Top 10 Grays for Your Walls

Gray paint has been at the top of the color trends for a few years, and it's not going anywhere. Check out these popular gray paint colors that are the favorites of designers and homeowners.

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Silver Drop, Behr

Silver Drop by Behr is a great gray if you’re looking for a true light gray, with no purple or blue undertones. Depending on the light, it can look almost white, or take on a creamy warm-gray tone. This is one of those versatile yet subtle colors that you could use to paint your entire house.

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Chelsea Gray, Benjamin Moore

For a rich, dark gray, try Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore. A favorite of interior designers, this beauty makes a big statement. Use it to add the wow factor to your powder room, or to create a moody vibe in your dining room. Painting your exterior? Here are 19 popular colors.

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Arctic Gray, Benjamin Moore

Arctic Gray by Benjamin Moore is a gorgeous, cool gray with blue undertones. It’s a soothing color that can help turn a bedroom into a relaxing retreat.

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Mindful Gray, Sherwin Williams

If your decor has a lot of warm colors, like yellows, reds, and browns, you’ll want to choose a warm gray. Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams is a pleasing mix of beige and gray, the perfect “greige” color that will give your home a lift. Looking beyond gray? Here are more paint colors that will transform any room.

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Rocky Bluffs, Valspar

Looking for a gray paint that is a little on the darker side? You might love Rocky Bluffs by Valspar. It’s a warm gray that is sophisticated yet cozy. Try it paired with crisp white trim to create a beautiful blank canvas for any room. Psst! Here are the best kept secrets of professional painters.

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Edgecomb Gray, Benjamin Moore

For a creamy soft gray try Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray. This light and subtle color looks beige in some lights, but leans more gray in others. It’s an organic color that looks great with rustic or farmhouse style decor. Here are a few tips for painting your home if you’re getting ready to sell.

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Gray Wisp, Benjamin Moore

In the past, cool blue-grays have been the stars of the show, but recently the trend is leaning toward earthy green-gray colors. For a perfect gray with beautiful green undertones, we love Gray Wisp by Benjamin Moore.

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Cloudy Sky, Benjamin Moore

If you can’t quite decide between green-gray, blue-gray, or true gray, Benjamin Moore’s Cloudy Sky might be the color for you. This complex color is a mix between gray, blue, and teal. It’s a bold and saturated color that makes a statement, yet is still soothing. Do you need primer? Here’s how and when to use primer paint.

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Magnetic Gray, Sherwin Williams

A midtone gray is not too dark, not too light; like Magnetic Gray by Sherwin Williams. This silvery and soothing gray looks great in any lighting, and adds depth and richness to a room without weighing it down. Should you paint the trim or walls first? Find out here.

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Sunday Stroll, Magnolia Home

If you love gray but you don’t want it to look ultra-modern, try a warm taupe-gray paint like Sunday Stroll by Magnolia Home. This color looks great with traditional decor. Try it on a paneled wall in a room with gold accents for a sophisticated look. Before you get out that roller, check out these 10 tips for the perfect paint job.

Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.