Don’t get fooled by the name of the paint color ‘Silver Drop’!
Well, it is nowhere related to silver.
This beautiful and calm Behr paint is a pale gray paint with a tinge of beige in it. Yes, it feels warm and comfortable due to this.
So, pretty much a chameleon – this color tends to reflect the various warm undertones in various environmental conditions.
This neutral is next in line to being gorgeous and absolutely timeless!
And this is something so beautiful about the paint.
The timeless characteristics of the paint allow it to be used in various interior design styles and spaces.
And do you know that this paint is quite versatile too?
It can be used in all the spaces – whether large, medium, or small-sized, and/or kitchen, bedrooms, or exteriors.
Isn’t that totally bliss?
Also, this light warm gray paint can do wonders in the world of color psychology.
So, amalgamating all the above-mentioned positive pointers, here is a color review guide for you.
Post-reading this, you will know exactly where and how to use this paint color at home.
Further, you will also know if you really need this paint in your home and if it truly aligns with your design style.
So, without a delay, let’s get started!
Behr Silver Drop 790C-2 Details and Specifications
Why is this warm gray paint different from the others?
From a wide array of colors and their specific tones, tints, and shades – there are certain values that help them differentiate their physical properties.
So, what are they?
Well, I would like to ask you – what do you first observe when you look at a paint color?
I am sure it’s the aesthetics and the feel of the color!
But more than that, it’s of utmost importance to know what this color is composed of and the associated details that help define the true hue of this paint.
So, first and foremost, let me introduce you to the concept of Light Reflectance Values or the LRV’s that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
You can easily find that value on the Behr website.
Here, in this case, the LRV of Behr Silver Drop is 70.
And that means it falls on the medium to the lighter end of the scale – majorly, towards the neutrals and bases.
(Remember, greater the value, lighter the paint – on a scale of 1-100)
Also, just in case if you wonder where to find the Behr decks – well, simply visit your nearest Home Depot store!
Secondly, other important associated terms are the RGB and the HEX Values.
Red = 221
Green = 218
Blue = 207
HEX Value = #DEDCD4
Since we have discussed the technical and scientific information, let’s get started with the practical aspects of this warm gray Behr paint.
How Does This Color Feel in Your Living Space?
Behr Silver Drop is a total gamechanger!
Yes, it has the potential to appear warm and bright in some circumstances whereas dark and cool in some.
But looking into a bigger picture, this color is bound to make you feel calm, warm, and relaxed.
Don’t forget the various faces (cool and warm) involved – but overall, you are quite likely to enjoy the dusk time reading your favorite book by this paint color.
Secondly, due to high reflectivity, you can use this color to create an illusion of a larger and airier space.
But at the same time, the space wouldn’t feel awkwardly large since this warmth in this paint will slightly bring your walls together.
Yes – it’s a great trick for unevenly larger as well as smaller spaces to offer them a sense of cohesiveness and balance.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Light has a tremendous role to play in this tricky warm gray paint color.
Yes! Whether natural or artificial, the lumens have the potential to bring the true hue of your paint color.
For instance, this color is quite likely to feel cool and bold in the north-facing rooms whereas warm and creamy in the south-facing rooms.
At the same time, you must take into consideration the time of day you intend to use that room.
Yes, that’s how thoughtful you have to be when choosing the paint color for your space.
Other than that, elements like existing flooring, adjacent cabinets, and window views have a role to play!
Further, you can even play with artificial lighting in the form of warm white and cool white light saturation!
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
The fabulous warm gray pairs amazingly well with the opposite saturation paints.
From charcoal blues to navy blues, crisp whites, darker beiges, and sage greens – this particular warm-toned neutral will play flawlessly with either of the shades.
However, you must remember to be very careful when pairing them – so as to avoid making a me
Also, if you are planning to introduce metallic accents through the chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of matte black, chrome, or nickel.
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
So, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic palette!
- 790C-3 Dolphin Fin – see my full guide on Behr Dolphin Fin here
- 790D-4 Granite Boulder
- N320-5 Squirrel
On the other hand, here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- PPUN-09 Seedling
- PPU13-07 Voyage
- 23 Antique White
For your ceilings, trims, and moldings – you can use Behr Ultra Pure White as it is a true white paint and will further protrude the original adjacent hue.
Behr Silver Drop Vs Similar Colors
Looking for similar alternatives? Well, it’s quite normal to have an eye on other similar paint colors that behave likewise!
Although some might differ in the undertones and some reflectivity!
But when you see through a bigger picture, the differences wouldn’t be much of an issue!
So, the two colors closely related are OC-51 Intense White and 9166 Drift of Mist!
Silver Drop Vs Intense White
Sharing a tone of similarities but just one difference – the undertones.
BM Intense White has deep cool undertones whereas, in the case of Silver Drop, you’re quite likely to detect a beige.
It has an LRV of 74.52, thus, lighter than the former.
Silver Drop Vs Drift of Mist
They’re absolute replicas of each other, aren’t they? Check out more details on SW Silver Mist here.
With an LRV of 69, this paint is the darkest of them all.
You can best pair it with blues and greiges.
In terms of Behr, a slightly darker warm gray to consider would be Behr’s Gentle Rain. It brings that same cozy gray touch due to similar undertones.
Where to Use Silver Drop?
This soothing hue feels like a drop of water – calm, polite, and quite subtle.
Whether it is the traditional, or transitional, bohemian, modern farmhouse, and Scandinavian interior design style – this paint color will do wonders.
Moreover, you can implement this color on the kitchen cabinets, living room walls, and even headboard accents.
So, let’s see where and how to incorporate it in your home!
Silver Drop in Living and Dining Rooms
I would never say no here!
You can incorporate this warm gray paint on the walls in amalgamation with true white on the ceiling, trims, moldings, and wood paneling.
Further, if you want to add a touch of interest, add bold blue on the accent wall and a couple of patterns on the throw pillows and rugs.
Lastly, place black metal chandeliers and white sheer curtains to feel lively and airy.
And if you have hardwood floors, it’s quite good to go!
Using in Bedrooms
Let this paint feel cozy and gorgeous in your bedroom.
So, if your room is comparatively smaller, you can use this paint to feel brighter and airier.
Add a sense of visual interest with patterns on the rug and throw pillows, and textures on your curtains and wall.
With this paint color, you can choose to paint all the walls and add bold and dark paint on the headboard wall.
Silver Drop in Kitchens
Kitchens should be the number one consideration for this paint.
You can paint the cabinets in this color and choose crisp or true white on the backdrop wall.
Furthermore, choose brass-tinted pull handles and white or light gray backsplash tiles.
Lastly, if you have hardwood floors – it is good to go. Else, you can place a multicolored medallion runner to help your kitchen exhibit a timeless appeal.
Using on Exteriors
Whether you have a Craftsman, Ranch-style, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, or Modern style, this warm gray paint is the way to achieve a majestic look.
You can either add bold grays or even a tinge of wooden-themed textures as an accent or go vice versa for the trims, moldings, and door and window frames.
In the case of columns on the patio and porch – you can use natural stone wainscotting to add an authentic detailed character to this facade!
Lastly, you can add interesting hues like bold maroon or charcoal blue on the doors and window frames on the facade.
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home? Interiors or Exteriors? Bedrooms or Living rooms? Or doors or walls?
Now that you know everything about this color – are you excited about painting your home in Silver Drop?
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know in the comments below!