Excited to talk about my favorite interior gray paints today!
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.
Farrow and Ball: Elephant’s Breath
Top Four All Time Favorite Interior Gray Paints
Last week I did a few Instagram stories in my kitchen. Afterwards, I got several direct messages asking about the paint color we have on the walls.
The answer is, it’s a diluted version of Farrow and Ball’s Elephants Breath. In other words, we lightened it by adding white paint!
Some of these gray interior paints we’ve used for years and in several different projects, so when I say they are a favorite, I’m not understating it!
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.
This is great for coordinating rooms which flow into each other.
Because they are different variations of the same color, you know for sure they will work perfectly together.
However, because they are a bit different, you still get the visual interest of different shades, instead of one paint color through out.
Makes sense, right?
Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath
walls: Benjamin Moore Cape Hatteras Sand
basket // fur lumbar pillow // sconces
Side note: Don’t you just LOVE all the names of these colors?!
Anyway, I really hope you enjoyed this quick round up of my favorite interior gray paints!
I always love to answer you interior design related questions!
In fact, they tend to be the inspiration behind some of my best and most informative posts around here.
Another GREAT thought: I haven’t personally tried these, but the idea of large self sticking paint samples sounds brilliant!
If you’re at all curious, you can check them out and order them here!
If you do end up using any of these paint choices in your home, let me know! I’d love to see it.
If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.
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photos by Nicole Cohen
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