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Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is a beautiful greige paint color that will brighten any room, from your cozy living room to an elegant dining room. It’s an excellent choice to add warmth to a space while still maintaining a light and airy feeling.

Edgecomb Gray kitchen cabinets with a window over the countertop and a vase of flowers on the counter.
Egdecomb Gray kitchen cabinets

What Color is Edgecomb Gray?

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray walls in living room with neutral couch and white curtains with tons of natural light shining through.

Edgecomb Gray is a stunning warm greige paint color. Greige, a mix of gray and beige, finds Edgecomb Gray sitting neatly between the two, making it a versatile gray paint color for your own home.

Is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray Warm or Cool?

Edgecomb Gray is a warm-toned gray beige (greige). That being said, how warm or cool it looks will depend on the lighting in your room.

For instance, Edgecomb Gray will lean slightly cooler and more gray with north-facing light or in those darker rooms while in a south-facing room with a lot of natural light, BM Edgecomb Gray will lean more towards beige, appearing slightly warmer.

Edgecomb Gray LRV

Edgecomb gray has an LRV of 63. It tends to be slightly lighter than most other greige paint colors out there, however, it still has some depth to it. It sits in the perfect range of colors to brighten up a dark room, and would be a great idea for basement space.

As a reminder, LRV or Light Reflectance Value is the amount of light reflected from a surface when it is illuminated with a light source. A higher value (closer to 100) means the color will reflect more light back, while a lower value (closer to 0) means the color will absorb more light, thus appearing darker.

What are the Undertones of Edgecomb Gray?

Edgecomb Gray has less of the taupe and green undertones than many other greige colors have, and sticks pretty well to being a solid greige. Like any paint color, it is of course influenced by what’s around it (floors, trim, furniture, etc.) but it doesn’t have any glaringly obvious undertones, making it a great neutral color for the whole house.

A living room filled with furniture and a fireplace with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray paint color on the walls.
Edgecomb Gray family room via Houzz

When I think of Edgecomb Gray, I think of it as the perfect definition of what a true greige should be. It is well-balanced, warm, and really adds a light and airy feeling to any room.

What Colors Go Well with Edgecomb Gray?

BM Edgecomb Gray looks beautiful paired with soft white trim such as Benjamin Moore White Dove or similar colors.

Close up of interior doors painted Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray with bright white sheets and pillows on the bed.
Edgecomb Gray painted doors and trim via Making It In the Mountains

Equally, it looks beautiful as the trim color with White Dove (or other soft white paint colors) walls.

Bright dining room that has walls with three quarters hale navy and top quarter Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.

If you are looking for a bold contrast color for an accent wall, Hale Navy or Kendall Charcoal make Edgecomb Gray look its best, especially with white cabinets as shown in the photo above. A light turquoise such as Tranquility by Benjamin Moore also pairs well.

Does Edgecomb Gray Go With Honey Oak?

Yes! This beautiful greige also compliments honey oak tones of wood really well, so it’s a great choice for kitchen walls.

What Color Cabinets Go With Edgecomb Gray Walls?

A soft warm white is a great choice for cabinets to pair alongside Edgecomb Gray walls. Benjamin Moore White Dove or Benjamin Moore Simply White would be a great choice.

Edgecomb Gray vs Agreeable Gray

Comparison of Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray vs Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray.
  • Edgecomb Gray has an LRV of 63, while Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is a smidge darker at 60.
  • Edgecomb Gray is a beige paint color with some gray, but Agreeable Gray has substantially more gray in it. Edgecomb Gray is definitely more on the warm gray color.
  • Agreeable Gray varies in color a lot more depending on the lighting, whereas Edgecomb Gray is less sneaky.
  • Both colors are great whole-house paint colors and are very versatile making them both a good choice if you’re looking for neutral paint colors.

Edgecomb Gray vs Revere Pewter

Swatch comparison of Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray vs Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
  • Edgecomb Gray sits next to Revere Pewter on the same color card but doesn’t inherit its cousin’s inclination towards green and muddy undertones.
  • Edgecomb Gray has an LRV of 63, while Revere Pewter sits at 55.5. So if you’re looking to reflect as much light back into the room as possible, Edgecomb Gray is going to be the better choice.
  • Both colors look beautiful for contrasting trim and doors.
  • You can use both colors as part of a whole house color scheme if you choose to do so.

Edgecomb Gray vs Balboa Mist

swatch comparison of edgecomb gray and balboa mist
  • BM Edgecomb Gray is consirably warmer than BM Balboa Mist
  • LRV of 63 versus 66.5, Balboa Mist is slightly brighter
  • Warm slightly green undertone versus slight pink/purple undertone
  • Balboa Mist is extremely popular but is closer to a gray, while Edgecomb Gray is firmly a greige.

Edgecomb Gray vs Pale Oak

swatch comparison of edgecomb gray and pale oak
  • Pale Oak is very similar to Balboa Mist, it’s just slightly darker and has slightly more undertone.
  • Pale Oak’s LRV is 69 versus Edgecomb Gray’s 63.

Exteriors using Edgecomb Gray

Large Colonial style house with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray siding with beautifully landscaped front yard.

Edgecomb Gray is a beautiful color choice for a house exterior. It looks light and bright, and almost creamy at times. I particularly love it on shingled beach houses, but it looks equally good on regular lap siding or even on stucco.

BM Edgecomb Gray Complementary Colors

If you’re looking for a whole house color scheme that uses BM Edgecomb Gray, these colors look beautiful together. Use them for other rooms, as an accent color on a bathroom vanity or kitchen island.

  • BM Simply White (trim)
  • BM Revere Pewter
  • BM Wickham Gray
  • BM Brewster Gray
  • BM White Dove (alternate trim color but also wall color)
  • BM Newburyport Blue
  • BM Bracken Slate
BM Edgecomb Gray complementary color palette

Final Thoughts

Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray is one of my favorite paint colors when it comes to the greige family. If you’re looking to steer away from the “grayer” sides of these popular colors, while still achieving a modern, light, and bright look, I think this may just be the perfect greige paint color for you!

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  1. Would Edgecomb Gray be a good colour on kitchen cabinets?