What is the best grey wall paint with beige/tan undertones?

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We will be painting the walls in our very open house and want to do a grey. All of our area rugs and some of the furniture have red to brown and some tan/beige thrown in. Just need some opinions as to what shade of grey would work best?
q what is the best grey wall paint with beige tan undertones, home decor, living room ideas, painted furniture, Open area with red and brown furnishings
Open area with red and brown furnishings.
q what is the best grey wall paint with beige tan undertones, home decor, living room ideas, painted furniture, Open concept with mostly red and brown
Open concept with mostly red and brown.
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  • Andrea Andrea on Jan 30, 2014
    My favorite is Sherwin Williams' Perfect Greige. I used it throughout my retail shop. I wanted something beige and neutral with a touch of grey and it really IS perfect!
    • Mary Mary on Jan 30, 2014
      @Andrea Thanks, I will check this out. What sheen did you use?
  • Andrea Andrea on Jan 30, 2014
    I used satin. Also, I used the paint plus primer. It went on very smooth and only needed one good coat, then a light touch up coat in spots. The walls were flat white before and had tons of patched up holes, so the coverage was well worth the extra money spent!
    • Mary Mary on Jan 30, 2014
      @Andrea Thank you Andrea. I will check it out this weekend.
  • Andrea Andrea on Jan 30, 2014
    You're very welcome :)
  • 117135 117135 on Jan 30, 2014
    Sherwin Williams SW7052 Gray Area. Its a great color, it has the grey tones along with the taupe tone.
    • Mary Mary on Jan 30, 2014
      @DeDe @ Designed Decor Thanks. I will be sure to check it out tomorrow.
  • Margie*Lee Margie*Lee on Feb 01, 2014
    This advice came from a friend's contractor...go to any store you will be buying the paint from and pick up four each of the sample colors you are considering. Tape like sample cards together to make a square and tape them on your wall to see how that color will work for you and how it will look in YOUR lighted room. Grey is a tough color. I know because I used it in the flooring of our remodeled bathroom and didn't realize how many "colors" their can be in grey.
    • Mary Mary on Feb 01, 2014
      @Margie*Lee Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a really good plan to me.
  • Margie*Lee Margie*Lee on Feb 01, 2014
    I have done that and it works great! It's also cheaper than buying sample cans of paint. It's nearly impossible to decide on colors in a store where the lighting is nothing like your lighting at home. Good luck!
    • Mary Mary on Feb 01, 2014
      @Margie*Lee Know what you mean. I stepped outside in the light and the samples took on a whole different shade.
  • I just painted my living room in SW Bungalow Beige. The gray/beige tones change throughout the day, depending on the lighting. I used eggshell sheen in case I want to put some type of decorative paint finish over it later. www.FabulousFinishesByMichelle.com
    • Mary Mary on Feb 01, 2014
      @Fabulous Finishes by Michelle Thanks for the information. Can't wait until I can get to the paint store to check it out.
  • KathrynElizabeth Etier KathrynElizabeth Etier on Feb 01, 2014
    It depends on how much beige you want in your gray or vice versa. I'd suggest either taupe or greige.
    • Mary Mary on Feb 01, 2014
      @KathrynElizabeth Etier Thank you. I have been receiving a lot of good information.
  • Amy Amy on Feb 01, 2014
    BM Revere Pewter is used by a lot of decorators/designers. It's more tan than gray but looks gray in some lights. You can do a search online for the color and see some painted rooms. Good luck!
    • Mary Mary on Feb 01, 2014
      @Amy Thanks for the reply. I have received a lot of good info.
  • Karen Karen on Feb 02, 2014
    Collonade Gray by Sherwin Williams! Gorgeous. It picks up the gray if you want and it picks up the taupe/beige when it needs to...great color.
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