Gray Paint on Walls


I’ve recently fallen in love with gray paint on walls. There are as many different grays as there are grains of sand and I’m discovering that they can create as many different types of rooms. A gentle dove gray can make a bedroom quieting and peaceful; a medium gray with earthy undertones can make the family room a comforting gathering place. In a studio apartment, I tried urban medium/dark gray with pearly white trim and found a sophisticated yet flexible combination, which is a must in a room that is your bedroom, living room, and dining room wrapped into one! In the epic search that ensued for the perfect gray for this difficult space, I stumbled across some really great grays that I’m going to keep in my arsenal of good colors for interior walls (and one for furniture makeovers!). They are listed below with brief descriptions:

(all of these are Behr brand paint in a matte finish – it’s my favorite brand of paint and it does a great job)

suede gray – the color pictured in the studio apartment above, dark gray, but not oppressive, masculine and established.

porpoise – gorgeous light gray, light reflecting and chic, the perfect gray for someone testing the waters of gray walls.

amazon stone –  a LOT of gray/brown tones, quite dark, good to create a warm looking room with lots of light colored furniture.

creek bend -a warm medium toned gray, looks good with black and/or white furniture.

dark graphite – elegant med/dark gray with cool tonality, no warm undertones, best for use on furniture rather than on walls.


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