Looking for the perfect greige paint color for your home? Let’s compare Accessible Beige and Edgecomb Gray to see which might be the perfect shade for your space!
Greige paint colors are popular because they’re so easy to decorate with. They pair well with virtually any other color (including tan or gray!) and work for any decorating style.
Greige can give a space a calming, soothing space, or greige can be paired with brighter colors for a bolder look.
There are so many shades of greige (and tan and gray) to choose from. The undertones can range from tan and gray to purple, yellow, green, even pink!
Picking a greige paint color that looks good in your space can be overwhelming, and that’s why we’re here to help you today.
Two of the most popular greige colors are Accessible Beige and Edgecomb Gray.
Let’s talk about the difference between these two popular colors.
Accessible Beige vs Edgecomb Gray
Accessible Beige and Edgecomb Gray are both mid-toned greige paint colors. However, they vary in color depth and therefore how they will make your room feel once on the walls!
What is similar about Accessible Beige vs Edgecomb Gray?
Accessible Beige and Edgecomb Gray appear similar at first glance. They both have gray undertones along with some slight green undertones.
But, once you get them next to each other you will start to see the minute differences.
What is different about Accessible Beige vs Edgecomb Gray?
The main difference between Accessible Beige and Edgecomb Gray is in the color depth or the darkness of the colors. Edgecomb Gray is lighter and may appear a bit cooler. Accessible Beige is a bit warmer.
|Accessible Beige||Edgecomb Gray|
|RBG||R:209 G:199 B:184||R: 218 G: 209 B: 196|
|Undertones||warm gray, slight green and yellow undertones||gray, slight green undertones|
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 64, Edgecomb Gray is lighter and brighter when compared to Accessible Beige.
Both of these colors have very neutral undertone palettes. They are both gray with slight green undertones. Accessible Beige’s gray undertones are a bit warmer, and the color also offers some slight yellow undertones in certain lighting.
In a north facing room, both colors will look more gray, while in a south facing room, both will look warmer and more beige.
How do I decide between these two colors?
If you want a lighter, cooler greige color, Edgecomb Gray is a better choice.
However, if your room gets a lot of natural light, I suggest you at least swatch Accessible Beige as well. Bright light can wash out colors, so colors with a bit more depth can work better in these spaces.
Accessible Beige has a little bit more color to it so it’s going to still feel warm even in a well lit room.
If your room is darker, Edgecomb Gray may be a better option for your space.
Free printable Edgecomb Gray color palette
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Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige color palette
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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.