FAQ: Warm Gray, Cool Gray

This image shows a warm gray in Chic Gray  and a cool gray in French Silver painted on the wall. 
This is a seating area with mid century modern furniture with a chair and table with candles, a small lamp and books.

We receive many, many questions regarding grays.  One of the most frequently asked is how to difference between warm and cool grays, and their respective influence on a space. 

Cool grays will have a blue, purple and green undertone, while warm grays will have a yellow, red, or brown undertone to them.
If you paint an area in your home a cool gray, like French Silver PPU18-05, you’ll give your space a more light, airy and relaxed feeling. Warm grays, such Chic Gray PPU26-10 are the perfect background for a cozy, earthy, and sophisticated feel.
Colorfully Yours,

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Comments (12)

  • Martina says...

    Can you please give me a list of warm gray colours or griege colours from behr.

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Martina, thank you for visiting our blog!

      Here are a few warm gray and Greige hues.
      Greige PPU24-11
      Chic Gray PPU26-10
      Grey Mist HDC-CT-21
      Wheat Bread 720C-3
      Graceful Gray PPU18-12

      Hope this helps!

      Colorfully Yours,

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