Benjamin Moore Classic Gray Review & Inspiration

What We Love About Classic Gray OC-23

Classic Gray is an almost off-white light gray that’s soft and warm. It’s one of Benjamin Moore’s best-selling neutral colors and a popular choice among interior designers. It’s a versatile light gray with barely-there warm undertones that appear greige when lighting is dim. Classic Gray is a part of Benjamin Moore’s Off-White collection, a compilation of 152 colors that offer subtle nuances of white and gray for tranquil, serene environments.

Classic Gray Is A Neutral Greige With Warm Undertones

Classic Gray is a rare shade of gray that sits firmly in the greige category. It has neither blue nor green undertones, so it stays neutral in all types of lighting. Classic Gray looks its greige-y best in a medium lit room where bright daylight won’t wash it out. It has less light reflectance than an off-white, so it retains its greige character and creates a soft contrast when paired with white trim. It’s worth testing how Classic Gray presents itself in your room, and throughout the day as the natural light changes. As a guide, in a north facing room the color will come across as soft gray, whereas in a south facing room the brighter light brings out Classic Gray’s warmth.

Palest Greige Inspiration: Classic Gray OC-23

A popular choice for farmhouse-style homes, Classic Gray shines in open floor plans. Its warm greige tone makes it the perfect neutral wall color for the entire home. This on-trend and timeless color is a neutral you can live with for years. It blends beautifully with marble and stone finishes, making it an elegant choice for kitchen or bath cabinetry. Use it to set off white trim paint in a great room, lighten up a dark hallway, and create a serene bedroom space. Like any good gray, Classic Gray looks lovely against white.

Source: Julia Ryan

Source: Julia Ryan

Classic Gray blends beautifully with marble and stone finishes, making it an elegant choice for kitchens or bathrooms.

Source: Scout and Nimble

Source: Scout and Nimble

With its reliably warm undertones, Classic Gray is the ideal backdrop for rustic whites and modern, cool grays:

Source: Buckingham Interiors + Design

Source: Buckingham Interiors + Design

This timeless gray works beautifully for woodwork in traditional interiors too:

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Image: Benjamin Moore

Buy Classic Gray Paint & Samples

Classic 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 Classic Gray looks in your home before deciding if it's the right color?

Try our 16 Oz Paint Color Samples that are used by professional interior designers. Alternatively, our Peel & Stick Color Samples are quick, easy, and can transfer between rooms.

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If you want to go for a bold accent for Classic Gray then you must try Hale Navy. For a more subtle look check out Chantilly Lace and Cloud White for ceilings or trim.

Alternatively for a light warm gray, check out Gray Owl or Balboa Mist, Benjamin Moore favorites.