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The 9 Best Paint Colors to Go With Marble

Posted on January 14, 2024 by KylieMawdsley
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WHAT PAINT COLORS COORDINATE WITH MARBLE?

Whether you’re dealing with real marble, or quartz/porcelain that looks like marble, there’s no doubt it’s a popular finish for kitchens and bathrooms. Calacatta, Carrara, Blanco – they’re all being installed in today’s modern (and classic) home.

Why? 

Although the maintenance issues and cost leave a lot to be desired (for this budget-friendly, low-maintenance gal anyway), the look of marble is a timeless classic that undoubtedly adds style and value to a home.

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See this full bathroom here – IT’S GORGEOUS

Today’s most popular marble tiles and countertops are usually a mix of white and gray. However, if you’ve been hangin’ with me for a while…

You know that all grays have subtle (or not so subtle) undertones – and the gray found in marble is NO exception.

Gray Paint Colors: The Undertones You Have to Consider

The most common undertones in marble are blue and purple. Once in a while, you’ll get a warm gray-greige with a wee smidge of green, but it’s not as common. The same goes for beige or gold as you can find them in marble and marble-look finishes, but they’re not as common.

 

WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR TYPES OF MARBLE (COUNTERTOP/TILE)?

While there’s a lot of Emperador, Black, Cream, and Crema Marfil out there, they’re a blog post unto themselves. This blog post covers the more popular, traditional marble, including…

STATUARY/STATUARIO MARBLE. Is a more classic, simple approach to marble with its white or light gray backdrop and predominantly gray veins (often blue-violet undertone). Statuario’s veins tend to be thinner than that of Calacatta and the odd dash of gold pops up. 

CARRARA MARBLE. This type of marble tends to have an off-white gray base color, with lighter or darker gray veining (more commonly with blue or violet hues). The veining tends to be thinner and often more ‘fleck-like’ than those found in Calacatta.

CALACATTA MARBLE. This marble is way more varied and veiny than Carrara. With a predominantly white backdrop, the veins can include warmer amber, brown, and gold tones, as well as grays and shades of taupe. Calacatta is a bit more of the wild child of the marble world with more dramatic, thicker veining.  

White paint colours with marble backsplash and countertop. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting and advice blogger

Now, as for the best colors to go with marble, I can’t account for EVERY marble and every type of marble surface. This is why these paint colors are ‘guiding’ colors to get you on the right path.

 

HOW DO YOU MATCH MARBLE?

Assuming you have some form of gray in your marble (as this is what this blog post caters the most to), it’s about figuring out which TYPE of gray it is. And the best way to do that is to compare it to paint colors with a variety of undertones. The colors that blend or match the best will tell you your marble’s undertones!

  • COOL GRAY (violet or blue hues)
  • STORMY GRAY (more muddy, heavy violet hues)
  • WARM GRAY (muddy violet or violet-pink tones, the odd flash of green, brown, or gold)

The bottom surface shown below is a quartz made to look like a white marble countertop. It has a rich brown vein as well as a bit of gray-violet. The tile on top has warm gray-violet/taupe tones as well as a strong orange-gold.

marble look tile with gold in it to go with beige tile

However, the real thing more often looks like this tiled shower with its stormy gray (violet) tones…

Bathroom with walk in shower, marble tile walls and floor, Best white paint colour, Benjamin Moore Decorators White. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online diy decorating and advice blogger

Or like this marble subway tile backsplash with its feather-light dusting of gray-violet (with a touch of blue). The white quartz countertop has stormy gray-violet tones…

White kitchen cabinets, Sherwin Williams High Reflective White painted maple, Rococco quartz countertop, marble subway tile. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color blogger and consultant

Marble, Zellige, Subway Tile – Today’s Backsplash Trends

 

A FEW MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR COLOR CHOICE

  • Marble can accommodate a variety of paint color depths, from white and off-white up to medium-dark and sometimes even black. However, too much ‘color’ can overpower many gorgeous marble surfaces.
  • Decide whether you prefer a ‘neutral with subtle undertones‘, eg. white, grey, greige, taupe, or if you want some more noticeable color, eg. blue-green with some gray to calm it down. Knowing the general direction you’re heading in will help you narrow things down. If you’re not sure, check ’em all out!
  • Don’t forget your room’s exposure. If your marble can humor a few different shades, you might choose the one that best suits your marble AND your room’s exposure.
  • Make sure your trim/cabinet colors are the right ones for your marble (here are the best whites, in general). If so, they should suit the same wall colors. If not, you might want to touch up your trims/cabinets!
  • Take note of any other non-marble, surrounding finishes. Eg. you might have a marble backsplash as well as a quartz countertop or tile floor to accommodate.

