Grays are one of the most difficult paint colors to deal with!
Well, believe it or not, it’s true…
Most of my clients are generally confused about using a particular type of gray in their homes.
It’s a general misconception that grays are interlinked with a cool under base – but that’s not always the case.
Let me introduce you to a gray with a warm base, Behr Toasty Gray is a warm gray paint color with deep beige undertones.
This paint color is quite versatile and timeless. Whether it’s a modern style or traditional, modern farmhouse, antique, and minimalist – this paint color plays one for all.
Particularly though, TG is amazing as a farmhouse wall color.
And you can simply never get bored of it!
Apart from these major characteristics, Behr Toasty Gray is a color that you can be very flexible with.
You can define any particular style or palette with this paint without having to worry if it complements or not.
Yes! That’s the true beauty of it.
Don’t worry – I’ll get into everything there is to know about this paint color.
So, get cozy and come alone!
Let’s get onboard the journey towards this Behr warm gray.
Behr Toasty Gray N320-2 Details and Specifications
This particular warm gray paint color is something to look forward to!
Before you choose a paint color for your home, you must analyze the underlying theories and facts.
And truly, this is one of the most important aspects that you need to consider!
After all, from a wide array of warm grays, how to differentiate them all.
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 the Behr Toasty Gray is 61.
And that means it falls on the medium to the lighter end of the scale.
(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 = 209
Green = 204
Blue = 192
HEX Value = #d1ccc0
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 a Space?
Behr Toasty Gray is a warm gray paint that feels utmost light, refined, airy, refreshed, and timeless.
It has a certain depth to it – so, regardless of the time or direction, this color will always feel characteristic and bold.
Moreover, it’s not necessary that the color plays dramatic – rather, a tinge of a soothing vibe is what this paint color embraces.
Undeniably, this color will make your room look airy and spacious – and you don’t want to give a second thought to it.
However, depending upon the compass directions and the view of the outdoors can your undertones alter.
It could reflect a little green if you have a view of the lawn outdoors.
But most importantly, this color is a true charm.
It will release stress-free vibes and make you want to come back home again and again.
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Natural light has a major role to play in the paint color.
It further tends to appear lighter and enhanced and at the same time, make your room feel homey and lively.
Yes, too much light can simply not hamper the deep undertones (so don’t worry about the paint color getting washed away in excessive direct sunlight)
You must also take into consideration the compass directions of a specific room.
In the north-facing rooms, it appears slightly grayish whereas the west or south-facing rooms can slightly feel warm with notable beige undertones.
If for some reason, you’re restricted to using a particular paint, you can always make use of artificial lighting to create a dreamy aura.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
Choosing a well-balanced and well complementary color scheme is necessary.
You simply can’t pair any random hue with the other. And moreover, if you have a great command of the color wheel, it’s like a cherry on the top.
Hence, from crisp and creamy whites, lighter mauves, coral pinks, to darker grays, bronze, and deeper taupes – this particular warm gray paint will play flawlessly with all of the above-mentioned shades.
However, you must remember to be very careful when pairing them – so as to avoid making a mess!
Also, if you are planning to introduce material and metallic accents through floating shelves, chandelier, artwork frames, and furniture frames – remember to add tinges of matte black, chrome, or brushed brass.
Discussing further, you have the option to choose from either a monochromatic or contrasting color palette!
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a monochromatic color palette!
- N320-3 Tanglewood
- N320-4 Camping Tent
- N320-5 Gray Squirrel
Here are a few of the colors I would recommend for a contrasting color palette!
- N120-3 Mauve It
- MQ2-48 Sturdy Brown
- 75 Polar Bear
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 Toasty Gray Vs Similar Colors
You can find a wide array of similar-looking options here!
The gray with deep warm undertones are what they all have, however, could majorly differ in reflectivity and undertones.
So, the two closely related colors are BM CSP-95 Sea Salt and SW 7029 Agreeable Gray.
Let’s see how all of them differ.
Toasty Gray Vs Sea Salt
BM Sea Salt is an equally warm-toned gray that plays quite classic and versatile.
However, the latter paint color can sometimes reflect a slightly pinkish undertone when used in the south or west-facing rooms.
It has an LRV of 62.93 – thus, the lightest of them all.
Toasty Gray Vs Agreeable Gray
Can I say, these two colors are exactly the same?
Yes – it’s quite challenging to determine the differences between the two.
Also, you must know that SW Agreeable Gray is one of the most popular paint colors.
So, you can definitely consider using it! (You will also find tons of inspirations online)
With an LRV of 60, this color finds a notable depth without washing off its undertones in excessive light.
Where to Use Toasty Gray?
Behr Toasty Gray makes a great versatile statement in your home. Trust me, you can never feel doubtful with this paint.
Whether it’s the kitchen cabinets, accent or featured wall, or the exterior wall shiplap – you can definitely consider this paint hue if in search of a timeless paint color.
So, let’s see where and how to incorporate this color into your home.
Toasty Gray in Living and Dining Rooms
BM Toasty Gray is a great color recommendation for the living and dining room. Especially for an open concept plan, this color makes a great statement.
You can best pair it with wooden textures on the furniture frame and TV units. Also, it’s best to further pair with mauves, off-whites, and accent browns.
In a living room with little natural light, this color can play flawlessly.
Also, you can play with various textures and materials on the rugs, curtains, and other decorative accents.
Lastly, you can also think about painting all the walls in this specific color.
Using in Bedrooms
Toasty Gray in bedrooms is quite relaxing and pretty.
And just in case if you have a kid’s room as well, you can definitely consider the paint color.
Since it feels quite warm, you’re bound to feel welcomed in every aspect.
It’s best to pair with shag rugs, patterned curtains, and crisp whites on the trims and moldings.
Lastly, adding a tinge of blue as accents is something to look forward to!
Toasty Gray in Kitchens
When in doubt, pick Behr Toasty Gray on the kitchen cabinets.
Choose creamy whites on the backdrop wall and further pair it with chrome or matte black pull handles to pair with.
Lastly, you can also pick a bold blue paint color for the lower cabinets.
Choose white backsplash tiles and white-veined marble to play a great base in your kitchen.
Using on Exteriors
This color is restricted to most of the exterior design styles – whether contemporary, modern, and mid-century modern exterior design style.
You can either add bold grays, blacks, or even a tinge of white to complete the exterior palette.
For the exterior doors, windows, and shutters – you can pick a blue paint like SW Waterloo to further add a contrasting look.
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!
So, how do you plan to use this color in your home?
Kitchen cabinets or focal console tables? Living room or bedrooms?
Well, trust me! You would never regret using this color in your home.
Should there be any questions or thoughts, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Wednesday 15th of March 2023
Looking for some advice! Would this toasty gray (and tanglewood) be able to pair nicely with deep green colors ?? We are going with a mix of toasty gray and tanglewood throughout our home (depending on the light of the space) and are looking for some beautiful accent colors but we'd like to pull into the bolder greens and darker colors for contrast. In your opinion, would that work?
Thursday 4th of August 2022
Thanks for the detailed information. I am considering painting my kitchen sage gray. My kitchen has the 90’s oak cabinets with yellow/orange undertones. Also has 6 windows so a good amount of light. The backsplash appears to have sage gray in it. How do you think this would work in my kitchen.