9 Light Gray Paint Colors for a Zen Look You May Love

Grey paint colors are on my radar this very moment as they are playing a prominent role for renovations at the new house. 9 Light Gray Paint Colors for a Zen Look You May Love + Interior Design Inspiration Photos is a brilliant place to start when you’re seeking paint color inspiration for calm greys. Trial and error is an intelligent part of the process and necessary for arriving at the perfect hue, so don’t rush into a quick decision. Also, I have strong sentiments about trending paint colors and whether grey is in or out…curious to know this color consultant’s take?

Lamp Room Gray Farrow & Ball painted cabinets in a timeless and classic kitchen by Park and Oak. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.
Design: Park & Oak. Paint color on cabinets: FARROW & BALL Lamp Room Gray

9 Light Gray Paint Colors for a Zen Look You May Love + Interior Design Inspiration Photos

Light grey is the color of a Northern sky, a dolphin, silver, pebbles, the moon, and furry friends of varying species.

The color creates a mood, and for me, that mood is quiet and zen-like. So it doesn’t surprise me whenever it happens to be trending for interiors and walls.

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What DOES surprise me is when homeowners feel hesitant to use grey paint colors because some blogger (or micro-blogger on Facebook…I’m lookin’ at you, Aunt Sue or your cousin Mike) blasphemes that grays are out.

Really? Is silver just “so yesterday?”

Nope.

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Choose paint colors by adopting a broader lens and a timeless mindset. If a color feels timeless, natural, or pleasant to you, that is quite enough reason to go ahead and sample it on your walls.

In other story, we looked at blue-grey paint colors in particular.

Buy Samples & Organize Your Favs

Pssst. Buy samples before investing time and money into a whole gallon. (In fact, did you know Farrow & Ball now offers paint color sample pots shipped free in the USA? YES! TAP HERE and you can choose color samples to try…SCORE!).

The Farrow & Ball sample pots ship free and are 100 ml, which is roughly 3.5 oz of beautiful paint.

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If you don’t already have a Pinterest board devoted to awesome paint colors to try, create a board and click here to PIN THIS POST so you’ll have paint names at the ready when you head to the store to buy samples to try on your walls.

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Some of these gray paint colors meant to inspire may read “medium” or even slightly dark gray, depending on the lighting in your space.

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For example, this first gray, BEHR Classic Silver is the grey I painted the cabinets in our second home in sunny Arizona. Because of the intense sunlight, the color reads as light grey in the space.

As real life renovators, we made over our ugly Arizona kitchen with no demo or dust with smart upgrades and swaps. Light grey cabinets, Viatera quartz counters (Soprano), and calacatta marble hex accent wall. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.
Hello Lovely Studio – BEHR Classic Silver on kitchen cabinets…certainly soft and tranquil indeed.

Don’t count out pricey Farrow & Ball colors either (which you can always color match after snagging a sample – get them RIGHT HERE!)

1. BEHR Classic Silver

Behr Classic Silver grey paint color that is very close to Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors #classicsilver
Paint color: BEHR Classic Silver, The Home Depot…certainly classic indeed.

I love how serene this grey feels in the kitchen, and the blue undertones gave those builder-grade plain ol’ cupboards a very sophisticated, timeless boost.

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Hello Lovely Studio – BEHR Classic Silver painted kitchen cabinets…certainly serene indeed.

For this art work in a bathroom, the canvas is painted BEHR Classic Silver (and wall color is VALSPAR Salute).

French script stenciled canvas in a serene bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. Paint color on canvas is Behr Classic Silver and on walls is Valspar Salute. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
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2. BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina

When a designer reveals the paint colors used in their own home, I’m all ears! Lisa Furey painted her white interiors and exterior in the same color I used here at home…Benjamin Moore White.

For the gorgeous mushroomy taupe-ish Parisian style grey painted kitchen island in her coastal cottage, she painted it BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina.

Lisa Furey's white coastal cottage kitchen in Palmetto Bluff inspires with its colorful tile, quiet grey island, and modern black wall sconces. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Lisa Furey Interiors – kitchen island painted BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.
Pashmina Benjamin Moore paint color. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Pashmina

3. SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith

Another light grey suggestion hailing from Lisa Furey is SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith, a cooler and gentler grey which was used on bathroom vanities.

Coastal bathroom with vessel sink, shiplap, and round mirror. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Design: Lisa Furey – SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith paint color…certainly tranquil indeed. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.
Sherwin-Williams - Tinsmith SW7657 by Sherwin-Williams. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors #sherwinwilliams #tinsmith
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith
This bathroom vanity in a coastal cottage is painted Tinsmith by Sherwin Williams. Designed by Lisa Furey.Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Designer: Lisa Furey – Paint color on bathroom vanity: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Tinsmith
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4. SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dorian Gray

Sometimes word gets around about a certain paint color, and you see it crop up everywhere…which was certainly the case with this popular one!

