Still looking for the perfect GREIGE paint?


Does anybody use a greige paint that is only grey/brown NO colored undertones. Would love to know where to get a gray beige paint and its brand + name of color. Everything I find has purple, blue, yellow etc undertones that I do not want. PLEASE HELP ME Thanks

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 04, 2020

    Lots of paint samples can get spendy but, in the end, I've found no better way than to paint patches of a color on your walls to see the undertones with your lighting and in your space. Lighting and space make such a HUGE difference in how a paint color looks. Good luck!

    Personally Sherwin Williams has never failed me like other companies. They seem to have the most variation in color variety.

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    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 05, 2020

      Hi Sandy, what color are you painting over? If you haven't primed there is a chance that your old color might be giving you some undertones that you don't like.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 04, 2020

    Behr paints and other brands too now have small little containers of paint for you to try on yoru walls - less expense we get it at home depot stores- they mix whatever color you want and you go home with tiny samples to try on your walls

    • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

      The problem with this is I found they still cost eight dollars and more for a small little sample… That still gets to be expensive, but I will keep trying thanks

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 04, 2020

    Best advice I have is to go to a Sherwin Williams free standing store. Tell the associate what you are looking for. They can give you the formula. Then purchase a sample and take it home. I "knew" I wanted Dorian Gray and they talked me into the sample. So glad I did. It was not what I was looking for. So that may be your best bet.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 04, 2020

    I have used Behr and have had fairly good luck with it, had only 1 failure where it peeled off the wall with a Command strip. But they did reimburse me for the product, seems it was a common complaint.

    Narrow it down to a few colors and take home and paint see what you like best with Sherwin Williams. Just tell them flat out what you want and expect, they have the formulas programed into their computers for mixology of their paints. Ask to see what color scheme they can produce without all the extra undertones.

    Another thought is to give the hotline a call at customer service and let them guide you. Then have a sample mixed up when you have the specific formula, take it home and try it out. See how it looks in your lighting.

    • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

      Thank you… Hopefully someone will be able to find me something with no undertones

  • Try Benjamin Moore grey owl

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 04, 2020

    Behr has several shades in that range. But, you won't know it works in your natural and artificial light unless you paint a sample on the wall and try it out! Good luck and stay safe!

    • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

      Thank you… I have been able to find lots of shades of grays… But I’m also finding that they all have undertones once I get them up on a larger surface instead of just the sample… I will try behr paint haven’t looked at their brand

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Aug 04, 2020

    I confirm that Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, but I also agree, you must try the paint in your room in the finish you want. If you are going to use a flat paint, you must get a flat sample and live with it. If you are going to paint eggshell finish, you will want your sample in eggshell. The different finishes will alter how the paint looks, and the light in your room will also alter how it look.

  • Most colors in general are going to have undertones and the lighting (natural and artificial) in the space is going to come into play. Talk to someone at a paint counter and tell them exactly what you're looking for, I'm sure someone will be helpful and could even mix it the way you're seeking.

  • on Aug 04, 2020

    sherwin Williams has two I LOVE: accessible beige and loggia. I’ve used both a couple of times. So good!

    • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

      I will further check out Sherwin-Williams colors… Thank you for the response

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 04, 2020

    I agree that Sherwin Williams will be able to help you most. They depend on customer satisfaction and will make things right if you are not happy with results. We have used them a few times and completely happy with service and products. Good luck Sandy.

    • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

      I did try Sherwin-Williams, specifically ask them if the paint did not work was I able to get refund or get another color and they said no they did not do that anymore… But thank you

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 04, 2020

    Here are a couple of articles about undertones in greige paint colors.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 04, 2020

    Keep in mind that any brand of paint can be tinted any color, irregardless of the name of the company on the color number. Just because company A name is on the color number, you do not have to purchase a can of only company A paint in order to get it tinted.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Aug 05, 2020

    Benjamin Moore Revere pewter, sherwin williams agreeable grey, or mindful grey would all do well to be the perfect greige you are looking for.

  • Sandy Sandy on Aug 05, 2020

    I will check them out thank you very much

  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 05, 2020 had a 2019 article on "What is griege?". If you find that one of those colors would work, given the intensity of your natural lighting and interior lighting, reflection of light from your room's flooring/furnishings, ask the paint company if they can replicate that year's color. What's available this year may not be what you're seeking.

    You could also check out Ball and Farrow paints, PPG, California Paints, etc.

    Failure to evaluate multiple samples in the same color, grouped on your walls for 24 hour periods in different lighting situations generally leads to disappointment.