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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray (Baby Fawn)

Posted on January 26, 2021 by KylieMawdsley

 

Edgecomb Gray (Baby Fawn): The BEST taupe or greige paint colour! 

Edgecomb Gray is undoubtedly one of my top 10 neutral paint colours and one that I refer to ALL THE TIME in my E-Design. Why? Let’s take a look…

Best greige neutral paint colour, Edgecomb Gray (Baby Fawn) Benjamin Moore. Review by Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online colour consultant

BTW, if you’ve been wondering why Edgecomb Gray and Baby Fawn are SO SIMILAR, it’s because they’re the same colour.

What type of paint colour is Edgecomb Gray (Baby Fawn)? Is it gray or greige? Warm or cool?

Edgecomb Gray is a WARM paint colour tucked tightly between both the gray and the beige world, making it a subtle taupe paint colour (could be referred to as greige). Edgecomb Gray is perfect for a soft, warm, organic look that’s VERY versatile when it comes to partnering up with other colours.

Accent chairs, dark wood floor in formal living room, travertine tile fireplace, white mantel. Edgecomb Gray, White Dove by Benjamin Moore. Kylie M Edesign, consultant and diy expert

If you have north-facing light, you can expect Edgecomb Gray to lean a wink more into its gray base. In south-facing or warm afternoon western sunshine, it will lean a touch warmer, even looking slightly beige.

Read more: North, East, South, West – Which Paint Colour is the Best?

Two storey foyer or entryway, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, beige tan carpet on stairs, dark wood floor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, consultant

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What’s the LRV of Edgecomb Gray?

The LRV of Edgecomb Gray is 63. This means it isn’t a typical light and fresh colour but is certainly lighter than some of the other popular greige and taupe paint colours. This LRV of 63 means it won’t look too heavy in a darker room, but without decent natural or artificial light it could look a bit dingy.

Living room, dark wood flooring, cream trim, fireplace. Best greige warm neutral paint color, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. Kylie M Ed-design Online paint consultant

While the trim in the above photo is really just a wink too creamy for Edgecomb Gray, my clients weren’t wanting to paint their trim. Sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got and luckily, we were able to squeeze Edgecomb Gray in!

When starting from scratch, I lean into a soft white trim colour, as shown in this next photo…

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Not sure what LRV is? Read here…The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Paint Colour: LRV

What are its undertones?

Edgecomb Gray is one of THE MOST NEUTRAL taupe paint colours with minimal undertones. Many greiges will pick up a green undertone, whereas taupes tend to favour purple or pink. Edgecomb Gray favours a very (very) mild pink undertone.

The less committed a colour is to an undertone, the more likely it is to grab another. For this reason, you might see Edgecomb Gray grab a wink of green here and there, but it’s definitely NOT as common.

Family or living room home decor, transitional style, greige walls, brick fireplace. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color and virtual consultant

BTW, thank you to my E-Design clients who send in their after photos! 

Edgecomb Gray has a soft foundation that adds a subtle warmth to rooms with northern exposure. And while it can look a bit beige in some rooms, it always holds a gray base. If you’re finding it looking beige, grab a paper chip sample of Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan it could help you see how lovely and balanced Edgecomb Gray really is!

If you’re finding the undertone too strong, this could be due to a few reasons…

  • You have a lot of green nearby. Green and red (the origin of pink) are opposite so they enhance each other. This means that if you have subtle undertones of both, they could look that much stronger in comparison to each other.
  • You have cream nearby (ie: trim) or are sampling over an existing yellow-based colour. Again, colours will ENHANCE each other and any yellow could make Edgecomb Gray look SURPRISINGLY pink in comparison. Oh, that undertone is there (you CAN’T avoid undertones), it just shouldn’t be that obvious.

Benjamin Moore Baby Fawn, Edgecomb Gray in dining room, farmhouse style sliding barn door and chandelier. Kylie M INteriors E-design and online color or e-decor blog

Is Edgecomb Gray the lighter version of Revere Pewter?

Nope, they’re different colours. Just because colours sit above or below each other on a colour strip, doesn’t mean they’re directly related to each other. They can be SIMILAR, but can easily have different undertones. It’s kind of like when people see my redheaded friend and I walking together, they naturally assume we’re related because we look similar (and are so darn cute, wink wink). We’re not related.

BM EDGECOMB GRAY

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BM REVERE PEWTER

Paint colour review, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, best warm gray paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting. Client photos

Read more: Paint Colour Review of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
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In Different Lighting…

In a well-lit space, you can expect Edgecomb Gray to look lighter and brighter as the natural light bounces off of it (as any colour will). This will create a low-contrast look with white trim.

