If you’re that homeowner who is constantly confused between choosing the perfect warm or cool shade of neutral – well, welcome to the world of Benjamin Moore Greige.
This color category offers the best of both worlds – neither a very cool and chilly ‘gray’ environment, nor a very warm and cozy ‘beige’ environment.
Seems simply enough, right?
Not so soon – let’s first discuss a few important notes about this paint color category.
Greige – just like the name suggests – is a perfect blend of beige and gray that offers a balanced and striking contrast between the two opposite color temperatures.
Generally, this color can resonate well with the modern farmhouse style.
If you’ve ever watched one popular TV show starring Chip and Joanna Gaines – you know exactly how beautifully this color makes a mark.
So, today – we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about Benjamin Moore Greiges.
BM offers a wide array of greiges that offer you a range of light or dark along with slightly cool or warm.
So, sit back, relax, and let’s get started with this intriguing greige color from BM…
I’ll also include some of the most popular along with my favorites, with plenty of inspiration photos!
A Guideline to the Benjamin Moore Greige Family
Greiges are a number one recommendation if you don’t prefer a particular touch of beige or gray.
Mainly, if gray feels too cool for you and beige is too much on the warm side – it’s time you choose a middle and balanced option to help your space exhibit a unique touch.
However, when I say ‘greige’ – I’m speaking on behalf of the long list within the several Benjamin Moore paint deck collections.
Yes, trust me, the list feels endless!
As I discussed, “true” greiges may have a blend of beige and gray – so, some may appear quite warm and some may appear quite cool.
So let’s take a gander at some of Benjamin Moore’s Greige collection to see the different types.
Benjamin Moore Pale Oak is a lighter-toned greige paint color that has slight undertones of green in various lighting conditions.
If observed closely, you’re bound to detect a gray undertone.
On the other hand, Benjamin Moore Grant Beige is definitely a beige-inclined greige paint color that feels quite warm and cozy.
This could be a classic choice for your home.
Similarly, another greige that intrigues me is Benjamin Moore Feather Down which has a look of creamy off-white or lighter beiges.
Lastly, Benjamin Moore Collingwood is a greige paint color that plays a great chameleon.
It might look beige or gray – depending upon the lighting conditions.
So, now that you compare them all, it’s quite not likely that they would feel the same!
And that’s why you have to be very careful when choosing a greige paint color for your home.
Each one of them has a major role to play in your space and can equally alter the looks and appearances of the surroundings.
The Magic of Undertones in Greiges
If you’ve read a couple of greige color reviews – you would have read that this paint color category is totally a chameleon!
And for obvious reasons.
The blend of gray and beige has a major role to play here.
The undertones of purple/violet, yellow, brown, green, and blue can equally make a fundamental statement.
Undertones always have a major role to play in defining the style and vibe of a color.
And at the same time, this is the factor that differentiates all the greige paint colors.
So, for instance, if you want to divert a little to the beiges, it’s important that you choose a greige paint color with warm brown undertones.
On the other hand, for a slightly cooler vibe – choose a greige paint color with either green or blue undertones.
All-in-all, the greiges will make your home feel more neutral, sophisticated, and classy!
Now did you observe? The ultimate magic of undertones!
Lighting will always play a dominant role when it comes to greiges.
The falling natural light is what will determine if the greige paint has a particular inclination towards the beiges or grays.
And, since this color can be quite “heavy” – you must always allow ample natural light in the room so it appears airy and lively.
The compass directions as well as window directions have a role to play here!
If you have a window facing a large lawn, the greige might further appear green! On the other hand, if the window faces the street, expect the color to retain its characteristics.
Lastly, the greige paint colors are expected to feel cooler and crisper in the north-facing rooms whereas warmer in the south-facing rooms.
It will reflect a tinge of beige in the south as well as west-facing rooms. And incline towards the gray in north-facing rooms.
Yes, don’t forget to experiment with a couple of swatches here and there.
