I also live in Nanaimo, so I am excited to connect with you when I buy/build my dream home! Edgecomb looks more tan by comparison. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…. Hi Danielle, I believe that was a laminate flooring! Thank you for your insight. I remember you writing that sometimes Greige can get dull. Looking out from the kitchen you see our raised marbled red brick fireplace (grays, blacks, reds, whites) with vaulted ceiling. Of course, Modern Gray SW 7632 wall paint is also included there. Agreeable Gray, one of Sherwin-Williams most popular greige colors is shown side-by-side with HC-173, shows by contrast that Agreeable Gray has more purple and gray in it than HC-173 (EG). Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. This way, you’ll have the best idea of what it looks like in your own home before actually painting! See what changed and how I figured out the trick to picking out the perfect paint color! Let me just start out by saying how much I appreciate your ideas that do not blow the budget!! NEW FREEBIE! Photo by Divine Custom Homes I am struggling with gray! Would I be making a mistake to have them adjust the color when they mix it up in the gallon cans? Suggestions? Hi Sharon, I find that Balboa is a bit more feminine looking, with an almost warm purple undertone (very subtle though). My house is kind of farmhouse vibe. Snowbound is a great trim choice with Modern Gray. The side-by-side color swatches are super helpful… Wonder What are your thoughts about Edgecomb Gray, maybe cut 50%, for use in the kitchen with dove white trim. The walls were originally yellow!! Older homes often best suit a shinier trim, whereas more modern homes often suit more of a satin finish. We just bought our dream home – a 5300 sq foot craftsman home. *This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. The 4 Best White Paint Colours: Sherwin Williams, The 8 Best Benjamin Moore WHITE Paint Colours, Sherwin Williams: The 10 Best Gray and Greige Paint Colours, The 8 Best Blue and Green Blend Paint Colours: Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, The 5 Best Off-White Neutral Paint Colours: Undertones and More, If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room. Let me know how everything turns out! They are classic. The 12 Best ‘Whole Home’ Gray and Greige Paint Colours, Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray, Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, Originally written in May 2017, updated in 2019, KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN, E-DECOR, ONLINE PAINT COLOUR VIRTUAL EXPERT SPECIALIZING IN DIY HOME DECORATING AND DESIGN IDEAS AND BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLOURS, Thank you so much for this fabulous review, Kylie! If pressed, I would say it is more of a gray than a beige. Its so hard unless you paint a large sample! I am thinking about going with Edgecomb for my entry and living room. Alabaster is in the yellow hue family and mindful gray and repose gray are also in the yellow hue family. However, it is quite different than Edgecomb Gray (EG) with its undertones of blue. While the trim in the above photo is really too creamy for Edgecomb Gray, my clients weren’t wanting to paint their trim. The builder needs our paint color for the whole house tomorrow and I can’t decide between a warmer gray like Edge Comb and a brighter/cooler gray like Grey Owl. I LOOOOOVE Urbane Bronze – dense and striking. A designer friend insists I’ll love Revere Pewter, but the sample looks dark, gray and muddy on my walls and my local paint store said I won’t see a difference at 75%. From the sounds of it, I DO lean a bit more toward Edgecomb Gray in your living room area…. I am trying to decide if painting one color throughout is too much grey. I LOVE edgecomb grey everywhere except for one area. It always looks like greige as the creamy vibe is more about the softness and lack of obvious green or purple undertones. Painters just finished painting my well lit walk out basement Edgecomb Gray. It looks yellow.. Make sure it was in fact mixed by BM and check the colour match! The look will definitely change when its dry! Thank you! I want a warm griege. Hi Erin! « Home Office Paint Colors: Productive and Calming Tones, Warm Gray Paint Colors: 11 Perfect Neutral Gray Paints for Your Home ». I’m thinking a greige like Edgecomb might be a safe pick in this case… what do you think? Hi, love your advice and great pictures. See Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore's color analysis, undertones, and color schemes that go with Edgecomb Gray here! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. I also like SW Porpoise, which is the slightly lighter version of Urbane Bronze and the green comes up just a wink more, mixed with that gorgeous dark dark greige. Do you think either would pair well with the Balboa Mist? In comparing them, Edgecomb Gray has more beige, while Agreeable Gray has more gray in it. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. I put up the following paint samples all BM: Balboa Mist, Edgecomb Gray, Gray Owl, Stonington Gray, Sea Salt, and Revere Pewtr. What paint color can I use for the ceiling? Jenny from Evolution of Style here and I’m excited to talking color at The Creativity Exchange. Hi Kylie! It’s a light gray with a nice balance between cool and warm tones. I love it in the evening with different types of lighting . In a darker room, Edgecomb Gray will have more body to it and can look slightly more beige than it does gray, while still being an overall greige paint colour. Hi Kylie, thanks so much for your blog review on Edgecomb Gray. We put rectangles of colors as you have here. In this colour review video of Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore, I share: The undertone of my featured colour; Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones Floors are oak hardwood. And if you’ve been wondering why Edgecomb Gray and Baby Fawn are SO SIMILAR, it’s because they’re the same colour. I’m a believer that sometimes there isn’t 1 colour that hits VERY spot at ALL times of the day, so sometimes we pick the one that is DAMMMN close. Especially my faves. and of course easier and way less messy. I also have a vaulted ceiling with a tall feature fireplace wall.. right now it is RED, so red!! I have found in my old home that some of the grays and tans just say -old color in an old home. Now try to decide if the living room should be the same color or now revere pewter. Edgecomb Gray: Looking for the perfect greige paint color? I love learning new things about color. I just don’t have enough photos of clients with older homes that I can use on my blog! I am thinking about painting my walls in this color but do you think that would compliment granite that has brown tones/specks? Hi Annie! I have been following your ideas regarding updating carpenter grade cabinets, Formica 180, sinks, paint colors with wood trim. Edgecomb Gray is a soft and airy gray paint color that has a bit of beige in it. You can also check out my e-design, where I can take a look at photos of your room and see if there’s anything else that could work! (Learnt that from your posts ) If you have a better paint suggestion, I’d appreciate it thank you. The living room in the house has bm Stone Hearth which I want to keep…but that color looked so muddy and purple in the hallways. I can depend on the products down there, but you might want to check out BM Ballet White to lift things a bit! Is a new color palette on the horizon? I am deciding on colors for our SW facing master bedroom and bathroom. Believe me, it’s a whole lot less work than painting all the wood trim in a room only to realize that it is too yellowish! I am going to use Balboa Mist for the whole open concept area: kitchen, dining, and living room. The front of the fireplace is black. And I really appreciate any feedback from you. We have picked our slabs but they aren’t installed yet. BM Edgecomb Gray. Get design inspiration for painting projects. I have a lightened Edgecomb with Roycroft Pewter and love it as well . Thanks! It is perfect for any room of the home. The LRV of Edgecomb Gray is 63, meaning it isn’t a typical light and fresh colour, but it’s certainly lighter than some of the other popular greiges. I am trying to stay true to the craftsman theme (yet update the color palette) – but with the mid tone oak floors and moldings – its been hard to update the colors. You did a really great job of dissecting and explaining the ins and outs of this color and a few others. The perfect backdrop for adding pops of color as well. Now I always recommend lightly if I haven’t seen the rooms, but yes, Edgecomb and Manchester are nice together and i think going 25% lighter is a good idea. I also have Edgecomb Gray as a sample, which I really like, but am afraid it will feel to beige! Edgecomb Gray is a soft, warm paint color that leans more strongly towards a beige than a gray. Hello Creativity Exchange Readers! Which did you go with? Thank you! