Two GORGEOUS greige paint colours for you to explore
If you’ve been looking for a warm paint colour that doesn’t commit to any particular shade of neutral, you’ve come to the right spot. And while these two colours might not be super popular in the wild world of colours, this doesn’t mean that Gray Mist and Fog Mist aren’t the best colours for YOU and your home!
BTW, in order to show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint colours are Gray Mist & Fog Mist? Are they warm or cool?
If you have a room with north-facing light or even flat eastern afternoon/morning western light, you can expect these two colours to look that bit more grayish rather than overly warm. HOWEVER, if you have south-facing light or warm western afternoon sunshine, they will lean MUCH warmer on you, leaving a lot of the gray behind!
What are Gray Mist & Fog Mist’s LRVs?
Gray Mist has an LRV of 74, making it an off-white paint colour. Fog Mist has an LRV of 71, so it has a bit more meat on its bones; putting it closer to the LIGHTER end of the ‘light’ range.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
With these higher LRVs, you can expect both Gray Mist and Fog Mist to wash out in rooms with a lot of intense natural light, but this will happen with ANY colour in these higher numbers!
On the other hand, if you have a DARK room, Gray Mist and Fog Mist are a tough sell, as due to being greige, they can look a bit murky and dingy in lower light areas.
What are the undertones of Gray Mist & Fog Mist?
When it comes to Gray Mist and Fog Mist, they both have a GREEN undertone. HOWEVER, they have WAY more to say than just that! You’ll find that while these are greige paint colours, both Gray Mist and Fog Mist can lean considerably tan in some lights and even pick up a wink of cream here and there!
Again, I would LOVE to show you photos of these in action, but they haven’t been used yet by my E-Design clients OR the photos sent in weren’t quite usable.
What’s the best way to sample paint colours?
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 DAY, depending on location
- they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed 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
What’s the best white trim colour with Gray Mist & Fog Mist?
Are Gray Mist & Fog Mist good exterior paint colours?
Generally speaking, no. Why? Well, with their high LRVs and particular blends, they can end up looking a bit DINGY and non-commital on exteriors. They also suit fewer bricks, stonework and roofing finishes.
Are Gray Mist & Fog Mist good cabinet colours?
Wellllll, again, no. Those high LRVs will set you up for a WORLD OF PAIN when it comes to choosing coordinating wall colours. Now, this doesn’t mean they aren’t the PERFECT colour for you based on your backsplash and countertop, but in this range, more people are leaning into subtle warm shades of gray or taupe.
What paint colours are similar to Gray Mist & Fog Mist
Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. You can fully expect to see shifts in undertones, temperature, and depths, but you could check out…
And if you’re thinking of colour matching between brands (ie: getting Benjamin Moore to make a Sherwin Williams paint colour), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colours go well with Gray Mist & Fog Mist in a palette?
- I would avoid colours with violet or violet-pink undertones
- light grays that are DARKER than these two colours can be pretty if they have green-blue undertones
- grays that are warm with a green undertone (and more depth to them), ie. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Not sure which paint colour is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Colour Consulting – I’d love to help!