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If you have a SUPER bright room or wall, you can expect Edgecomb Gray to wash-out A LOT but the colour/contrast will come back once that direct light softens.

On the other hand, if your space has reduced lighting, you’ll see Edgecomb Gray lean that bit darker. It can also look a bit warmer in doing so.

Painted wood stair railing, white, painted metal spindles. Edgecomb Gray, beige carpet, Whtie Dove, dark oak floor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign Staircase ideas. diy

In the more focused shot of the above staircase (below), look at the shift from the lower front of the staircase to the back wall – PERFECT EXAMPLE of taupe to beige and that bit more depth!

Staircase, painted wood hand railing, painted metal spindles, beige or tan carpet and greige walls. Kylie M Interiors Edesign. diy update ideas for the home. Dark wood floor

Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
  • At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
  • If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE

Edgecomb Gray and Benjamin Moore White Dove take this transitional/traditional style entryway and staircase to the next level…

Foyer, entryway, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray walls, White Dove trim, painted stair railing black. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, DIY, online paint color consultant

Notice how well it complements the taupe carpet and wood flooring, setting a neutral stage for the rest of the home to play off of.

Edgecomb Gray Lightened…

In my MAD quest for the perfect paint colour for my own home, I decided to play around with Edgecomb Gray and lightened it by 50%. This is NOT for the faint of heart! While lightening a colour by 25% is a subtle shift, 50% results in a VERY noticeable change…

Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint blog. Tall, 2 storey open concept living room with vaulted ceiling, greige walls. Gray sectional

See the before and after photos HERE

The pure MAGIC of this colour is that the undertones shift throughout the day and I’ve yet to see a version of it that I don’t love, day or night!

At 50% lighter, Edgecomb Gray is definitely in the off-white range, as shown below. In the upper hallway, it’s a bit easier to see the contrast with the trim (and all of the love notes I have on my daughter’s doors).

Living room, tall ceiling, vaulted, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray best greige and White Dove. Sherwin Urbane Bronze painted stair railing. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, DIY Decorating, color ideas

What’s the best white trim colour for Edgecomb Gray?

When it comes to Edgecomb Gray, I’m partial to two whites – Benjamin Moore White Dove and Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. White Dove is a slightly softer approach, whereas Chantilly Lace offers a clean contrast. If you have a bright room, the increased contrast with Chantilly Lace could help you see the colour on the walls a bit more when it’s at its most washed-out.

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Originally written in May 2017, updated in 2021



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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this fabulous review, Kylie! I can surely see that EG could work as a lighter version of Revere Pewter and as a whole home house colour in my house. Thank you! Lori

      1. Hi Kylie!
        I love your blogs and you sense of humor! I wanted to update my family room with a warm, beige tone and my designer suggested Bleeker Beige, but the sample looked like baby poo on my walls! So, she suggested Edgecomb Gray, saying it would be a better choice, so I went with it, even though the sample seemed gray to me. She was very confident I’d love it when it was on the walls. The painter finished three days ago and it is not what I hoped for. It’s very much on the gray side, sometimes greenish looking, but definitely NOT warm beige I had fantasized about. I see you told another poster about BM White Sand and that looks like what I had in mind, but who knows really?!. Do you think one coat would cover the Edgecomb Gray?
        Thanks so much for your great advice!
        Patti

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          Hi Patti, I’m sorry you’ve had a hard time! Wellllll, one coat is tough as even ‘guaranteed 1 coat paint’ isn’t guaranteed to cover in 1 coat. I mean, you won’t know until you try. I love BM Aura as it’s great for painters, but it’s not as homeowner friendly (has to be applied in a particular way). You could try BM Regal with a HIGH quality roller! (I find that Purdy ones shed, so I don’t use those…)

      2. Hi Kylie! I’m so happy I found your page as I love all of your recommendations! I am struggling with gray! I purchased BM’s gray owl as a whole house color and finding it to look blue. Before my painter begins on my very open floor plan, I’m wondering if I should shift gears. I have light tile ( think travertine) and very high ceilings. He’s painting the kitchen cabinets BM’s simply white. I’m super nervous.

  2. So so excited to see your color review here…a new one…yea!! I could read your color reviews all day long, no one does it better…lol! Seriously though. I particularly love neutral color reviews because neutrals can be so darn sneaky, especially the grays and greiges. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Kylie…I just want you to know — I LOVE your website!! You have done an amazing job on Pinterest pulling in readers !! Any paint color I search always leads me to your site…so I wanted to let you know that what ever you are doing is working!!

