Painting with Greige

A light and airy bathroom with the walls painted in a warm light greige hue.

Wall: Tranquil Gray, Door/Trim: ULTRA PURE WHITE®

The fusion of “gray” and “beige” gives us greige– timeless neutrals and home decor favorites. This subtle and understated hue is a great choice for those who want to create a serene and sophisticated ambiance in their living spaces.

Greiges serve as a versatile neutral backdrop to anchor furniture and décor and create a sense of cohesiveness. Whether you are looking to create a focal point with a statement piece of art or a bold piece of furniture, using a greige color on the wall will provide the perfect canvas for highlighting your favorite design elements.

a bedroom with a large wood headbopard that goes up to the ceiling. The other walls in the room are painted in a light greige color.
Walls: Chic Gray
A cozy fireplace set into a wall with a mantel above. The wall color is painted in a warm greige hue.
Walls: Grey Mist

As a neutral, greiges can tie together different patterns, and textures, making it a great choice for open-plan living spaces or rooms with multiple functions. This chameleon quality allows it to be paired with a variety of other colors for a cohesive, bold minimal and maximal look.

A living room that has a view into the hallway. The room is large and walls are painted in a warm greige hue.
Walls: Greige, Trim: Polar Bear, Hallway: Glass Tile

Greiges are welcoming for exteriors. As an overall wall color, it makes a terrific background for statement accents. Pair a greige color with white and soft neutrals for a light airy feel that’s perfect for a beach or coastal theme. Using a griege with black, dark gray or navy creates a dramatic look.

An entry showing the hiome painted in a light greige with a darker greige door. There is a bench along the side painted in blue.
Walls: Dove, Door: Vintage Pewter, Bench: Adirondack Blue

For anyone looking for that perfect go-to neutral, a greige hue is an easy favorite. Its versatility and ability to tie a room together make it a great choice for any decor style. Whether you’re looking to create a coastal paradise, a modern oasis, or a traditional statement, a greige hue helps your vision come to life.

A palette of 8 greige colors.
Note – Due to differences in monitors and technical factors, the colors shown may vary slightly from the actual chip. We recommend pulling chips from Behr Color Solutions Center at The Home Depot and/or starting with an 8oz sample.

Featured Colors: Tranquil Gray, Vintage Pewter, Greige, Cotton Grey, Dove, Chic Gray, Graycloth, Grey Mist

For more ways to use greiges, check out Behr’s Color Studio where you will find inspiration, color tools, design advice, and more!

Colorfully yours,


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