Oops… couldn’t help myself.
Anyway, I’d posted yesterday about how I made the blunder of painting our living room the wrong color of grey. That is not going to happen to me a second time around, so I’ve invested many hours since Saturday into researching grey paint colors.
You may remember that I already did quite a bit of legwork on the topic of grey paint last year when I painted the dining room of our last apartment – I’m almost an expert on this topic at this point.
My requisites for the perfect grey:
1. It must be a very light grey
*I don’t want to make our living room that gets great light feel like a dark hole.
2. It cannot have ANY blue undertones
*I already made that mistake – blue undertones = cold
With that list of requirements, I have narrowed it down to two options:
– Option 1: Benjamin Moore Grey Owl 2137-60 (but with half-strength tint)
– Option 2: Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51
Grey Owl was actually the color that I used in our last dining room (per the recommendation of Emily Henderson), and to put things mildly, I LOVED it. It was a very pale, true grey, and it reflected light beautifully. Intense white is a color I recently discovered on several designers’ lists of no-fail paint colors.
Is there another light grey color that I’m missing and should consider as well?