    We just bought our dream home – a 5300 sq foot craftsman home. The lighting is a bit off though. I am trying to stay true to the craftsman theme (yet update the color palette) – but with the mid tone oak floors and moldings – its been hard to update the colors. I really want to go gray…but the ALL grays I have tried pull purple in certain areas (and I am not making that mistake again).

    The living room in the house has bm Stone Hearth which I want to keep…but that color looked so muddy and purple in the hallways. After reading all your suggestions and trying out about 10 samples (I should have just hired you!)…I am going with Grant Beige…its seems to be warm enough – yet not too Beigey or yellowey. I am also doing Revere Pewter, Gray Owl and Grey Cashmere in the front of the house. I will have to send you some photos.

    Anyways…just wanted to thank you for being a great source of information!! Have a great day!

  4. Awesome post. Love edgecomb gray. Painted my living room with it. You did a really great job of dissecting and explaining the ins and outs of this color and a few others. I love revere pewter as well. Used that in a few rooms too lol. I love learning new things about color. Especially my faves. Thanks!!

  5. Kylie,
    Wish I had found your blog 20 pint paint samples ago. Thanks sooooo much for that post on LRV. I also appreciate, so much, the color reviews in which sorts of rooms and colors work or don’t. Who does that? No one! You! Really helpful.
    Warmly, Linda E.

  6. I love your reviews and refer friends and family to your blog because you do such a great job of breaking the colors down. We’re working on covering up some pretty wild paint colors in our new home… lots and lots of color. Our master bedroom has 4 different easter egg colors alone! We painted our living room Revere Pewter and love it enough that I thought we would use it throughout the house until I read more about undertones enhancing undertones. Our kitchen has cream cabinets that have a slightly reddish antique finish on them and I think the Revere Pewter’s green undertones will bring out the red/pink of the antiquing on the cabinets. I also don’t want to make the cream look more yellow.
    I’m still trying to wrap my head around what undertones to use to downplay the red/pink/yellow undertones. If I understand right, opposites enhance each other. Would that mean that you’d use similar undertones to downplay each other? I’m thinking a greige like Edgecomb might be a safe pick in this case… what do you think?

  7. I used Edgecomb gray vs revere pewter in an averaged sized dining room. The room gets morning sun and remains beautiful throughout the day. I love it in the evening with different types of lighting . Have received many compliments from company about how pretty the room looks. Now try to decide if the living room should be the same color or now revere pewter. Gets plenty of sun as it’s a western exposure. Love reading your blogs!

    1. Hi Ruth, I’m so glad to hear you are getting compliments! Yes, I would pair Edgecomb Gray and Revere Pewter, absolutely! They are both neutrals and sit well together! And if you have time I’d love to see some finished pics!

  8. Hi,
    I was wondering if Modern Gray SW is comparable to this? I already have untinted SW paint is why I ask. I am thinking about painting my walls in this color but do you think that would compliment granite that has brown tones/specks? It is currently warm tones and I’m trying to make it more of a blend with grays (so I guess griege). Thanks for the post!

  9. Hi, thx for this helpful review — I have used this color in the past and loved it!! Do you know an equivalent color in SW, with similar LRV? My painters will be using Sherwin paint, and I’m apprehensive about how the color matching will turn out!

    1. Hi Rebecca, Edgecomb is a beauty and is a bit unique with it’s almost creamy base (you could ask SW to colour match it for you in a sample pot and see how that turns out?). It really sits kind of in between SW Natural Tan and Modern Gray, without really being the same as either…
      ~Kylie

  10. Hi Kylie…love your blogs, I have a north facing kitchen area that is pretty big and doesn’t get much light. The countertops look similiar to this http://www.homedepot.com/p/MS-International-St-Helena-Gold-12-in-x-12-in-Polished-Granite-Floor-and-Wall-Tile-10-sq-ft-case-THELGLD1212/202508264?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cG%7c0%7cG-BASE-PLA-D23-Tile%7c&gclid=Cj0KCQjw78vLBRCZARIsACr4cxyazif-KGBPc5TOHh0dRsSayqYEw_1pmUTOj6zMYmybnEBHWSfRCOEaAohUEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
    and I have travertine flooring. would you recommend the edgecomb paint for an area like this? I have a family room area that is south facing and was thinking the revere pewter..would love to hear your thoughts!

    1. Hi Lindsay, thank you for your note! When it comes to personal questions, I do need to refer to my E-design packages, so that we can do a questionnaire/photos and I can get a bit more personal with your home. I try to give as much info as I can with my blog posts and if that doesn’t work, sometimes it’s time for a one-on-one!
      If that interests you, here’s a link to the packages to check out… https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/
      ~Kylie

  11. Your description of Edgecomb Gray and in what scenarios it would work best was spot on! It is the perfect color for my new home with its lighting and exposures. You have taught me so much about color. Thank you!