the best paint colors to go with marble tile, backsplash, countertop. Gray, white, blue, violet, green. Kylie M online paint color expert. Update and diy ideas for walls and cabinets

The above blobs are basic placeholders for some of the colors below

 

1. LIGHT GRAY COLORS WITH BLUE OR VIOLET UNDERTONES

Shades of blue and violet are the most common in marble tiles and countertops. This is why it’s a natural place to start your color adventure.

Looking at this small bathroom the hexagon marble tile backsplash is white and gray – but the gray is a violet-blue one…

Small bathroom powder room tile and shiplap update ideas. Marble and white quartz, Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy

This hexagon marble tile backsplash (above) is shown with Sherwin Williams High Reflective White. However, if the homeowner wants a shade of gray, the tiles (and white quartz marble-look counter) easily accommodate it. 

 

THE BEST SHADES OF LIGHT GRAY (BLUE-VIOLET) TO GO WITH MARBLE

  • Benjamin Moore Graytint 1611 is a soft shade of light gray with a feather dusting of cool violet undertones (cool violet is violet-blue).
  • Reflection is a light gray paint color with subtle, but purposefully colorful undertones, including violet and blue.
  • Sherwin Williams Olympus White is similar to Reflection, but a bit more crisp and clear (has a bit less violet, so look at it carefully).
  • Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray is like Olympus White, but with its LRV of 53, it has more depth.
  • Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray is another gorgeous gray with violet-blue undertones. It’s most similar to Lazy Gray.
  • Sherwin Williams Network Gray is a light-medium shade. While its undertones can be a bit unpredictable, it often has the perfect hint of blue.

Remember, that while colors can be SIMILAR, there will always be shifts in depths, temperatures, or undertones – sometimes all three! This is why it’s important to sample and COMPARE carefully (learn how to sample paint colors properly).

bathroom with Sherwin Williams Network Gray shiplap, vanity, gray and white tile marble look floor, black fixtures, Benjamin White Dove walls. Kylie M. (1)

Sherwin Williams Network Gray Paint Color Review

Check out a CURATED LIST of some of my favorite shades of gray (blue-violet)

 

2. GREEN-GRAY PAINT COLORS (WITH BLUE)

While not all marble surfaces can accommodate an actual ‘color’, many are friendly with shades of green. Green can be warm (green-yellow), or cool (green-blue). The key to coordinating them with marble is that they should be green-blue with some gray to calm them down – making them a bit more earth-toned vs clean.

Sea Salt is a lovely soft green with a gray background to calm it down and is a popular paint color for ANY room, not just for those with marble. However, it’s a bit of a ninja and is well known for flashing into blue, to the point where you hardly see any green at all!

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in bathroom with white countertop, dark wood mirror. Kylie m INteriors Edesign, paint colour review. Client photo

While there’s no marble in the above bathroom, from the overall style you can see how Sea Salt is a great paint color for this type of look.

I only use photos from my Online Paint Color Consulting clients or my local clients – I do the best I can to show you these beautiful colors in REAL HOMES! 

 

THE BEST SHADES OF GREEN-BLUE-GRAY TO GO WITH MARBLE

  • The previously mentioned Sherwin Williams Sea Salt is one of the most popular cool green hues.
  • Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue is a long-time fan fave for its green-blue flexibility – however, it’s as about as colorful as I would look at when it comes to coordinating with marble.
  • Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray is a gooooorgeous, light-medium depth green-gray with a bit of blue in its backdrop.
  • Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere is a soft, gentle, slightly fresh take on a green-blue-gray blend.
  • Sherwin Williams Silver Strand is a beautiful green-blue-gray, where the gray plays a reasonably big part. `
  • Sherwin Williams Rainwashed is along similar lines to Palladian Blue, and I definitely wouldn’t entertain more color/intensity than this.

 

3. STORMY LIGHT GRAYS WITH PURPLE UNDERTONES

Some marble counters and tiles don’t cater to purple-BLUE, but they still lean into purple. I refer to these shades as ‘stormy grays’, as they aren’t quite warm (purple-pink), but they aren’t notably cool either.

