Farrow and Ball: Elephant's Breath

Based on the popularity of my favorite interior white paints post, I thought I'd do another round up here today of some of my favorite gray interior paints.  A few of these shades are new to us with this house (thanks to Muse Interiors) while some of these grays we've used for years and in several different projects, so when I say they are a favorite, I'm not understating it.

I'm doing my best not to make any shades of gray puns or jokes here...finding the right paint color, while not exactly serious business, can be extremely frustrating if you get it wrong (trust me, I know.)
However, these colors here are all fairly fool proof. Pro tip: you can always ask the paint store to add some degree of white paint to soften the look- try experimenting with 25% and 50% white. For example, in the image above we used Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath in our back stair case, but when we used it again in our kitchen (seen below) we added quite a bit of white paint to the mix.

Farrow and Ball: Elephant's Breath

walls: Benjamin Moore: Cape Hatteras Sand

 Benjamin Moore: Balboa Mist

 Benjamin Moore: Sea Salt

photos by Nicole Cohen


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