  12. Hi Kylie…I am so glad to have come across your site. The information you have provided about Edgecomb Gray is what I have been trying to find for weeks. I love the color & purchased a pint sampler to test it on my walls but I find it too gray & light. It doesn’t seem to match the color chip from Benjamin Moore & I would really like to get what I see on the chip. I want the Greige effect with more of the creaminess towards the beige. Would I be making a mistake to have them adjust the color when they mix it up in the gallon cans? Thank you! And I really appreciate any feedback from you.

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      Hi Joyce! Well you WOULD want them to play around with a sample pot before you committed to having it made on a larger scale. However, you really should get the look of Edgecomb, otherwise you may as well pick a different colour! Check out BM Clay Beige. It’s a tiny bit darker and has more beige in it which you might like…

      ~KYlie

  13. Kylie,
    I’m using Edgecomb Gray for a large north facing open concept living room, dinning area and kitchen with a lot of lighting during the day. What paint color can I use for the ceiling? I’m looking at Cotton Balls and White Dove. Will either work?

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  14. Would this color be cool enough to go with marble counters? We have picked our slabs but they aren’t installed yet. The builder needs our paint color for the whole house tomorrow and I can’t decide between a warmer gray like Edge Comb and a brighter/cooler gray like Grey Owl.

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  15. Hello! I have been following your ideas regarding updating carpenter grade cabinets, Formica 180, sinks, paint colors with wood trim. Let me just start out by saying how much I appreciate your ideas that do not blow the budget!! We have golden oak cabinets and trim throughout our home. Replacing is not an option. I am leaning towards using Edgecomb Gray after reading your color review. Would you be willing to recommend a Fomica 180 pattern that you like with the Edgecomb Gray that would look nice with the golden oak cabinets and updated hardware? Do you know if we can check out or rent a fan deck with available Formica 180 options? I cannot get over how good the Formica looks in your photos! Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

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      Hi Tina! I’m glad you’ve found the info helpful! The first one that came to mind was the Travertine Silver, which is beautiful. It doesn’t work AS well if you have corners as the veining meets up, but doesn’t match up on in the corners.
      You can also check out my e-design, where I can take a look at photos of your room and see if there’s anything else that could work! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/
      ~Kylie

  16. Hi Kylie!

    I love your reviews and your writing style. You’re so down to earth and who doesn’t love humor!

    I’m wondering if there are “rules” about choosing trim and ceiling colors. For instance, if you paint the walls a warmer greige, like Edgecomb Gray, do you want to also choose a warm white for the ceiling and trim? Can you pair it with a cool white instead or does this cause some kind of discord? I guess I’m asking how choosing a stark white affects the wall color as opposed to choosing a softer white? If you’ve addressed this question somewhere, can you please direct me to it? I’m drawn to warmer, softer whites but I never know how they affect wall colors.

    Thanks so much and keep up the fantastic reviews!

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      Hi Sheila, thanks for liking me 😉 I think I’m funny, but my hubby doesn’t always agree!

      So whites are tricky, but generally speaking if you have cool toned walls (ie: blue, purple, green, gray) you’ll want a plain white or slightly cool white with similar undertones. If you have warm toned walls (ie: warm gray, greige, yellow/orange/etc… then you would do a warm white. But of course, this isn’t set in STONE (nothing ever is with paint colours) as sometimes you can do subtle tweaks to whites to off-set/complement the wall colour. When it comes to Edgecomb Gray I like it with White Dove!

  17. Hello! Any thoughts on the use of this in a basement with minimal natural lighting? I wonder if it’s worth lightening it up a touch for use in a darker space? Love your site, thanks for sharing!

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      Hmmm, you might find it a bit drab/dingy. Lightening it would help the depth but I don’t know if it would fix the ‘colour’ enough…

      1. Shucks. We are about to put our home on the market and we want to freshen up the barely-any-natural-light basement level and make it most marketable. I am so stuck on color, but had been leaning toward Edgecomb Gray, maybe lightened….but now I am kinda thinking SW Bug Chill based on your review of it…..Currently is Searching Blue in some places and Hilton Head Cream in others… We want to just “whitewash” the whole thing, just not white. Do you have any blogs or videos on painting your house to sell it? What are mist people looking for?

        Thanks for all your articles and videos….I have become obsessed with color!!!!