On the Rocks is one of my go-to gray paint colors when I look at the average marble surface. Sometimes it’s not quite purple-blue enough for one marble or violet-pink enough for another, but other times, it sure hits the spot (just like Tim, wink wink).

While you can’t see much of the countertop in this next photo, it gives you a good view of On the Rocks in action…

Sherwin Williams On the Rocks, light gray paint color in bathroom, Extra White wainscoting, tile floor. Corner tub, Kylie M INteriors Edesign

On the Rocks looks warmer than usual in this photo, just remember, it all comes down to the exposure of a room, time of day, and the photographer!

 

THE BEST STORMY LIGHT GRAYS TO GO WITH MARBLE

Remember, that while colors can be SIMILAR, there will always be shifts in depths, temperatures, or undertones – sometimes all three!

  • Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers is a smoky, stormy gray with an earthy purple undertone that isn’t overly warm.
  • Sherwin Williams On the Rocks is definitely one of the more popular approaches to gray-violet.
  • Benjamin Moore Nimbus is popping up more and more in Design as it’s a soft, muted approach to warm gray with a purple undertone.
  • Benjamin Moore Silver Satin is an off-white very slightly warm gray with that gentle violet hue.

In this next bathroom, note the natural stone look of the wall tile, as well as the marble-look porcelain floor tile (with Benjamin Moore Nimbus)…

Benjamin Moore Nimbus with tile and bathtub in greige, taupe and warm gray tones. Kylie M Interiors online paint color consulting and advice blogger

 

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4. STORMY GRAYS WITH BLUE-GREEN UNDERTONES

Whereas the previous bunch had a stormy violet undertone, these lean into the ever-popular shades of blue and green – often a blend! The key is to figure out which blend/proportion of color best suits your particular marble surface.

Small bathroom or powder room ideas. Marble hexagon floor, blue green vanity, white wainscoting, Stonington Gray paint color. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Stonington Gray is one color that’s underappreciated and underused. Even with gray going out of style, some like Stonington Gray will likely be around for the long haul.

The LRV of Stonington Gray is 59, so it has some decent meat on its bones. In a darker room, it will have a bit more visual weight and will only look bright and fresh (which is often the goal of those wanting gray walls) in a well-lit room.

The best gray paint colour to go with marble is Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. Shown in kitchen with island and white cabinets by Kylie M Interiors

 

GRAYS WITH BLUE-GREEN UNDERTONES TO GO WITH MARBLE

  • Benjamin Moore Gray Owl is a fan fave. While it’s technically a warm gray, it sure as heck reads pretty stormy if not COOL. Its undertones also cater to green (scientifically), but quite often it will lean more toward blue.
  • Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice is a fun one as its stormy undercurrent has you wondering just how it’s going to settle – slightly warm, slightly cool, green, blue – you’ll have to find out!
  • Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray is another beauty with a stormy green-blue undertone and can be pretty with the right marble surface.
  • Sherwin Williams Tinsmith is one of Sherwin’s best grays. It usually reads cool without being icy cold and harbors a blue undertone that can slightly wink at green.
  • Sherwin Williams Big Chill is a classic in the world of ‘neutral gray paint colors’. Not that it’s neutral, but it’s stormy, ‘barely there’ blue undertone is pretty darn passive.

Bathroom, freestanding tub on pebble tile floor. Wickham Gray paint colour, white cabinet with marble countertop. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour expert and consultant

FULL Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

Sherwin Williams Big Chill, best gray paint color. Marble countertop and walk in shower tile in bathroom. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color consulting blog

FULL Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Big Chill

 

5. WHITE PAINT COLORS 

There’s NOTHING wrong with going white as it can keep things bright and fresh! However, not all whites are created equal and you must hit the white that speaks best to your particular marble finish.

Sherwin Williams High Reflective White cabinets, marble subway tile backsplash, LG white quartz countertop. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, diy decorating ideas

Shown above is Sherwin Williams High Reflective White with a wicked cool marble hexagon and beautiful quartz countertops. If you prefer a cooler shade, Extra White will lean a bit cooler on walls (a touch warmer on trim and cabinets) while still acting like white.