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ This way I can spend some quality time with your room, check out your photos/questionnaire answers and come up with some good solutions for you! Our kitchen is south facing with white quartz countertops. And I ALWAYS love photos, I would LOOOOVE to see them . se this instead of sandpaper. I’m using Edgecomb Gray for a large north facing open concept living room, dinning area and kitchen with a lot of lighting during the day. I am so stuck on color, but had been leaning toward Edgecomb Gray, maybe lightened….but now I am kinda thinking SW Bug Chill based on your review of it…..Currently is Searching Blue in some places and Hilton Head Cream in others… We want to just “whitewash” the whole thing, just not white. A timeless and popular neutral, this go-to greige can be used in both modern and classic room design. That’s not changing unfortunately. I also appreciate, so much, the color reviews in which sorts of rooms and colors work or don’t. Awesome post. Sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got and luckily, we were able to squeeze Edgecomb Gray in! With that being said, I do see a general trend moving back to warmer paint colors (including warm gray paint colors) and a return of beige paints. We just bought a new house and the entire main level is edgecomb and I love it. In this design, the wall paint represents modern look in a way that is not bold. Hi Antoinette! Compare it to Revere Pewter which has an LRV of 55 and you’ll see that Edgecomb Gray has a lighter, more muted approach. It can look dark gray, light gray and even taupe. My husband and I just bought our first house and your site has been very helpful! Afraid to make a mistake? To understand a paint color’s undertones it is best to get several similar paint color samples and compare them–it will give you the most options and help you understand what undertones there are. However, my furniture, sofa, chairs and end tables, are mostly off white, creams. )…I am going with Grant Beige…its seems to be warm enough – yet not too Beigey or yellowey. White paint colors often have LRVs in the 80s-90s. I would be happy to send photos! It doesn’t seem to match the color chip from Benjamin Moore & I would really like to get what I see on the chip. I’ve been there and goodness knows, before I learned to pick out paint colors, I made lots of mistakes which led me to paint our old living room three times in the span of two months. I wanted Edgecomb gray for my kitchen/hall and living room that abuts this room and probably should have gone with it in here too. I have light tile ( think travertine) and very high ceilings. Believe me Revere pewter is gray. Do you have any blogs or videos on painting your house to sell it? I want the Greige effect with more of the creaminess towards the beige. I was shocked to see a visible violet tinge. It really sits kind of in between SW Natural Tan and Modern Gray, without really being the same as either… Any chance I can mitigate it with swapping out light bulbs? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Would that mean that you’d use similar undertones to downplay each other? 5. I live in Florida and it seems grey is the color of the day! Our basement is currently poop brown and needs a change. 4. Oh Marilyn, I would LOOOVE to talk about this problem, but you know why I can’t? We currently have Bay Sands by Valspar on the walls. Does Sherwin Williams have a similar color, in terms of a warm light Greige with a creamy backdrop? It teeters between gray and beige, which makes it an excellent greige paint color. In a darker room, Edgecomb Gray will have more body to it and can look slightly more beige than it does gray, while still being an overall greige paint colour. When it comes to Edgecomb Gray I like it with White Dove! Or maybe I shouldn’t go so dark with the accent colors. I have toyed with the idea of light gray, charcoal and an emerald. Hi Nancy! The countertops look similiar to this http://www.homedepot.com/p/MS-International-St-Helena-Gold-12-in-x-12-in-Polished-Granite-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-10-sq-ft-case-THELGLD1212/202508264?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cG%7c0%7cG-BASE-PLA-D23-Tile%7c&gclid=Cj0KCQjw78vLBRCZARIsACr4cxyazif-KGBPc5TOHh0dRsSayqYEw_1pmUTOj6zMYmybnEBHWSfRCOEaAohUEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds But of course, this isn’t set in STONE (nothing ever is with paint colours) as sometimes you can do subtle tweaks to whites to off-set/complement the wall colour. Great post! A gorgeous soft, warm gray paint colour like Edgecomb Gray is hard to pin down. Hi Maggie (also my daughters name!) Hi Helen! Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, Click HERE or on the above image to see available packages. I have a sample of Edgecomb Gray, and have loved it. If you have good interior lighting it could be lovely! We had narrowed down to Revere Pewter, Pale oak along with Edgecomb gray. After much searching you have guided me towards edgecomb grey for an open concept home with a 2 story north facing living room. Thank you for visiting my paint colour blog, I'm glad you're here! Edgecomb gray looks different in each space and throughout the day in the natural light. So…wink wink, if you want to send some photos of your home along (if you think it could work) PLEASE DO! If that interests you, here’s a link to the packages to check out… https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ Edgecomb Gray has an LRV of 63, meaning it is one of the lightest colors on this list. I really want to go gray…but the ALL grays I have tried pull purple in certain areas (and I am not making that mistake again). Traditional Bedroom by Brooklyn Architects & Building Designers CWB Architects. Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour is the Best? (I find that Purdy ones shed, so I don’t use those…). My kitchen was designed 10 years ago with dark wood cream/orange granite and terocotta floors. Thanks! Kris, We have Edgecomb gray in our home and I love it so much! Any suggestions? Hi! Please try again. Benjamin Moore Gray Owl (see my complete review here), (see my favorite light pink paint colors here, see my favorite blue gray paint colors here. can you talk about this problem or have you had it ? At $5.99 a sample, it’s cheaper than my going to the paint store, buying samples, brushes, and poster boards. Cyndy and I are both admitted paint geeks, so I always enjoy spotlighting some of my favorites. Hi, thx for this helpful review — I have used this color in the past and loved it!! Hi Kylie…I am so glad to have come across your site. Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint colour expert. Help pleeeeeease. Our kitchen/living room/dining room is open concept. I love your blog! Struggling to make the choice with paint colors? “BTW, this entire home was built by James Northrup, a fantastic builder in Nanaimo who is available for spec or custom homes!” ~Kylie. A lovely complimentary color to Edgecomb Gray, Coventry Gray is a lovely mid-tone gray that works as a great neutral. Thanks for the post! What a lovely note to get, thank you Carrianne. Revere Pewter is a true gray and tends to work well with blue hues as well as reds. The room gets morning sun and remains beautiful throughout the day. There’s that darned cream trim again – I can’t win ’em all! Thanks for your insights! I also don’t want to make the cream look more yellow. It is soft, off white, with a stronger presence of mild yellow and if you are not a fan of beiges and creams, Edgecomb gray … BTW, from now on, I’m referring to BOTH names as Edgecomb Gray so we can ALL keep our sanity. And yes, they can be a real bugger to figure out, can’t they?! I would imagine that in 5 years we could even see beige right back in business as the fave with the way things are going! I used Edgecomb gray vs revere pewter in an averaged sized dining room. Can you recommend a ceiling color besides white to go with Edcomb grey walls? With Revere Pewter ruling the roost for the past few years, there’s been one neutral lying under the radar, waiting for its day in the sun – Edgecomb Gray. Anyways…just wanted to thank you for being a great source of information!! Would you be willing to recommend a Fomica 180 pattern that you like with the Edgecomb Gray that would look nice with the golden oak cabinets and updated hardware? I want our spaces to be as light and airy feeling as possible, but still bring in some color. Whether its for a living room, a family room, or an office–Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray is the perfect greige that warms up a space while maintaining an airy feeling! But I would like your opinion on if it will be the best color for us. After painting our living room and dining room Balboa Mist, we were happy with the airy yet warm hues. Thanks so much!! I would suggest giving it a little time and putting in your own furniture, art and accessories before you give up on it. What I have found is that the Edgecomb Gray looks almost white up against all of the wood. My question is are these two colors complimentary or is there another greige that coordinates nicely with Agreeable. If you’ve addressed this question somewhere, can you please direct me to it? I just can’t see it… I have now bought sample paint for revere pewter, edgecomb gray and now classic gray and they all look beige to me. It reads as a greige , landing somewhere between a light taupe-y beige and a true, warm gray. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks!! You’ll see the color in a variety of lighting conditions and see if it’s the overall aesthetic you are looking for! 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