Top Four All Time Favorite Interior Gray Paints

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 Farrow and Ball: Elephant’s Breath

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.  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.

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I LOVE blue and white decor. My own house has several rooms devoted to this forever favorite color combo. In fact, one of my most popular Pinterest boards is dedicated to just this.

My good friend, who knows I always have my on eye something new, recently requested a blue and white home decor round up post for the blog.

She was looking for a few blue and white pieces.  But threw in the towel due to a long renovation project which led to decor decision fatigue (it’s a real thing apparently)  – so I was more than happy to oblige!

Hope you love these picks!

PS: Even more blue and white lamps.

PPS: A home tour full of beautiful blue and white inspo.



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Our Beach House Renovation: A few more recent updates with before and afters

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Beach House Renovation Project Updates:


We’re finally making some real progress on our beach house renovation! It’s so exciting to see our vision come together after all this time.

The most noticeable improvement right now is in the main room. As you can see (above)  the book case and brick wall have been painted white. The brick still needs another coat of white paint. It’ Benjamin Moore OC – 151 White.  This post has a lot more beautiful white interior paint colors if you’re on the hunt. The fireplace will be painted black inside, but I feel like you can now get the gist of this.

I’ve included a few before photos below as well.

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