Hey, sweet friends! Last week I was so excited to finally be able to share our “before and after” home tour, taking you though each room of the house and comparing what it looked like when we moved in to what it looks like today. It was quite the transformation! If you took the tour, you may have noticed that I like gray paint just a little bit– it is in almost every room of my house! Since I have a lot of experience when it comes to trying out different grays, I thought I’d share my 5 favorite gray paint colors with you in case you’re looking for the perfect shade for your own home!
Disclosure: Though Behr provided paint for some of the spaces in my home at different points over the years, this post is not sponsored by them in any way. I just really love their paint!
#5: Behr Marquee Gray Shimmer
It’s a good thing I really like Gray Shimmer because a large portion of our house is painted this shade! Our main living area– which includes the dining room, living room, and the Cs’ toy space– and our stairwells and upstairs hallway are all that color. To me it feels very light, airy, and soothing, which I love. It is a slightly bluer gray and can have more or less of a blue tint depending on the lighting and time of day.
#4: Behr Marquee Curio
Curio is a close cousin of Gray Shimmer, but the undertone is more greenish rather than blueish, though the green is not super pronounced. We chose Curio for our kitchen and entry since I knew I would be doing a lot of green and aqua accents, and I think it helps the space flow well and plays nicely off of the white cabinets in the kitchen.
#3: Behr Dreamscape Gray
We used Dreamscape Gray in our little guest bathroom, and I absolutely love it for a small space because it is a “moodier” gray. It’s darker than the previous two options, but still light enough that the room feels bright rather than cave-like. It also is in the blue-gray family, which I tend to lean toward since most of my rooms incorporate blue into the decor!
#2: Behr Gentle Rain
Gentle Rain is the first gray paint color we brought into our home, and it covers the walls in my fabulously feminine home office. I would say that is a fairly true gray (though if I had to choose, I would say it is barely over the line on the blue side as opposed to green or yellow or pink undertones), and it has been the perfect neutral backdrop for my favorite space in our whole house.
#1: Behr Marquee Silver City
My absolute favorite gray in our home is definitely Silver City, which we have in our master bedroom and bathroom and in our powder room as well. It, too, is a more true gray, though it is slightly darker than Gentle Rain. It’s dark enough that it really adds some definition to the space, but light enough to keep that light, airy look that I love. If I had to choose a “perfect” gray, Silver City would be it.
Bonus: Behr Iron Mountain
Okay, I know I said 5, but I just had to mention Iron Mountain too. I’ve never used it on a wall as it would probably be a tad dark for me, but I love, love, LOVE it for furniture. I originally painted the piece shown above for my sister in this shade, and I loved it so much that I used it on our master bathroom vanity and kitchen sideboard as well.
So those are my favorites! I know that grays can be tricky to sort out, but hopefully this post can give you a good starting point so you don’t have to try out hundreds and hundreds of samples to search for the perfect shade!
Do you have any favorite gray paint colors? Tell me in the comments so I can try them out too! 🙂 Have a wonderful week, friends!
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