  18. I love your blog! I wish you would address colors in an old house. I have found in my old home that some of the grays and tans just say -old color in an old home. the white trim color I have used that I feel Helps to give a little more up-to-date feel is Benjamin Moore’s decorators white. can you talk about this problem or have you had it ?

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      Oh Marilyn, I would LOOOVE to talk about this problem, but you know why I can’t? Photos! I only use my own photos now of clients homes. I just don’t have enough photos of clients with older homes that I can use on my blog! Photos need to be as clear and bright as possible and hopefully the rooms are somewhat decorative. Often it’s one or the other, but not always both. It’s a tough one! So…wink wink, if you want to send some photos of your home along (if you think it could work) PLEASE DO! I would absolutely LOVE to touch on this topic!

      ~Kylie

  19. I love your color advise. I had connection problems earlier and can’t find my original post so I’m thinking it never went through. With that said, if this looks familiar it posted twice. After much searching you have guided me towards edgecomb grey for an open concept home with a 2 story north facing living room. I am trying to decide if painting one color throughout is too much grey. I’m hoping the different lighting will give it slight color variations from room to room. From the living room you can see the foyer, kitchen and sunroom. You can’t see the dining room off of the kitchen though, and it is painted functional grey with white wainscoting . I was wondering if you think manchester tan (20 % lighter…thank you Kylie) would be a better choice for the kitchen and adjoining sunroom to break up the grey or if sticking with one color creates better flow in open concept rooms. Would those two colors compliment each other? Thank you for your insight.

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      Hi Antoinette! I have TONS of clients how paint the same colour EVERYWHERE, knowing that the exposure, room size, furnishings, etc… will affect how the colour looks. That being said, nothing wrong with a change either! Now I always recommend lightly if I haven’t seen the rooms, but yes, Edgecomb and Manchester are nice together and i think going 25% lighter is a good idea.

      I hope that helps!

      ~Kylie

  20. Hi Kylie! I’m a new fan of yours and your content has been so helpful so far! I am a bit confused about when and where to use Edgecomb Gray vs. another favorite of yours – Balboa Mist. Both seem to be warmer, lighter grays and you’re a fan of both…can you elaborate on your feelings for these two colors? Also, do they go well together or clash?

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      Hi Sharon, I find that Balboa is a bit more feminine looking, with an almost warm purple undertone (very subtle though). Edgecomb is a bit more of a ‘typical’ greige with not too many surprises hiding in it – so for my money, I’d bank on Edgecomb!

  21. Hi Kylie!
    First off, I am a big fan of yours! I have been doing a town house renovation and your website has been so helpful!
    I also live in Nanaimo, so I am excited to connect with you when I buy/build my dream home!
    For now I am struggling with my North/East facing living room… I have just painted my foyer and dark narrow hallway in edgecomb gray which I am loving so far with the dark flooring and white trim. However, in my living room I can’t decide to either follow the edgecomb gray throughout or use Revere Pewter, but I don’t get direct light so RP might be too dark? (Learnt that from your posts 😉 )
    I also have a vaulted ceiling with a tall feature fireplace wall.. right now it is RED, so red!! I need a feature colour to pair with edgecomb gray… in a north/east facing room… Do I keep the red? or do something neutral like SW Urbane Bronze?
    Thank you so much and I look forward to your reply!
    Paige

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      Hi Paige! From the sounds of it, I DO lean a bit more toward Edgecomb Gray in your living room area…

      As for a feature wall, it’s ALLLL about personal tastes! Red suits Edgecomb, but not everyone loves red. Urbane BRonze? I LOOOOOVE Urbane Bronze – dense and striking. It also depends on what best suits your decor and fireplace! I also like SW Porpoise, which is the slightly lighter version of Urbane Bronze and the green comes up just a wink more, mixed with that gorgeous dark dark greige.

      I hope that helps my Nanaimo friend!

      ~Kylie

  22. Hi. Kylie. I’m going to remodeling basement,I want to use Edgecomb gray for the walls. What ceiling and trim color would you suggest?My floor is Lewisburg oak. I like warm color and I want to my basement look more brighter. Would you suggest Edgecomb Gray for basement wall?thanks.
    Wendy

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      Hi Wendy, depending on how good your interior lighting is, yes Edgecomb could be a touch drab. If you have good interior lighting it could be lovely! As for trim, I do like White Dove…

  23. Very grateful to Kylie for this excellent article about Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Grey. We were searching for a greige that was more beige than grey for our Delray Beach villa remodel, and I think we’ve found it! Thank you for doing the work for us!
    Matt and Ned

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  24. Hi Kylie, thanks so much for your blog review on Edgecomb Gray. We recently purchased our first home and I have been going back and forth on what color to paint. I have a sample of Edgecomb Gray, and have loved it. But I would like your opinion on if it will be the best color for us. I would be happy to send photos! Not sure of the directional sunlight but we have a house with only one window in the living room with a covered porch out front. The kitchen has more natural light filtering in from a large window in the dining as well as a window above the sink. ALL of our trim is wood, along with wood colored cabinets and flooring. What I have found is that the Edgecomb Gray looks almost white up against all of the wood. I want our spaces to be as light and airy feeling as possible, but still bring in some color.

