I love greige walls as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want a true gray. Not brownish, not greenish, not purplish. Just a beautiful, soft grey. It can actually be a little tricky to find a 100% pure gray paint color (even a few of the ones below have a hint of another tint to them which I will explain) but these are pretty darn close.
I am thinking that many of you found my little blog from my most popular post to date: Perfect Shades of Greige. Since paint colors seem to be such a hot topic (one I think a lot of people want to hear about), I wanted to write a post on my newest color obsession - navy!
I have been doing a lot of paint comparisons and collecting of paint color chips. You may remember this post on blue-greens. While I still love all of those colors, I am looking for some slightly more mellow shades in the same family. Below are my picks for the gray/blue/green paint colors.
While I love gold, I have never been bold enough to dedicate an entire room wall color to it. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of rooms that are painted in gold, but considering our largest home to date was 830 square feet (with 7' ceilings...), I never really had the luxury of going bold (or gold in this case). I always kept things light and airy to make the space feel larger. However, if I had a spacious farmhouse like lucky Marcia does, these would be my picks for a warm, gold paint color.
I am a big fan of gray wall paint. It is such a great neutral and adds a clean, modern feel to just about any space. However, I have come to learn that not all grays are created equal. We painted the majority of the Brooklyn House in a very cool gray (Sherwin Williams Lattice, to be exact). While it is a lovely color, it always felt a little too cold and sterile for my taste. This sent me on the hunt for a perfect greige paint color that is not too cool but also not in the "builder beige" paint color category. Here are my favorites so far. :)
If I had it my way, I would paint every wall in my house some shade of light gray-blue-green. I always end up recommending this color to people and have just about every shade offered by major paint companies memorized by name (true story). It creates such a soothing yet sophisticated look, you really can't go wrong with using this in any room. I want to share my favorite versions that I have found and hopefully take the guess work out of it for some of you on the hunt for the perfect shade.