Behr’s 50 Shades of Grey

A close up detail of a silk tie and multiple gray-toned paint swatches.
Even if you haven’t read the books or are planning to see the movie 50 Shades of Grey this weekend, there are plenty of grey shades out there to pique your interest! In honor of the movie’s release, I’ve gone out and painted my nails today in an intriguing shade of grey…If you’ve ever lived with a grey before, you know it makes rooms feel very chic and glamorous. Grey is a color that adds instant polish and even an air of mystery to a space. They aren’t really demanding, but they do command attention. They set any tone you like from light and spacious to smoky and mysterious. I like tone on tone greys because it is easy to mix in other colors and change the mood of the room.

Layered shades of gray in the bedroom for a comfortably masculine look.
Grey ranges in value from cool to warm shades. Steel grey may be considered on the cool side, while mushroom can feel warmer. Layering warm and cool greys gives bedding a sophisticated and masculine look.

 Grey ranges in value from cool to warm shades. Steel grey may be considered on the cool side, while mushroom can feel warmer. Layering warm and cool greys gives bedding a sophisticated and masculine look.

Mix and match textures when using tone on tone grays in a room.
Light to dark variations of grey works well too. Be sure to keep it interesting by using mix and match textures in a room that predominantly uses grey.

Light to dark variations of grey works well too. Be sure to keep it interesting by using mix and match textures in a room that predominantly uses grey.

And here they are: Behr’s complete range of popular greys! They vary in subtlety from warm to cool and light to dark. Some even carry nuances of other colors like green, blue or even violet – but all are fascinating and unqiue!
Is there such thing as a “true grey” that perfect balance between warm and cool? We like to think it is Classic Silver PPU18-1.
Fifty paint spills showcasing different tones of gray.
Colorfully yours,

Erika

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  • Stephen Hill says...

    We are struggling to pick a dark gray for our master bath cabinets and bedroom accent wall paired with a light gray for bed and bath walls. What darker gray pairs well with chic gray ( or lighter?)

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Stephen, thank you for visiting our blog!
      For your dark gray cabinets we recommend Dark Ash 770F-5. That color will also coordinate with Chic Gray so you can paint your bedroom in Chic Gray with Dark Ash as the accent wall.

      Hope this helps!

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

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