 

THE BEST WHITE PAINT COLORS THAT OFTEN GO WITH MARBLE

  • Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace is a brighter approach to white if the backdrop of your marble is bright, but not entirely stark.
  • Sherwin Williams Extra White, if being used on cabinets or trim, is similar to Chantilly Lace. However, the formulation on walls changes and it’s a touch warmer.
  • Sherwin Williams Pure White isn’t a ‘pure’ white, it’s a soft shade of white (LRV 84, true whites are up around 93). Pure White has a soft warmth, but its warmth is fractional compared to most, making it an interesting option for many marbles.
  • You’d be surprised at how many marble tiles, backsplashes, and countertops can handle the subtle warmth of Benjamin Moore White Dove and sometimes even Simply White!

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, popular white paint colour. Wood vanity, white marble look quartz countertop, vertical shiplap, gray tile floor. Kylie M Interiors

Kitchen, wood floor, MSI Miraggio Duo white quartz countertop, gold brass cabinet hardware, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Kylie M Interiors, online paint color consulting, marble subway tile backsplash.

The 5 WHITEST White Paint Colors

Shown in this next photo, top to bottom: Sherwin Williams High Reflective White, Benjamin Moore Super White, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White

Benjamin Moore Decorators White, Chantilly Lace, Super White compared to marble tile or countertop. Best white paint color. Kylie M INteriors Edesign

Check out my FAVORITE shades of white to compare and sample with marble. 

 

6. SLIGHTLY WARMER PAINT COLORS THAT GO WITH MARBLE

Now, not every paint color needs to have cool undercurrents or a white base, there are a few slightly warmer shades that have been known to humor a marble or two!

 

SHERWIN WILLIAMS AGREEABLE GRAY 7029

While not EVERY marble countertop or tile can handle a warmer approach, Agreeable Gray can be a great choice for marble or marble-look finishes that also have a wink of warmth in them.

Marble island countertop, painted warm gray, greige island. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting

FULL Paint Color Review of Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

 

BENJAMIN MOORE REVERE PEWTER HC-172

Revere Pewter is one of the most POPULAR gray paint colors on the market. And while it works with ‘some’, but not all marble finishes, it just might work for yours!

Revere Pewter kitchen cabinets, Cambria Brittanica warm quartz, URbane Bronze island, oak wood floor. Kylie M Interiors Edesign (1)

FULL Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Here’s a bunch of colors that are similar to Revere Pewter and Agreeable Gray that are worth comparing…

 

BENJAMIN MOORE BALBOA MIST OC-27

Balboa Mist is a gentle shade of warm gray with a violet-pink undertone. Often, it’s not that Balboa Mist MATCHES a color in the marble, but it can offer a slightly warmer partnership if you want to lean away from the cooler end of things.

Bathroom with marble walk in shower, hexagon tile floor, alcove, freestanding tub, window. Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore. Design by Kylie M Interiors. E-decor, online design services

FULL Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

Balboa Mist (and its closest friends, listed below) are also known to suit a wide range of finishes that LOOK like marble but are actually quartz or porcelain.

  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is an off-white warm gray (almost taupe) with violet-pink undertones.
  • Sherwin Williams Egret White has a bit more depth and gray than Classic Gray but has similar intentions, for sure.

Speaking of warm colors…

 

WHAT BEIGE OR CREAM COLORS GO WITH MARBLE?

Generally speaking, beige, tan, and cream are touchy with many marble surfaces. It’s ideal if your marble has a bit of beige/gold or tan in it or a creamy warm in a few spots (I’ve seen it!).

If you do want to venture into the warmer world, I highly recommend checking out…

  • A range of FLEXIBLE WARM OFF-WHITES (I have reviews for most of these on my blog). These shades aren’t overly committed to beige (orange) or cream (yellow tones). 
  • Some of the more trendy, modern shades of BEIGE & TAN. Avoid those that are overly orange. 
  • Or you might find a GREAT happy medium in the OFF-WHITE TAUPE world – there are some stunning shades in here that suit marble (again, I have reviews for most). 

And for those who want a bit more drama…

 

7. MEDIUM-DARK SHADES OF GRAY

Darker shades of gray with carefully chosen undertones can be a STUNNING way to complement almost any marble.

Trout Gray isn’t for the faint of heart, but when used in the right spot, as shown on this island below, it can make a marble tile floor look even more beautiful.

