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Next up in the Neutral Hall of Fame is one of our favorite grays: Benjamin Moore Gray Mist. This gray is so well-loved that it’s listed by Benjamin Moore as part of both its Classic Color Collection as well as its Off White Color Collection. Gray just got a whole lot more versatile.

Use It to Warm Up Scandinavian Designs

Benjamin Moore Gray Mist really can do it all; a perfect shade for really any room of the house, it adds a warm, neutral glow to a space, simultaneously keeping it light and cozy. Havenly designer Heather Goerzen suggests using Gray Mist to achieve a snug, Scandanavian appearance, like her example here.

In Goerzen’s design, the combination of a warm, overall palette consisting of both other neutrals and muted colors, brings the whole space together while patterned fabrics, light-toned wood furniture, and geometric pieces add texture and clean lines. The key here is using Benjamin Moore Gray Mist as a perfect neutral base to add layers of soft color and texture to build up the dimension of your preferred space.

Use It Just About Anywhere

Goerzen adds that Gray Mist works well in living and cooking areas, too. As an example, check out this use of Benjamin Moore Gray Mist in a cozy and inviting kitchen space. This shade is the perfect choice for highlighting the bright white trim and bringing out the warm-toned wood accents and features of this kitchen, and really playing up its high ceilings and windows.

Speaking to the versatility of Benjamin Moore Gray Mist, The Spruce includes the shade as one of the Best Greige Colors, most notably for its ability to delicately balance bolder accent colors just the same as it does similar ones. This particular example demonstrates how Gray Mist can easily complement either end of the spectrum—like super bold accent colors and deep, rich woods as well as crisp, white cabinetry. And if similar colors are what you’re looking for on your next project, be sure to check out our top 10 list of favorite neutrals.

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Words by Erica Buehler