Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

Wickham Gray HC-171 By Benjamin Moore

If you get frustrated looking at the thousands of different paint colours, wondering which hue is best for you, I’m here to help.

In this colour review video of Wickham 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, take a look at my new Wickham Gray Essential Colour Guide. A must-have for any colour enthusiast or design professional to have at the ready when needed.

Ecg Cover Wickham Gray Benjamin Moore
Wickham Gray Essential Colour Guide. Get it here now.

As a Certified True Colour Expert and an award-winning interior design professional, I’ve worked with many homeowners on various residential design projects. I want to give you the confidence to make educated decisions about your own paint choices. Let’s do this!

Watch the video below of my Wickham Gray Colour Review

We designed this living room below which is painted Wickham Gray by Benjamin Moore. Such a soft and pretty colour, eh?!

Family Room
Design by Claire Jefford. Photo credit to Stephani Buchman.

Undertones: Blue/Green

Wickham Gray HC 171

This blue-green gray may appear more one colour than the other, depending on the lighting and what other decorative elements you pair with it in your interior decorating project.

Colour Comparisons: 

Coventry Gray HC-169 & Edgecomb Gray HC-173

Coventry Gray & Wickham Gray & Edgecomb Gray

Notice from this graphic above that all 3 colours are called gray, but they are each very different from one another?  When you compare paint colours you can get a better reading of each one. I tell clients that ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’ really is a thing! HA!

Best Whites To Pair With Wickham Gray

Cloud White CC-40 by Benjamin Moore

Wickham Gray & Cloud White
Wickham Gray walls. Built-ins are Cloud White. Design by Claire Jefford. Photo by Stephani Buchman.

Chantilly Lace OC-65 by Benjamin Moore

Simply White OC-117 by Benjamin Moore

You may have noticed that my best whites for trim and ceilings are always from the same 6 – 8 white paint colours.  (Did you recognize that or did I just let the cat outta the bag?)

The reason for this and similarly to many neutral tones, is that we don’t need all of the colours in a fan deck to get the right one.  There are a small percentage of paint colours that work time and time again and when you know what they are, you don’t need to continually try to introduce new neutrals or whites.

When I see people doing that or hear designers say ‘I never pick the same colour twice because I want my clients to always have a unique paint colour and design.’, it means they don’t understand colour.

Think of all the other elements of a space that can be custom or one of a kind.  Why do you think Revere Pewter is so popular? Because most people are not creative or boring? No! It simply works with so many fixed elements such as stone and tile as well as coordinating beautifully with many fabrics.

Sorry, didn’t mean to yell. 🙂

Fabulous Colour Combinations with Wickham Gray

Kensington Blue 840, Burnt Ember CSP-120 & Pashmina AF-100

Accent Wall With Wallpaper. Walls Painted Pashmina. Designed By Claire Jefford. Photo By Stephani Buchman.

Kensington Blue 840, Tissue Pink 1163 & Woodlawn Blue HC-147

All of these colour combinations shown above are listed in my Essential Colour Guide of Wickham Gray. There are even two more colours in each guide, for a total of ten options to pair with Wickham Gray!

Interiors By Claire Jefford With Wickham Gray Paint

Photo credit to Stephani Buchman

Living room
Grey Couch In Living Room

Which room would be your favourite to use Wickham Gray? Comment below, I always love hearing from you!

Convenience At Your Fingertips

Click here to get my newly released Essential Colour Guides.

Essential Colour Guide Graphic

Remember, it only takes one mistake to take your home decorating project from divine to disaster. Don’t let the paint be what stresses you out!

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(26) Comments
  • Janet Lorusso
    | 28 September 2019

    Beautiful combinations, Claire!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 28 September 2019

      Thanks Janet!

  • Julie Lampe
    | 28 September 2019

    Love these color palettes! The cool and warm colors together are so sophisticated, but still approachable and welcoming.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 28 September 2019

      Thanks Julie! We love creating colour palettes to inspire here @clairejefford!

  • Leslie Carothers
    | 29 September 2019

    Hi Claire ~

    I love your advice about how *when you know what 6-8 colors always work as whites or neutrals, that you don’t need to keep re-inventing the wheel.* It saves so much time to have that mindset, time that can be spent developing other custom options for clients that have maximum impact on their comfort and sense of delight!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 1 October 2019

      Absolutely Leslie, we do not need to use all 1468 shades of white! LOL. Thanks for reading.

  • Lori Evans
    | 29 September 2019

    Really nice and comprehensive review of a (new to me) color. I find my client’s number one web search is always about paint color! This is helpful and nicely done. 🙂

    • Claire Jefford
      | 1 October 2019

      Yes, people get very overwhelmed with colour. I love it!! Thanks for commenting Lori!

  • Lisa Peck
    | 29 September 2019

    Great combinations! and love the descriptions of the undertones. This is so difficult for some people to see and makes all the difference in pairing colors.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 1 October 2019

      Thanks for watching Lisa!!

  • Laurie Seubert
    | 29 September 2019

    I especially like the pairing with Kensington Blue! Nicely done, Claire!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 1 October 2019

      Thanks Laurie, that’s one of my favorites too!!

  • Sherry
    | 3 October 2019

    Very helpful! Thank you!

  • Claire Jefford
    | 3 October 2019

    My pleasure Sherry!

  • Amber Burke
    | 28 December 2019

    Love the curtains! Where did you get them?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 29 December 2019

      Hi Amber! Thanks for your feedback on the drapery. These are a custom design that we did for our clients.

  • Shannon
    | 20 March 2020

    Thanks this was so helpful. We are looking for a colour for our master bedroom and this looks like it might be perfect. I also love the Kensington Blue.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 March 2020

      Hi Shannon! I’m glad you found this information on Wickham Gray helpful. Kensington blue is lovely too! So many nice colours, not enough rooms to paint. LOL. Take care.

  • Marya
    | 15 April 2020

    I had gone for a silver satin to paint all over the house before selling it, I am so glad I found your blog and this is a great help in choosing colors for our new house (new for us built 30+ years ago).

    • Claire Jefford
      | 23 April 2020

      That’s so great to hear! Thanks Marya.

  • Janna Hyson
    | 12 May 2020

    My husband and I love this fireplace/entertainment center piece!! We also love the tile around the fireplace; what tile is this and where did you get it?

    • Claire Jefford
      | 12 May 2020

      Hi Janna. I believe these ones are now discontinued, but if you do a google search for neutral 1×2 neutral subway tile then there should be current options available to purchase now.

  • Janna
    | 13 May 2020

    Thank you! That definitely helps point us in the right direction for tile.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 13 May 2020

      Fantastic! Good luck!

  • Barbara
    | 5 June 2020

    I love your website! Do you have any color suggestions for wall to wall carpet colors to go with Wickham Gray paint in my master bedroom? Thank you for your help.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 7 June 2020

      Hey Barbara! Your best bet is to get a few rug samples to see what works best. Also, grab my free Colour Guide to choosing the right paint colour, it will help with ideas for what to do to ensure you are doing it right. –> https://clairejefford.com/ccd-freebies/

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