Top Four All Time Favorite Interior Gray Paints
After I did a few Instagram stories in my kitchen last week, I got several DMs and emails asking about the paint color we have on the walls. The answer is – it’s a diluted (we lightened it with white paint) version of Farrow and Ball’s Elephants Breath. Farrow and Ball is known for gorgeous paint colors, you can find one of my favorite books showcasing this company’s best paints here!
After sending quite a few people to this post from 2015, I decided it was time to dust it off and re-post here today. The best part is I still stand by all these paint decisions.
Based on the popularity of my favorite interior white paints post, I thought I’d do another round up here today of some of my favorite gray interior paints. A few of these shades are new to us with this house (thanks to Muse Interiors) while some of these grays we’ve used for years and in several different projects, so when I say they are a favorite, I’m not understating it.
I’m doing my best not to make any shades of gray puns or jokes here…finding the right paint color, while not exactly serious business, can be extremely frustrating if you get it wrong (trust me, I know.)
However, these colors here are all fairly fool proof. Pro tip: you can always ask the paint store to add some degree of white paint to soften the look- try experimenting with 25% and 50% white.
For example, in the image above we used Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath in our back stair case, but when we used it again in our kitchen (seen below) we added quite a bit of white paint to the mix.