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      HI Kalynn, thank you for writing! When it comes to personal questions, there’s so much more for me to consider, so yes you’re right – photos would help! So, I would recommend you check out my E-design service which is affordable and fun! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/ This way I can spend some quality time with your room, check out your photos/questionnaire answers and come up with some good solutions for you!
      ~Kylie

  25. Hi Kylie,

    I am painting the whole interior of my house and I’m using Benjamin Moore Aura paints.
    My question is I am using flat paint for the ceiling, matte for the walls and semi- gloss for the trim and the doors.
    Does that sound right?

    I also have a built in entertainment./ bookshelf in my family room, what type of sheen would you suggest I paint that with?
    Appreciate your input.

    Thank you,
    Nancy

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      Hi Nancy! That does sound good, although with matte walls you MIGHT want to consider a slightly softer satin finish on the trim, but that CAN depend on the age of your home. Older homes often best suit a shinier trim, whereas more modern homes often suit more of a satin finish. AS for a built-in, I would always go satin or pearl.

  26. Can you recommend a ceiling color besides white to go with Edcomb grey walls? . Floors are oak hardwood.

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  27. Hi Kylie!

    Painters have started painting our house Edgecomb Gray and all I can see is lavender on our walls! They have not started the living room and kitchen yet but I would hate for those walls to look lavender as well. I would love your help but I would need a quick turn around time. Do you have the availability ?! Thanks so much!!

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      Hi My! It could be a few things. My first thought is ‘what are they painting over?’. If it’s a warmer yellow/beige tone, then Edgecomb can look that way in comparison. My next thought is, ‘did they colour match it into a different brand, or are they using BM paint?’. Colour matches can be good…but they can also be just slightly off which can tweak those undertones. And lastly, is the room north facing? North facing light can sometimes enhance the gray in a colour.

      If you need a quick suggestion, check out BM Ballet White which has more cream/warmth to it, but from the sounds of your room, might settle into it’s greigeish base for you 🙂

      1. Thanks so much!! The walls were originally yellow!! The entire house was painted yellow 🙁 Between gray owl, classic gray and silver chain, which one would you recommend for kitchen walls? Our kitchen is south facing with white quartz countertops. I love revere pewter but I heard that clashes with marble/quartz.

  28. Hi Kylie, after 10 samples and still no luck I finally came across your website. Thank goodness because I was starting to lose hope on ever finding the perfect color. Every gray I used looked blue in my house. But I have finally narrowed it down to accessible beige, revere pewter and edgecomb gray after reading all your posts.. I LOVE edgecomb grey everywhere except for one area. Up high on the 2 story great room. It looks yellow.. The room is south east facing. Is that normal for that color to look yellow or is it just my house? Thanks so much!

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      Hi Liz, it CAN pick up a bit if sun hits it in the right way, but then many colours will do so. I’m a believer that sometimes there isn’t 1 colour that hits VERY spot at ALL times of the day, so sometimes we pick the one that is DAMMMN close. If it’s just that one spot, I say go for it! Otherwise, you can also check out SW Agreeable Gray…

  29. Hi, love your advice and great pictures. I am thinking about going with Edgecomb for my entry and living room. I have an open stairwell to our basement rec room and wondered if Kendall Charcoal would be a good choice for an accent wall?

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      OOO yes, could be lovely as long as you have decent light, otherwise it could act black-ish (which is also cool 😉

  30. Great post! My husband and I just bought our first house and your site has been very helpful! Do you have a recommendation for a neutral BM color similar to Edgecomb Gray but slightly more beige?

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  31. Hi Kylie,
    Just found your posts in time before painting my living room, hall, up the stairs and adjacent room in 5 days ! You are the best designer blog I’ve found on the internet.
    I’m in an older townhouse, north facing living room with only one window , so it’s a dark and shadowed room.
    A designer friend insists I’ll love Revere Pewter, but the sample looks dark, gray and muddy on my walls and my local paint store said I won’t see a difference at 75%. Edgecomb looks more tan by comparison. I want a warm griege.
    However, my furniture, sofa, chairs and end tables, are mostly off white, creams. My first question is, would one color look better than the other with all of white/cream furnishings.
    Second question, what is a good complementary color for an adjacent room in the green family.