Greiges in Interior and Exterior Design Styles
The greige paint color category is a number one recommendation for modern farmhouse interior design styles.
Other than that, you can consider these paints in modern, contemporary, traditional, as well as transitional interior design styles.
On the exteriors, this color can be used for the Ranch, transitional, country, and minimalist design styles.
Another advantage this color category offers is that it plays great for all types of climates – warm, humid, temperate, and cold.
Best Places to Use Benjamin Moore Greige Paint Colors
Greiges can play a great neutral and base for most interior design styles.
Lighter greiges can play a great role in kids’ rooms, nursery, kitchen cabinets, bedroom walls, and exterior walls.
If you have a specific color palette to play with, undeniably, this color will complement them all.
Best Benjamin Moore Greige Paint Colors
Now comes one of the most interesting topics to talk about!
Here are some of the popular and handpicked best Benjamin Moore greige paint colors to choose from.
Benjamin Moore offers tremendous options for greige paint colors in a variety of undertones and vibes.
So, let me proceed with the popular ones and then my absolute personal favorites.
5 Most Popular
Benjamin Moore Grant Beige:
Benjamin Moore Grant Beige is a pure greige paint color with a major inclination for the beiges.
Yes, it may feel quite warm and cozy – so, it’s good enough for colder climates and larger spaces.
This paint has an LRV of 56.65 – and that means it’s sort of a medium-toned greige.
Furthermore, you can best pair this particular greige with shades of black, crisp white, blue, and creamy beige.
For interior design styles like traditional, transitional, modern farmhouse, and bohemian – this is a paint color to look forward to!
Learn more from my full Grant Beige review!
Here are some other color specifications you can get familiar with:
Red = 206
Green = 197
Blue = 176
HEX Value = #cec5b0
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter:
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is a warm-toned greige with a slight tinge of yellow in it.
This timeless and versatile color is a great fit for most spaces like kitchen, bathroom, kids’ rooms, bedrooms, living room, and dining room.
With an LRV of 55.51 – this color falls on the medium to the lighter end of the scale.
So, if you’re craving a cozier vibe, this is one paint color to look forward to! And in most lighting conditions – this color will appear warm.
I review BM Revere Pewter, if you’d like more info!
As usual, it is important to understand the associated RGB and HEX Values that are as follows:
Red = 203
Green = 198
Blue = 184
HEX Value = #cbc6b8
Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath:
Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath is a true off-white paint that has a warm gray and pink undertone.
This color has an LRV of 69.59 – thus, quite light and airy to make the space feel breezy!
You can best pair this color with shades of dark brown, creamy white, black, taupe, and tinges of pink and midnight blue.
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For interior design styles like transitional, traditional, and modern farmhouse – this color is good to go.
And the best part is that you can use it for smaller spaces as well!
It is now time to look through the color details and specifications to know more about it!
Red = 221
Green = 217
Blue = 205
HEX Value = #DED9CD
Benjamin Moore Pashmina:
Benjamin Moore Pashmina is a dark and bold greige paint color that can add immense depth and character to the walls.
This color is a great fit for larger spaces since it can make that space look cozy and warm.
You can best pair this color with crisp whites, shades of soft blue and blush, black, bronze, and lighter beiges.
Especially for interior design styles like transitional, traditional, and modern farmhouse – this color is good to go!
With an LRV of 44.2 – this color is quite comparatively bold and heavy.
Check out my BM Pashmina color guide to learn more!
Here are the important associated RGB and HEX Values that you must know!
Red = 188
Green = 178
Blue = 162
HEX Value = #BCB2A2
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray:
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is a swing between the beige and gray to create an ultimate balanced environment.
This color has an LRV of 63.09 – this color is quite light, airy, and feels absolutely delightful.
Since it’s neither too beige nor too gray – this color can offer the best of both worlds.
Secondly, this color feels quite neutral and will never disappoint you!
As I cover in my full guide on Edgecome Gray, you can best pair this color with various creamy off-whites, shades of navy blues, darker beiges, taupes, bronze, and sage green.
