Greige is a paint color family made up of gray-beige hybrids. A perfect greige paint color has the versatility of gray, but adds in some extra color and warmth from beige.
If you haven’t explored the most popular greige paint colors, then keep reading – I think you’ll love these colors!
A true greige has slight orange undertones (from the beige). However, greige can also more broadly include colors that lean more towards orange-yellow (tan, cream) or more towards orange-red (brown, taupe).
Overall, geringe is extremely versatile, and the brightness ranges from nearly off-white, down to medium dark.
Let’s get into the Most Popular Greige Paint Colors for your home!
Perfect Greige by Sherwin-Williams
Perfect Greige (SW 6073) – LRV: 42 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Perfect Greige by Sherwin-Williams is a balanced greige paint color with lots of color depth (it’s darker than your average greige).
With a LRV of 42, Perfect Greige is a little bit darker than I typically recommend for a whole-house paint color. However, it’s an excellent choice for cabinetry, accent walls, or in a single room such as a home office, bedroom or bathroom.
This paint color has a gray-beige foundation, and the undertones lean towards orange-red. If you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, keep reading because there are tons more options.
“To create a warm, welcoming mood in your living room or bedroom, try this creamy mid-tone gray with red undertones.”Sherwin-Williams
Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Revere Pewter (HC-172) – LRV: 55.05 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Revere Pewter is a popular greige paint color by Benjamin Moore. With a pleasant but mild warmth, this is a really versatile neutral paint color.
It has a LRV of 55.55, which makes Revere Pewter is a medium brightness greige. If you’re looking for a warm neutral whole-house paint color, this needs to be on your list!
This luxurious greige color sticks closer to the gray side of the color spectrum, with just enough beige sprinkled in to make the color unique and interesting.
You can see in the image below just how much it contrasts against a pure white trim & ceiling
In this kitchen, the lower cabinets are painted with Revere Pewter. I love the look.
Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams
Accessible Beige (SW 7036) – LRV: 58 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams is a very popular paint color – it comes in at #7 in my article Most Popular Sherwin-Williams Paint Colors.
Despite having beige in the name, it’s actually more of a greige paint color. Or, you could call it beige with gray undertones. Either way, it’s wonderful color, and it’s definitely one of the best paint colors for the whole house by Sherwin-Williams.
Accessible beige has a LRV of 58, which is medium brightness for greige, but it’s on the darker side of things for a whole-house paint color.
“Unlike many beiges, this color has undertones of gray that can give your space a warm, snug feel. Pair with earthy tones.”Sherwin-Williams
Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore
Edgecomb Gray (HC-173) – LRV: 63.09 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Also known as Benjamin Moore: Alaskan Skies (972), Baby Fawn (OC-15)
Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore is a warm medium-light greige paint color. This color will present an unmistakable grayish beige appearance, and it won’t look washed out in a room with plenty of natural lighting.
With a LRV of 63.09, Edgecomb Gray is an amazing interior paint color when it can be lit up to its full potential with lots of natural light. On the other hand, it’s not a great choice for rooms with limited or no natural lighting.
Benjamin Moore discribes Edgecomb Gray as:
“A go-to neutral that can refresh a space, while providing a warm, welcoming feeling.”Benjamin Moore
Edgecomb Gray is one of the best beige Benjamin Moore paint colors for interiors.
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OK, back to the greige paint colors.
Alpaca by Sherwin-Williams
Alpaca (SW 7022) – LRV: 57 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Alpaca by Sherwin-Williams is a beautiful medium-brightness greige. It’s a warm paint color, however, subtle hints of coolness give it the versatility to play nicely with almost any color.
This paint color leans more towards gray, but it has enough of a beige undertone that I feel comfortable classifying it as a greige.
“Like pulling on a cozy sweater, this warm beige gray creates instant comfort. And it’s versatile enough to pair with most other neutrals in your home.”Sherwin-Williams
Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore
Natural Cream (OC-14) – LRV: 64.78 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
If you’re looking for a light & airy greige paint color, you have to check out Natural Cream by Benjamin Moore. With a LRV of 67.78, it’s the lightest and brightest color included in this greige paint guide.Benjamin Moore
A light greige that flatters both warm and cool color schemes.
As the name implies, this is a beautifully creamy color. And, and it’s absolutely stunning as a kitchen cabinet color. Check out the kitchen below by Emma from emmacourtneyhome.com
Mega Greige by Sherwin-Williams
Mega Greige (SW 7031) – LRV: 37 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Mega Greige is a lesser known cousin of Sherwin-Williams’ most popular color (Agreeable Gray).
As you can see in the images below – Agreeable Gray, Anew Gray, and Mega Greige come from the same base color, but they are three different shades.
All three of these colors are excellent paint colors that I can easily recommend – choosing between them is a matter of deciding which shade is a good fit for your home.
This warm greige retains its character in bright sunlight, making it popular for exteriors. Coordinates well with nature-inspired hues and clean, crisp whites.Sherwin-Williams
Thunder by Benjamin Moore
Thunder (AF-685) – LRV: 47.58 (LRV, or Light Reflectance Value is a scale commonly used by design professionals where 0 = absolute black and 100 is pure white.)
Thunder by Benjamin Moore is mostly gray, with just a hint of beige. This might be a good color to start with if you aren’t fully sold on greige. It’s a little bit closer to traditional gray.
Because it’s a genuinely neutral color (not overly warm or cool) it’s quite easy to integrate into your color palette, and use anywhere!
“An easy-to-use neutral that offers an ideal mix of warm and cool.”Benjamin Moore
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