Don’t worry I’m leaving all “50 Shades of Grey” puns and references at the door. To be honest I’ve never even read the book or know much about it. But what I know… what I really know deep down in my heart is that I love all shades of grey! (no seriously that’s not a reference)
I seriously love all shades of grey! “IRL”
(which Gavin taught me means IN REAL LIFE)
It’s so hard to keep up with all of this acronym lingo!
I am so glad that grey is the new “neutral” because I am just tired of yellow, beige, off-white and every color in between those. It seems that the majority of the rooms in my home are sporting some shade of grey… except for Jude’s room.
Choosing paint colors can be hard so I wanted to show you a collection of my grey paint colors in real life.
Gavin’s room was the first one I painted and it is a very dark grey. I love it though. It’s been almost 3 years since I painted his room with Benjamin Moore Granite and we haven’t even had to touch it up. Now that’s pretty huge for a kids room.
This dark grey is perfect for a really well-lit room. It’s a true dark grey with very little undertones at all. The richness is superb and I highly suggest this for not only rooms but doors and cabinetry as well.
Now this little hallway is chalkboard paint in black. I know.. duh! But I wanted to point out the door.
I mixed a little bit of white in with some left over Granite from Gavin’s room.
This door is the most used door in the house which means tons of fingerprints and shoe scuff marks.
Well since I painted it over 2 years ago… I’ve got nothing.. no shoe marks, no fingerprints, no dirt. It just all blends in.
Our laundry room is painted a color named Sparrow by Benjamin Moore. This one is very similar to Granite however it has a definite brown undertone. I would say that Sparrow is probably just as dark as Granite if not a little bit darker.
Sometimes in the light it looks like the undertone may even be a deep purple. It’s still a beautiful color.Even in this super small place and it really works.
In our guest bathroom we choose Grey Cashmere. Don’t be fooled by that name. It’s not a true grey… and I knew that. It is more of a soft grey/green for sure! It works really well with the cabinets that I painted with my granite and white mixture left over from the back door.
Oh look, I had more left over granite/white mixture and I painted a lamp with it. Do you ever have left over paint and you find you start to use it everywhere. It’s a really awesome shade of grey… seriously!
This lamp is in our guest bedroom which I have yet to photograph or blog about. I know seriously…
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, Lesley!
The color in this room was a happy accident. We found it in the section of paint that people return the name of the paint is Sea Mist. It was like twenty bucks for the gallon and that’s like a major steal in Benjamin Moore land. On the swatch it looks really green. In real life it is way more grey than the Grey Cashmere. Crazy, huh?
Our newest color is the ever “famous” Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. And yes I buy all of my paints at Benjamin Moore. Not only is the quality of paint superior to many other brands but I love the customer service at the one here in Murfreesboro is outstanding.
I would say that Revere Pewter is a medium grey and sometimes even on the light side. It has a beige undertone in the evening and a very silvery look in the bright sunlight. Keep in mind it is not a true sidewalk/concrete kind of grey it has various undertones which speak way more to a greige than a true grey. I really love this color and it looks magnificent in our huge living/dining/kitchen area.