best gray paint colors

Neutral colors like shades of white, cream and light brown are the most popular colors to use when painting your home. These tones work with any other color and don’t lend themselves to a specific design style. They’re subtle, timeless and provide the perfect background for any space.

Recently, black has also become more popular to use. It works with more traditional neutral colors, by adding dimension to the space without adding color. And of course, black and white is a classic color combination that will never go out of style. Gray is the perfect middle ground for a classic, modern or transitional space, however finding the perfect shade can be tricky. We’ve rounded up 9 of our favorite go-to gray paint colors that are perfect for any space in your home!

Masculine Family Space, Warm Neutrals, Dark wood flooring
Masculine Family Space, Warm Neutrals, Dark wood flooring


Gray is the new neutral. It has more depth than white or cream and looks incredibly sophisticated in any space. Whether you’re going for a more dramatic look or something more subtle, there’s a perfect shade of gray!

Crisp white Master bedroom, Vaulted Ceiling, Gold accents
Crisp white Master bedroom, Vaulted Ceiling, Gold accents

This photo showcases Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams 

A dark shade of gray is perfect for creating a bolder statement. While a lighter gray makes the space feel soft and cozy, giving it a very warm and inviting atmosphere. And because gray pairs with just about anything, it makes your decorating process almost hassle-free.


If you’re looking for a base color for the majority of the rooms in your home, a light gray would be a great alternative to white or cream. And it’s a perfect match for dark hardwood flooring – the contrast is stunning!

Dark gray works beautifully when paired with light floors. Or for a very glamorous look, pair it with marble in a bathroom. A dark gray is also a great color for an accent wall. Just remember to add some lighter colors in the space to make sure it doesn’t get too dark.

But no matter what gray you use, something we love is pairing gray with is gold accents. Whether it’s fixtures, gold framed art or accessories, gold against gray is so chic!

Here's a list of 9 of the our favorite gray paint colors!

Agreeable Gray (SW)Anew Gray (SW)Armory (PPG)Bracken Slate (BM)Dorian Gray (SW)Mega Greige (SW)Toque White (SW), which is the main wall color at Laura’s own homeTucker Gray (BM), and Zombie (PPG).

So as you thinking about choosing a neutral paint color for your home, we hope today’s post gave you some inspiration on how to incorporate the color gray. Whether your home is more traditional or modern in style, gray works with any design style. This versatile color adds depth, dimension and will never go out of style.

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