Benjamin Moore’s Best Selling Grays

I’m fairly certain I have some sort of OCD when it comes to paint colors.  My Color Inspiration Pinterest board certainly supports my theory – I just can’t get enough!  I obviously need another hobby.  However, since it is something I enjoy and I know many of you find useful when it comes to selecting colors in your home, I figured I would share Benjamin Moore’s best selling grays, with some photo inspiration to go along with it.

Benjamin Moore Gray
 

Edgecomb Gray

Such a timeless classic.  Light, bright and fresh.

Edgecomb Gray
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
Edgecomb Gray

Coventry Gray

A lovely complimentary color to Edgecomb Gray, Coventry Gray is a lovely mid-tone gray that works as a great neutral.  The perfect backdrop for adding pops of color as well.

Coventry Gray
Coventry Gray

Silver Chain

Silver Chain
Silver Chain

Revere Pewter

You all know how much I love Revere Pewter.  I did an entire Color Spotlight at The Creativity Exchange on this color, I love it so much.  It’s so incredibly versatile, and a color that can do no wrong in my opinion.  I love it so much, that I’ve added it to my own home and used it in my family room here, and several of Benjamin Moore’s Best Selling Grays were on my wall when I was going through my paint picking process here.

Revere Pewter Family Room

You can see that choosing paint colors is serious business in my house, and again, I am reminded that colors change with the light and time of day.  Some colors that I thought I would love, just didn’t work, while others caught my eye unexpectedly.

Choosing Paint Colors

Revere Pewter

 Revere Pewter

Contemporary Dining Room by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators AM Dolce Vita

Ashen Tan

This color is more in the beige color family than gray, if you as me, but it works beautifully in this bathroom where the shower tile seems to have a greige hue.

Ashen Tan
 

Stonington Gray

A lovely, light gray, Stonington Gray is another fresh looking gray that appears to work well in almost any room.

Stonington Gray

 

Transitional Living Room by Edina General Contractors REFINED LLC

In this kitchen, it’s on the walls and on the island.  Beautiful!

Stonington Gray
 
Stonington Gray

Barren Plain

Barren Plain is new on my radar.  It lends itself to a clean, classic, elegant look, and I love how it works with the beige tones in the flooring of this kitchen.

Barren Plain
Barren Plain
Barren Plain


Classic Gray

Classic Gray is just a whisper of gray.  Just enough gray to give some contrast against the white trim, giving a hint of color and warmth.  So lovely.

Classic Gray
 
Classic Gray
Classic Gray

Gray Owl

Gray Owl is a well-loved, classic gray that seems to work everywhere.  I love it in this laundry room – tranquil and timeless.

Gray Owl
 
Gray Owl

Gray Owl Benjamin Moore

 


What do you think of these grays?  I’m a huge fan of Benjamin Moore paint and their colors, for that matter.  There were certainly some on the list that were off my radar, along with some that are tried and true favorites.  Definitely going to add some of these to my color files… What do you think of Benjamin Moore’s Best Selling Grays?  Do you have any of them in your home?


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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Andrea
    September 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Great round up. I am a huge fan of Gray Owl. So soft and versatile.

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      Patti Francis
      January 4, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      What color gray (dark) would you recommend on a door with Gray Owl on the walls and Simply White trim?

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        Jenny
        January 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

        Chelsea Gray would be a great option!

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    Deb
    September 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I so appreciate your research!! I have such a hard time picking paint colors????

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    Claire Dickens
    June 10, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    What is the white trim in the kitchen with Barren Plain? Please. Thanks.

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    Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style
    August 18, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Your overview is so helpful as I'm ready to paint our entire house gray!

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    Unknown
    October 8, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    in process of painting most of my house (great room, master, kitchen, laundry) revere pewter. It is absolutely beautiful! So far kitchen and laundry are completed and great room is in process.

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    Craig
    April 2, 2017 at 12:50 am

    What colour is used for the transitional hall?

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    Sal G.
    April 30, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Benjamin Moore’s Barren Plain covers every wall in our two story in Jacksonville, FL. It is the most beautiful shade of gray we were able to decide on after applying 6 sample shades of gray in various rooms throughout. It amazes how it changes in intensity as the day moves on in our house which is constantly sun-filled.

