Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray: LRV, Undertones and a Little More
Have you been looking for the perfect gray paint color, one with a bit more depth and body than the usual light versions? Have I got a color for you!
I love to show RELATEABLE & REAL homes, so ONLY use photos from my Online Color Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality pics I need (hence the ‘QUICK Review’), but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
What type of paint color is Coventry Gray? Is it a warm gray or a cool gray?
Coventry Gray is a gray paint color that ISN’T icy cold, but it’s also not a warm gray. It’s what I call a soft or stormy gray. If you have north-facing light it will look much cooler and more like a traditional COLD gray, but if you have south-facing or afternoon western light, it will look considerably softer.
What’s the LRV of Coventry Gray?
In the above image, see how Coventry Gray sits considerably lighter than Chelsea Gray, which is a VERY SOLID medium-depth paint with an LRV of 22.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
What are the undertones of Coventry Gray? Will it look blue, green or purple?
As you might know by reading my blog, EVERY gray has undertones! Coventry Gray favours a very soft, gentle blue undertone, but easily slides into a subtle blue-green, rarely purple though.
What’s the best way to sample Coventry Gray?
Like with every paint color, 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 Coventry Gray, what’s the best white paint color for my trim?
I would DEFINITELY partner Coventry Gray up with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for a crisp, clean look.
Is Coventry Gray a good color for the exterior of my home?
It certainly could be! Coventry Gray, with it’s slightly lower LRV can hold itself well on a home with intense south-facing light, more so than an off-white or light paint color which could washout.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
Is Coventry Gray a popular gray paint color right now?
Not particularly, as there are FAR more popular gray paint colors that are in the light or SOFTER, light-medium range. With its extra bit of depth, Coventry Gray is being used more for kitchen islands, cabinets, vanities or as a passive feature wall.
While you can’t see much of it, Coventry Gray was used on this kitchen island. This white kitchen was the perfect place for Coventry Gray to feel at home…
What Sherwin Williams paint colors are the same as or similar to Coventry Gray?
You won’t find an exact match for ANY color between brands – you WILL see shifts in undertones, temperature and depths. However, there are some with similar intentions, but different approaches…
And if you’re thinking of color matching between brands (ie: getting BM to make an SW paint color), you might want to read THIS first.
What type of paint colors look good with Coventry Gray?
Coventry Gray likes to be partnered with a WIDE range of colors, in particular…
- Grays that are lighter than it with similar undertones
- Off-white and light depth greige paint colors
- Subtle cream paint colors
Not sure if Coventry Gray is right for you? I’ve got more!
BENJAMIN MOORE STONINGTON GRAY
BENJAMIN MOORE CHELSEA GRAY
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SILVERPLATE
Not sure which paint color is best for YOUR home?
Check out my Online Paint Color Consulting – I’d love to help!
KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER