The Best Greige Paint Colors for 2023

Our Favorite Greige Paint Colors for Your Home

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Most Popular Greige Paint Colors for 2023

Tired of too-cool greys, but not quite into too-warm beiges and browns? Then it’s time to embrace a little “greige” in your life. Read on for the best greige paint colors for 2023!

What is Griege?

Like its name suggests, greige is a blend between grey and beige, making it an oh-so-perfect color that has just the right amount of balance between warm undertones and cool undertones. And before you think there’s a one-size-fits-all greige out there, it’s got a range of hues as diverse as any other category on the market.

As an added bonus, greige is a perfect color to use when updating your 90s-era home! These warm shades are a great choice when you’re working with 90s and early 2000s oak-colored trim and kitchen cabinets. The blend of

So, what is the best greige paint color? Read on for my votes on the best greige colors. You’ll have a foolproof color solution for your home’s remodel in no time. (Oh, and P.S. – if you’re unsure what your own personal home style is, we recommend starting with our Design Style Quiz, so you know exactly which shade of greige is right for your color scheme!)

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#1 – Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore, HC-172)

What is the most popular greige paint? We love Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter so much; it immediately took spot #1 on our list. Why? Well, it’s deep but subtle, it feels like a true neutral, and it manages to infuse plenty of warmth while still retaining a hint of grey. For those of you who lean towards a modern and contemporary decor style, Revere Pewter is an ideal backdrop to cooler colors like blacks, charcoals, and deep blues. The warmer undertones of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter are the perfect mix with these cooler deep colors. Revere Pewter comes to life in south facing rooms as well. You’ll notice the warm tones in this color vs. north facing rooms that don’t get much light. This popular color is number one on our best greige list!

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In this contemporary entertainer’s basement, a luxurious bathroom awaits guests. The Revere Pewter greige walls by Benjamin Moore add a warmth and softness, perfectly contrasting with the cooler black vanity and shelves. (Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

RELATED: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy: Paint Color Review

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A neutral haven, this spacious lower level’s bar area with charcoal cabinetry pops against the walls painted in Revere Pewter. (Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore

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#2 – Balboa Mist (Benjamin Moore, 1549)

Our #2 choice for greiges is Balboa Mist. It’s light greige paint color, so if you like things to swing a bit brighter in your home, this is a great option for you. It has a light reflectance value of 67 which makes it very light leaning towards white.  Balboa Mist is more subtle, getting a much-needed dose of both brown and grey undertones to make it creamier and oh-so-soft and natural. This light color is a perfect choice for a north-facing room, making the room feel brighter yet warm.

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With walls in Benjamin Moore’s timeless gray and one of our favorite modern farmhouse paint colors, Balboa Mist, this modern basement feels both bright and earthy. Complemented by infusions of wood and natural elements, it’s the perfect place to relax. (Interior Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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A basement bar with all the vintage and farmhouse vibes you could ask for comes to life thanks to an infusion of one of our favorite modern farmhouse paint colors: Balboa Mist. (Interior Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore

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#3 – Amazing Gray (Sherwin Williams, SW 7044)

Amazing Gray is nothing short of perfection and high on our list of best greige paint colors. It definitely swings a bit more towards grey than beige, but when paired with elements of grey and black peppered throughout a room, those grey tones pull through beautifully. This shade is a touch brighter than others, too (just like Balboa Mist), so it’s great for spaces without a lot of natural light like lower levels that may need some lighter color palettes.

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With a paired TV and fireplace wall and a backdrop of Sherwin Williams’s Amazing Gray, this basement has all the contemporary and cozy vibes you could ever need. (Interior Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Amazing Gray – HERE!

#4 – Anew Gray (Sherwin Williams, SW-7030)

Anew Gray takes the cake when it comes to the greige lineup. For those who love a warmer aesthetic all around, this is your perfect shade. Not only does it blend in seamlessly with vintage elements like exposed wood ceiling beams and red brick fireplaces, but it has an inherent sense of class that gives it a timeless vibe. It’s a perfect neutral for living room paint color. You simply can’t go wrong with this warm gray greige color!

