Popular Mineral Grays

A gray bedroom with pops of yellow and orange colors used on the furniture. The Color featured on the wall is a light gray called Silver Feather.
Walls: Silver Feather

Minerals are an abundant element found in rocks, ores, and gems everywhere on earth. They come in a stunning array of colors like carnelian red, amethyst purple and obsidian black. From the gray category of minerals there are quartz, flint, graphite, and mica. Some gray shades are dark and moody while others are pale and delicate.

For paint selections in room décor, the colors can be creatively used to produce moods from serene and sophisticated to cozy and inviting. And while mineral grays can stand on their own, they also pair well with pops of color as shown in this bedroom above.

Our gallery of favorite grays shows how to use these colors by themselves or in combination with other hues, showing them off to their full potential:         

A collage of BEHR's most popular gray which include light. mid and a dark gray tone.

French Silver is a cool, elegant gray that can create a relaxing and welcoming effect in a living room.

A timeless living room with a fireplace, the color featured on the walls is  a one of BEHR's most popular grays, French Silver.
Walls: French Silver

Silver Ash is a refined warm gray that balances stronger colors allowing décor to show and standout.

A chic dining area featuring neutral color and comfy seating furniture.  The color featured on the wall is a light gray with a slight green undertone.
Walls: Silver Ash

Classic Silver is a versatile, popular light gray evoking warmth and comfort. Dark hues like Graphic Charcoal help ground the space and add depth to neutral hallway.

A casual hallway painting with two grays tones, a light color on the left and right walls.  The end of the hallway is painted with a dark charcoal gray called Graphic Charcoal which adds depth and creates a focal point.
Walls: Classic Silver, Accent Wall: Graphic Charcoal

Perfect mid-intensity shades of gray in warm to cool varieties can make a timeless home exterior color scheme.

A traditional home exterior with siding and shingles both painted in a popular gray color called Lunar Surface.  The garage doors are painted in a slightly lighter gray color color called Platinum for some contrast.
House Body: Lunar Surface, Garage Doors: Platinum

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

Colorfully yours,



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