Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
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Classic Gray OC-23 by Benjamin Moore
Classic Gray is just that, Classic. It’s a sophisticated light gray that can add calmness to any room.
In this colour review video of Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore, I share:
- The undertone of my featured colour
- Colour comparisons in order to easily see the different colour tones
- Best white paint colours for the trim and ceilings
- Beautiful colour combinations to inspire you for your decorating project
After you watch the video, if you would like all this information conveniently laid out for you in one place and have even more paint colour combinations to use with Classic Gray, take a look at my new Essential Colour Guide. A must-have for any colour enthusiast or interior design professional!
As a Certified True Colour Expert and an award-winning interior design professional, I’ve worked with many homeowners on various residential interior design projects.
My goal is to give you the confidence to make educated decisions about your own paint choices. I appreciate that it can be very overwhelming to figure out how best to choose paint colours.
When you get to the end of this paint colour review post, you will see our interior design projects where we have used this beauty, Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore. Now, let’s do this!
Watch the video of my Classic Gray Colour Review
This warm gray paint colour may appear lighter or darker depending on the lighting and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project.
Looking at the Benjamin Moore colour comparisons below will help give you a better idea of where Classic Gray fits in as a neutral.
Edgecomb Gray HC-173 & Horizon OC-53
Edgecomb Gray is also a green gray and when it’s next to Classic Gray, you can see that it looks slightly more beige. Whereas Horizon, show at the bottom of this colour palette, is a soft blue gray.
Best Whites To Pair With Classic Gray
White Diamond OC-61 by Benjamin Moore
Cloud White CC-40 by Benjamin Moore
Chantilly Lace OC-45 by Benjamin Moore
I have around 6-8 white paint colours that are my best whites for trim and ceilings. You don’t need all of the thousands of whites available to you to get the right one and you definitely don’t need to mix two different whites or use only a certain percentage of paint colour to get the right one for you. The right white is out there.
When people get fancy to create a ‘custom colour’, what that really means is that they don’t really understand colour. There are over 5132 paint colours alone between Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Farrow & Ball – if you know what you are doing when specifying paint colour, you don’t need to create something new.
I can assure you that the best colour for your project already exists, you just need my 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time.
Fabulous Colour Combinations
Classic Gray with Charmeuse, Jamestown Blue & Granite
Charmeuse AF-265 by Benjamin Moore
Jamestown Blue HC-148 by Benjamin Moore
Granite AF-660 by Benjamin Moore
Classic Gray in Interior Design
Below are professional photos from my portfolio where you can see Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore in two different projects that we’ve done for Burlington clients. I referenced these in the video, but here you will see more images to get extra interior design and colour inspiration!
This first project is a formal living room off the front foyer of my client’s home. You can see how beautifully it pairs with the accent wall painted Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. I love creating contrast in my designs!
See more photos from this project in my portfolio.
When working on this next project, the clients were looking for a more neutral palette overall. You can view the entire project here of this stunning main floor renovation.
Have you used Classic Gray in any of your home projects? Comment below to share your experience with this exquisite, warm green gray paint colour.
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All of the colour combinations shown above are included in my Essential Colour Guide of Classic Gray
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Feature Room design by Claire Jefford, photo credit Stephani Buchman Photography.