7 Great Gray Paint Colors

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  1. Deanne C
    Monday,May 2, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Thanks for posting all the gray pictures of your rooms. We are in the process of getting the house ready for sale. This is our 6th move in 30 years. A couple of the bedrooms need painted and I have been thinking of gray but was a bit hesitant. Your inspiration is helping me move forward on the choice of which gray! Always up for a new adventure!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,May 4, 2016 / 2:53 am

      I’m glad that my post inspired you to move toward gray. It’s not a color I ever really used before, but once I started using it in our last house, I saw how versatile it could be. It worked well for us because we got an offer on our house 12 hours after it was listed. Best of luck with your move.

  2. Rose
    Monday,May 2, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I agree on gray. I think it is a great neutral color. I am NOT an beige or earth tone person. I can’t think of any color that can’t be used as an accent color except beige!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,May 4, 2016 / 2:57 am

      So true Rose. I used to be a beige girl but once I went with gray everything changed. Can’t wait to do it again in our new house.

      Thanks so much for visiting.

      • Jan Brock
        Thursday,March 16, 2017 / 9:02 pm

        I am having a very hard time choosing grey! My samples turn out blue! Or beige! I just want grey! A medium color, then a light white/grey for my bath. Help please!

        • Kristi
          Friday,March 17, 2017 / 1:03 am

          Hi Jan. I’m sorry you’re having a tough time finding a gray paint. I’ve been there myself. My first question would be how are you sampling them? Are you painting over an existing color? I usually put my swatches on a piece of poster board and put it in different places in the room at different times of the day. Also, what colors have you tried? I’ve heard that BM Stonington Gray is a beautiful medium gray (as close to gray as it can be). Hope some of these suggestions help. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Monday,May 2, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Very pretty choices. I bet you can’t wait to get started on the new house!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,May 3, 2016 / 3:29 am

      I am so ready to get started, Kim. 😉

  4. Monday,May 2, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Great round-up Kristi! Pinning it now for future reference

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,May 3, 2016 / 3:27 am

      Thanks so much Vel! 🙂

  5. Dee Cochran
    Friday,May 6, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I have colonial blue on trim ,molding , etc with zero hopes of ever getting it changed . Zilch . Do you think maybe I could use a gray on walls ?

    • Kristi
      Monday,May 9, 2016 / 2:32 am

      Hi Dee. I think that you could absolutely use gray on your walls. I don’t know the exact color of your trim and the lighting in every house is different, but I think a very light gray would look awesome. I would get a few samples and paint a piece of posterboard, you want a large swatch, not the little squares that you get in the paint store. Once you have your swatch, put it right next to your blue molding and leave it for a few days. Look at it in daylight and at night and you should be able to tell if it works for you.

      Good luck! I would love to hear how it turns out.

  6. Susan
    Monday,June 13, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I have a very small bathroom that has white carrara marble in the shower and floor, vanity is white and the sink is gray and white speck with white inside. I have it painted with a blue color and was thinking of going with a soft gray since it’s very small. Do you think gray owl or classic gray would look good? I have such a hard time picking colors. Thanks

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,June 14, 2016 / 2:35 am

      Hi Susan. I think that going gray in your bathroom would look beautiful. I’m partial to Gray Owl but Classic Grau would look great too. I have been going 50% lighter with Gray Owl and I’m thrilled with the softness of the color. Let me know what you decide. I would love to see pictures.

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