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Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Paint Color

Edgecomb Gray, by Benjamin Moore, is one of the most popular colors on the paint market. It’s wide popularity is due to its ability to coordinate with most any decor or design style.

Edgecomb Gray is a soft, warm paint color. It looks creamy without looking yellow in a sunny room, but will take on a more gray hue in a darker room.

Edgecomb Gray – Is it beige or gray?

Edgecomb Gray is actually a greige. A greige is a color that has both beige and gray undertones. Edgecomb Gray leans more strongly towards a beige than a gray, but both shades are present.

Edgecomb Gray is one of the few greige shades that does not have purple or green undertones to it. This means, it is going to show as a gray or a beige, depending on the light, but not as a purple or green tinged color.

For example, I painted my upstairs hallway Worldly Gray, which is a greige paint color by Sherwin Williams. My husband came upstairs and asked, “Did you paint the hall purple?” Edgecomb Gray will not do this in your home. Instead, it will just look neutral.

Greige paint colors are very in style right now, due to their versatility. In fact, all of the most popular Benjamin Moore paint colors right now fall into the neutral category – grays, beiges, whites, and earth tones.

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Edgecomb Gray Coordinating Colors

Edgecomb Gray is a perfect backdrop for many color schemes. It is a beautiful shade for a neutral color scheme, full of shades of white, cream, beige and tan, or can pair beautifully with bright pops of color.

Edgecomb Gray is a great shade to anchor a whole house color scheme as well. It can be paired with many other neutral paint colors for a cohesive, coordinated look in a home.

For brighter palette, Palladian Blue, Saybrook Sage, Hale Navy and Hawthorne Yellow, some of Benjamin Moore’s other most popular colors, will all coordinate nicely with it.

If you’re interested in learning how to choose coordinating colors for your home, check out this article on choosing paint colors for home interiors.

What Rooms Should I Paint Edgecomb Gray?

Edgecomb Gray can be painted in any room of your house.

If you like one color throughout the home, this is a great choice. In your bright rooms, such as a living room or dining room with lots of windows, it will appear as a light beige (but never a yellowy or orangy beige). In your darker rooms, such as hallways or bathrooms, it will look like a soft grayish beige.

With how adaptable Edgecomb Gray is, it can also easily go in bedrooms, basements, kitchens, or studies. See Edgecomb Gray discussed here in the best colors for a bedroom.

Edgecomb Gray Compared

Edgecomb Gray reigns in popularity with several other greige paint colors. Some of the other most commonly chosen greige paints are Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore Pale Oak, and Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist.

In order to help you choose which popular greige is the best shade for your house, let’s look at Edgecomb Gray compares to all of these shades.

Edgecomb Gray vs. SW Agreeable Gray

While Edgecomb Gray is one of the most popular Benjamin Moore colors, Agreeable Gray is the most popular Sherwin Williams paint color.

In comparing them, Edgecomb Gray has more beige, while Agreeable Gray has more gray in it. Both are amazing greige options, but Edgecomb Gray will be lighter and more airy on your walls then Agreeable Gray will present.

Edgecomb Gray has an LRV (Light Reflectance Value) of 63, meaning it is a color that will reflect a lot of light. Agreeable Gray’s LRV is 60, so it will present as just slightly darker on your walls.

Edgecomb Gray vs. SW Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige, by Sherwin Williams, is another highly popular paint color choice. As you can see, it is more earthy than Edgecomb Gray. Accessible Beige carries more brown and beige tones, and slightly less gray than Edgecomb Gray.

While Edgecomb Gray’s LRV is 63, Accessible Beige has an LRV of 58. Accessible Beige is still considered a light color, but is on the darker end of the “light” choices.

Check out this post for all the details on Accessible Beige!

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Edgecomb Gray vs. Revere Pewter

Revere Pewter may be the most popular Benjamin Moore color chosen by homeowners and designers. It is included on almost all lists of the most popular gray paint choices (even though it is a greige).

Edgecomb Gray and Revere Pewter are similar shades, though Revere Pewter has more gray. With an LRV of 55, Revere Pewter is also a slightly darker shade than Edgecomb Gray.

In addition, while Edgecomb Gray can take on an almost creamy look, Revere Pewter will not.

Check out a full color review of Revere Pewter here!

Edgecomb Gray vs. Pale Oak

Pale Oak is another gorgeous, soft shade by Benjamin Moore. When I was choosing a color for my dining room, I went back and forth between the two before finally deciding on Edgecomb Gray.

As you can see from the color comparison, Pale Oak is slightly lighter than Edgecomb Gray, with an LRV of 70. Because I was painting a very bright room with lots of windows, I chose Edgecomb Gray for a little more distinction. If I had been painting a less well lit room, I probably would have chosen Pale Oak.

Historically, Pale Oak has not been as popular as Edgecomb Gray. It has a little bit less gray in it, and gray has ruled the paint charts for years. With a recent shift towards warmer grays, we may be seeing Pale Oak becoming more popular.

