The Best Gray Paint for North South Facing Homes

Perfect Gray Paint For North / South Facing Rooms

Don’t stress about finding the best gray paint for North South facing homes, these are the best ones and I’ve used them all in my own home.

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My friends will tell you that I have such a “thing’ for paint. I am always looking for walls to paint and I love choosing different colors.

Personally (and this is NOT a sponsored post), I love Benjamin Moore paint. I can’t quite explain it but I think they have a depth of color that is not found in other paints.

I’m not a paint specialist, I just have very defined ideas of what I like and it’s mainly gray and taupe colors. And I have an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to gray and taupe paint colors.

These are the colors that I have in my house and I love every single one of them.

Note: The direction that your house faces impacts the light on your walls.

My house is North South facing and these colors work beautifully.

Also, I thought gray and taupe would be waning a little but the trend seems to have hung on, like forever!

I have neutral flooring (bamboo wood and some light tile) and I painted my kitchen white. My ceilings are Behr Almond Cream and they were that color when we moved in and these colors match perfectly.

I have subsequently moved from this house but the new owners actually wrote me a letter saying how much they loved the paint colors and they were not going to change them at all!

Below each color suggestion, I have sourced pictures from Pinterest so that you can see the color in a variety of situations.

Revere Pewter

My all-time favorite: Revere Pewter. I have this in my kitchen and in my study (slightly darker)

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Edgecomb Gray

Second all-time favorite: Edgecomb Gray

This is on all my common area walls and in my living room. If you look at the paint chip with these colors you will see they are adjacent to each other.

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To my (untrained) eye, I think both Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray have a slight green undertone. Not sure if you see that too? Again, I guess it depends on the light in your home.

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Stonington Gray

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So I fell in love with this image and knew that I had to have Stonington in my house somewhere. I had “color matched” (never a good idea to be honest) a weird taupe color for my son’s room that veered towards the pink (I know!!) and so I decided that his room got to be Stonington and it’s stunning!

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Coventry Gray

Coventry Gray

This is a true blue gray. I used it in my bedroom, master bath and will carry it on into my closet. Since my bedroom is not visible to the rest of the house I felt like I could paint it whatever color I liked and this seemed so restful and peaceful and it is!

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Inukshuk

I searched “taupe paint Belgian look” on Pinterest and came across this image on the House Beautiful site.

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If you are searching on Pinterest for more images about this paint, also look at Smokey Taupe because that was it’s previous name.

I used this in my kid’s bathroom and the laundry room.

It’s a beautiful Belgian linen look!

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I hope you enjoyed my round-up of my best gray paint for North / South facing houses.  I would love to know which one is your favorite and if you’ve used any in your home.

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Best gray paint for north south facing homes

Don’t stress about finding the best gray paint for North South facing homes, these are the best ones and I’ve used them all in my own home.

2 Comments

  1. Tracy Stout
    / 3:55 am

    Well, I’ve got a North (with a tad east) facing home. I spent $176 at SW today for Extra White for kitchen cabinets and primer, and Nebulous Gray for kitchen walls.

    I have scoured Pinterest for months for the best combination of colors. Never, in all that time did I se anything about the importance of which was your home faces. Until today and that’s all I’ve seen.

    I feel like I’ve made yet another mistake!

    • Jen
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      / 4:14 pm

      Picking paint colors is one of the hardest things to do!! And light plays such an important role in how the color looks in the end. But I think you have done great! I couldn’t find a SW Nebulous Gray but I did find a Nebulous White that has a hint of gray in it. If that is the color you are using it is going to make the Extra White pop and look stunning. I would love for you to send me a pic of how it turns out [email protected]. Thanks for reading the blog and being part of the GwG community xx

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