Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Chelsea Gray HC-168

Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray is a deep gray with distinctly warm undertones that add richness to both traditional and modern spaces. Part of Benjamin Moore’s Historic Collection, Chelsea Gray has timeless appeal; it’s a deep neutral gray that creates warm and cozy spaces. The Historic Collection is Benjamin Moore’s most popular palette, a collection of 191 colors inspired by 18th and 19th-century classic architecture throughout North America. The perfect paint color for a cozy den or urban loft, Chelsea Gray adds sophistication to small rooms and makes an elegant finish for millwork and cabinetry.

Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray Undertones

Chelsea Gray is part of the gray family, but it’s definitely warmer than classic gray. In some circumstances, Chelsea Gray may take on a deep taupe appearance, especially when bright lighting brings out its warm undertones. In a darker space or a room with north-facing light, you can expect Chelsea Gray to appear less warm and more charcoal gray. In a south-facing room or warm afternoon sunshine, it may even appear gray-brown. Chelsea Gray is a surprisingly versatile color that works beautifully in traditional homes and looks amazing in modern, urban environments. It also suits many different design styles, from historic farmhouses to contemporary looks.

Chelsea Gray Paint Inspiration:

Whether it’s used on walls, woodwork, or cabinets, Chelsea Gray always makes a statement. It pairs nicely with white paint for a modern, crisp look:

Source: Holly Bender Interiors

Source: Holly Bender Interiors

A semi-gloss finish on traditional millwork in Chelsea Gray makes an elegant accent wall:

Source: Nest Design Studio

Source: Nest Design Studio

Combined with rustic wood finishes and antiques, Chelsea Gray on a ceiling adds depth and texture to a historic space:

Source: Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

The warm undertones of Chelsea Gray work beautifully with natural stone. On a bathroom vanity, Chelsea Gray is a chic complement to marble countertops and floors.

Source: Erin Gates

Source: Erin Gates

Chelsea Gray works well with other shades of gray too. This homeowner gave an outdated oak kitchen a complete facelift with Chelsea Gray painted cabinets, granite countertops, subway tile, and a light gray wall color.

Source: Rachel Brandenburg via The Happy Farmhouse

Source: Rachel Brandenburg via The Happy Farmhouse

Buy Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray Paint & Samples

Chelsea Gray is available at Ring’s End in a variety of paint sheens and sizes. Buy it in our best-selling Benjamin Moore paint line today!

Want to see how Chelsea Gray looks in your home before deciding if it’s the right color?

Try our Paint Color Samples that are used by professional interior designers.

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For more light gray options, see Classic Gray, or Revere Pewter. Try Quiet Moments for a gray with blue-green undertones, or if you’re after more of a greige then check out Collingwood. You’ll find darker versions of Chelsea Gray in Amherst Gray and Kendall Charcoal.

Chantilly Lace and Simply White are excellent white trim colors to use with Chelsea Gray. For crisp, bright white trim use Decorator’s White.

What complementary colors go with Chelsea Gray?

Chelsea Gray is a surprisingly versatile color; while it plays well with lighter shades of gray, its medium-dark intensity makes bright colors pop. Pair it with coral, aqua, or yellow to add energy to space – we recommend Rich Coral, Baby Boy Blue, or Mellow Yellow.