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11 beautiful gray green paint colors

Move over greige, gray green paint is ready to take center stage. If you haven’t thought about using grayish green paint in your home, consider it now!

The light green hue softened by undertones of gray is absolutely beautiful and creates a perfect neutral backdrop for decor and furnishings.

Believe it or not, greenish grey paint is actually considered a neutral paint color and will work well in most homes.

Not sure which green gray paint is right for you? Here are 11 of my favorite gray green paint colors.

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Gray green paint colors

Not too green, but not too gray and cold–gray green paint colors are timeless and neutral enough for most spaces.

In this post, I’ll highlight some of my favorite greenish gray hues and also give my advice for how best to test these out before you commit.

If you’re interested in any of the paint colors on this list, you can order a 12×12 peel and stick sample of the color, here.

Budding Green by Benjamin Moore

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A nice soft green, complimented with notes of gray undertones, Budding Green is a great choice if you’re looking for a green paint color with a little gray to soften it up.

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Soft Fern by Benjamin Moore

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Soft fern is a bit like Horizon in that it has gray and greige undertones in it, yet it’s a little more green in color than Horizon. A wonderful choice if picking a green color scares you, but you’d still like to step out of your comfort zone a bit.

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Clary Sage by Sherwin Williams

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The darkest green on this list of gray green paint colors, Clary Sage is a nice olive color, that’s lightened up a bit by some gray undertones. If you like this sage tone, you’ll love my post on sage green paint colors.

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Liveable Green by Sherwin Williams

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Liveable green reminds me of Soft Fern, if you’re looking for a very pale green with hints of gray, Liveable Green is very, well, liveable.

The more natural light you have in your room, the lighter this color is going to appear on the walls. A room with small windows or opposite the sun might make this color seem a bit off or too “muddy.”

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Ancient Marble by Sherwin Williams

I wanted a pretty soft green with a hint of gray in it for our kids’ bathroom with laundry room remodel and after testing many colors, we landed on Ancient Marble.

Despite the fact that the paint chip makes this color look like a beige, it’s actually a pale green gray hue, with definitely more green than gray.

It’s used on our vanity in our kids’ bath, where there’s no window, so keep that in mind.

Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams

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Rainwashed is a beautiful paint color that is made up of green, blue and gray. Some might call it a blue-gray-green paint color.

In full disclosure, this color only has a hint of gray. It’s technically more of a green blue color, but if you’re in the neighborhood of wanting something green gray, you might really like the green/gray/blue combo, too!

Rainwashed is a real chameleon of a color (but honestly, aren’t they all?) Anytime you have more than one undertone, the differing undertones will come out at different times.

This is why it’s best to take your time and test these colors before committing.

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Silvermist by Sherwin Williams

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Silvermist is a sage green with undertones of blue and gray. If you really like the idea of sage, but would like it to have a little more depth, try Silvermist.

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Silverpointe by Sherwin Williams

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Some of these colors on this list are more green and some are more gray. Silverpoint is technically a gray but it’s got such a loud green undertone, that it works for those looking for a pale green gray hue.

Gray paint colors are tricky, and this one’s no exception, as it has not one, but two undertones. Besides green, you’re also working with some blue in mix.

Depending on your lighting, this color will look either more blue or more green.

Colors that have two undertones are not to be taken lightly. If you’re thinking about this color, make sure you test it out on your walls first!

I love Sherwin Williams Silverpointe for a bathroom or even as a coordinating color with a darker navy hue.

However, if you want the green to stand out over the blue, pair Silverpoint with green colors, rather than blue.

Softened Green by Sherwin Williams

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A gorgeous light olive green highlighted by gray undertones, Softened Green is a beautiful choice.

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Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball

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A super popular smoky green hue, Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball is one of my favorites on this list. An army green color, subdued by gray undertones, Green Smoke really makes a statement. This color pairs beautifully with off-white colors and mustard yellows, just to name a few.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams

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I had to update this list to add Sherwin Williams’ latest color of the year pick, Evergreen Fog. A beautiful deep green with greige undertones, Evergreen Fog is one of the darkest hues on this list.

If you want a color that packs a punch and you also have quite a bit of natural light in the space in question, consider Evergreen Fog.

If you like the idea of gray green paint but didn’t quite find what you were looking for, check out my review on Pigeon by Farrow and Ball or you can find other paint color reviews here.

Need help deciding what color to paint your room? Here’s my full guide on how to choose paint colors!

Gray green paint in real homes

Look how beautiful softened green looks on these kitchen cabinets! I love moving away from the all-white kitchen in favor of these rich hues.

Bedroom in Rainwashed

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Rainwashed bedroom via Thrift Diving

Desk nook in Silvermist

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desk nook in silvermist via domestic imperfection

Get samples of gray green paint online

Be absolutely sure the gray green paint color of your choice will work well in your space when you try Sampilize.

If you haven’t heard of this seriously cool company, Sampilize will send you paint samples on 12 x 12 sheets of peel and stick paper.

I was having a pretty tough time on deciding on a wall color for our living room and was able to order several samples online and easily pick one that worked best in the space. It saves so much time when you don’t have to go back and fourth to the store, too!

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How to test out your green-grey paint samples correctly!

I’ve loved paint colors for years, but after I became a Certified True Colour Expert, I really learned how to test out colors the right way. Here are three no-fail tips when deciding which green gray hue to go with

Step 1: Don’t get bogged down in the sea of greenish gray hues

This rule applies for picking any color. There’s just too many out there. Start with this list I’ve given you, order some samples and start comparing the colors to each other, first, and then after you’ve done that see how they go with your home decor…more on that below.

Step 2: Evaluate the undertones of the green grey shade you’re considering

When deciding on neutral tones like green-grey shades, you must first look at what you’re working with in terms of your fixed elements and furnishings.

You must make sure that the undertones in items you can’t change like countertops, expensive furniture, flooring, etc, match the undertones in the paint color you’re considering.

Step 3: Compare, compare, compare

The photo below is a quick picture I snapped of grey paint colors. See how different they all are? By themselves, they look just “grey,” but when you get them side by side, you can really see all the different undertones coming out.

That’s why you should always sample a lot of colors in the color family you want to be in. You need to compare them to one another so you can see undertones and depth of color.

Step 4: Don’t forget to test out all green-grey samples

Order samples before committing! Put your samples on a pure white background and hold up to the wall to get an accurate read of the color.

Do not put your samples directly on a wall on your home that’s already painted.

This will do nothing but confuse you, as the current color will distort the color you’re considering.

Our favorite paint products

Joint Compound: Prep your walls! Fill any holes with this product, let dry and sand. Fill a second time and sand again. Now you’re ready to paint.

Razor blades: The absolute best product to remove excess joint compound from walls that you’ve patched.

Sand paper: Sand down the joint compound after you’ve filled holes for the absolute smoothest finish.

Paint brush: The best paint brush we use for all paint projects in our home and our clients’ homes.

Drop cloth: Save your floors. Paint is no fun to remove from carpet.

Rollers: Huge fan of this brand of rollers.

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