Not My Fault (Kelly-Moore, KM5825)
"A warm, neutral gray like Not My Fault is welcoming and cozy," says Mary Lawlor, manager of color marketing for Kelly-Moore Paints. "It's a great choice to use with warm wood and fabric colors."
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Granite Canyon (Kelly-Moore, KM4889)
"For an elegant yet not overly formal look, incorporate the richness and depth of a gray like Granite Canyon with a soft white like Swiss Coffee (23)," Kelly-Moore's Lawlor suggests.
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Silvery Moonlight (Glidden, 50BG 63/014)
"Silvery Moonlight is a great light gray that pairs well with colors like Camel Tan (20YY 41/165) and Raindrop White (30GG 83/006)," says Misty Yeomans of Glidden's color marketing team. "Try this in a bathroom for a fresh look."
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Smooth Stone (Glidden, 50YY 63/041)
"This color is a fantastic warm neutral that looks rich and sophisticated when paired with a darker gray like Grey Tweed (30YY 22/059) and a clean white like Raindrop White (30GG 83/006)," Misty Yeomans points out.
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Crystal Haze (Dunn-Edwards, DE6219)
"This soft, whitened warm 'greige' brings just a hint of neutral coloring and allows other colorful elements in a room to stand out," says Sara McLean, a color expert at Dunn-Edwards Paint.
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Metal .03 (Colorhouse, Metal .03)
"Our coolest gray yet, METAL .03 is a perfect alternative to blue for a boy's room," says the team at Colorhouse. And because Colorhouse's paints contain no VOCs, they are great choices for children's rooms—or any space in the house.
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Urban Grey (Glidden, 50RR 54/018)
If you want a touch of color in your gray, try Urban Grey (50RR 54/018). Misty Yeoman notes that this violet-tone gray is "trending in floral patterns and in the soft pastels we’re seeing everywhere." Paired with white and a dark neutral like Wild Truffle (30YY 11/076), it sets an elegant mood.
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Metal Fringe (Dunn-Edwards, DET626)
For an all-gray room that doesn't feel overly cold, Metal Fringe is a great bet. Sara McLean points out that the green and brown undertones "create a perfect blend of warmth and coolness for a great backdrop color." To heat up this shade, pair it with warm neutral textiles and furnishings.
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Boat Anchor (Dunn-Edwards, DE6377)
A deep, dark gray like Boat Anchor is sure to appeal to more modern tastes. Sara McLean suggests that this striking color would be "a perfect choice for a loft."
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