At Wise Design our next favorite neutral paint color after a clean & bright white wall, is a calming, soothing grey wall. Grey is a paint color we return to time and time again, when we want a bit of contrast with the trim color, particularly in historic homes.
We have a few shades of grey that we return to over & over again, because they're versatile with just the right undertones. Besides these go-to greys, we have a few that we love and have yet to use on a project, but intend to in the future. (Aka our would-be-go-to greys).
Left to Right: BM Grey Owl 2137-60, BM Classic Grey OC-23, BM Moonshine 2140-60
Benjamin Moore Grey Owl
Grey Owl is a beautiful warm shade of grey and perfect for so many settings. It's calm, soothing and a great non-white neutral option. It looks beautiful in classic & historic homes where the trim details are meant to be highlighted. We used this paint color in our Alberta Arts Bungalow project and love this paint color!
Benjamin Moore Classic Grey
Classic Grey is a very light almost white grey, with a cozy warm undertone. Again it's perfect for highlighting classic millwork and trim in historic homes and pairs nicely with transitional & classic furnishings. We have used this paint color in our Alberta Craftsmen home and our (in progress) Irvington Foursquare home. So beautiful!
Benjamin Moore Moonshine
Moonshine is a beautiful shade of grey with a slight greenish undertone. We've yet to use this color in a project, however it's always a contender and I'm sure we'll use it in the future.
Left to Right: BM Grey Husky 1473, BM Boothbay Grey HC-165, BM Metropolitan Grey AF-690
Benjamin Moore Grey Husky
Grey Husky is a great medium to light grey color, with slight blue undertones, but also a bit of warmth to it. It looks great on walls or on cabinets & furniture. We used it in the Netrush Office project and love the cool, modern look it brings.
Benjamin Moore Boothbay Grey