Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray – Why It’s a Top Wall Paint Color.

Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray is another great neutral wall color.

We have this pretty paint color in our sitting room off of our bedroom.

Since I always get questions on this color, I thought I’d dedicate a full post to it here today.

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray on sitting room walls above loveseat with artEdgecomb Gray on the walls of our sitting room.

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

It’s safe to say this another favorite paint color, I love Edgecomb Gray.

I would absolutely use Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray again in the future.

The photos I’m including here today are all from our sitting area, right off of our bedroom.

It’s a tricky spot to photograph, because there’s very little natural light in this cozy space.

blue ceiling with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray on walls and beach art over small sofa

The rest of our bedroom is wallpapered in a neutral grass cloth wallpaper, so we wanted the color of this area to compliment the paper.

Edgecomb Gray not only works so well with our wallpaper, but it also looks perfect with our White Dove painted white trim and built ins in this space.

In addition, it works great with the Morning Sky Blue painted ceiling we have in this cozy, little room.

White Dove painted bookcases and Edgcomb Gray walls in sitting room

Edgecomb Gray: A great paint color choice for any room in your home.

Above is another view of this room.

We also considered other neutral paint colors for this space.

For example, we sampled both Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter and Balboa Mist (which is more of a light gray) for this room.

Also, we looked at Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, which is quite similar to Edgecomb Gray, (but with a bit of a green undertone.)

Due to the lack of natural light neither of these colors had the brightness we were looking for.

So, we ultimately chose Edgecomb Gray here – since it looks just a bit brighter and it made the space seem more open.

Now that we have this wall color up in our sitting room, I can’t imagine it looking any other way!

No regrets!

There’s a reason this color is a top choice for interior designers and decorators.

However, if you’re looking for something a bit whiter and brighter, you might want to check out this post on another great neutral color –  Benjamin Moore’s Calm.

bedroom with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray on the walls

Head over to this post, for more details and the rest of the design sources for our sitting room area.


It almost goes without saying, you really need to love the wall paint colors you choose for your home.

Which is why I can’t recommend trying it out as a sample in your home first.

Perhaps this is so obvious, but the look of any paint color can change dramatically, depending on the light from one room to another.

Or, in our case, the lack of light in this windowless, north facing room – which we tried to make up for with a large mirror on the far wall.

Live with a few samples for a few days before making your final decision.

Be sure to test the color in natural and artificial light too!

adhesive paint sample of Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin MooreBenjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Samplize paint sample.

Also, another great way to test out a paint color is to get large these large self sticking paint samples.

Doesn’t this sounds so great!

Seriously, I wish I invented these…

No messy paint cans to deal with before you commit! Win/win!

I highly recommend these, you can find them here and try it out as a sample in your home first!

Samplize wall sample of Cumulus Cloud by Benjamin Moore

Look how brilliant these Samplize adhesive wall paint samples are!

Hopefully, you found this post helpful.

If you do end up using Edgecomb Gray in your home, let me know!

Even better, email a picture of it – I’d love to see it.

I know for sure this lovely beige neutral works great for bedrooms.

It’s also beautiful in dining rooms, living rooms and bathrooms too!

I tend to talk mostly about Benjamin Moore paint a lot in general, simply because that’s what we use!

By the way, if you’re curious, you can always see more of our home right here.

Edgecomb Gray on the walls of our master bedroom

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is also known as HC-173.

It’s part of Benjamin Moore’s historical color collection, and it’s probably one it’s most popular colors.

I always like to know the paint color numbers just to insure I’m getting the right paint!

This color is considered a greige paint color, as it’s a warm gray which is part beige and part gray (greige.)

Also, our local hardware store prefers we have both name and numbers.

If you’re considering doing this paint job yourself, I’ve been told this set has everything you need in it.

Any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

I’ll be happy to answer them.

Which reminds me… I’ve already answered a popular question on the best ceiling paint colors to use (just in case your wondering:)

I also wrote a similar paint color review on Benjamin Moore’s Cumulus Cloud as well!

And, finally I just recently did a blog post on the best white kitchen cabinet paint colors to use – from the experts and also a popular follow up post on the best non-white kitchen cabinet colors (from the very same expert!)

You don’t want to miss these.

This post on exterior paint color choices has also been very popular.

Cover of Design Cheat Sheet as seen on an iPhone

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pinnable image of Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore paint sample

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