Lauren Lane’s Warm Dining Room

Lauren Lane's dining room painted in a warm gray with a warm green undertone.

There are so many gray paint colors to choose from and finding the right gray for your personal space can be a bit tricky. Gray hues with blue undertones tend to be cool and chic, while grays with green-yellow undertones are just the opposite, warm and cozy.

Influencer and content creator Lauren Lane recently partnered with Behr to find the perfect color to warm up her dining room and fit with her personal style. After looking at several gray options, Lauren selected Historical Gray N370-4A for the walls and ceiling.   

An open paint can with a paintbrush sitting on top. The color in the can is Historical Gray, a warm grayish-green color.

Lauren describes the hue as a warm, earth-tone, mossy gray with a green undertone. “It’s the perfect color because it makes a statement but is also so versatile.”

The molding on the wall was originally in the room. Once the color was applied, the molding really stood out. Warming the room up with this paint color made all the difference.”

A before and after of Lauren Lane's dining room. The firat picture shows a cold white painted room, the second is a warm with a grayish green wall color.

Lauren loved the color so much on the walls, that she decided to paint the ceiling too. “It looked good with just the walls painted but making the ceiling match really elevated the room and tied everything together.”

Lauren Lane's dining room painted in a warm gray with a warm green undertone.

“Seeing the room once it was painted was so exciting! It’s a project I’d been wanting to do for a long time but I couldn’t decide on the vision. Now that it’s done I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner – it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house!“ – Lauren Lane

Lauren Lane's dining room painted in a warm gray with a warm green undertone.

Some steps to help make the process of choosing a gray hue a little easier.

  • Start out by gathering a few different gray hues that you are drawn to. Select both cool and warm tones that you like. View the color chips in your space and narrow down your selection to a few favorites.
  • Before you commit, we suggest testing BEHR® 8oz color samples. The undertones of the gray colors will be easier to see in a larger area, helping you to get to the right choice.
  • View how the hue looks during different times of the day, with lighting on and off. Compare with the flooring and other décor elements that you are keeping in the room. You will get a sense of which gray tone look best.

For additional inspiration and fresh ideas for your home check out Behr’s Designer Stories.

Colorfully yours,


Design Credit: Lauren Lane

Photo Credit (After Shots): Caroline Sharpnack

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