Edgecomb Gray vs. Balboa Mist

For our last comparison, let’s look at Edgecomb Gray and Balboa Mist.

Balboa Mist has an LRV of 67. With Edgecomb Gray having an LRV of 63, they are among the closest in light reflectance value of all the shades discussed.

As evident in the color comparison, Edgecomb Gray has a bit more beige, and Balboa Mist has a bit more gray. Other than that, they are very similar.

Which Shade Is Lighter Than Edgecomb Gray?

Of all the shades compared here, Edgecomb Gray is probably closest to Pale Oak in undertones. While they are not exactly the same color, if you want a color that is just a bit lighter than Edgecomb Gray, Pale Oak would be a good choice.

Alternatively, you can also ask Benjamin Moore to make you a can of Edgecomb Gray at 75%, 50%, or 25%. This means that they will use the same formula of Edgecomb Gray but with a specific percentage less of the pigments.

So, if you want Edgecomb Gray but just slightly lighter, get a can of Edgecomb Gray at 50%. At 75%, you won’t see much of a difference.

Final Thoughts on Edgecomb Gray

Edgecomb Gray is a beautiful Benjamin Moore paint color to use in your home. It will coordinate with many other paint and accent colors, can be used in any room of the house, and perfectly skirts the worlds of beige and gray paints.

I hope this color spotlight on Edgecomb Gray is helpful for you in choosing the best paint choice for your home!

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E. Michelle

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Hi! We are painting our cabinets in BM Mayonnaise—not my favorite white choice but alllllll of our trim & baseboards were painted this color by the previous home owner. I don’t want the cabinets to clash so Mayonnaise it is! For contrast I would love to paint our island and pantry doors an alternative color was thinking Pale Oak. Our countertops are black, walls are cameo white and tile is gray/tan/white tile. Thoughts on how this would pair together? Thanks!


Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Hi there! I think Pale Oak and Mayonnaise can work together well! Be sure to check Pale Oak in your space to make sure it doesn't look purple or pink, but if it goes okay in your lighting, I think the shades will work just fine in the same space. Here is a review on Pale Oak in case you want a little more info on the color!

Aurora Arguiarro

Friday 6th of August 2021

I am considering edgecimb gray for kitchen cabinets with white subway tile backsplsh. My countertop will be leathered taj mahal quartzite. I was going to do copper or bronze hardware. Not sure what color I should do on wall really don't want white was thinking a cream color or something golden. Could you give a suggestion.


Saturday 7th of August 2021

Hi Aurora! I love leathered quartz! If you're looking at Edgecomb Gray for the cabinets, you could go with Swiss Coffee or Soft Chamois. They are light, off white paints colors. But, if you're going with white subway tile, you'll want to make sure that doesn't make an off-white paint color look dingy. A white subway tile tends to be very cool in tone - and perhaps not the best fit for a cream wall. If you're committed to a cooler tile, you might want to go with a true white for the walls, like Chantilly Lace. If not, you might want to consider tones of gray instead of tones of cream OR consider changing the tile to a choice with a bit of warmth. Lay all your choices out together to see how they work together - the backsplash tile, countertop, wall color swatch, cabinet color swatch and hardware. This will help your eye see whether it works or not. Good luck!


Thursday 10th of June 2021

What is the paint color of the console table (with a black mirror above) in one of the pictures you shared of the edgecomb gray wall? TIA


Thursday 10th of June 2021

Hi Madeleine! I'm not sure! I think it was a random container of chalk paint that I had. Sorry I can't give you better info!


Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Loved this article! So much information! We are renovating our whole house and thinking of doing Edgecomb as the anchor. We are doing white cabinets and white quartz in the kitchen - what are your thoughts on Edgcomb in the kitchen? Also, we are doing white vanities in the bathrooms, should we use Edgecomb in the bathrooms or use a coordinating color?


Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hi Lori! Thanks for your kind words! I think Edgecomb Gray would be a nice warm off-white to. pair with the white! Very farmhouse looking. It'll be beautiful! For the bathrooms, it's up to you. If you go with Edgecomb, it'll give you a very monochromatic look, which is nice and makes the space feel bigger and more cohesive. But you can also totally go with a coordinating color. I love shades like Sea Salt or Palladian Blue for a bathroom. Good luck!

Tammi Johnson

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

I'm considering edgecomb gray for our bathroom walls and the trim boards and door are gray mist. Do you think they will look well together? Or what would you recommend with the gray mist trim?


Sunday 16th of May 2021

Hi Tammi! Edgecomb Gray walls with Gray Mist trim will give a very tone on tone look. There will not be much of a contrast between the two. With Gray Mist trim, I may go with either a white for the walls, such as Cloud White, or with a darker shade, such as Revere Pewter. Pick a few and get some samples to make sure you like how they look! Good luck!