I recommend understanding the associated RGB and HEX Values to know more about the color specification!
Red = 215
Green = 209
Blue = 195
HEX Value = #D8D1C4
5 Next Popular
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream:
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream is a medium-toned greige paint color that flatters both the warm and cool color saturations.
With an LRV of 64.78 – this color is equally light and airy enough to make your space feel enhanced and calm.
I recommend you plan to use this paint for smaller as well as larger spaces.
Benjamin Moore Collingwood:
Benjamin Moore Collingwood is my absolute favorite greige!
This color offers the benefits of both gray as well as beige.
Mainly a gray but with a slight tinge of beige, this color will ultimately bring the neutral vibe indoors.
It has an LRV of 61.52 – thus, great to work as neutrals and bases.
Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist:
Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist is the ultimate charming greige I have ever come across.
It has a tinge of warmth to a subtle and calm – cool ‘gray’ background.
With an LRV of 65.53 – this color will never disappoint you!
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray:
Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is a perfect greige as well as off-white. Yes, it can work for both – timeless lessly!
This sophisticated shade can be used to create an illusion of a larger space – since it has an LRV of 73.67.
Hence, can work for both neutral as well as a base.
Benjamin Moore Wish:
Benjamin Moore Wish provides a warm and welcoming touch to any space. This greige paint is versatile, timeless, and extremely sophisticated.
With an LRV of 58.58 – this color can truly weigh down the space – it’s highly recommended that you add this color to a room with ample natural light.
5 Hand Picked Favorites
Benjamin Moore Titanium:
Benjamin Moore Titanium is a cool-toned greige with a deep hidden green undertone.
It can almost also work as a great off-white in certain spaces and lighting conditions.
This pale gray has an LRV of 68.41 – thus, quite light and refreshing!
Benjamin Moore Gray Mist:
Benjamin Moore Gray Mist is a cool-toned soft hue with a major inclination for versatility and timelessness.
This color can work beautifully with any bold color scheme.
This one has an LRV of 72.83 – thus, capable of reflecting most incoming natural light.
Benjamin Moore Cedar Key:
This is one of the most confusing Benjamin Moore greige paint colors.
It has a tinge of pink which is quite dominant. And simultaneously, this color can appear gray or beige depending upon the lighting conditions.
With an LRV of 61.05 – this neutral will definitely warm up your space.
Benjamin Moore Feather Down:
Benjamin Moore Feather Down is something to have an eye on!
This color will definitely make your space feel calm, subtle, and extremely soothing.
Although this greige paint has a major hint of beige than gray. It also works as a great off-white!
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth:
BM Stone Hearth is a popular greige paint that is bold, heavy, and quite dramatic.
This paint has an LRV of 48.45 – which can add immense depth and texture to a space.
It’s great for various interior design styles like transitional, traditional, modern farmhouse, and contemporary!
Inspiration and Examples
Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath looks flawless when paired with wooden textures and shades of soft and minty blues.
Can you say “Ahh”?
Benjamin Moore Collingwood can be best paired with shades of blue and bronze to create a stark and eye-catchy appeal.
This is one color scheme that just doesn’t go out of style and wows every time.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is a stunning greige that can work as both gray and beige depending upon the lighting conditions.
And you can also best pair it with shades of wood and natural stone!
Benjamin Moore Grant Beige is calm, soothing, and extremely subtle when used on all the walls of your bedroom.
I just love the subtle happiness that’s created with the blue accents here.
Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist works wonderfully on the kitchen cabinets.
Give it a try and you will know!
Summing It Up
You see – Benjamin Moore has formulated quite a few greige paint colors for you to choose from!
Now that we have discussed the major aspects and types of greiges, do you feel confident in incorporating any one of them in your home?
Even if you don’t coat large walls with these, I highly recommend them on your exterior doors and window frames, accent walls, and even mudrooms and laundry rooms.
So, without a thought – pick up your favorite Benjamin Moore greige now and don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!