Top Designers Share Their Favourite Grey Paint Colours
Grey is one of the most versatile paint colours—perfect for moody rooms when you’re looking to create ambiance, yet also the ideal pick for serene spaces to project a sense of calm. With so many options and choices available, we decided it was time to poll the experts to find out the exact colours that some of today’s top design talents are using. Read on to learn what the best in the biz reach for when opting for grey, and check out some of our favourite grey spaces these experts have created.
"Grey is a fail-safe colour for any room. My go-to is still Dior Grey by Benjamin Moore. It’s classic and elegant and pairs well with pretty much everything: neutrals, blues, white, or black. Go a bit darker with your grey for more drama, especially in smaller spaces like a powder room. I recently used Sherwin-Williams’s Serious Grey. Stunning."
"Our favourite grey paint right now is Pratt & Lambert’s Windham. It’s pale, really more of a tint than a fully saturated colour, and makes a great wall colour. We used it in the family room of this year’s Coastal Living showhouse. Windham leans more toward a pale taupe than a blue-grey, so it’s warm, sophisticated, and inviting. It has no purple undertones at all, which is a mistake made with some grays that can turn alarmingly purple. Pair it with crispy white trim, and it will really elevate your room."
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"I love using Deep Space, a chic blue-grey Benjamin Moore colour that has a bold presence when used in a contemporary setting (like the bookcases in my office) or takes on a more sophisticated French 19th-century edge when used in a paneled hallway or dining room. Grey is one of those timeless colours that always has a great air of elegance. To me, Deep Space is a truly smart tone of grey, less severe than black, yet strong enough to make just the right statement."
"My favourite grey paint is actually borrowed from the exterior of William Doyle Galleries, a favourite auction house of mine. It is beautiful feather grey, like the kind you see painted on the massive exterior doors in Paris. I love a super-glossy finish to give the luminosity of a black pearl. The paint is a combination of Benjamin Moore Coventry Grey colour and Hollandlac Brilliant finish from Fine Paints of Europe."
"I love Stone from my new line with C2 Paints. I just painted my new headquarters in Los Angeles that colour and everything looks great against it: art, furniture, fabric, and more. Things just pop and it's got enough colour without being overwhelming. A good neutral."
Do you have a grey you swear by? Let us know what it is in the comments!