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2023 Best Greige Paint Colors for Transitioning Away from Gray Trends

Looking for the best greige paint colors for 2023? I’ve shared the best light greige colors from Sherwin Williams, Behr and Benjamin Moore.

If you’re looking to choose a color for a room or a wall, you may have heard of the term ‘greige’. Greige is a color that combines gray and beige, and it has become increasingly popular recently. As we transition away from the popular gray tones and more into bolder colors, these neutral light greige colors are the perfect color choice. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what greige colors are and which one is the most popular. So if you’re wondering what greige color is best for your home, read on!

best light greige paint colors

What color is greige?

Greige colors are a combination of gray and beige, and they have become increasingly popular in recent years. Greige colors are often seen as a more subtle and versatile alternative to stark white walls, and they can give a room a warm and inviting feel. Greige colors can also be used to create a more contemporary look, as they often have a modern and sophisticated feel.”

Different shades of greige

Greige comes in a variety of shades, ranging from light to dark. Some of the most popular shades of greige include light greige, which is a pale beige with gray undertones. Medium greige is a warmer beige with gray undertones. Dark greige is a deep gray with beige undertones.

Depending on the shade you choose, greige can be used to create a variety of different looks in your home because it pulls from so many different colors.

Most popular shade of greige

The most popular shade of greige (especially for walls) is light greige. Light greige is a versatile shade that can be used in a variety of different rooms and styles. It is a warm, inviting color that can be used to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. It is also a great option for those who want to create a modern and contemporary look, as it has a subtle and sophisticated feel.

Most popular light greige paint colors

Benjamin Moore greige colors

According to Benjamin Moore, their most popular light greige colors are:

  • Revere Pewter. HC-172
  • Edgecomb Gray. HC-173
  • Classic Gray. OC-23
  • Natural Cream. OC-14
  • Balboa Mist. OC-27
  • Pashmina. AF-100
Best Benjamin Moore greige paint colors

Sherwin Williams greige colors

As far as Sherwin Williams, these are the best light greige colors:

  • Agreeable Gray SW7029
  • Accessible Beige SW 7036
  • Cream and Sugar SW 9507
  • Rivers Edge SW 7517
  • Grecian Ivory SW7541
  • Dumpling SW 9616
  • Taupe of the Morning SW 9590
  • White Sesame SW 9586
  • Drift of Mist SW 9166
best Sherwin Williams greige colors

Behr Greige colors

Behr has some great light greige paint colors. These are some of the most popular:

  • Campfire Ash N320-1
  • Weathered White HDC-NT-21
  • Silky White PPU7-12
  • Dolphin Fin 790C-3
  • Dove HDC-MD-21
  • Wheat Bread 720C-3
best Behr greige colors

My personal favorite Greige color

On a personal note; my favorite greige color is Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist. As a matter of fact, my entire house is painted in it!

You can see below where the wall (above the white wainscotting) is painted a little darker greige color. You can see more of this space with my chippy door post here.

wall painted with Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist

Or you can see another example of this color in my home in our master bedroom. You can really see the gray/ beige tones against the gray barn door and white molding.

SmartStandard sliding barn door

In different lighting this color takes on either a gray color or a lighter beige color and I just love it! I think it’s the perfect neutral that goes with brown, gray, light and dark hues.

Choosing a greige paint color

If I could give you any advice when choosing the right paint, always choose a lighter colored paint (even lighter than you would have initially chosen) if it’s in a room that doesn’t get a lot of light. If the room already gets a lot of natural light you could go with a darker shade of greige.

Always remember, sample the paint shade first before you commit to buying a gallon!

Wall paint colors should subtly accent the rest of the furniture and accessories in your home, not be the focus!

Have I given you a good starting point to choose a perfect greige color in your house? I hope so!

Happy painting!

Lindsey**