Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Rooms Using Benjamin Moore’s Favorite Gray Paint Colors
Good Morning, my color enthusiasts! If you had asked Cutting Edge Stencils a couple of years ago what we thought of the color gray, hands down we would have assured you that gray is a gloomy Gus color. But the refined neutral has certainly undergone a radical transformation in the past few years especially when it comes to home decorating. It’s no longer only associated with dreary days, serious attire and unwanted hairs. This quiet neutral has not only shaken off its bad rap but it has surpassed the pack of colors by replacing beige as being the “It” neutral. From charcoal to silver (and everything in between) these hues are now synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.
So now that we’ve convinced you that gray is the stenciling hue for you, let’s talk about choosing the right one! With over two hundred shades to choose from, selecting the right one can be a bit tricky. Our friends over at Benjamin Moore have been oh-so helpful because they have highlighted their five favorite gray paint colors. We knew we loved them for a reason! And we’ve matched them up to some of our favorite stenciled spaces to give you an idea of what it might look like in your home! Let’s take a look…
Vintage Revival Designers transformed this simple wood dresser using our Dandelion Stencil and a fabulous shade of gray, metropolitan AF-690. Its stylish gray with cool blue undertones pairs perfectly with this whimsical flower stencil. Do you love it or do you love it?
Sherri, one of our fab Instagram fans, painted this gorgeous living room. This space is super chic because of the combination of tone-on-tone gray and our Nagoya Allover Stencil! Sherri started with a base coat of cement gray 2112-60 on her wall. Then she stenciled our popular geometric pattern in kendall charcoal HC-166, a rich, deep, and luxurious shade of gray. Sherri added some bright pops of blue with her accent pillows and wahla! It’s a gorgeous room.
Our amazing Instagram fan, Monica, stenciled this beautiful gray bedroom with our Rabat Allover Stencil! She chose a classic shade of gray, Benjamin Moore’s cape may cobblestone 1474. Wondering why this was such a great choice? Well this lovely hue helps smaller rooms appear larger and when combined with this pretty pattern it’s a total winner!
Amie from Meme Hill Studio designed this stunning bedroom for a college student seeking a Bohemian style. She’s using our Sari Paisley Wall Art Stencil and a hue similar to Benjamin Moore’s most popular gray, revere pewter HC-166. It’s a light gray with warm undertones and pairs perfectly with this trendy paisley pattern. Awesome work, Amie!
Jonie, the DIY mastermind behind the blog Just Between Friends, stenciled her family room curtains. She used our Herringbone Stencil and a lush shade of gray, silhouette AF-655. We think they look absolutely fabulous!
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I am considering Benjamin Moore Silver Fox, but I’m not sure what (lighter) color to match it with. Any ideas? Another possibility is Revere Pewter, but again, I can’t figure out what other color to use. I’m awful at picking paint colors!
I apologize for not getting back to you earlier. With the Silver Fox you can use either Rock Candy (937) or White Christmas (872) for lighter colors. You could use Revere Pewter as well, but they may be too close in color to notice the Pewter. Hope this helps! If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at any time :)