We are in the middle of some pretty big projects in our home right now. In addition to laying these gorgeous bamboo floors all over the house, we are also working on a variety of other projects including painting our master bedroom. I have long wanted to make a change from the builders beige that was here when we moved in. I do love beige, but lately I have been drawn to the trendy yet subtle shades of Greige.
I have pulled dozens of paint chips from Lowes and Home Depot over the last several weeks looking for the perfect shade of Greige. I wanted one not too beige and not too grey. It probably should be called Goldilocks Greige! Finally, I found the perfect shade after bringing home six samples. All six were amazing! I imagine the room would have been really pretty in any of them, but I found the shade I have been envisioning after all this testing our all six colors.
To start, painted all the samples on the wall in the evening, but I wanted to see them in natural light. You can imagine the difference I noticed the next day with the shades open. Originally, I brought home three samples. Wheat Bread, Graceful Gray, and Burnished Clay. I was all about Graceful Gray, but in the daylight I decided it was too dark for our bedroom. I went back for a second round the next day and brought home Moth Gray, Doeskin Gray and Ashen Tan. It was really hard to make a choice. I really liked Ashen Tan, but I kept going back to Wheat Bread. I had to go with my gut on this one and it turns out Wheat Bread is the perfect shade of greige, though they were all amazing.
ALL SIX AMAZING SHADES OF GREIGE
- Behr Moth Gray N200-1
- Behr Doeskin Gray N2–2
- Behr Burnished Clay PPU18-09
- Behr Wheat Bread 720V-3
- Behr Ashen Tan N220-2
- Behr Graceful Gray PPU18-12
Right now, we are just doing the master bedroom while we are knee deep all these other projects we have going on. I can’t wait to see how this paint changes the face of our house as we eventually continue painting in other areas of the house. I have done all the testing for you! Now that you have the scoop you can skip the samples and debate and just go with one of these gorgeous choices.
I’d love to hear your best tips for choosing the perfect paint color. Do you go bold or stick with neutrals? Do you buy samples or just go for it? Happy Painting!