Fifty Shades of Gray Freed - Top Paint Colors

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Finally, a design trend that I'm in favor of:


Original content by Kristine Ginsberg

Okay, so maybe not fifty, but enough examples of tried and true grays that always work when selling...or staying.    

While grays are trending, it can be very tricky choosing the right one because most have undertones or can look different depending on how much natural light they get.

I’ve compiled a list of NJ's Elite Staging's tried and true grays that work every time.

One note: While computer screens can be off and paint chips are too small to know what the color actually looks like, we use these colors over and over and they always look amazing. Buyers love the following colors:

BM Sterling 1691 is one of my favorite grays which is why I painted my living room this color after my renovation.  It has a very slight bluish undertone making it on the cooler side. I love how elegant it looks:  

For a very light, soft gray, we love BM Balboa Mist 1545. It’s soft, subtle and beautiful - see both photos:

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray HC-170  is the most tried and true light gray because it has no undertones. It’s light and crisp and looks gorgeous day and night:

Benjamin More Gray Owl: 2137 – 60 is bright and works well in rooms that don’t get a lot of natural light.

Warmer Grays:

Benjamin Moore Abalone  2108-60 is a warmer gray making it very versatile. It pairs well with browns, blues, beige, and other shades of gray.

Another warm gray, Revere Pewter HC-172 is still going strong!  It works with any color furnishings. 

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The Trend for dining rooms are dark, dramatic shades of grays.

Kendall Charcoal: HC-166 is very popular and looks great with white molding:

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Another favorite color that’s a little less dramatic, but is equally gorgeous is Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700.

A great way to add contrast and sophistication without over powering the room is by painting the ceiling a dark gray.

This family room is Stonington Gray HC-170, and we painted the ceiling Kendall Charcoal HC-166

If your home has coffered ceilings, we recommend you paint the same color in between the molding to make it pop and add sophistication. This works best in living and dining spaces with lighter grays. 

BM Metropolitan AF-690 is a great choice if you like a slight blue undertone.

If your selling in North Jeresey and need an expert stager and/or paint color expert call Kristine Ginsberg of Elite Staging: 201-602-2562!

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Comments (10)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Gabe... I agree with you. Then again, I probably was ahead of the times long ago, as my apartment in NYC was done in shades of grey back in the early 1980's, including wood floors being finished in a grey tone.

Oct 09, 2018 12:53 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We LOVE shades of gray ....and you will see them all over our house ~

Oct 09, 2018 05:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Oct 09, 2018 05:09 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

We have two different shades of gray in our home... love the warmth it gives a room.

Oct 09, 2018 07:05 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Good choice for a reblog. I read this one when she first posted it. I like grays, just subtle ones. They sure are popular these days. Happy Tuesday! -Kasey

Oct 09, 2018 10:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gabe I agree with your opinion of the colors.  They look high end to me.

Oct 09, 2018 04:30 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Grays are so popular in my area too. Every home seems to have a shade of gray, and there are many.

Oct 09, 2018 07:14 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I remember painting my kitchen and hall gray with white trim back in the early 90's. Three houses later and it's still my color choice!

Oct 10, 2018 06:50 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Nov 03, 2018 07:39 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are always appreciated!

Nov 03, 2018 07:40 AM