    Hopefully I’ll get an answer before my painter comes!
    Thank you!

  32. I am deciding on colors for our SW facing master bedroom and bathroom. I don’t like the blue/cool undertones of Gray Owl. I also have Edgecomb Gray as a sample, which I really like, but am afraid it will feel to beige! I love Classic Gray on the swatch, but it looks white in our room. Do you have a suggestion for a warmer grey close to classic grey? I do love the looks of a clean, crisp, light color!

  33. This post has been super helpful as we navigate which color to paint our northern exposed, open concept home. Bah, who am I kidding when I say “we”? My husband has no say in this. 🙂 Edgecomb Gray and Wool Skein are the top contenders. Should I be worried about either of these colors turning boring in an open concept home with white trim? I remember you writing that sometimes Greige can get dull. We currently have Bay Sands by Valspar on the walls. LOVE how you’ve described Edgecomb Gray! You have a knack for that.

  34. What would you suggest as a lighter accent color to the Edgecomb grey in a small foyer and kitchen. My kitchen was designed 10 years ago with dark wood cream/orange granite and terocotta floors.

    What are your thoughts on fog mist in comparison to edge comb grey?
    We just installed new Anderson wood windows and the white wood windows are slightly grey. Would decorators white work well? So many whites look too creamy and are making the window color too grey.

    Does Decorators white sit well with Edgecomb grey?

  35. Hi Kylie! I love all your insights and am also a huge fan of Edgecomb gray . Here’s my question: before I go to the trouble and expense of painting my whole, open concept house, do you think the gray/ griege trend is coming to an end? Is a new color palette on the horizon? I don’t want my house to look dated in 5 years. Thanks for your insights!

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      Hi Sue! I DO think the gray thing is slowly on its way out and a lot of people are swaying a bit warmer. It’s really more about what suits YOU and your home. I would imagine that in 5 years we could even see beige right back in business as the fave with the way things are going!

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      Hi Jennifer, unfortunately at this time I’m only focusing on Bm and Sw and aren’t familiar with the colours in Behr!

  36. Hello-
    Could you tell me the colors in the photo about this caption?
    “BTW, this entire home was built by James Northrup, a fantastic builder in Nanaimo who is available for spec or custom homes!”
    I have poured over your posts trying to find a light gray, medium gray and charcoal…to work with reddish toned knotty alder cabinets and mantle. I have toyed with the idea of light gray, charcoal and an emerald. If you have any favorite combos, please share.

  37. Kylie,
    Can you tell me what kind of flooring that is? is it hardwood? I am looking for a good vinyl plank…middle of the road (lightness/darkness) that has a little bit of interest, not boring or streaky. i like the overall look of one color rather than a lot of different boards in varying tones.

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  38. Hi! Thanks for your review of edgecomb gray. We just bought a new house and the entire main level is edgecomb and I love it. Our basement is currently poop brown and needs a change. Would you bring edgecomb all the way down or pick something richer since there’s minimal natural light? Suggestions? Thanks!

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      Hi Tricia! I can depend on the products down there, but you might want to check out BM Ballet White to lift things a bit!

  39. I am really wanting to try this color in our LONG-awaited kitchen remodel, but the nearest Benjamin Moore is hours away ????. Does Sherwin Williams have a similar color, in terms of a warm light Greige with a creamy backdrop? North facing kitchen with garage addition blocking the only window.

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      Oh, I wish! Edgecomb really is a creature unto itself. Your best bet would be to ask them to ‘colour match’ it for you – which most SW’s can do. It may not be exact, but it will be closer than any samples they have :).

  40. I love your post on Edgecomb grey. I have spent the past 6-8 months looking for the perfect color. And this is it. I am looking to do a feature wall. I was thinking maybe a dark blue. My house is kind of farmhouse vibe. Any suggestions?

    Thanks. Your website was invaluable to me in helping me pick the right color.❤

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      Hi Rhonda! Check out the subtle approach of SW Cyberspace! I have a lightened Edgecomb with Roycroft Pewter and love it as well 🙂

  41. Can you tell me the color of the stairs and handrails in your livingroom? It goes beautiful with your 50% lightened Edgecomb!

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  42. Hi Kylie,
    We finally decided on Edgecomb for our living and rooms. Will cedar color curtains in the dining room bring out a pink tone in the Edgecomb color?
    Thank you.
    Kim C.

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      Hi Kim! I don’t think so, I think that could be a beautiful combo. I find that it’s cream/yellow that can make Edgecomb look a wink pink more so than green.

