What Colors Complement Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray?


Gray is a surprisingly versatile color, and blends such as the highly popular Edgecomb Gray really push the envelope.

Benjamin Moore’s interior design staple is a calming, neutral ‘greige’ that offers an earthy grounding to various shades.

What Colors Complement Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray

But, what colors complement Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray the best? Consider looking into White Chocolate, Boothbay Gray and Hale Navy as great starting points.

More About Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray

Edgecomb Gray is ‘greige’, which means it’s a blend of gray and beige. Both colors are neutral staples in living rooms and bedrooms. They’re widely painted to create relaxing, unoppressive aesthetics or to ground bold or dramatic tones.

Edgecomb Gray is fascinating as it’s very light-reactive. If your room welcomes lots of natural light, it tends to appear a warmer beige. On the other side of your home, you may find this color takes a lighter, gray tone.

This color has an LRV rating of around 63, which means it reflects more light than similar blends. It’s a balanced blend that generally works best as a lighter influence on darker, more restrictive spaces.

Pro Tip #1:

When working with Edgecomb Gray, I’ve found that it’s crucial to consider the amount of natural light in your room. This color is highly light-reactive, meaning it can appear warmer or cooler depending on the light conditions. So, before you decide on this shade, consider how it will look in your space at different times of the day.

What colors should I look to pair with Edgecomb Gray?

colors to pair with edgecomb gray

Generally, Edgecomb Gray offers a lightening tone to deeper colors used in darkened areas. Conversely, you can use Edgecomb Gray to fantastic effect to help make certain colors stand out or create an elegant aesthetic.

Before choosing colors to pair with this blend, consider undertones across your home carefully. Your undertones should establish whether you’re working with a cool palette or a warmer set of colors and shades. 

Pro Tip #2:

In my experience, pairing Edgecomb Gray with other colors can be a great way to bring out its unique undertones. For instance, pairing it with a color like Revere Pewter can subtly bring out the green undertones in both shades. However, remember that these undertones can vary depending on the lighting, so always test out the colors in your space before making a final decision.

Typically, Edgecomb Gray works best with warmer tones, though its neutrality can allow for flexibility with cooler shades.

If you’re unsure how Edgecomb Gray may work with your interior palette, be sure to paint a sample square beforehand. Choose posterboard or equivalent, and coat lightly with the color. Let dry, and observe how it looks behind and alongside furniture and furnishings.

Here are just a few Benjamin Moore colors that pair wonderfully with Edgecomb Gray and the effects you can expect to achieve.

Kendall Charcoal

Pairing gray with gray may not seem intuitive, but Kendall Gray offers a darker slant to Edgecomb that looks stunning.

Pairing these two shades is ideal if you wish to create an effortlessly opulent visual effect. Kendall Charcoal can also be versatile with other colors and shades. It’s worth painting two poster boards to match and compare with existing furnishings.

White Chocolate

Tighter rooms without windows will struggle for light, meaning it’s worth pairing two warm yet neutral tones. White Chocolate is a warm, inoffensive color that complements Edgecomb Gray to help make the most of scant light available.

Again, always paint sample boards and contrast with existing interiors before fully pairing these colors. White Chocolate is suitably creamy and calming, ideal for pairing with Edgecomb Gray’s reactive, versatile greige.

Revere Pewter

If you want to create a whole new look with an Edgecomb Gray partnership, consider bringing out its green undertones. Revere Pewter is a similar shade to Edgecomb, though it’s actually lower in neutrality

Pairing Edgecomb Gray with Revere Pewter can bring out the hidden green in the latter. This works great with delicate neutral touches in skirting and interior furnishings, too.

A word of caution. As Revere Pewter is so similar to Edgecomb Gray in several ways, this pair is never a guaranteed match. But, with careful touches, you’ll create a gently warming space that’s timeless and easy to furnish with matching colors.

Hale Navy

Bold and dominant, Hale Navy actually carries a slight green undertone. Given the green undertone present in Edgecomb Gray, it’s easy to see why this pairing works well.

Hale Navy works brilliantly in transition, though it’s not always ideal for rooms with low light. Edgecomb Gray may help to take away some of this oppressive look.

Paired with Edgecomb Gray in a room with lots of natural light, you can achieve an even deeper blue. Consider white touches to skirting and furnishing, too.

Boothbay Gray

Boothbay Gray is another neutral shade that offers undertoning of blue, but with a lovely, steely finish. Edgecomb’s warm tones help complement the steel cooler washes in Boothbay with ease.

Not all interior experts recommend cooler colors to pair with Edgecomb Gray, but Benjamin Moore suggests Boothbay to match. This pairing should offer a relaxing aesthetic in rooms dominated by ambient light.


Pashmina is another neutral shade that complements Edgecomb Gray will, albeit on a different end of the palette. This highly balanced color offers just less than 44 LRV, meaning it will never reflect too much light.

Benjamin Moore recommends Pashmina as a great choice for sophisticated designs, and it’ll never out-compete Edgecomb. This color works wonderfully in ambient lighting like the gray shade, though Edgecomb will stand out well in well-lit spaces.

Pro Tip #3:

Edgecomb Gray is a versatile color that can be paired with both warm and cool tones. However, I’ve found that it works particularly well with warmer tones due to its beige undertones. If you’re looking to create a warm and inviting space, consider pairing Edgecomb Gray with colors like White Chocolate or Pashmina. But remember, the key to a successful color pairing is balance, so make sure your chosen color doesn’t overpower the subtle beauty of Edgecomb Gray.


faqs edgecomb gray

Does Edgecomb Gray look beige?

Edgecomb Gray can look beige if you use it in a south-facing room. As it has a mid-upper range LRV, the color reacts with light to grow warmer when illuminated.

If you paint Edgecomb Gray in a room that’s low on natural light, expect very little beige. This also applies (in both circumstances) if you use Edgecomb as an accent.

Will Edgecomb Gray give a timeless look?

Like many grays, Edgecomb Gray can provide a timeless look if paired or accented well. Its careful balance between gray and beige can help to make bold colors less distracting and blend with milder touches.

While inoffensive, Edgecomb Gray will withstand years of interior design as it pairs well with most darker colors.

Does Edgecomb Gray work well with cream?

Edgecomb Gray can work brilliantly with various tones of cream. Whether you complement with cream as a secondary color or have cream-colored furniture, it’s a homely, relaxing pairing.

Can Edgecomb Gray look purple?

Edgecomb Gray can look a little purple if it’s improperly balanced. For example, if you choose an inappropriate undertone, your room can look purple-toned instead of balanced as gray or beige. 

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