Looking for the perfect light gray paint color for your home? Let’s talk about Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray and if it might be right for your home!
Gray is a great paint color because it’s neutral and pairs well with many other colors.
But, it’s not always easy picking a gray paint color.
Grays can take on various undertones, ranging from greige to purple, so it’s important to always test a gray in your space!
If you want a super neutral gray, you probably want a shade without strong undertones.
Stonington Gray has very few undertones, so it may just be right for you.
Benjamin Moore, Stonington Gray, HC-170
Stonington Gray is a light, neutral gray, which makes it a popular gray paint color. Its undertones are so subtle, sometimes they’re not even noticeable. Because of this, Stonington Gray pairs well with almost any other color.
Stonington Gray is in the gray family.
Light Reflectance Value
Light Reflective Value is the measurement of how much light a color bounces around. This is on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being pure black and 100 being pure white.
With an LRV of 59, Stonington Gray is a light to mid-toned gray paint color.
R: 201 G: 201 B: 194
RGB describes the amount of each color – red, green, and blue – present in a color. This is on a scale of 0 to 255 for each color. This is basically the color mix to make the color!
Stonington Gray has very little undertones. It has subtle blue and green undertones.
Stonington Gray often appears very gray; however, its blue and green undertones can come out in cooler, north-facing rooms. Very slight purple undertones may also appear in certain cool lighting situations.
In south-facing rooms with warmer light, Stonington Gray often appears very gray.
It’s very important to swatch colors on your wall to be sure they look good – day and night – in your actual space before committing.
Stonington Gray is neutral enough to work as a whole house paint color.
- Living rooms
- Home exterior
- Interior doors
- Behr Paving Stones
- Sherwin Williams Sweater Weather
- Benjamin Moore Silver Chain
- Benjamin Moore Sleigh Bells
- Benjamin Moore Nimbus
- Sherwin Williams Silver Strand
- Behr Burnished Metal
As a neutral gray paint color, Stonington Gray pairs well with virtually any paint colors. You can pair Stonington Gray with bright whites, blues, greens, medium to dark grays, reds, yellows, oranges, pinks and purples.
- Chantilly Lace
- Super White
- Simply White
- Ice Mist
- Wedgewood Gray
- Woodlawn Blue
- Winter Lake
- Del Mar Blue
Medium to dark grays:
- Puritan Gray
- Millstone Gray
- Quarry Rock
- Kendall Charcoal
As a cool gray, Stonington Gray pairs well with bright white paint for trim.
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray color palette
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Stonington Gray FAQs
Here are some common frequently asked questions about Stonington Gray!
What are the undertones of BM Stonington Gray?
Stonington Gray is a neutral gray paint color with very few undertones. Stonington Gray has very subtle blue, green and purple undertones. It’s a great option if you are looking for a neutral green-gray paint color!
Does BM Stonington Gray look blue?
BM Stonington Gray has subtle blue undertones that will be more apparent in north-facing, cooler rooms. Stonington Gray often appears as a neutral gray, but it’s always important to swatch paint colors in your space before committing.
What color trim goes with BM Stonington Gray?
Stonington Gray looks great with bright white trim, such as BM Simply White, SW Extra White or Behr Ultra Pure White.
What is the difference between BM Gray Owl and BM Stonington Gray?
BM Gray Owl has an LRV of 66, and BM Stonington Gray has an LRV of 59, which means Gray Owl is lighter than Stonington Gray. Gray Owl has green-blue undertones, while Stonington Gray has very few undertones, only slight blue, green and purple undertones.
Is BM Stonington Gray warm or cool?
BM Stonington Gray is a cool gray paint color.
What is the difference between BM Revere Pewter and BM Stonington Gray?
BM Revere Pewter has an LRV of 55, and BM Stonington Gray has an LRV of 59, which means Stonington Gray is slightly lighter than Revere Pewter.
Revere Pewter is a warm paint color with green undertones, while Stonington Gray is a cool paint color with very few undertones.
Still not sure what paint color to choose?
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Thanks for reading!
Meg Hemmelgarn is a freelance writer and home decor + DIY blogger who loves to talk about paint colors. She and her husband are currently renovating their third fixer upper. You can see their projects on her blog, Green With Decor.