  43. Hi Kylie! Painters just finished painting my well lit walk out basement Edgecomb Gray. I was shocked to see a visible violet tinge. I don’t know if it is just because it’s still wet, but I’m kind of freaking out. I did all of my due diligence, ordered from samplize, and placed the sample through my basement. I never noticed the any violet in it. Any chance I can mitigate it with swapping out light bulbs? Have you run across this problem before?

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      Hi Helen! I haven’t seen Edgecomb go violet. A few thoughts…

      1. The look will definitely change when its dry! But if not,
      2. Make sure it’s not the old colour flashing through, which can happen with only 1 coat of paint
      3. Change lightbulbs
      4. Consider the trim you have it with as it could look a certain way just ‘in comparison’ to the trim colour
      5. Make sure it was in fact mixed by BM and check the colour match!

      I hope that helps 🙂

  44. Thank you for this review. It was helpful. I had this idea how I could include this color in a small way. We have a tall 12 foot ceiling in living room. I want to go white, 😬,… but do not want it to be shocking. I want to alter with a little warmth in spots. So,…(opinion needed please): Can I do my trim & doors in edgecomb lightened 50% with white dove walls? Would do you think. Southern exposure, oak floors, btw…

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      Ermmmm. I wouldn’t. The thing is, it’s a pretty combo, but Edgecomb does grab a weee wink o’ pink and with White Dove on the LARGE scale, potentially showing a bit more warmth/cream, it woudl make me nervous. I’d do FULL Edgecomb, but not 50% ;). I might SAMPLE 25% though!

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  45. HI Kylie I literally don’t read any color posts anymore other than yours!! So helpful(and funny)…thank you for doing what you do! I recently purchased my grandmother’s 3600 sq ft home, and am redoing it for my son to live in. I really wanted something beigish and thought it would be accessible beige, but it’s WAY darker in that house than it is in mine. I tried Pale Oak, Balboa Mist, and Modern Gray…ALL look lavender in my North facing rooms. Pale Oak looks great in some of my lower light/smaller rooms, but I can’t stomach the lavender in those North rooms. So that led me to Edgecomb. And it is a winner winner chicken dinner in most places, but seems too dark in the rooms that like Pale Oak. So my questions is….do you think i would be ok working between the two colors in the different rooms?? Also my trim is Alabaster in the whole house…I don’t want it to look yellow in comparison?? I should have hired you weeks ago, now I am under the gun. That’s worth at least 3 slaps with a wet noodle I’m sure!!! LOL Seriously, if you have a moment to respond, any input is much appreciated. Thank you from Louisiana!

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      Oooo Rebecca, you’re speakin’ ma language! I love it :). Okay, so the Alabaster DOES make it trickier to do what you want as it is a warmer yellow base white. Edgecomb Gray is STUNNING and sometimes, when we need to accommodate a variety of existing finishes we have to find that balance. HOWEVER, you could check out Creamy…which isn’t beige, but it’s pretty in a palette with Alabaster and Edgecomb. I also love White Duck, as long as it doesn’t make Alabaster look a touch too yellow in comparison 🙂

  46. Am I imagining things, or has your assessment of EG shifted recently? I don’t remember you calling it taupe before or mentioning pink undertones. 😉 I have found that I like it better in the evening under 3000 light versus 2700. Thanks for the recent post on lighting!

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      Amy. You might be my FAVOURITE PERSON EVERRRRRRR! You’re right! So, I used to keep things a bit more generic and straight-forward, but lately, I’ve been trying to tweak things a bit, adjusting explanations so that in the BIG picture things make sense – THANK YOU for noticing! And the interesting thing is, EG is like RIGHT on the brink, it’s easily called both (whereas some greiges and taupes are so DEFINITELY different). Seriously, this made my day!

      1. Ha! Well, if you want to gush over me, I won’t protest. 😉 I have to admit that if you had called this color “taupe” in the posts I had read before making my color selection, I would have run away from it because I have both orange-toned wood, rust and green-toned tile floors, and I live on a hill with lots of Ponderosa pines outside the windows of my Pacific Northwest home. I’ve been surprised by how changing to eggshell finish (as opposed to the matte which read so much more pink) and attending to the light shining on it has really neutralized/eliminated my sense of the pink, which was, indeed, making me “twitchy” (to use a phrase I’ve heard from a favorite color consultant).

        1. Actually, quick question to accompany your reassessment–you obviously like Edgecomb and Urbane Bronze together since you’ve used them in your own home, but do you think that the green undertones in Urbane Bronze “activate” the pink undertones in Edgecomb if there are other warm tones in the room?

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