The Best Benjamin Moore Paint Colours for Home Staging / Selling

  Partner post: The Top 8 Light Paint Colours for Home Staging To be honest, I’m not a consultant who believes that all homes sell better when painted light, neutral colours. In fact, many homes sell faster and for more money because their colours resonate on an emotional level with […]


Partner post: The Top 8 Light Paint Colours for Home Staging

To be honest, I’m not a consultant who believes that all homes sell better when painted light, neutral colours. In fact, many homes sell faster and for more money because their colours resonate on an emotional level with buyers.

Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue, best blue paint colour. Guest bedroom. antique furniture. Kylie M Interiors E-decor, design and ONline Colour Consulting services

So, this blog post is about COLOURS. Colours that my clients (and home buyers) seem to fall in love with at first sight. Colours that might help YOU add some emotional and ACTUAL value to your home.

Bedroom painted Benjamin Moore Brown Horse, with gold, yellow and beige accents, dark wood headboard, side tables and home decor. Kylie M Interiors Decorating and Design Blog

Oh sure, it’s a beautiful colour – but it won’t appeal to as many people as a cool colour

But before we get started, there is ONE thing you might notice when perusing the colours below – none of them are warm. Why? Well, warm colours just aren’t selling homes right now. Sure, in the lighter NEUTRAL range there are a few beauties, but when it comes to paint colours with a bit more personality and depth, warm colours don’t make the cut with the majority of home buyers…but their time will come.

1. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt SW 6204

This is definitely one of the more popular paint colours on the market! Sea Salt is a beautiful light green with a decent gray backdrop, but be warned – it also loves to flex into blue!

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt in a bathroom with white countertop, vanity, farmhouse bulbs, wood framed mirror. Kylie M E-design, online color consultant

Read more: Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt

Sea Salt has an LRV of 63, a GORGEOUS depth for the average room (read more about that HERE). It handles itself reasonably well in low-lit and brighter light, but like I always say, ‘if you don’t have enough artificial or natural light, there’s no paint colour that will save you’. 

Sea Salt is great for…

  • potato chips
  • a master or guest bedroom
  • bathroom
  • beachy vibe
  • I also had mad love for Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue

Read more: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Paint Colours with LRV

2. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Revere Pewter is a lovely warm soft gray. Sounds contradictory, right? While many grays pick up a blue or purple undertone, Revere Pewter is more likely to pick up a faint earthy-green that makes it look warmer than the average gray.

Rustic romantic style bedroom with reclaimed wood, Benjamin Moore Revere PEwter, chandelier, pink blush accents. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consultant and edecor blog

Read more: All About Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in dining room with dark wood furniture and pendant lights. Best warm gray. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, client photo. Decorating blog

With an LRV of 55, Revere Pewter has a bit more depth and undertone than the average ‘home staging paint colour‘. But let me tell you, it has HUGE mass appeal and suits MANY styles of homes.

Revere Pewter is great for…

If Revere Pewter has just a BIT too much meat on its bones for you, check out Benjamin Moore Rodeo.

3. Benjamin Moore Steel Wool 2121-20

Steel Wool is AWESOME. It’s a medium-dark toned charcoal gray with a decent blue undertone. Blue loves to lean either green or purple, and this one leans slightly purple.

Large wood farmhouse country sign. Dining Room. Upholstered bench, wicker chairs. Benjamin Moore Steel Wool. Kylie M E-design, colour consultant

In fact, I used Steel Wool in our LAST home and it got RAVE reviews (and yes, the house did go into multiple offers).

2 storey foyer, entryway with round large clock, white armoire, Benjamin MOore Steel Wool and Sherwin Williams Creamy by Kylie M Interiors

Steel Wool has an LRV of 19 – BOOM! It’s certainly got some visual weight to it but NEVER looks black, even in a darker space.

Steel Wool is great for…

  • a bedroom that is reasonably well-lit
  • a family room
  • as a feature wall
  • Benjamin Moore Trout Gray and Sherwin Williams Software are also wicked gorgeous

4. Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs 1587

Gibraltar Cliffs is HANDS-DOWN one of the prettiest gray-blue paint colours.

Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray, Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs. Rustic Dining table. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting - Copy

Paint colour palette including Sherwin Williams Collonade Gray, Anonymous in powder room and Benjamin Moore Gibraltar Cliffs feature wall. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color consultant

Sherwin Williams Anonymous on the left, Gibraltar Cliffs and Sherwin Williams Colonnade Gray on the right

Gibraltar Cliffs has a reasonable depth with its LRV of 30. And not only is it a blue-gray blend, but it also has a soft green hiding in it as well.

Gibraltar Cliffs is great for…

  • bedrooms
  • small bathroom
  • feature wall
  • cabinets
  • also check out Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne

Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
  • At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
  • If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room


5. Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC 168

Looking to make an impact? Then check out Chelsea Gray. This medium-toned gray colour makes for a striking feature or accent wall or can completely envelop a room in its loveliness! Is it brave?HECK YA, but if you have the right room, you can make a great statement with it.

Keep in mind that while it’s SAID to be a warm gray, Chelsea Gray usually looks cool (like me in aviators) and can pick up a minor green undertone.

Double vanity in bathroom painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, hexagon mosaic tile backsplash, Calacatta Marble countertop by Formica. Design by Kylie M Interiors

Read more…

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Paint Colour Review: Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray

With an LRV of 22, Chelsea Gray has some serious meat on its bones. But, time and time again, it holds up well, even in darker spaces (when you want more of a moody look vs light and bright).

Chelsea Gray is great for…

  • feature or accent walls
  • media rooms
  • cabinets
  • I also LOVE the slightly darker Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray and the warmer Sherwin Williams Dovetail

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6. Sherwin Williams Silver Strand SW 7057

Silver Strand is a light, but not a washed-out blend of blue, green, and gray. It’s also a bit of a chameleon as it seems to change its look based on WHO’S LOOKING AT IT! Some call it a blue-gray, others, a blue-green, but NOBODY calls it boring.

Sherwin Williams Silver Strand gray paint colour review. Teal and gold accents. South facing room, beige carpet. Kylie M INteriors E-design, online paint expert

Paint colour review, Sherwin Williams Silver Strand, south facing bedroom, beige carpet, south facing. Kylie M INteriors E-design, online virtual paint consulting

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Paint Colour Review: Sherwin Williams Silver Strand

With an LRV of 59, Silver Strand is a great way to get some colour on your walls and contrast with white trim, without overwhelming a space.

Silver Strand is great for…

  • bedroom or bathroom
  • a restful, relaxing look
  • a bit of colour without going TOO far
  • you should also check out Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere – super pretty

7. Benjamin Moore Anchor Gray 2126-30

Anchor Gray is STUNNING. And while not every home can handle a strong navy blue, Anchor Gray is a great way to get the navy look, without going overboard (get it?).

Benjamin Moore Anchor Gray, White Dove trim, travertine stacked stone fireplace, tobacco brown leather chairs, gray carpet. Kylie M Interiors E-design, online paint color consulting. Best blue paint

Anchor Gray is great for…

8. Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue HC-147

Woodlawn Blue is a GORGEOUS blue paint colour. As mentioned earlier, blue can lean either blue-purple or blue-green – this lovely one leans lightly into blue-green.

Guest bedroom, Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue with farmhouse country bed and decor. Kylie M E-design, virtual, online colour consulting

Woodlawn Blue is great for…


9. Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray SW 7017

I LOVE DORIAN GRAY! Dorian Gray’s LIGHTER version, Repose Gray, is definitely one of the more popular LIGHT warm gray paint colours, but for me, I love the body and contrast that Dorian Gray offers. When it comes to undertones, you’ll find this soft, medium-toned warm gray can pick up a very vague purple undertone that can sometimes flash a TINY wink green (vague).

Best gray paint colours. Kitchen island painted dark gray, black quartz countertop, modern pendant lights, Dorian Gray paint colour walls. Kylie M Interiors Edesign and decor blog

Dorian Gray is great for…

  • a kinky Friday night (50 Shades of Gray reference, for those in the know)
  • entire rooms that are reasonably well-lit
  • feature wall, if the other walls are off-white
  • small bathroom
  • painted cabinets
  • I also love the slightly warmer Sherwin Williams Mega Greige

10. Benjamin Moore Arctic Shadows 1559

Arctic Shadows is one of the only true greens on this page. Why? Blue has WAY more mass appeal, whereas the wrong green can actually date a space.

Arctic Shadows is a green-gray blend. So while you get COLOUR, you aren’t smacked upside the head with it, which is one of the reasons why it’s popular.


Artic Shadows, best green paint colour, slate tile, bathroom beige tile, update ideas for home staging. Kylie M Interiors Edesign

Arctic Shadows is great for…


Check out my Online Consulting and Paint Colour services! 

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Chat soon,

Kylie M Interiors Edecor and Edesign


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Originally written in 2015, updated with new info and photos in 2021!

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