Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray

Hello friends, and Happy Hues-day!  Tuesday is officially favorite color day here on the blog so it's been renamed "Hues-day".  Each week a different color is featured.  This week's favorite color is Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, HC-168.

Chelsea Gray is a deep, warmer gray, as opposed to being a cool, blue-gray.  It leans a little towards taupe, but is still a true gray.  Warm colors would be good accents for Chelsea Gray.

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Chelsea Gray is from the Historical Collection of Benjamin Moore and is a timeless neutral shade. Scroll down to see it in some gorgeous rooms.

I'm in love with this kitchen featured at dear lillie.  The rich, deep gray tones contrast beautifully with the white cabinets.  And the copper pots add just the right punch of color.

From Apartment Therapy

This dining room looks so inviting with the Chelsea Gray and wide white woodwork.  The industrial table is fabulous.  And the roses give just the right amount of color to the serene space.

From Design Sponge

This space looks like the perfect place to sit and take off your shoes at the end of the day.  The red bench is the perfect color for an accent in the Chelsea Gray room.

From Jason Ball Interiors

The gray cabinets look stunning against the white subway tile backsplash and granite counter tops.  I spy some yellow flowers in the adjacent dining room, and would probably want a little accent color in the kitchen if it was mine.  Almost any color would work with the neutral gray and white.

From Little Green Notebook

Again, Chelsea Gray is a great backdrop for all of the colors on these fabulous oil paintings in this bathroom from Little Green Notebook.  I think I need to start collecting vintage paintings after seeing this space.  

What's your opinion of Chelsea Gray?  Too dark?  Too gray?  Just right?  I haven't used it yet, but really like the way it looks in all of these spaces.  

As with any color, I recommend trying a sample can before buying a whole gallon and painting a room.  Colors always look different on computer monitors than they do in reality.  

You might also find these books helpful in your color selection process.

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  1. I am so in love that I wish to copy everything here....I hope you don't mind, imitation is the best form of flattery!! :)

    1. Isn't it a great color? I love all the rooms too. They have some great ideas, they? Thanks for stopping by! ~ Angie

  2. I love it so much I have it in my tiny bathroom and relax room upstairs I would paint it all over if I could

  3. What is the wall color in the kitchen with the Chelsea Gray cupboards?

  4. For those that have used chelsea gray or who are experienced with paint....what finish would you recommend? Eggshell or satin? I am considering for above chair rail in dining room and am wondering with this dark color what is the best finish? Should I use flat, eggshell or satin? Thank you for any recommendations.

  5. Have Chelsea Gray in my kitchen and absolutely love it. We get compliments all the time!


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