In a previous post, I wrote about my search for the perfect gray paint for our family room. I had bought samples of two popular Benjamin Moore gray paints to try the first time around – Stonington Gray and Revere Pewter. Neither of those ended up being “the perfect gray paint.” So, I headed to the paint store for more samples on Friday. I wasn’t going to be defeated this time around, and I had the paint guy mix up 6 new samples. These are the paints I chose (labeled in the picture below):
- Rockport Gray
- Silver Chain
- Smoke Embers
- Gray Husky
- Gray Owl
- Revere Pewter
- Stonington Gray
And the winner is???? Well, I think I’ve narrowed it down to a decision between Nimbus (#2) and Silver Chain (#3). Nimbus is more of a taupe, or a “greige,” while Silver Chain is more of a true gray. They look the best out of all the others in our house in both daylight and at night. The others have either too much blue or green undertones, or are too dark. What do you think? Please feel free to leave a comment and vote for the one you like best.
I also looked through some internet pictures of the two colors to see if that could help me make a decision. Here are a few that I found…
Nimbus (BM 1465)
Tonight I think I’m leaning toward Nimbus. Tomorrow may be a different story. Stay tuned for a future post to see what we finally choose.
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