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With just a touch of vintage charm, this spacious lower level is ultra-inviting, and its greige walls, courtesy of Sherwin Williams’s Anew Gray, serve as the perfect backdrop to an array of natural textures throughout the space. (Interior Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Anew Gray – HERE!

#5 – Dovetail (Sherwin Williams, SW-7018)

Love a bit more of a bold and saturated look? Dovetail is a high on the list of the best greige paint colors. It feels like a rich charcoal but doesn’t have quite the same level of black undertones, making it appear lighter and brighter all around. Plus, the touch of brown in the hue means it stays warm despite its truly grey appearance. This darker greige is an ideal color for kitchens, dining rooms, and bedrooms.

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A gallery wall of antique bread boards pops against a backdrop of Dovetail, a cool greige by Sherwin Williams. (Interior Design by Carla Bast | Carla Bast Design)

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Dovetail by Sherwin Williams

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Dovetail – HERE!

#6 – Agreeable Gray (Sherwin Williams, SW-7029)

Like many of its counterparts, Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is gorgeous. It’s much more of a beige shade overall, but still falls into the greige category thanks to a slight undertone of light gray in its hue. In many ways this is the perfect paint color when you’re looking for a warm neutral that is the perfect balance of beige and gray. It’s a great fit for anyone looking to keep things classy and refined. Traditionalists, this is for you!

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With a coat of Agreeable Gray above the white wainscoting in this mudroom, the entire space feels fresh and contemporary, offering guests a welcoming space to hang their coats and wipe their shoes (and paws).

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Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Agreeable Gray – HERE!

#7 – Repose Gray (Sherwin Williams, SW-7015)

Next, we have Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. This true grey (with brown undertones, of course) is naturally relaxing and rejuvenating. If your home needs a bit of calm to balance out the daily activity it usually hosts, then a few coats of this beautiful color may be just what you need.

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Source: Sherwin Williams

A layer of Repose Gray transforms this home office into a tranquil retreat that is perfect for blossoming creativity, focus, and innovation. For more information on this ceiling color, you’ll want to check out this post!

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Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Repose Gray – HERE!

#8 – Accessible Beige (Sherwin Williams, SW-7036)

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige is a modern take on the classic beige hue popular in the 1990s and early 2000s. Instead of the yellow or orange undertones of most beige paint colors, it has soft and subtle grayish notes that lend this color an airy neutrality.

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Accessible beige is very versatile, so it pairs well with most other colors! Accessible Beige SW 7036 is one of Sherwin Williams’s top-rated paint colors in the neutral category. It is a favorite of both interior designers and homeowners. This is not your boring basic l builder beige!

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Get your peel & stick (real paint) sample of Accessible Beige – HERE!

#9 – Edgecomb Gray (Benjamin Moore, HC-173)

I can’t complete this list without Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.

Edgecomb Gray is a soft, warm greige. It takes on a creamy look without looking yellow in a sunny south-facing room, but it will take on a bit of a gray hue in a darker room. It’s warm and incredibly versatile. It’s one of the light greiges on our list today along with Balboa Mist and Agreeable Gray.

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Honey oak wood flooring pairs beautifully with Edgecomb gray and natural light giving it a soft airy aesthetic. / Source

I love it because it is light enough to keep a space feeling airy, yet it has enough depth and mood to still feel like a color and not just an off white.

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Edgecomb Gray will lean slightly cooler and grayer in a north facing room, while in a south facing room this paint color will lean more towards beige, appearing slightly warmer.

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Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore

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Get your peel & stick paint samples of Edgecomb Gray any our other top greige paint colors – HERE!

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When it comes to paint colors, it doesn’t get much better than a shade that blends two neutrals together for a smooth and effortless look. Are you maybe thinking – is greige going out of style? Nope! Greiges may be trending but trust us when we say that they’re not going anywhere. When it comes choosing a neutral paint color, I hope my round up here helps you to find your perfect greige paint color.

Be sure to check out our other paint color reviews for more inspiration.

2 Responses

  1. Cant believe you didn’t include Edgecomb gray. I did my whole house in it and it is a totally beautiful griege…. going so well with the accent colors I used… October Mist and Hale Navy.

    1. Hi Judy, You are absolutely right! While there are so many gorgeous greige paint colors to choose from to make our list, we’ve gone ahead and updated the list to include this fabulous color!

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