Dorian Gray Sherwin Williams paint on kitchen cabinets - Stacy Risenmay. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Paint color on kitchen cabinets: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dorian Gray – Design: Stacy Risenmay...certainly a lovely kitchen transformation indeed.

The thing is, it’s popular for good reason!

Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams paint color on the siding and Dorian Gray painted front door by Bell Sheep Studio. #paintcolors #bestgrey  #doriangray #reposegray #interiordesign
Design: Bell Sheep Studio – Front door paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dorian Gray – Siding paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.
Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams paint color on the siding and Dorian Gray painted front door by Bell Sheep Studio. #paintcolors #bestgrey #doriangray #reposegray #interiordesign
Design: Bell Sheep Studio – paint color on front door: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Dorian Gray…certainly charming indeed.

5. BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray

I love how atmospheric, neutral, and balanced Stonington Gray is – almost like a tranquil overcast day where you cozy on down with a book.

Modern farmhouse bedroom painted Stonington Gray. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray – Photo: Hello Lovely Studio…certainly quiet and atmospheric indeed. See this decidedly minimal modern farmhouse RIGHT HERE.

BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray…certainly a versatile grey indeed.
Stonington Gray Benjamin Moore on walls going up stairs. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray paint color on walls – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly crisp and handsome indeed.
Stonington Gray Benjamin Moore paint on walls of mud room. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Paint color on walls: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a glorious mud room indeed.
Serenely quiet minimal bath design with Stonington Gray Benjamin Moore paint on walls. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray paint on walls – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a spa-like bath indeed.

Similar to Stonington Gray? FARROW & BALL Pavilion Gray:

Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray paint color. #paintcolors #farrowandball #paviliongray
A beautiful grey paint color to try: Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray
Pavilion Gray (Farrow & Ball) paint color on bookshelves in a cozy reading nook of a beach house living room (photo: Douglas Friedman; Interior Design: Kate Lester). #paviliongray #graypaintcolors
Farrow & Ball PAVILION GRAY on shelves. Photography: Douglas Friedman for AD; Interior Design: Kate Lester: Styling: Amy Chin
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Serenely quiet modern farmhouse bedroom with walls painted Stonington Gray (Benjamin Moore). #stoningtongray #paintcolors
BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray on bedroom walls – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly charming indeed.
Breakfast dining nook in a modern farmhouse with black hardwood floors and Stonington Gray wall color.
Paint color in breakfast nook: BENJAMIN MOORE Stonington Gray – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a modern vibe indeed.

6. FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Here’s the thing about paint color names: sometimes they contain “white” in them when they live large as a grey.

Serene, quiet, and timeless, this girls bedroom in a French farmhouse has ancient windows allowing the fresh air in, Farrow and Ball Strong White paint color on the walls, and pink accents from Pottery Barn. Vivi et Margot.
Vivi et Margot – paint color on bedroom walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.

FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001

Quiet and timeless hues in a French farmhouse bathroom by Vivi et Margot.  fClick through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Vivi et Margot – paint color on bathroom walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White...certainly timelessly tranquil indeed.
An authentically renovated French farmhouse kitchen near Bordeaux, France, by Vivi et Margot features reclaimed terracotta hex tile floors, rustic ceiling beams, and a custom kitchen by Neptune. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Paint color on kitchen walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White – Vivi et Margot…certainly a gorgeous kitchen indeed.
Breezy and unfussy with Belgian linen curtains from Pottery Barn, this French farmhouse living room with white (Farrow and Ball's Strong White) and French Gray accents is as timeless as it is refreshing - Vivi et Margot. Click through for Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You'll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos. #bestgreypaint #paintcolors
Vivi et Margot – paint color on living room walls: FARROW & BALL Strong White...certainly a gentle hue indeed.
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Wall Paint Color: FARROW & BALL Strong White 2001; woodwork paint color: FARROW & BALL French Gray. Design/photo: Charlotte Reiss of Vivi et Margot…see her French farmhouse near Bordeaux HERE.
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7. SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray

This is a gorgeous, calming grey color that I am presently living with at the new house. It is painted on the walls of the dining room, living room, entry, and powder room.

Elegant white farmhouse kitchen with Benjamin Moore Repose Grey cabinets, subway tile, gold accents, and reclaimed barn wood. Design: Finding Lovely. Wall color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Paint is SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray on kitchen cabinets. Design: Finding Lovely – Photography: Madison Rae Photography. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.

I am considering Repose Gray for kitchen cabinets too! Why? It is beyond popular for good reason. When you’re after a greige that looks smashing with crisp white trim and only seems to improve when the sunlight hits it…this is it.

In fact, since I’m a huge fan of atmospheric blue-greys, I love how Repose Gray looks with natural light. BUT. If your room is dim, you may still love it!