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    Florence Mclaughlin
    August 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Your pic of Edgecomb Gray is funny it’s so off. It reads here yellow and green. Edgecomb acually is a warm gray with pink in it.
    This is why I tell my clients to stay off the internet. But it does bring me work to fix it.

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      Jenny
      August 10, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      The photos are via Houzz, and yes, things definitely look different in person than they do online! Thus the need for lots of paint samples when I paint rooms in my home. 🙂

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      Helene
      December 27, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Actually in my house, my FR and Kitchen are painted Edgecomb Gray, and it definitely pulls yellow…. and on the sample card provided by BM it pulls yellow.

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    Pamela
    September 17, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Just not a fan of gray at all, sorry. Love the taupes though. What do you recommend in this family for a two story foyer going in to the family room/kitchen in an open transitional floor plan? Thx!

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      Jenny
      September 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      I’m a big fan of Revere Pewter if you’re looking for something that is a color chameleon and plays well with others. I’ve never been disappointed with it!

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    Irene S. Levine
    December 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Such a helpful post in choosing shades of gray!

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    Kathy
    March 29, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Hello I’m trying to figure out which gray looks the best with a soft light pink for a teens bedroom.. any ideas?

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    Lisa Shafer
    August 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Hi, I am thinking of either Edgecomb Gray or Classic Gray in my foyer, living room, kitchen, and then doing the dining room in Sea Salt. Will those colors work together okay? Thank you

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      Jenny
      August 23, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      I love all of those colors!

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    shari
    January 19, 2019 at 7:45 am

    What white color would you use for trim with Edgecomb grey in a small house?

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      Jenny
      January 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Depends on what kind of floor and colors you have going on in the house. If you’re looking for a clean white, Simply White (Benjamin Moore) is a great option.

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    Beth
    February 4, 2019 at 11:15 am

    We used Revere Pewter in our mud room and laundry room, so beautiful and warm. It does balance well between taupe and gray.

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    Gina Batten
    February 4, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I am getting ready to paint the entire house. I was thinking Dunn Edwards Miner’s Dust but the sample on my wall looks purple. I am liking the Revere Pewter. My question is … Do I need an accent wall? I have an open floor plan. Am thinking of board and batten in the dining room which is open to the family room/entry way/ kitchen. Any suggestions?

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      Jenny
      February 4, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      I’m a big proponent of putting sample colors all over the room that you’re going to paint so that you can get a look at them at different times of the day. It’s also helpful to put the colors up against a white background vs. the color of the existing wall, as that can definitely change the way that you look at them. As for an accent wall – you don’t “need” one, but I’m seeing them more often than I have in awhile. It’s all a matter of personal preference. And Revere Pewter is one of my favorite go-to colors of all time!

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    janis
    February 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Can you tell me what color would look nice in my entryway if my living room is gray owl? Thank you

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    Beverly Simmons
    May 20, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Hi Jenny, what is a good gray for a new construction, open floor plan, white perimeter cabinets, island is dark iron gray with some blue undertones. Painter used SW light French gray, it looks green. Doesn’t go with the island at all. Please help!
    BTW, white subway tile w/ lt gray grout.
    Thanks so much, Beverly

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      Jenny
      June 3, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      Revere Pewter is my go-to-most-perfect-paint-ever color choice. 🙂

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    Ann Meyer
    June 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    My kitchen walls are Revere Pewter – what color should I paint my cabinets

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      Jenny
      June 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      Your options are pretty much limitless with that color!

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    Stefanie Citrin
    July 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I have loved how Classic Gray looks online (like the photo in your post). I am looking for a light airy gray/greige with /just a hint of color. I put this color on posterboard and, now, on my white primed walls. I put the color on 2 different walls, one with sunlight and one without, and the color looks darker than in any pictures online. Do you know why that is? I put two coats and am told I can have it lightened. Could it be that I was too heavy handed with each coat I used? or is something else going on.

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      Jenny
      July 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      It’s always hard to gauge the true look of a color online vs. in person. If it’s reading too dark, I would opt for something a shade or two lighter and see how it looks in your home to be sure you like it.

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