Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray: The Quick and Dirty on LRV, Undertones and a Little More
Have you been looking for the perfect gray paint colour, one with a bit more depth and body than the usual light versions? Have I got a colour for you!
The Quick & Dirty paint colour reviews are designed to cover the BASICS of paint colours that aren’t talked about as much in the design world OR that I just don’t have enough images of yet (as I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients).
And today we’re talking about…
What type of paint colour is Coventry Gray? Is it a warm gray or a cool gray?
Coventry Gray is a gray paint colour 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 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 Coventry Gray, what’s the best white paint colour 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 colour 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 colour which could washout.
Read more: 5 Tips to Choosing an Exterior Paint Colour
Is Coventry Gray a popular gray paint colour right now?
Not particularly, as there are FAR more popular gray paint colours 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 type of paint colours look good with Coventry Gray?
Coventry Gray likes to be partnered with a WIDE range of colours, in particular…
- Grays that are lighter than it with similar undertones
- Off-white and light depth greige paint colours
- Subtle cream paint colours
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 colour is best for YOUR home?
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KYLIE M INTERIORS E-DESIGN AND ONLINE VIRTUAL PAINT COLOUR EXPERT, SPECIALIZING IN BENJAMIN MOORE AND SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COLORS DIY DECORATING AND DESIGN ADVICE BLOGGER