The perfect color

Posted June 13, 2010 by Christina

It is so hard to explain this color... greige.  It just makes me feel so relaxed and so wonderful...  If only I could recreate this - not to much purple, not too much brown, not too much grey..  just the right amount of everything would be perfect and it would be perfect in every light.  Oh and don't forget that tiny bit of texture too....

image via light locations



I wish they could tell us the color they used.

Of course, it would change in our own space and we’d still need to find just the right greige!

Fri Oct 17 13:52:14 2014

Jeannine 520

I’ve had this color in my living room, foyer and hallways for 7 years and have put off painting over it because we like it so much. It took months and many quarts of paint before we realized that this elusive grey had to be custom mixed. It turned out to be very expensive to arrive at what we were envisioning but worth it in the end.

Fri Oct 17 13:52:14 2014

Francine Gardner

Simply always. Just love the simplicity, the color of this space

Fri Oct 17 13:52:14 2014


Christina, this is luscious!! Love the shade.
Love the images!

Art by Karena

Fri Oct 17 13:52:13 2014

Yvonne Stehle

We have this colour in our Living room and in all the hallways. It never tires you and makes you feel warm and comfortable. Depending on the incoming light it is sometimes more greyish and sometimes more brownish.

Fri Oct 17 13:52:13 2014

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage

Yes, what brand is the paint and the number?

Fri Oct 17 13:52:13 2014


What is the paint brand & number?
Xoxo, trish

Fri Oct 17 13:52:13 2014

A Perfect Gray

wonderful! just the right gray/greige that pairs beautifully with terra cotta and wood tones – as in the first image. looks a lot like SW Amazing Gray.

Fri Oct 17 13:52:12 2014


There are actually a few ways to achieve the texture.
Could be as simple as paint with added fine sand or it could be RL’s Suede paint or one of the professional texture products tinted to a specific shade. Now to find out that color!

Fri Oct 17 13:52:12 2014


Great color… and I love the unevenness of the color… is that from the texture or a mix of shades…? ~Terri

Fri Oct 17 13:52:12 2014

a Broad

I have seen it described as “putty” .. whatever you call it, it is beautiful. Or it is in those rooms !

Fri Oct 17 13:52:12 2014


Im sighing and swooning… so peaceful.

Fri Oct 17 13:52:12 2014


Michelle Obama’s nails at the convention!

Fri Oct 17 13:52:11 2014

House plans

I concur, it’s beautiful. I love the color and its simplicity, not too dark and not too light as well. Thank you for the inspiration.

Fri Oct 17 13:52:11 2014

design traveller

tranquility :)

Fri Oct 17 13:52:11 2014

red ticking

sooo pretty and calming… xx

Fri Oct 17 13:52:11 2014

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greige: (gra, grège, gray)
adj: not bleached or dyed;
unfinished; raw