Best Paint Colors for Your Home: GRAY

 I’ve started something new here at Remodelaholic: The Color Files.  Each week, I look around the web for beautiful rooms and furnishings that have been given a fresh coat of paint in a similar color family.  Did you check out all the beautiful, moody rooms dressed in black, last week?  Well, this week we’re dialing things down a shade or two, and taking a look at this year’s hottest neutral:  GRAY.  It’s the color du jour for designers in home, fashion, and graphics right now.  And why not?  Gray can actually be pretty versatile when it comes to color palettes. 

Gray Collage

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I’m listing some of the gray paint colors today that I think work really well in (and on, in some cases) homes.  I’ve got them going from light to dark, so that you can see how close to white some grays are, and how much variation there really is when it comes to shading and warm vs. cool.   Gray really does give you a lot of options, as you’ll see in the following rooms.

Dreamy Whites Martha Stewart pearl gray

Martha Stewart Gray Pearl at Dreamy Whites

For the Love of a House BM Horizon

Benjamin Moore Horizon at For the Love of a House

To Newlywedism colonial gray

Valspar Woodlawn Colonial Gray at To Newlywedism and Beyond

Centsational Girl light gray

Glidden Oyster Bay at Centsational Girl

Opal Design Group SW analytical gray

Sherwin Williams Analytical at Opal Design Group (check out their nifty guide to grays HERE)

4 Generations BM Cobblestone Cape May

Benjamin Moore Cobblestone Cape May at Four Generations Under One Roof

Benjamin Moore Graystone at An Urban Cottage

DecorPad MS Rockport Gray

Martha Stewart Bedford Gray at DecorPad

Dear Lillie BM Cotswold

Benjamin Moore Cotswold at Dear Lillie

Martha Stewart MS Graceful Gray

Martha Stewart Graceful Gray at Martha Stewart Living

YHL  BM Gunmetal Gray

Benjamin Moore Gunmetal Gray at Young House Love

An Urban Cottage BM taupe

Benjamin Moore Fairview Taupe at An Urban Cottage

So, I’m curious—have you tried any gray in your home, yet?  Are you thinking about using it?  What’s your favorite accent color to use with gray?

Featured picture and Pinterest friendly pictures from Better Homes & Gardens.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. We have used Benjamin Moore Colonade gray throughout our entire house with accent colors and we are loving this color. Everyone who comes to our house asks for the color and we see it popping up in our friend’s homes.

  2. I’ve used SW Collonade Gray in my upstairs hallway and down the stairs. I love it. It’s a nice neutral gray. Sometimes it’s almost Greige.
    Now I’m starting my family room and can’t wait to find the right Gray for the project.