Forgive me. I don’t mean to make light of the holy hymn.
This color post is brought to you today by the color GREIGE.
You’ve all heard it. Or at least read it. This word is CLEARLY taking over the internet right now. And I believe it’s a color trend that’s here to stay.
Let me first define GREIGE for you.
Ahem…MY definition of Greige would be anything between the warm spectrum of gray tones and cool spectrum of beige/tan tones. No, it makes perfect sense. Gray is never just gray (and I go on and on about this topic all over here) and beige is really never just beige. It may take a trained eye to pick up on the tones, but they’re there. Once I teach you how to train your own eye, you’ll never need to read another silly blog post on “the right greige” again!
I tried to create a good visual for you below. Simple gray terminology. (It’s how the designers talk, yo. )
Mix it together like a Bob Ross palette and BAM…greige. You’re a color expert now.
Why am I not just handing over 2 or 3 go to greige tones that will magically change your house? Because I believe that because we live in different homes, we have different light sources, with different light sources that affect the walls in our homes. Maybe you’re not so picky…but maybe you are because in the past you we’re not so cautious and maybe you got burned? Maybe.
But, I guess this wouldn’t be a true color post if I didn’t give you just a few of my favorites…I guess it wouldn’t hurt.
One is, of course… (Benjamin Moore’s) HC-172 Revere Pewter. Like, HELLO. If you havn’t already heard the raves on this color, get out from underneath that rock. This color is almost always up for the running when I’m choosing a paint color. If it’s already a no, might need to try something cooler.
Another go to fav of mine is (also Ben. Moore) AF-685 Thunder. This color is so stinkin close to Revere Pewter, you might think I’m crazy. Also my kitchen color. I love it, because Thunder has a richer (deeper) appeal on the walls then Revere Pewter, and that might be what you’re looking for! Check out my friend’s awesome nursery that she ALSO painted THUNDER! (Shout out to Kat, from Mapleleavesandsycamoretrees! She lives right around the corner from me and she’s also the coolest, most talented DIY blogger I know!! ) I’ve seen this room in person and let me tell you, it looks just as awesome in real life.
And finally, if those colors just aren’t doing it for you, go a bit lighter! (Ben Moore’s) Pale Oak OC-21. Ok guilty! I have this color in my living room. You can hardly even tell it’s on the wall with a lot of natural light, but I just love it’s cashmere appeal. If you chopped Revere Pewter in half, it might look like Pale Oak. 😉
So there you have it. But before you go and get all crazy on me, don’t forget to SAMPLE! (Sorry, It’s the mom in me)
Shoot me your questions!