I recently did post in the paint colors in our home. Click here to view that post. After a bit of trial and error, we’re really happy with the color choices we have on our walls. But I have recently just discovered a gray that has me swooning. Is that a word?
Benjamin Moore London Fog.
We painted the beautiful, warm gray in our new sunroom because we wanted just a touch of color in this bright room. We thought it should work well with our kitchen wall color – Waynesboro Taupe – since the sunroom is right off the kitchen. It was the lightest color on the same color strip as Wainsboro Taupe so we knew they worked well together. But now, I’ve completely fallen in love with London Fog. It goes well with pale blues, greens and taupes. I also painted our kids’ bathroom London Fog and it’s paired with navy, red, beige and wood tones – which works well too. Like it’s darker counterpart, Waynesboro Taupe, London Fog seems to change it’s color a bit depending on the lighting and I think this helps to make it a very versatile paint color.
Here’s a little eye candy of London Fog:
Kitchen cabinets & wall trim color from Dear Lillie.
And a girl’s room also from Dear Lillie.
Bathroom from Sarah Winchester.
More kitchen cabinets from Home Bunch.
A nursery from August Fields.
And a bedroom from Houzz.
And if you’re looking for a new gray paint color for your walls, check out this post from House Updated on how to pick the perfect gray paint. I know colors are subjective, and a lot of times current decor and furniture dictates our wall colors, but consider London Fog – the perfect neutral gray with just the right amount of color. Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing those color inspirations! I love shades all shades of grey! I hope you have a great weekend!
Justin Nesbit says
Thanks a lot, Lori. Now Nicole is going to want me to repaint our basement.
Oh Justin, no more painting!! I love your basement color and we got big plans for that room!
I agree! Love! Pretty much the perfect color.
Thank you – great minds….
Sarah Winchester says
Love seeing my old bathroom in the mix. Thank you. And thank you for the photo credit.
Love your bathroom!
What trim color works best with BM London Fog, in your opinion?
I have always used Ben Moore Super White. And in a semi gloss. I love it!
Tired of gray. Got rid of all my gray walls this year. It’s not a color. If I want to see gray, I’ll look outside. It’s always gray in New England. With all the beautiful colors in this world why settle for gray?
Color is so subjective. I am in love with grays and as a graphic designer and interior designer I feel that gray is such a versatile color. I find it so challenging to find just the right gray paint color for a room. There’s so many undertones in gray paint that one gray is drastically different than the next. I live in New England too – I agree – there’s a lot of gray especially this time of year. But I am in awe at some of the colors I see around me. I live on a hilly area and the sunsets are amazing – honestly – the ombré blues to pink is breathtaking. But maybe more grays where you live. One other reason I love grays – and London Fog specifically – is the way some of them work – and don’t work – with other colors. Adding coral or red or teal to a gray walled room can make it come alive. But again, color is so subjective… what color did you end up painting over your gray walls?
Beautiful! What color did you use for the trim? Im looking to use London Fog in my next project and need to redo the trim too!
Thanks Gwen! I always use Benjamin Moore Super White for my trim. Good luck!
Karen Snow says
Hi Lori, I’m redoing my living/dining open floor plan over. I’m painting the walls BM London Fog. I was inspired by your web site and pictures. I know this sounds strange but I love your chaise striped chair in your sunroom with the G pillow in it. Could u tell me where u got that?
Hi Karen – thank you so much. You’re so sweet! The chair is from HomeGoods – as is a lot of my fun stuff!
Hope Archer says
I’m preparing to paint an open space – living room/dining room/kitchen and the hallway too! I tired of the golden yellow and ready for a calming gray. I can’t wait to check out “London Fog”! How would you compare it to the popular “Revere Pewter” or to SW “Collonade Gray”? I’m curious how the undertones may vary.
Hi Hope – so sorry for the delay. My site was being “reconstructed” and I lost so many messages. But I’m so happy you like London Fog. It definitely has a warm tone to it and leans more toward taupe that the colder grays. This is why I love it and I think it’s so versatile. Revere Pewter has a slightly green undertone but it is also a beautiful neutral gray. SW Colonade Gray looks slightly darker but in the same taupe family as London Fog. I think you can’t go wrong with any of those – it’s just a matter of what your preference is.
Karen Snow says
Would simply white or Swiss coffee trim go better with London fog
I think Simply White is the perfect choice for London Fog!!
Hi Lori, I’m going to paint my living/dining open floor space. It’s a big room!! I want to make it warm and cozy as it’s such a large space. I tried the London Fog but not sure I’m in love with it. I’m thinking of a darker grey. What color would u suggest? There’s so many grey colors out there and I’m so confused. My furniture is light grey and the trim white.
London Fog is definitely a warmer gray – leaning more taupe. And I agree there ar so many grays out there. I think it’s best if you took a swatch or pillow from your couch to the paint store and go from there. Maybe a paint color that’s in the same color family as the couch – just a little darker.
Is the gray in the nursery London Fog? I love the way that room looks!
Yes! All those samples are London Fog.
Lovely blog! I am considering London Fog for our west facing guest room. I was looking for a cafe au lait with warm gray undertones so I am hoping this is it! I didn’t want the beige look of Agreeable a Gray. We tried SW Grayish and unfortunately the undertones were more purple and pink than taupe. Do you see mostly taupe under the London Fog or does it lean purple or pink at all? Thank you!
Hi Erica – I don’t see any purple or pink undertones with London Fog at all. And I’ve used it in several homes in all different lighting. It definitely leans towards taupe but is so neutral. I think you’ll be happy with it!
Elizabeth Lopez says
Hello!! I am in love with the backsplash you have in the kitchen! Can you tell me the name of the tile?
Thank you – it’s actually not tile. I used stick Tiles – they’re removable and so easy to install.
Love this colour. Deciding between Revere Pewter and something that is similar but does not have the green undertone that Revere Pewter is showing. I have Shaker Beige walls in other parts of the house and wondering if London Fog would work okay with beige.