The Perfect 5 Gray Paint Colors for a Relaxing Bedroom

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Inside: Tired of searching through thousands of shades of gray paint colors to find the right one? This post will give you the best gray paint colors for bedrooms that will make it the perfect oasis.


Top 5 Gray Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

Our bedroom leaves much to be desired.

unmade master bed with backpack on it

Like you can see from our annual scary house tour, It’s typically a disaster and we haven’t touched it since painting it Sherwin Williams Sea Salt when we moved in 4 and a half years ago.

We are in the very early stages of planning a primary bedroom refresh for next year (fingers crossed) and while I have no clue what color we are painting it yet, I’ve been coming across a lot of gray bedrooms that look super serene and calm and that’s what I want – a place that brings calm to the friggin utter chaos that is the rest of our lives.

If you’re like me, you may have a super hard time choosing the right wall color. And grey walls? Forget it.

Choosing the right paint color is one of the most difficult, yet important decisions that we make when decorating a room.

After searching high and also low, as well as speaking directly from experience, here are the best 5 gray paint colors to add to make your room feel it calm and relaxing.

Best Grey Paint Colors for Bedrooms

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray

Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray bedroom with upholstered bed
Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray Bedroom via Nina Hendrick

Wickham Gray is a very cool color of gray. By cool, I don’t mean neat, I mean it has cool undertones. If you take a look at the picture above, you can see that it has very subtle blue undertones to it and depending on which direction in which your light comes in to your room, it can appear even cooler.

However, I think this Wickham Gray in a bedroom is just enough that it gives your room an incredible amount of depth without being too stark. It allows you to bring in more elements to “warm up” the space like your bedroom furniture or your bedding.

Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray

Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray Bedroom
Coventry Gray Bedroom via Benjamin Moore

Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore is much darker, especially in comparison with Wickham Gray above. It’s also very neutral in regards to undertones. It doesn’t really lean too much of a warm gray, nor too cool.

If you’re looking to add brighter pops of color in your bedding or maybe throw pillows, having a bedroom painted in Coventry Gray will work great for you because it will allow your colorful accessories to be the main feature.

I consider this a richer gray wall color and because it has some darker undertones, you can decorate with darker wood furniture without it looking too heavy or off-putting in a bedroom.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

gender neutral nursery for boy design with Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray walls

I had to include this greige paint color because we actually have Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray in several bedrooms and it really works and we have all kinds of weird lighting in these bedrooms.

Before Josiah’s room was his nursery, it was our guest room and we painted it Agreeable Gray to blend in and work as a neutral backdrop of any future room it may turn into.

We also have our upstairs guest bedroom and our office in Agreeable Gray as well.

As much as I’m not ready to admit it, greige is coming back. Which is good because it’s been in our house for 4 years.

Read More: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray Bedroom
Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray bedroom via Jenna Kate At Home

Stonington Gray has an LRV of 59 and if you’re unfamiliar, the closer the number is to 0 the darker it is and the closer a number is to 100 the lighter it is. That means this color will look more “blue gray” in areas with a lot of natural light.

Stonington Gray has cooler undertones like you can somewhat see in the photo which means it has more blue, purple, or green undertones.

With the undertones of a bedroom paint color, you can always use those to make the color pull in one direction or the other.

For example, if you want the color to look more green, then add green bedding or a nice rug with green in it.

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Bedroom
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Bedroom via Making It In The Mountains

Rounding out the list is another greige paint color for your bedroom. Edgecomb Gray leans a bit warmer and has a bit more beige than Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.

However, because of the warmer undertones in this light gray paint color, it’s still great to use when you’re trying to add some warmth into your bedroom.

Depending on how much natural lighting is coming into your bedroom, Edgecomb Gray will lean more warm or cool. You’ll notice that in areas with a lot of natural light it can lean more cool where in areas with very little natural light it will lean warmer.

I think this color would lend itself well to a different color accent wall or even a feature wall with warm wood accents.

Whether you’re looking for a light and airy color or something that will make your space feel cozy, there are many shades of grey paint colors to choose from. As always, the perfect choice is one that matches the personality of YOUR home and works with all other aspects of your decor.

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It ain’t about me, baby. I’m just here to help you decide if that’s the color you’re wanting to go with!

I’m trying to get this year finished out strong (aka. alive) and then hopefully we can work on getting this bedroom refresh going sometime early next year!

With so many different options out there, it can be difficult to know which shade is best suited for you. I recommend taking time to think about what kind of mood you want in your room before choosing a specific color because they each have their own unique quality, just like you!


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