Trout Gray painted dark gray cabinets, marble tile floor in kitchen, Chantilly Lace walls and trim (Benjamin Moore) Kylie M Interiors Online paint color consulting (2)

 

SIMILAR COLORS THAT LOOK GOOD WITH MARBLE

The 10 Best Dark Gray & Charcoal Paint Colors

You can also check out this curated list of some of my FAVORITE darker grays with blue-violet undertones.

 

8. THE DARKEST COLORS THAT CAN GO WITH MARBLE

While not every space can handle a SUPER dark color, there’s something to be said about bringing the drama llama into the room…

 

9. THE MORE COLORFUL END OF THINGS

If you want a bit more colorful without tipping the scales, here are some badass beauties to check out…

Benjamin Moore Bachelor Blue, best blue-violet with off-white walls, marble backsplash. Island and kitchen cabinets painted. Kylie M Interiors

Benjamin Moore Bachelor Blue with a marble tile backsplash (blue-violet)

Sherwin Williams North Star, Benjamin Moore chantilly Lace ensuite bathroom, mrable countertop, floor, free standing bathtub, chandelier. Kylie M Interiors Edesign client photos

There you have it! And while there are MANY more great colors out there, the above options should get you started!

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WRITTEN IN 2018, UPDATED IN 2024



Comments

  1. Hi Kylie! Great article! I’ve decided to paint my kitchen and living room with Owl Gray but I’m having a hard time trying to decide on a good white trim color for Owl Gray. What are your suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Hi April, thank you for the note! When it comes to the cool grays like Gray Owl, I’m inclined to keep things crisp and simple with a white like Super White – simple and fresh with no sneaky undertones to contend with.

  2. I used Sea Salt on the walls of my bathroom with a marble looking quartz counter, marble mosaic band over the board and batten. It works great

  3. I have dark auburn vanity with black marble top wood floors looking for a good color to paint walls and a little backsplash tiles above vanity needing help on colors

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  4. I’d be interested in what your choices of cream would be to with Carrara marble, and look alikes. I get how all the grays go and anything with a gray undertone. But what if the direction you need is a cream? Hope this makes sense.

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      Hi Laura, cream can be a tricky one with marble simply because marble is a white base product. It can sometimes have a touch of cream in it, but it’s mostly a cool tone with cool gray undertones. When you pair this with cream, they can really enhance each other, but not always in a good way. Cream is a yellow base colour – always. You can’t get cream without yellow (or you’ll have peach or pink). The cool tones can enhance that yellow REALLY easily and not necessarily ‘do’ anything for each other. You’d need a pretty darned quiet cream ‘maybe’ something like BM White Down, but if it were me I might stay away…

  5. Thank you for this post. We just remodeled our bathroom using Statuario Marble for the shower and counter tops. We used Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee for the cabinet color because the crown moldings were already that color. Not sure I am happy with the color of the cabinets as they do not look pure white with the marble. I will paint the walls gray. What do you think of using Stonington Gray to offset the yellow of the swiss coffee color? Or should I have my cabinets repainted?

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      Oooo, I’d be careful. Because Stonington is a gray with that subtle stormy blue, it will react with the yellow of the Swiss Coffee and they can enhance each other…sounds to me like you may want to reconsider painting the cabinets…

  6. I’m redoing my masterbath and having a hard time finding a paint color to go with my cabinets and countertop. The cabinets are off-white (more on the ivory side) and the counter top is Diana Reale Marble. The mirrors have a wood frame the same color as the cabinets. I was looking at Benjamin Moore White Sand 964, Bar Harbor Beige 1032, or Frappe AF-85. I’m going for a classic look, but also a beachy light and airy look. The floors are a light tile that looks like hard wood flooring. They have an ash tone to them similar to driftwood, but with a more beige undertone.

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  7. What a joy to find your posts on all these beautiful cool grays. Thank you, Kylie, for all the educational information.
    I bought 8 different sample colors from your various posts on grays but I love Sidewalk Gray! I had it custom to take out 1/2 of the violet and replaced with 1/2 blue., a soft light bluish/lavender. It’s so beautiful and add a modern look to my white cabinets & marble top . I am thinking of adding an accent wall. Do you have any suggestions for a complementary color (s)?

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  8. I have white carrara countertops and BM white dove cabinets. I was looking at SW anonymous or a lighter shade of gray for my island. What do you suggest?

