The best green gray paint colors from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Behr and Farrow and Ball.
30 years ago I remember helping my mom sponge paint her bathroom sage green. We thought we were hot stuff back then with our sponges in our hands.
Here we are 30 years later and while the sponges (hopefully) will not be making a comeback, sage green walls are definitely making a comeback.
Maybe not quite the same sage color as it was 30 years ago. The trend right now is more of a sage green with some gray undertones.
If you want to play it safe, look for a gray paint color with green undertones in it.
Green is having quite the moment lately and so are warmer earthier colors. I won’t say that gray is out entirely but it is definitely taking back seat to more earthy and warm tones.
I can’t say I am upset about this new trend. I still love a good neutral and a light wall color but it is nice to see some color again.
And while we are starting to see colors on our walls again, the colors we are seeing are quite neutral and should work well in most homes.
So if you are tired of gray….keep reading.
(And please, no matter what you do, get a sample before you paint. I suggest this will all paint colors but especially with paint colors that have sneaky undertones.
You want to sample the paint on your walls morning, noon and night. Lighting plays a huge factor in what your paint color will actually look like in your home and on your walls.
I suggest getting samples from Samplize since they get delivered right to your door but you can always grab a sample at the store of each color.)
What Is The Best Gray Green Paint Color
Gray-Green Paint (Sherwin Williams)
Sherwin Williams Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay has been pretty popular for some time now. I think we can thank Joanna Gaines for bringing Oyster Bay to our attention years ago.
Oyster Bay is a medium toned cool green gray paint color with a hint of blue undertones. Thanks to it’s earthy green tones, Oyster Bay would look great with warm and cool colors.
Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog
Evergreen Fog is Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2022. It’s a really pretty gray green paint color with a tiny touch of blue.
Evergreen Fog surprisingly also has some greige (gray/beige) undertones to it and can be paired well with warm and cool paint colors
Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze
Another great Sherwin Williams green gray paint color is Acacia Haze. We are going to talk about Farrow and Ball Pigeon in just a second but Acacia Haze is Pigeon’s twin brother but from Sherwin Williams.
Acacia Haze is a light grey green paint color with warm undertones and pairs nicely with warm paint colors.
Gray Green Paint Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore October Mist
October Mist is Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2022. It’s a soft sage green with earthy undertones.
October Mist is a lighter green and pairs well with other warm colors.
(Related: The best paint colors to use with honey oak trim. PS…October Mist is one of the colors)
Benjamin Moore Storm Cloud Gray
Storm Cloud Gray is becoming a popular paint color with designers. It’s a green grey color with some depth to it.
It’s not too gray or too green. It’s in between a sage green and an olive green.
Here is Storm Cloud Gray on bookshelves in Stefana Silber’s office.
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments
As the name suggests, Quiet Moments is a soothing blue gray paint color with warm green undertones to it.
It’s a versatile color that compliments most decor styles. This paint color is highly dependent on the lighting in your space and can change colors throughout the day.
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Revere Pewter is hands down one of the most popular paint colors right now. It has been trending for quite some time now.
This is a perfect color for those that want a modern/traditional look in their home. It pairs nicely with most decor and makes a great base if you are stuck with decorating your home.
This might just be the best gray paint with green undertones. It’s more of a warm gray with earthy green undertones.
Green Gray Paint (Behr)
Behr’s color of the year is Breezeway.
Are you seeing a trend here?
Breezeway is a medium green paint color with silvery cool undertones. This is such a versatile color that can be used on walls, trim and cabinetry.
Unfortunately Samplize does not carry Behr samples. For now, you’ll have to go old school and get samples of Behr paint at Home Depot.
You can also get peel and stick samples online at Home Depot.
Behr Sage Gray
Sage Gray is exactly that. A greenish gray and depending on the time of day and your lighting it can look either green or gray.
This paint color kind of intrigues me and I am trying to find a place to use it in my home. I am not sure why we are not talking more about this paint color.
Grey Green Paint (Farrow and Ball)
PS…I know Farrow and Ball is an expensive paint and one you likely have to purchase online. BUT…you can get their paint color matched at Home Depot, Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams.
I ordered a sample of Farrow and Ball paint from Samplize and brought the sample to Home Depot to have it color matched.
It might not be 100% of a match but it will be close enough. I normally do not have any problems color matching my paint but Farrow and Ball’s formula is a tad bit trickier.
I color match all my paint at Home Depot as I am a huge Behr paint fan.
But I digress…
Now THIS is the paint color of the year.
The infamous paint color. The color I see everywhere these days. On walls, trim and cabinetry. This is a top paint color for bloggers and is all over Instagram
It has a cult following.
I even wrote a whole blog post about Farrow and Ball Pigeon. I almost painted my dining room and TV room Pigeon.
But at the last minute I changed my mind.
Pigeon is one of “those” colors.
A chameleon color. A paint color that changes with the lighting in your home and with the time of day. It can look blue, green and gray.
Pigeon is a warm green gray paint color and depending on your lighting, has undertones of blue, gray and green.
Chris Loves Julia recently painted their family room Pigeon and it’s so soothing and moody at the same time.
Farrow and Ball Mizzle
Mizzle is such a pretty paint color. It is a soft green gray and can look more green or more gray depending on the day.
And while Mizzle is a soft green it really has some depth to it. It can look sleek and modern or traditional and country depending on how you decorate your space.
It’s a great versatile paint color. Similar in my opinion to Pigeon but lighter in color.
Need some painting tips?
DIY Painting Supplies
I listed out some of my favorite items I use when painting…
(This post contains affiliate links.You can see my disclosure policy here)
Benjamin Moore Classic Colors Fan Deck: Just in case you want to be even more overwhelmed you can order all of the Benjamin Moore classic paint colors
Same goes for Sherwin Williams Paint Deck
Painter’s tape: I hate taping and I really try to avoid it but when I can’t I make sure I use a good tape
Drop Cloths: Yes, you need them and you need many. I have used trash bags and old shower liners before too.
Paint Cup: This paint cup is brilliant and has a magnetic strip so your paint brush stays safe from falling in your paint.
Multi Position Paint Brush tool: The best tool you will ever use if you have tall ceilings or just in general. I used something similar to this to paint my 15 foot ceilings in my family room and it was a life saver.
Paint Edger: This might get a bad rap but if you do it right, it has been a nice helper for me. Especially when trimming around windows and along baseboards.
Touch up cup: Nothing is worse than having to pull out the whole can of paint for a little touch up.
How to choose the right paint color
Start with inspiration:
I talked a little bit about this in this post but I’ll touch on it again. Picking your paint color for your walls should be one of the later things you do when designing a room. Find a large focal piece (rug, art, window treatments) and look for colors in those pieces that catch your attention. Get on Pinterest and look at magazines. Get some ideas of what you like. It is your house.
Decide on the mood of the room:
Do you want your room to be light and bright or dark and moody? If you home doesn’t get a whole lot of natural light, stark white walls might look dingy. I would consider a paint with some color to it.
Grab your swatches and bring home samples
Bring home some swatches and ideally some sample paints if you feel extra ambitious. Use large foam boards from the dollar store and paint sample boards. Test them in every room. Remember each room gets different natural light. See how they look in the morning and at night.
Consider everything in your home…your trim, your floors etc. My floors are Brazilian cherry (aka very red) and I knew I wanted a color just a tad cooler to play off the warm red tones of the floor.
Is your trim bright white, or creamy white? Very cool gray colors might not play well with very warm white trim.
Get what I am saying?
If you want to see the undertone of color, look at the darkest color on the paint color strip. If you love a paint color but fear it can be too dark, ask them to cut it with 25% or 50% white.
Keep a list of your home paint colors
It’s always a good idea to keep a list or spreadsheet of the paint colors you have used in your home. I can’t tell you know much it has helped me.
Good luck and happy painting!
If you want to save this for later, you can pin it here:
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE