Picking out Kitchen Paint color - gray/greige/beige?

AH9200January 24, 2013

These are some pictures of our kitchen (we recently moved in) and we want to pick out a paint color that is neutral, but also in the "gray" colors family. The colors I have from left to right are BM Stonington Gray (too blue), BM Edgecomb Gray (I like this), BM Revere Pewter (too dark? formal?) and SW Agreeable gray. I am not opposed to swatching more samples.

Below are some pics, some in daylight, some at night.

The color we pick ideally we would like to use in our Foyer, Hall and upstairs Hall, or at least a color that would flow with the kitchen. Their are 3 rooms off the kitchen that we will be paiting too once we buy furniture and rugs (Sunroom, Dining Room, and Family Room).

Please help! I am very indecisive and wanted to get feedback from others who are decorating. Thanks.

At night

Revere Pewter Left, Edgecomb middle, Agreeable right

picture of granite and floor

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chispa

BM Grant Beige, a greige, might be worth a try. It is a bit darker than Edgecomb, but lighter than Revere. More beige/green undertones that would go well with your floors.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 5:34PM
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olivesmom

I had a hard time finding a similar warm greige. I must have tried a million of them. Revere pewter read to blue in my house. I ended up going with a sherwin Williams color that I had color matched at BM, taupe tone. It is a little dark so I had it adjusted to 40%.

On my computer the tile in your kitchen reads a little on the pink side. If they are pinkish I would stay away from the cooler greys. My current backsplash has pink tones and taupe tone doesn't clash with it.

Here is Taupe Tone @ 40% (color matched in BM aura)

Kitchen: showing pinkish backsplash

Living room wall

In the foyer against some stark white (unpainted trim, in the middle of project) and against the old paint color which was a pinkish off white.

Of the colors you sampled I like edgecomb the best, but it does seem a little light.

This post was edited by olivesmom on Thu, Jan 24, 13 at 17:59

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 5:56PM
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EG3d

This is Ellen Kennon's full spectrum paint called Taupe.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 7:04PM
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patricianat

Does the room with the EK paint look green to anyone else, or are my eyes failing me?

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 7:20PM
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nosoccermom

I like Edgecombe the best; the others look blue (Stonington), greenish (Pewter), purplish (Agreeable); an dyes, something a little bit greige may work well with your floor.
However, it's hard to judge from a monitor.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 7:50PM
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beekeeperswife

Try BM Gray Owl. I didn't have luck with the ones you have sampled.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:20PM
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joannemb

I vote for edgecomb. Pretty!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:55PM
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joannemb

Should mention, if you do decide to try more samples, check out "Dolphin Fin" by Behr. Very similar to edgecomb--I have it in my dining room with white wainscotting and get many compliments on it--people often ask the name.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 8:58PM
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joannemb

Sorry for the multiple posts.... here is a link discussing and showing dolphin fin. It looks very true to the color on the monitor/wall in the picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: Behr dolphin fin

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 9:03PM
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AH9200

Thank all. I will sample a couple more and see how they compare. The flooring does look like it has pinkish tones on the monitor, but in real life I dont see it. Its cream/tan in color to me. The backsplash has gray undertones.

I really want to put in hardwood butthat wont happen for a bit (there is hardwood in the dining room, family room, and office on main floor. The ceramic time is in the kitchen, foyer and sunroom.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 9:07PM
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msrose

I've never seen Edgecomb Gray in person, but I love it in pictures.

Here is a link that might be useful: Michelle's kitchen

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 9:36PM
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nosoccermom

I agree with trying Gray Owl. I chose it for my son's bedroom, after sampling several other grays. I like it a lot; however, I had repainted his room while he was gone, and he didn't realize that it wasn't white until I pointed it out to him--- maybe, (I hope) because there's an accent wall in BM Lucerne. That he saw.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 10:57AM
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Oakley

Michelle's kitchen is gorgeous! I sure love the paint she chose.

Did you see the picture of her daughter? I had to do a doubletake because she's darling!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:00AM
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ttodd

Here are Michelle's kitchen pic's (as well as some others)
Walls Edgecomb
Cabintes White Dove and Stone Harbor Gray
She did such a wonderful job!

Lovely kitchen!

Source: ths.gardenweb.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

Source: ths.gardenweb.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

Source: ths.gardenweb.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

A Revere Pewter kitchen:

Source: houzz.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

More RP:

Source: google.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

And SW Agreeable Gray kitchen:

Source: involvingcolor.com via Tiffani on Pinterest

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 1:35PM
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AH9200

Wow, so I added BM Grey Owl (2 coats over the Stonington Gray Swatch), it looks so blue that is definetly OUT! I also put up BM Grant Beige on the far right. Below are some updated pics.

What are your thoughts on Grant Beige compared to Edgecomb?
Colors from left to right are BM Gray Owl, BM Edge, BM RPewter, BM Grant Beige, on bottom is SW Agreeable gray

I took this with my Iphone

Grant Beige on posterboard on far left

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 4:51PM
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dretutz

Like Grant Beige the best of that lot. You might consider BM Pashmina for a taupey gray without the blue undertones.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 6:56PM
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chispa

Of course, I like the Grant Beige ... have in most of my house! Can you move the GB poster board near your floor to see how that looks.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 8:08PM
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GinaXOXO

I have balanced beige and tony taupe by SW in my house. They might look good with your floor.

I like all of the colors you have tried besides the two that look too blue. Edge comb is probably my favorite of your samples. It seems to have just a hint of taupe to mix well with your floors and might be a bit warmer. Good luck and please show after pictures.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 10:50PM
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lazydaisynot

I have edgecomb grey and love it. It's soft, fresh and warm. I don't have Gray Owl in my house but I've seen many photos of it. I bet they mis-mixed that paint! It does not look right. I'd take it back and ask them to take a look at it.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:09PM
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chispa

I have some Edgecomb grey too, but I find it a bit cold and drab. I plan on repainting with the Grant Beige in the rest of the main living areas.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 3:14AM
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ttodd

At one point my LR was Revere Pewter and I really liked it. I didn't post a pic because my LR style and wood is so drastically different (lots of dark wood).

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:56AM
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msrose

For those that have Edgecomb Gray, what color does it look in your house? It looks greige in the pictures, but my small sample looks gray with no warmth to it. Does it ever look gray only in your house depending on the light or do you always see a tan mixed in with the gray?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:11AM
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msrose

I don't know how accurate these pictures are, but here's a few I've saved.

Edgecomb Gray (srg125's house)

Edgecomb Gray

Grant Beige

Grant Beige

Manchester Tan

Manchester Tan

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:54AM
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nosoccermom

Well, as I said, I have Grey Owl, and while it is slightly blue, it's most definitely not as blue as your sample. However, i also found that the samples that come in the little jars somehow look different from the same color in the Aura paint.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:53PM
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patricianat

Smokey Taupe, BM.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 5:12PM
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