In my opinion the best gray paint colors are soft warm tones like these that create the perfect balance between modern and traditional style (I could also be biased since this is my home haha). I searched all over the place to find the perfect brand and shade, scouring the lasts paint colors 2019 idea guides at the store and looking online. I actually found this particular shade at a hotel that we stayed in where I just loved the color of their lobby. They gave me the color (Sherwin Williams Dove Grey) and I immediately went to the store once I got home to get a sample can. I definitely think that this is one of the best gray paint colors sherwin Williams offers and I would recommend it to anybody with a similar style home as us.
I probably sound like a broken record, but I am determined to find the best gray paint colors for our new home so I have been looking around at galleries on here trying to get inspired. This is another one of the rooms that I gravitated too because I loved the softness of the light gray paint that they used to create a nice basic foundation to their modern kitchen. It gives a warmth that contrasts nicely against the harsh modern cabinetry painted in a deeper charcoal shade, and enhances the veins of the granite island. I am definitely going to add this to my list of popular paint colors to pick from for the house.
I think that the best gray paint colors are the ones that have a subtle blue tone to them. It gives the neutral shade a bit more dimension as well as a lovely elegance that blends well with so many decor styles. If I had to pick the best gray paint colors Benjamin Moore makes I would definitely say this shade call Blue Heather because it is the perfect mixture of soft grey and hazy blue. As you can see you can pair this color with anything from beige and grey, to a navy or even stark white. The colors that go with gray are absolutely endless and allow you to easily swap out your decor over the years without repainting your room.
I spent hours at Home Depot trying to pick out the best gray paint colors for our master bedroom. As you can see from the photos, we went with a neutral theme filled with beiges, blues, and misty grey tones set in a foundation of grey wall paint. Now, let me tell you, that shade was not easy to pick. I had to have brought home dozens of swatches and at least 5 sample testers in order to finally settle on this shade. After testing out all of these gray paint colors we ended up going with Benjamin Moore Dove Grey (highly recommended on this site) and could not be more pleased with how it turned out.
So many people have been telling me that the best gray paint colors are the softer shades that have undertones of blue or beige but I think that I disagree with them. My favorite neutral paint colors may be a bit more modern and bold than the average person, but I actually love a nice deep grey shade like we used in our master bedroom as the basis for the majority of my designs. I know that some people may not consider this a neutral because it is more vibrant than you would expect, but I don't find it to overwhelm the space and I feel that I can pair it with just about any accent shade (as you can see we used various shades of aqua here).
I asked my interior decorator for the best gray paint colors to use in bedrooms and I was surprised to hear that she actually said to use one of these deeper blue gray tones. According to her (Cindy from C Squared Designs) deeper shades like this are actually what colors make a room look bigger rather than those stark white that you usually think of. White gives that feeling of open spaces but it can quickly become too much especially in a bedroom. She said that this blue gray paint would be very soothing and could be carried into bathrooms, guest bedrooms, the hallway and beyond.