Gray Paint Update



A few of months ago I went on a weird paint sampling bender in my living room and I wrote all about it here.  In the end (at least at that time) I settled on Revere Pewter because it’s a nice greige and it goes with everything.  And then I discovered that we have a Sherwin Williams store in the city. Two actually. And that’s where it happened.  I found a soft gray that I fell in love with.  No beige, no greige.  Just a pure, cool gray.  The color is Light French Gray and it’s described as a light, cool neutral.


In the interest of keeping it real, by this time I had also tried out two other grays.  Which brought my testers up to a total of nine. 9!! This was getting crazy.





But the minute I put the color on the wall, it was love. I managed to get the main floor painted while the boys played around me. True story. And I’m still swooning over this color.

Here’s the kitchen transformation….




The living and dining area….



You can see the old gold color on the stairway and landing just begging to be painted.





I loved it so much, I took it all the way upstairs to the second floor landing. I sigh with happiness every time I come through the door.  Huge difference.

And just to mix it up a bit, I painted the entry way in Dior Gray by Benjamin Moore.  A nice dark gray with a purple/blue undertone. Looks perfect in there and keeps it fresh and interesting.





The finished hallway….



Love, love, love both of these colors.  And nothing beats the feeling of coming home to a house you love.



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  1. I am loving this color! I am in the process of trying to find the perfect gray for my kitchen – you don't want to know how many samples I have tried (25!!!!!!!)! I even ordered samples from Restoration Hardware, but nothing seemed right. Well, somehow I missed Light French Gray – it will be the next sample I try & it looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing.

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