dog. LOVE the one you did of Nora 🙂

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    1. Lesli DeVito Post author

      Hi tricia,

      so happy you stopped by! feel free to email me (lsdevito@gmail.com) too if you need help with choosing a gray. Best of luck to you! and I will paint your puppy whenever you are ready!

      xo

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  3. Carol

    Hi Leslie,
    Found your site and cant decide among Horizon, Moonshine, and Wickham Gray for a small powder room with no natural light. Horizon looks so light but Im afraid Wickham will be too dark. Any advice as to tge colors would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Carol

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    1. Lesli DeVito Post author

      Horizon is definitely the lightest, but I have found, after years of hit or miss with dark rooms and with rooms that get little light – that it is better to add GOOD lighting than to try to get the wall color to compensate. Does this make sense? In fact sometimes darker colors, with good lighting can brighten a space better than pale light which in bad lighting can look like a person who needs a tan.

      All three are great grays and I would say go with the one you like the most…and check out some nice sconces that will maybe add some brighter light to the room…

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  4. Darci Witzig

    We painted our spare room paper white and the bathroom owl gray. They are beautiful! The hallway we painted Swiss coffee which goes beautifully with the grays. I’m definitely a Benjamin Moore fan!

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  5. Georgana

    I’m agonizing over gray colors to repaint my toddler daughter’s room. It is a small room and is currently Moonshine with Simply White trim (left over from when it was my older son’s room). The green undertone in Moonshine is driving me nuts (it is the little things ) and I want something lighter that will go well with pink, creams and whites. I’m considering Paper White or maybe Gray Owl at 50%. Any advice? Thank you!

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  6. Hannah

    This post is so helpful thank you! I am trying to pick a grey for our nursery (baby boy on the way). The room is smallish but has high ceilings and gets good natural light. Right now with the big window and high ceilings the white paint is making it feel very stark. I want to warm things up a bit while still having it feel neutral and peaceful. I have been gravitating toward (what I think are) pale blue-ish greys from Benjamin Moore like Bunny Gray, Iced Cube Silver, Gray Cloud or Marilyn’s Dress – but I don’t want it to end up looking TOO blue. Any thoughts greatly appreciated!!

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    1. Lesli DeVito Post author

      Hi Hannah,

      Congrats on the new baby! If I were doing Nursery I would want to keep the walls light and soft…once all the baby stuff gets in there you will amazed at how busy a place it becomes. The color I recommend is “Horizon” . I have used it a few times and currently it is in my sons room. http://myoldcountryhouse.com/orc-final-reveal-teen-boy-room/At first I worried it would be too light, but when I finished it was perfect! All of those other ones you list will bee too gray and too dark. They look perfect on the card but translate much darker on the wall. What I have learned is that if you want a color to look very light on he wall…it needs to almost look TOO light” on the card. I hope this helps!!!

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