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Top 5 Benjamin Moore Gray Colors for Home Staging

One of the most popular recommendations while staging or prepping a home / property for sale is to add a fresh coat of paint. It brings an instant freshness and gives an updated look to the space. 
The best go-to paint colors for home staging are in the Gray - Griege { which is a gray & beige combo } section. There are so many lovely Grays to choose from - Warm Grays , Cool Grays , Traditional Grays, Modern Grays , Blue Grays, Green Grays etc !

Here are my favorite Benjamin Moore paint colors that I use & recommend for my staging projects :

A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade is perfect for an open floor plan.

A very approachable light gray color that pairs beautifully with modern finishes like marble and stainless steel. Perfect for urban / contemporary homes.

Inherently sophisticated, this timeless color from their off-white collection looks great in any space.

A soft blue-gray, this is an { almost } no-fail light gray for modern homes.

It is a light gray with warm undertones. Perfect to add that extra bit of warmth to areas packed with cool finishes like marble & glass.


Here are 2 other Benjamin Moore Grays that are darker and I use them mainly for accent walls or to feature rooms & spaces like the den or library...

It's a very rich dark gray that can add a ton of personality to spaces especially as a feature wall.


This is a medium toned gray that's perfect to add a hint of urbane sophistication to any space.


One of the general rules { for staging homes } though is to pick a neutral color that can have a wider appeal and at the same time isn't just vanilla or plain white that fades into the background. But you can't just pick any neutral color { or any gray } for any home and hope that it works. It is very important to choose the right one !

Choosing the Right Shade of Gray depends on these 3 main factors :
1. The Amount of Light coming in to the space & the Light Source {  natural , artificial }
2. The Direction / Orientation of the rooms
3. Main Interior Finishes : Light Woods, Dark woods , Marble, Brick etc

Other key factors to consider include the style of the house & the target buyer demographic. 


     
A fresh coat of paint will help a house get sold, 
but choosing the right color can make sellers thousands of dollars richer. "
          


Here is an excerpt from an interesting article published in Market Watch :
... colors that increased home prices included grays and beiges. Painting walls in fresh, 
natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space.

Have you used any of the above Benjamin Moore grays before for staging your home  or to refresh / restyle your home ? Which one is your favorite ? Do share with us.
Until then...Happy Staging & Styling !


Minol Shamreen
Certified Professional Home Stager + Interior Stylist , B. Arch
Board Member of RESA ( Real Estate Staging Association ) Central Texas Chapter 
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