With thousands of paint options to choose from, deciding on the right paint color can be overwhelming. It’s an important decision! After all, paint can be the building block or blank canvas of a space.

As interior designers, we often get questions about the best light gray shades of paint. Here are some of our favorites:

Agreeable Gray / Sherwin Williams

Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams is hands-down one of our favorite interior colors for walls. It’s the perfect stony color that fits between true gray and beige. (Greige, if you will!) The subtle gold undertone gives this paint the perfect warmth.

AGREEABLE GRAY / Photo by Jenna Kate at Home via Pinterest

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Repose Gray / Sherwin Williams

Another favorite from Sherwin Williams is Repose Gray. It’s much cooler than Agreeable Gray, making it lean more towards a true gray rather than a greige. Both are wonderful options, but if struggling to choose between the two, we would recommend Repose Gray in a southern facing room, which receives more natural sunlight.

Accessible Beige / Sherwin Williams

Accessible Beige is a versatile paint that gravitates more toward beige but is often considered a “greige.” It is known to add a perfect warmth to the walls without too much color. If you are looking for a neutral cozy paint – this is it.

REPOSE GRAY / Photo by A Glass of Bovino via Pinterest

The Perfect Light Gray Interior Paints

ACCESSIBLE BEIGE / Photo by Sherwin Williams via Pinterest

The Perfect Light Gray Interior Paints

Gray Owl / Benjamin Moore

Gray Owl has been one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors within the past five years. It has a subtle green-ish undertone and is perfect if you’re looking for a brighter paint color. It is a little lighter than Sherwin Williams’ Repose Gray mentioned above. Gray Owl has a certain clean, modern look to it.

GRAY OWL / Photo via HomeBunch

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Stonington Gray / Benjamin Moore

Another equally lovable Benjamin Moore paint is Stonington Gray. It’s more on the cooler side and has the slight undertone of blue. This neutral paint is a bit darker than Owl Gray and looks great with both a bright white trim and warmer floors /woodwork.

STONINGTON GRAY / Photo by Jenna Kate At Home via Pinterest

The Perfect Light Gray Interior Paints

No matter which paint colors you’re deciding between, our consistent advice is to always look at the paint in your own home. It can make a drastic difference depending on where your space is! Keep in mind how much natural light the room takes in, where the light is coming from, what time a day you most often spend in the room, and what aesthetic you’re trying to achieve.

Choosing the perfect paint color can be either a drag or fun– we are here to assist you in making it not only fun, but beautiful.



The approachable design team at Mix Home Design Studio creates refreshingly modern and timelessly classic interiors for residential and select commercial new builds and remodels. We thrive on developing lasting client relationships and strive to capture your personal style through thoughtful collaboration.

We’d love to design with you! The first step for new clients is to complete our New Client Questionnaire. Once submitted, we will review your answers and be in touch within a week or two to schedule an initial meeting.

Please note: Due to high demand and full schedules, we currently have a 15-45 day wait list for new clients, depending on the scope of your project.

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