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  9. Kylie, I need help with white paint colors for cabinets in my bathroom and kitchen.
    Bathroom has Rainwashed walls and Carrara marble countertops and shower. Western exposure.
    Kitchen/great room has BM’s Pale Oak walls (pale greige) and White Nile quartzite countertops which are described as having a mix of warm and cool colors. Northern exposure.
    Considering Pure White (or Extra White )for pop against Pale Oak walls …. maybe Sterling White for Carrara in bathroom. ??? Suggestions?

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      Hi Virginia, thank you for your note! I have quite a few blogs posts re: white cabinet colours, if you hop into my search section on the right hand side of my blog and type in ‘white’, you’ll see several! Otherwise, I do have a package that would suit you question, where I can actually take a look at your rooms and spend some time with them – it’s fun and affordable! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/product/cabinets-or-built-ins-paint-colour-kitchen-bath-or-built-ins/

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      Hi Missy! There are quite a few types of marble, but my thoughts might for FIRST towards something like SW Repose Gray, On the Rocks or Big Chill 🙂

  10. Hi Kylie,

    We just finished tiling our master bathroom with biano carrara basket weave tile, so it’s gray and white with the black dots. My vanity is stained black and my linen cabinets are black and natural walnut. I can’t decide on a paint color, everyone is telling me to do a light gray but I’m kinda tired of grey or a softer white. For some reason I am thinking of a very light green that has no blue undertones. I might be just crazy and should just do gray…what can you advise?

    Victoria

  11. I have a brown marble walk in shower and white floor tiles that has a brown and grey vein running through it. My countertops and sinks are white quartz. What paint colors should goes best on the walls?

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  12. I really wish I had found your site before now! I love your detailed advice. I am almost done with our primary bath remodel and made a big painting mistake this week. The entire bathroom (walls, ceiling, trim) is painted in Swiss coffee 75%. I thought I needed a warm white for this northeast facing rooms and Shea McGee painted her whole house this color so it must be great. It is reading very cream/yellow. I think because of the cool tones of the white hex tile floor and the zellige tiles in shower. The countertops are Perla Grigio marble (not in yet) but cool as well. I’m going to have them repaint the whole thing – and am leaning towards Chantilly Lace since it’s very neutral. I’m hoping it’s not too cold. I also considered SW pure white but that looks a lot darker in the sample in the room. I tried Decorators White as well but the sample swatch looked too cold. If you have any other recommendations thank you! I look forward to seeing more of your content. Thank you!

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      Ahhh yes, good old Swiss Coffee. I’m not surprised you’re seeing what you are ;). Chantilly Lace is MUCH better for not flashing soo warm. And while SOMETIMES it can come off a wink warmer than some whiter tiles/countertops, generally it’s a GREAT CHOICE, especially if you don’t want a cold white look.

  13. I was wondering what paint colour I could use on my walls in my kitchen. My cabinets are a natural birch wood tone, with a cream coloured marble tile, dark charcoal grey with white flecks coriander countertop with white marble floor tile.

  14. In our master bathroom, we have quartz (marble-looking) tile floor with gray veins throughout and cherry wood cabinets with brass pulls. Do you think Benjamin Moore’s Beacon Gray paint (in eggshell) look OK with this? Our shower has one accent wall with a variety of small blue/grey tile in it. The other two walls match the quartz tile floor. Thanks!

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      Oh, it’s always SO hard to say without seeing the finishes in person. Some marbles might find Beacon Gray a touch too blue. You’ll also wan tto make sure that your small blue-gray tile is a blue-violet, not a blue-green as Beacons Gray is definitely blue-violet. Comparing it to Silver Gray (which is a blue-green) and Mt. Rainier Gray (which is more flexible) might help you see which type is best!

  15. What do you suggest for paint color on walls if Calacutto Oro tile is in shower and flooring, but quartz counters are a little warmer in tone? How do you choose color that compliments both ?
    Master bath thx

    1. Redoing a master bath with porcelain marble tile. However, picking a paint cover to coordinate with it is a problem I’ve tried several colors and find that they are radically different on two different walls. Sea salt is green on one and very blue on another. Also Shoji white is yellow on one wall and more like the sample on another so how do you choose which paint to use in a room when it’s reflecting radically different colors

  16. Hi Kylie.

    I love the paint colors mentioned. It looks like the bathroom vanities here have cool colors. We purchased a light wood-look bathroom vanity with white marble top with grey flecks. I love Seasalt but I’m wondering how the mix of a warm wood vanity with a cool marble top would do with any of these cool paint colors.

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