Elegant white farmhouse kitchen with Benjamin Moore Repose Grey cabinets, subway tile, gold accents, and reclaimed barn wood. Design: Finding Lovely. Wall color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
Paint color: SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray on kitchen cabinets. Design: Finding Lovely – Photography: Madison Rae Photography.

I know this because I still love the hue on the gloomiest of Chicagoland days! It is cooler for sure, but never cold or sterile.

Elegant white farmhouse kitchen with Benjamin Moore Repose Grey cabinets, subway tile, gold accents, and reclaimed barn wood. Design: Finding Lovely. Wall color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Repose Gray on kitchen cabinets. Design: Finding Lovely – Photography: Madison Rae Photography. 9 Perfect Light Gray Paint Colors You’ll Love as Well as Interior Design Inspiration Photos.

See this kitchen tour and resources too RIGHT HERE.

8. BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray

If you’re looking for a perfect white for your room, it just may be a barely there, light grey like this one which I used in a bathroom.

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray paint color on walls and James River Gray on barn doors - Julie Howard. #paintcolors #classicgray #jamesrivergray #benjaminmoore #greypaintcolors
Julie Howard – BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray on walls.
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray actually reads like a white since it is the lightest, quietest of light greys to add atmosphere but not drama to your walls.
BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray
Classic white bathroom with console sink, Venetian mirror, Thibaut wallpaper (Lizette), and simple decor - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE Classic Gray.

9. KILZ Wedding Band

For a soothing grey paint color, Joanna Gaines has gone on record and given a thumbs up to KILZ Wedding Band.

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Magnolia Home – KILZ Wedding Band paint color…certainly a winning grey indeed.
Wedding Band by Kilz is a light grey paint color Joanna Gaines likes using in projects seen on Fixer Upper. #bestgreypaint #kilz #weddingband #interiordesign #paintcolors #joannagaines
KILZ Wedding Band
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Smart Grey Paint Color Tips

1. Consider all the various nuances of light grey paint colors (is it cool, warm, bluish, mushroom-ish?).

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Paint color in kitchen: BENJAMIN MOORE White – Hello Lovely Studio…in case you are also searching for whites!

2. Decide whether objects in the room are cool (choose a cool grey) or warm (choose a warm grey).

Round wood dining table with farmhouse style.
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3. Assess the lighting in your space…does it receive a ton of natural light (go with a less pigmented hue) or very little sunlight (go with a more pigmented option).

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Paint on trim and walls: BENJAMIN MOORE White – Hello Lovely Studio.

4. Choose a few grey paint color to test large swatches on the walls.

But which greys?

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It’s Smart to Start Your Search Online

We all understand how the perfect white paint color at my house in Chicagoland may come off completely different for someone trying it in New Mexico.

Agda Classic Elegant Traditional Upholstered Dining Chair
Louis Style Dining Chairs: FIND HERE.

A room’s exposure, geography, and other factors come into play.

Jonesboro Outdoor Hanging Lantern
Similar lantern: HERE.

Additionally, photos we view online are often edited and tweaked so the the actual color may vary significantly!

Romantic French Country bedroom with knotty alder door and shiplap wall #hellolovelystudio #romanticdecor #FrenchCountry
Hello Lovely Studio – bedroom wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White; paint on mirror frame: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter.

So why should you even bother?

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Light grey paint color on furniture: BENJAMIN MOORE Revere Pewter – Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a putty-like warm gray.

Well, it’s still a good idea to pay attention to images online and info as to what designers and folks in the industry suggest as a place to start because it saves time and launches your quest.

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Paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White Sand on the walls in our former living room…certainly tone on tone indeed.

Try a Handful of Samples

It is wise to begin your search for the perfect light gray paint with a handful of possibilities because the differences between them will give you valuable information.

View of hall in country cottage with Benjamin Moore White walls and European inspired farmhouse style interiors by Hello Lovely Studio
Hello Lovely Studio – paint color is BENJAMIN MOORE White…in case you are also searching for white paint colors.

While it’s possible to paint on just one sample and decide it’s all wrong or (yay!) perfect, typically you need to see multiple tones to tease out why it works or doesn’t work.

Knotty alder door in serene white bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio #whitewalls #BenjaminMoore
Hello Lovely Studio – wall paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White…in case you are seeking the best paint colors.

When you view three or more shades of grey in your space, you’ll be able to easier identify undertones coming forward or how one or more may feel too dirty, too green, too cool, or too brown.

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Need a Moody Darker Grey?

OMG. I spied this grey on a door in Leanne Ford’s IG (are you following me there?), and it’s gorgeous!

PPG Diamond 1 Qt. PPG1036-6 Phantom Flat Interior Paint with Primer
PPG Phantom…in case you need a gorgeous deep gray.

