By the time happy hour rolls around today, I’m hoping to be celebrating being the proud owner of a wallpaper-less foyer! 90% of the wallpaper was taken off weeks ago, but I’ve been dragging my feet about finishing the job because that last 10%? So not fun. At some point in our home’s past, crown molding was added to our foyer, which would be all great and wonderful if they hadn’t just slapped the new molding on over the existing wallpaper. So with the wallpaper running up under the crown molding, it involves some painstaking cutting, steaming, and scraping to get those last bits of wallpaper off.
But since I’m close to crossing the wallpaper removing finish line, over the weekend I pulled out my paint chips and started thinking about options for colors to paint our foyer. The three rooms off of our foyer are our living room, dining room, and office – based on the colors in these rooms (a dark taupe gray for the living and dining rooms and charcoal for the office), I think a light gray paint color is the answer. Right now I’ve got seven colors in the running – they’re all great gray colors that I’ve either used before myself or have had others recommend as being their go-to grays. I thought I’d share them with you guys in case any of you are looking for that perfect light gray too!
Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray (HC-170) – this is a true gray and may be a touch darker than what I’m looking for but there’s always the option to mix it at a decreased strength.
Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray (HC-173) is a color that I’ve had mixed success with in the past. I’ve painted two rooms with it and one looked amazing and the other had strong purple undertones that I didn’t like. If this color makes the cut, I’ll be painting a large sample of it in the foyer to see how it looks in this particular space before committing.
Sherwin-Williams’ Agreeable Gray (7029) is a color that has come up time and time again as being well-loved and working in a variety of spaces.
Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray (1548) – well, the name pretty much says it all! Just a beautiful, simple, light classic gray.
Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter (HC-172) is one that I’ve used myself and also recommended many times and everyone seems to love it. Its a great warm, taupey gray.
After I narrow it down from these seven semi-finalists to three or four finalists, it will be time to throw some paint samples on the wall and make my final choice. But before I do that, I’d love to hear what you guys have to say about these light grays – have you tried any of them and loved or hated them? Do you have a go-to gray that’s not on my list? Dish it.