London Fog: Is it taupe, greige, or warm gray? Let’s find out!
If you’ve been searching high and low for the PERFECT warm neutral, a colour that’s VERSATILE and subtle, have I got the colour for you…
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What type of paint colour is London Fog? Is it greige, taupe, or warm gray?
London Fog is a TAUPE paint colour. And while some taupes learn pretty hard into their violet undertones – not this one. While London Fog doesn’t flash an obvious green (which would make it a greige), it also doesn’t commit very hard to violet. This means it’s pretty darn flexible.
What’s the LRV of London Fog?
London Fog has an LRV of 57.23. This LRV makes London Fog a LIGHT depth paint colour, but it’s definitely on the HEAVIER side of this range. If you have a dark room, this depth of taupe can make the walls look a bit muddy and drab. However, if you have a bright room, this added depth will help it hold strong against bright light, not washing out as much as lighter colours will.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of London Fog?
As you learned earlier, London Fog has a VERY subtle violet undertone, making it a taupe. Could it look a bit violet-pink? Well, being a warm neutral in this range, it will have a bit of red/pink in its background, but it really doesn’t show up to the party. I suppose if you’re sensitive to this undertone you might disagree, but generally, London Fog’s undertones are very subtle.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers, Cumulus Cloud, London Fog
How should I sample this colour on my walls?
Like with every paint colour, I highly recommend using SAMPLIZE. Samplize is a peel & stick paint sample that you can easily move around your room for over HALF THE COST of traditional sample pots – and they deliver right to your front door!
Learn all about Samplize HERE
If I’m painting my walls London Fog, what’s the best white paint colour for my trim?
When it comes to the best white paint colours for London Fog, I lean towards…
Is London Fog a good colour for the exterior of my home?
London Fog can be an excellent choice for the exterior, as long as it suits your finishes. Luckily, it’s the type of colour that often relates well to many of the common stone facades.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Does Sherwin Williams have a colour similar to London Fog?
Every paint colour has its own personality and nuances – there will be NO perfect match. But you could check out a colour with a similar approach, something like Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray or even Popular Gray.
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.
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