She paired it with walls painted this white which is super similar to the white throughout my own home:

PPG Delicate White paint color is a perfect white paint to use for your walls and a favorite of Leanne Ford of HGTV's Restored by the Fords. #delicatewhite #perfectwhite #paintcolor #leanneford #ppg
PPG Delicate White…in case you need a lovely white.
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My Kitchen paint color: BENJAMIN MOORE White…in case you also need suggestions for white paint.

Here’s an infographic with a few more of my favorite white and neutral paint colors from BENJAMIN MOORE (including Classic Gray mentioned above)…click it to discover how to choose a great white paint:

Just right white paint colors. Ultimate Guide to Best White Paint Colors! #bestwhite #whitepaint #choosingwhite
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Hello Lovely Studio…certainly a lovely grey and white combination.
How to choose perfect paint colors every single time - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #thebestpaintcolors
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YOUR TURN! Have a favorite go-to light grey or neutral paint color? Why do you love it?

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21 Comments

  1. Smart Home Blogger
    September 12, 2019 / 8:44 am

    Good tips on interior color tips. Thank You for the article

    • Michele
      Author
      September 12, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much for reading. šŸ™‚

  2. elle
    September 12, 2019 / 8:44 am

    Great article since grays are still so popular šŸ™‚ Could you do a post on some popular beige tones? That would be great too!

    • Michele
      Author
      September 12, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      You bet! Thanks so much for reading. šŸ™‚

  3. Carmen
    August 22, 2020 / 1:44 am

    What color are the barn doors?

  4. May 16, 2021 / 8:41 pm

    Loved this article – thank you. On the little cottage painted in repose gray – can you tell me what color the porch floor and ceiling are?

    • Michele
      Author
      May 17, 2021 / 1:23 pm

      Hi there! No idea – you should send a DM on instagram to Bell Sheep Studio with any inquiry about those colors. Hope this helps.

  5. Beth
    June 5, 2021 / 5:40 am

    Fantastic article! Thank you.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 5, 2021 / 11:11 am

      Thanks for reading – so happy to have you here.

  6. Andrea
    June 15, 2021 / 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    I am searching for the perfect colour to paint the exterior of our home. Our roof is brown shingles. Do you think gray matter would work with th brown roof or should we stick with sage?

    • Michele
      Author
      June 15, 2021 / 11:13 pm

      I think gray or sage works well with the brown, and sometimes when I can’t decide, I mix the two tones together and find it’s just right. So how about a greeny-gray custom color from the two you like?

  7. Funda
    August 29, 2021 / 6:24 pm

    Thank you so much for this informative article.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 29, 2021 / 7:40 pm

      So happy you liked it. šŸ™‚

  8. s collins
    January 30, 2022 / 11:58 am

    what wall color goes good with amber cherry cabinet ?

    • Michele
      Author
      January 30, 2022 / 4:11 pm

      If you’re looking for a light gray color to go with the cherry cabinets – try Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. It’s a grey-beige or greige and is not too cool, not too warm. If it isn’t dark enough and your space has ample natural light, consider Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.

  9. Beth
    June 10, 2022 / 8:53 am

    Great post! I’m saving onto Pinterest. The gray I love most is SW Agreeable Gray. It works in sunny rooms and also those with no light. In my sunny living room at some times of day, it takes on a little green and others, a little blue. It never feel cold.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 10, 2022 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing these particulars about Agreeable Gray, Beth! It is the color we currently have in all of the upstairs bedroom at the new house and is so calming. So happy to have you here and hope you’ll keep following the journey. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Diane Duncan
    November 21, 2022 / 10:52 am

    Thank you for the information Iā€™m trying to redo my house and Iā€™m looking at Joanna Gaines wedding band I have different lighting throughout the living room due to a porch that gives me less light. versus open windows which gives me more light Iā€™m just afraid it may be too dark but with the white trim I think it will look good with my furniture and my home. I need to have a color that I could do all my kitchen cabinets with do you have any suggestions I want them to be light color wanting them to be more on the white scheme.
    Thanks
    Diane

    • Michele
      Author
      November 21, 2022 / 11:19 am

      Hi Diane. Wedding Band is similar to what I have in my living room here (Sherwin Williams Repose Gray). The upside of not having a lot of natural light with a grey color is it won’t read blue which can happen when yellow sunlight. However, if you love blue (as I do), you may want to go a little lighter – you could have them mix it at 60 or 70% saturation. As far as a white for kitchen cabinets, if you like a more traditional look, I would go with Benjamin Moore White Dove. If you like a greyed white, try Benjamin Moore Classic Gray (it’s very light and not like Wedding Band). If you are after a modern, crisp, brighter white, go with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. If you pick up a sample of BM Classic Gray, check to see if you like it for the living room – it would be lower contrast with white trim, but still would provide contrast. I loved Classic Gray in our lower level which received little to no natural light. Let me know your thoughts.

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Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing