8 of the Best Greige Paint Colors

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8 of the best greige paint colors

Greige is a popular, neutral paint color for interiors and exteriors. This article highlights eight of the most popular Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore greige paints.

I narrowed this list to 4 Benjamin Moore paint colors and 4 Sherwin-Williams paint colors. In this article I share information about each color with swatches and examples in rooms. But first, what exactly is the color greige?

Defining the color greige 

According to Merriam-Webster, greige is a variable color that blends gray and beige. Greige is popular for its neutrality and ability to look cool gray in some light, and warm gray in others. Typically a greige color will have a warm undertone.

It is a neutral color that works well as a wall color or on exteriors and will compliment pops of color . 

The goal of this article is to help you narrow down which paint color would work well in your home. The photos of swatches below may vary from the actual paint colors. Please look at paint samples before making your final decision.

Quick Tip: This article includes the RGB and LRV value for each paint color. RGB represents how much Red, Green, and Blue is in each paint color. On the LRV scale, O absorbs all light (black) and 100 reflects all light (white). The greige colors below are organized from lightest to darkest.

8 of the Best Greige Paint Colors

1. Benjamin Moore Pale Oak OC-20

BM Pale Oak is the lightest color included in this list with an LRV of almost 70. It is a popular light warm greige that can look off-white if you have a lot of natural light. If you are looking for an even lighter greige color look into BM Classic Gray.

R: 222 G: 218 B: 207 LRV: 69.89

Benjamin moore pale oak oc-20

below image source of BM Pale Oak on bedroom walls: A Thoughtful Place

Bm pale oak on bedroom walls: a thoughtful place

2. Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist OC-27

BM Balboa Mist is in the off-white color collection. It is a versatile color that contrasts well with white trim. This light greige can have a pink or purple undertone depending on lighting.

R: 219 G: 215 B: 205 LRV: 67.37

Benjamin moore balboa mist oc-27 swatch

below image source of BM Balboa Mist on living room walls: DIY Decor Mom

Bm balboa mist on living room walls: diy decor mom

below image source of BM Balboa Mist on mudroom walls: Sand Dollar Lane

Bm balboa mist on mudroom walls: sand dollar lane

3. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173

According to Benjamin Moore, Edgecomb Gray is an earthy, organic neutral. If you compare colors side by side, Edgecomb is slightly warmer and lighter than SW Agreeable Gray and can read beige and gray depending on lighting.

R: 218 G: 212 B: 197 LRV: 63.88

Benjamin moore edgecomb gray hc-173 swatch

below image source of BM Edgecomb Gray on trim and doors: Making it in the Mountains

Bm edgecomb gray on trim and doors: making it in the mountains

4. Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray 7029

SW Agreeable Gray is a very popular color choice and part of the Pottery Barn Fall/Winter 2020 collection. This is a subtle, neutral greige that usually looks warm, but can look cool depending on the wall & room. Check out the examples below to see how the same color can look in different rooms.

R: 209 G: 203 B: 193 LRV: 60

Sherwin-williams agreeable gray 7029

below image source of SW Agreeable Gray on bedroom walls: Charleston Crafted

Sw agreeable gray on bedroom walls: charleston crafted

below image source of SW Agreeable Gray on nursery walls: Living Letter Home

Sw agreeable gray on nursery walls: living letter home

5. Sherwin-Williams Alpaca 7022

SW Alpaca is a cooler greige. It has a slight taupe-purple undertone, and might look gray in some rooms. While still a light color, it is darker than Agreeable Gray and Edgecomb Gray.

R: 204 G: 197 B: 189 LRV: 57

Sherwin-williams alpaca 7022 swatch

below image source of SW Alpaca on nursery walls: Table + Hearth

Sw alpaca on nursery walls: table + hearth

6. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

BM Revere Pewter is a popular classic, versatile color. It has a touch of green undertone. If you are looking for a similar color from Sherwin-Williams, check out Colonnade Gray.

R: 204 G: 199 B: 185 LRV: 55.51

Benjamin moore revere pewter hc-172 swatch

below image source of BM Revere Pewter on living room upper walls: Create and Find

Bm revere pewter on living room upper walls: create and find

7. Sherwin-Williams Colonnade Gray 7641

Colonnade Gray is another good classic greige choice. The color is dark enough to give good contrast to white trim, and with an LRV of 53 it is a good light-medium choice. Similar to Revere Pewter, Colonnade Gray can have a slight green undertone.

R: 198 G: 192 B: 182 LRV: 53

Sherwin-williams colonnade gray 7641 swatch

below image source of SW Colonnade Gray on office walls inside quatrefoils: Meme Hill

Sw colonnade gray on office walls inside quatrefoils: meme hill

8. Sherwin-Williams Mindful Gray 7016

SW Mindful Gray is the darkest color of the eight shown here, and is a great neutral medium greige option. Depending on lighting, it can look slightly blue-green. If you want a darker greige, check out SW Dorian Gray.

R: 188 G: 183 B: 173 LRV: 48

Swatch of sw mindful gray

below image source of SW Mindful Gray on garage walls: At Home with the Barkers

Sw mindful gray on garage walls: at home with the barkers

Samplize offers 12” x 12” peel and stick paint samples for Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Farrow & Ball colors. It is a fun way to test paint colors, and the material is flexible so you can wrap it around corners. I’ve ordered from Samplize for clients in the past, and we found the paint samples really helpful! 

8 of the best greige paint colors reviews with swatches and in home examples

This article was written to help you to narrow down the right color choice for your home. Greiges have a range of undertones, and even when very neutral it will reflect colors in the room and lighting. I hope this article helps you find the perfect greige for your home! Looking for more color inspiration? Check out these paint color reviews.

8 of the best greige paint colors reviews with swatches and in home examples

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  1. Neutral colours are often some of the hardest to pick as the differences between them are so fractional. Great tips here – thank you!

  2. I have read about all of greige colors and what they coordinate with, but I can’t seem to get anyone to tell me what greige color cabinets would go well with agreeable gray walls.

    1. Do you want the cabinets to be lighter or darker than agreeable gray? I would use a white or darker gray/greige on the cabinets for contrast.

  3. Looking for a greige for my large bathroom with no windows and brownish/ gold/black floor tiles and counter top with a black vanity and accent wall. What would you suggest please?

    1. I’d recommend a light greige since you don’t have any natural lighting in the room. Possibly Edgecomb Gray or Pale Oak. With no windows your light bulbs will play a big role in how the paint color looks in the room.

  4. Looking for a rich warm greige for my open concept home (living room/dining room/kitchen(white cabinets) /3 step up entry/hallway to bedrooms) with dark brownish 2.5 inch wood floors.
    Looking forward to reading you 😉👍

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