Warm, refreshing, and reminiscent of a cozy embrace, Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore has been described as a “go-to neutral” by the company. This gorgeous greige is a best-seller for a reason and we’re here to see exactly why.
Toeing the fine line between grey and beige, this unique shade of “greige” is one of Benjamin Moore’s finest. And, unlike other Ben Moore bestsellers, like Stonington Gray, it’s got a depth and warmth that suits traditional and farmhouse-style spaces.
In certain lights, Edgecomb Gray may even come across as a bit of a “taupe”, but the one thing that remains constant about this color is its understated, organic appeal. Exuding a classic timelessness, this color will immediately make you feel calm, so rooms that are finished in this hue tend to feel rather serene.
Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray has an LRV (Light Reflective Value) of 63.09 out of 100, with 100 being white and 0 being black. Suffice to say that it sits neatly on the middle of the scale with just a tinge more warmth than you’d expect. It also means that it won’t feel visually weighty in darker rooms, but that doesn’t mean you get to skimp on good artificial lighting, because a lack of it may cause the room to feel a bit glum.
That said, Edgecomb Gray also doesn’t have any cool undertones (means, no blue on the RGB scale for this one), so it’s the purest kind of cozy that you’ll ever come across. Instead, it has light, green and mild pink undertones that reinforce its presence on the snug side.
Where to use Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore is the perfect residential paint color. It’s neat, classy, and has an all-around sophistication about it. Moreover, it can be paired with a number of interior design styles. For example, its balmy outlook is perfect for blanketing an undercurrent of refinement in contemporary spaces. You can also use it as a background color for your walls in a classical-style interior with lots of trim and wainscotting. Its earthiness can also become an excellent canvas for carefree bohemian or deliberately-cluttered shabby chic spaces as well.
However, there are definitely a few things that you need to consider before choosing this paint color in finality. The foremost of this is lighting. You see, Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore has the kind of countenance that can seem darker in north-facing rooms that don’t receive a lot of natural light. In fact, the lack of brightness may bring out its gray base. In contrast, Edgecomb Gray leans on its warner, breezier, beige-er side when furnished in a room with an abundance of natural light.
Now, when it comes to the right kind of furniture and decor, then you’ll want to stay away from bold, earthy hues, bright autumnal accents, as well as beige furniture that almost matches the LRV of Edgecomb Gray to begin with. Any and all of these things can make your walls feel heavy and monotonous.
As for what will work with Edgecomb grey, then think about curating decor and furnishings that have cool blue undertones. Minty pastel accents and wooden floors with ashy grey undertones are an excellent choice. The sofa upholsteries, bedcovers, rug, etc. can lean on the crisper side of white to create some contrast within the surroundings.
Edgecomb Gray has a soft, muted elegance that makes it quite versatile. You can pair it with a number of contrasting colors, but here’s what we would suggest:
- Boothbay Gray: Of the bat, if you’re thinking about creating an interior that is cool, sophisticated, and visually serene, then you’ll want to pair your Edgecomb Gray with Benjamin Moore’s Boothbay Gray for some contrast. This color has a similarly muted appeal, but it taps into the wintery side of gray and has a lot of blue undertones that would go well with the lack thereof in Edgecomb Gray.
The striking combination of warm-and-cool might just make this combo absolutely dynamic when applied in a room together. If using these two hues together on a wall doesn’t sound appealing, then rest assured that Boothbay gray furniture against Edgecomb Gray walls also looks pretty amazing.
- White Heron: White Heron by Benjamin Moore can make for an excellent pair with Edgecomb Gray, especially when you’re working with a light-filled living room with lots of wall trimming and classical accents. While the backdrop of the wall can be filled in with Edgecomb Gray, the trim can be finished in the beautiful white overtones of White Heron for some immediate visual contrast, through it will lean on the softer side.
- Pashmina: Pashmina by Benjamin Moore has an LRV of 44, which makes it exponentially darker than our 63-oriented Edgecomb Gray. It would, therefore, make for a great pairing – especially when you want to create a space where the accent wall needs to be a few shades darker than the original wall color. Here, the soft foundation of Edgecomb Gray would make a great segue into the more urbane, mature, and visually deeper palate of Pashmina.
- Dove Wing: Coming in with an LRV of 77, Dove Wing is definitely lighter and brighter than Edgecomb Gray. According to Benjamin Moore, it has silvery undertones that can add a sheer luminescence to any room. This is why the warm, grounding visual quality of Edgecomb Gray would pair really well with this color. Once again, it could be carried out via wall trimming or even painted furniture combinations.
Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore has a rare, warm refinement about it that leans on the sultry side in certain lights. It’s quite similar to Elmira White by Benjamin Moore, which comes in with an LRV of 64, but doesn’t really have the mild pink undertones that can be seen in Edgecomb Gray.
Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray definitely sits on the warm side of the color spectrum. It has a “greige” or “taupe” outlook, depending on what light you’re looking at it in, and even has mild pink and rare greenish undertones on the RGB scale.