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.

This post first appeared here last year, but…

I just featured this room on my Instagram Story last week, and got several questions on this color.

So I thought I’d re-post this here today, along with my freshly zhushed bookcase (the reason for the Instagram Story) – I also added a bit more relevant info here too.

Edgecomb gray walls and bookcase

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 master 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 Benjamin Moore White Dove painted white trim, dark floors 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 whole 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 (more of a cool gray) and Balboa Mist (which is more of a classic gray) for this room.

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

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.

large art over sofa

Darker rooms like this one can be a bit tricky.

It’s important to consider how much light your space gets…

Lighting conditions can dramatically change how a color looks on your wall.

I’m so glad we sampled different color options over several days.

Now that we have this perfect greige paint 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.

Personally, I think it’s the perfect neutral paint color.

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, which we have in our family room.

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.

The Importance Of Sampling Colors

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

Try out a few different colors and live with these 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!

adhesive paint sample

Look how brilliant these Samplize adhesive wall paint samples are!

Hopefully, you found this post helpful.

If you do end up using bm 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 a dining room, living room 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

HC-173 Edgecomb Gray

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 paint 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.

Good Luck with your project!

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

Even more popular neutral paint colors – check out these posts on similar colors:

Benjamin Moore’s Cumulus Cloud (another really beautiful color)

The Best Greige Paint Colors For Your Home.

The best white kitchen cabinet paint colors to use – from the experts

The best non-white colors for kitchen cabinets. from the very same experts:)

Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan

5 Beautiful Gray Paint Colors.

Finding the best wall paint colors for your living room.

The three best white trim color options.

This post on exterior white paint colors has also been very popular.

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  1. krista wrote:

    Hi! I love your posts. I have Edgecomb gray throughout my house. Everything is gray, creme or white. I read your post about the black doors. I painted my exterior door and garage door black! I love it. Now I am deciding to paint my interior doors black. I know you said it looks best with white, ivory or creme. Will the doors look good with the gray walls? I’m nervous!

    Published on 5.11.22 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Hi. Your home colors sound beautiful. Try out a samplize sample or two first, linked in the blog post…but I think black looks great with neutrals like you mentioned. Gray included! Good luck:)

      Published on 5.12.22 · Reply
  2. JoAnn wrote:

    We used Edgecomb gray in our master bedroom at the advice of our decorator. The color is beautiful! At times it looks more gray and at times it looks more beige. It depends on the lighting in the room. It is a calming color and we love it!

    Published on 11.4.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Right? It really does! I couldn’t agree more! Thanks.

      Published on 11.4.20 · Reply