Picking the Perfect Greige For Your Home

Greige has long been a favorite in the design world as it is a perfect neutral between gray, which is too cold, and taupe, which is too brown. Greige strikes the perfect balance between these two shades.

If you want a soft neutral for your home but don’t want the cold tones of gray, greige can keep a cozy warmth without becoming overpowering.

If that sounds like what you're looking for, check out my selection of the most versatile greige for your home that is on the market. 

Top Choices for Greige for Your Home

Agreeable Gray

Agreeable Gray

This shade is considered one of the purest forms of greige, and one of the easiest to use in your home. This mix of gray and beige is just about warm enough to work in almost any room. 

The reason it works so well is that the undertones in the shade don’t tend to change much as the lighting conditions change over the course of the day, making this a safe color to choose in many situations.

All grays contain 3 undertones: blue, green, or purple. The undertones of this paint contain a dab of violet, which helps create the warmth of the color. Because it doesn’t take on blue or green tones, you can use these colors for accents or trims. It also works well with a pure white trim, too. 

Adding this greige to any room will add a soft, warm color that is completely neutral. This means it can work in any room and with almost any style of decor. 

Classic Gray 

Classic Gray

You’ll find that most of the paints on this list are named either ‘beige’ or ‘gray,’ but they all actually combine the best of both. You could call this tone either a greige or a ‘warm white.’

Warm whites are often too light for many spaces and can look washed out, whereas many traditional greige colors can seem too dark for rooms with less light. Classic Gray is a perfect meeting point between these two shades. 

This color has a high LRV, or ‘light reflective value.’ This value ranges from 0 to 100 and indicates how much light the paint reflects or absorbs.

Low numbers mean darker colors, but Classic Gray has an LRV of 78 which makes it a bright color. This makes it a great choice for smaller, darker rooms. 

Classic Gray is a soft tone that can add a light charm when used on the walls of any space. It can also be a wonderful color to use on cabinets and trims, with a neutral tone that can adapt well to many different color schemes and lighting conditions. 

Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter is one of the best-selling gray paints by Benjamin Moore. This is gray with warm undertones and an LRV right in the mid-range at 55.51.

This tone can change a lot depending on the light conditions. In a north-facing room with plenty of light, it can look gray with hints of green, whereas in lower light it can appear almost taupe. 

Revere Pewter doesn’t have a yellow appearance which is what puts it in the greige rather than beige category. This gives it a slightly brown, rustic appearance which works well with warm, bohemian color schemes and decor styles. Deep reds, browns, and greens all pair well with this color. 

Because the shade has both cool and warm tones, it can be complemented by either a cool or warm color scheme.

With a mid-level LRV it can also be used in many levels of light. These factors both make it an incredibly versatile shade that can work wonderfully in many rooms of your home.

Everyday White

Everyday White

In most cases, white paint is not truly white. It will have hints of yellow, beige, or gray, changing its appearance and making different tones suited to different spaces.

Everyday White has a touch of beige and a hint of cream. You will see how the greige undertones show through on your wall, rather than it giving an appearance of a brilliant white. 

You can create a refined monochromatic color scheme using Everyday White by combining it with a couple of shades of taupe and a deep brown shade. 

This shade belongs to the Pastel color family, so you can also combine it with a couple of pastel shades for a pretty, colorful design. 

With a very high LRV at 72 it’s a great choice if you want to use a greige paint in a space that doesn’t receive much natural light. Doing so will add brightness to an otherwise dull room. 

This soft cream paint creates a pretty backdrop that can be a canvas for many wonderful and elegant room designs. It’s also a beautiful choice for exteriors, decks, and patios.

Edgecomb Gray


This tone is a warm-toned beige, sitting almost perfectly between gray and beige. That said, how warm or cool the paint looks will depend on the lighting of the room. Lower lights will always make greige appear cooler.

With an LRV of 63, this is a great tone to brighten up a dark space without appearing too white. It gives a bright and airy feeling to darker spaces. For this reason, it’s a popular choice to use in basements or windowless bathrooms and hallways. 

Like many other greige paints, Edgecomb Gray has undertones of green and taupe. However, these tones are much more understated than they are in other greige shades, so they can more easily be set aside these colors without becoming glaring. 

This color works really well with soft white tones. You can use these as a trim for walls painted with Edgecomb Gray, or swap them around and use Edgecomb Gray for the trim color against a soft white. 

If you want a contrasting color, various blues can set this color off well. I especially favor deep navy or pale turquoise. Use these colors as an accent wall for a charming look in a living room or dining room. 

Pale Oak

Pale Oak

You’ll also find this lovely shade listed among Benjamin Moore’s best-selling colors. This is a delightful neutral tone that is sure to add subtle charm to any room. 

It’s another very light tone with an LRV sitting at 68.4. This makes it a great tone for most spaces but take care in areas with extreme amounts of natural light, as it can sometimes become washed out and have more of an off-white appearance. 

This greige has a slightly taupe appearance that is elegant and balanced. It can give character to a room without drawing attention and becoming overpowering. 

I’m especially a fan of using this color in bedrooms as I think it creates a wonderfully soothing tone on the walls. It can also be a great way to add elegance to a sitting room without sacrificing coziness. 

Like other greige tones, the best way to get the biggest impact between a wall and trim color is to pair this greige with a clear, brilliant white paint. 

I think this is one of the best colors to paint walls for monochromatic color schemes in rooms as it won’t appear dull. If you want to add splashes of color, smoky greens or deep mauves make excellent pairings.

Repose Gray

Repose Gray

Unlike many other greiges listed here, Repose Gray has a slight coolness to it which is part of its charm. This is gray with a taupe base. It’s gray, brown, beige, and purple, making it a greige color overall. 

The purple, however, is only slight. You certainly will not be looking at purple walls if you paint your walls with this color. However, the tinge of purple in it will give it a slightly blue/purple undertone that will add a strike of sophistication. 

This paint is especially affected by the light conditions of the room it’s in. In a more dim room, the cooler elements of this shade will definitely shine through. In bright rooms, the paint will actually look quite warm. 

The paint has an LRV of 58, which sits just above mid-range and is actually on the darker side of the scale compared to other greige paint colors. 

To create a unique color scheme using Repose Gray, try painting it with a bronze hue and a blue-green for a beautiful and stylish palette.