In the search for the perfect gray, Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray should definitely be one to consider. It’s one of the most popular grays and will add warmth and depth to any space.
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Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray is from the Historical Collection of Benjamin Moore and is a timeless neutral shade. The Historical Collection from Benjamin Moore includes colors that begin with “HC” and are inspired by 18th and 19th century classic architecture throughout North America. Colors from this
collection are timeless and versatile, and you just can’t go wrong when you paint your home with them.
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.
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What color is Chelsea Gray?
Chelsea Gray is a deep, warmer gray, as opposed to being a cool, blue-gray. It leans a little towards taupe in certain lighting situations, but is still a true gray.
What complementary colors go with Chelsea Gray?
Warm colors such as coral, copper, pink, and red would be good accents for Chelsea Gray. It would also look great with muted colors like these:
- Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue
- Benjamin Moore White Mountains
- Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue
- Benjamin Moore Prescott Green
- Benjamin Moore Chippendale Rosetone
Chelsea Gray Exterior Siding
Here’s a great example of how nice Chelsea Gray looks with Wythe Blue. Caitlyn transformed the look of her house when she changed it from yellow to Chelsea Gray.
What is a darker shade of Chelsea Gray?
These are the darker versions of Chelsea Gray:
- Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray
- Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
What is a lighter shade of Chelsea Gray?
Here are several lighter versions of Chelsea Gray:
- Benjamin Moore Bone Black CW-715
- Benjamin Moore Moonshine OC-56
- Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52
What trim colors look best with Chelsea Gray?
You should be careful when choosing your trim color. Whites and off whites always have very slight tints to them and you want to be sure you don’t pick one that will clash. These are the best trim colors for Chelsea Gray:
For a fresh clean white, try these colors:
- Benjamin Moore White
- Benjamin Moore Dove Wing
- Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
For a softer white, these colors work well:
- Benjamin Moore Intense White
- Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
- Benjamin Moore Calm
Chelsea Gray with Revere Pewter
Closest wall: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, Trim: Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
Chelsea Gray Kitchen
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 dear lillie
Furniture Painted with Chelsea Gray
This vintage dresser with the classic lines was given a brand new look with a fresh coat of Chelsea Gray. Isn’t is gorgeous?
Chelsea Gray Office
As you can see in this traditional office, Chelsea Gray is a wonderful complementary color for natural wood tones.
Kitchen Cabinets painted with Chelsea Gray
Laura at Inspiration for Moms renovated her kitchen and painted her cabinets with Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray. The new look is so fresh and invigorating.
Chelsea Gray Entry
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 Design Sponge
Chelsea Gray Bathroom
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.
Chelsea Gray Living Room
This living room belonging to Brooke Shields looks amazing with the Chelsea Gray walls. It pairs perfectly with the warm woods and crisp white trim.
Photo: William Waldron
Chelsea Gray bathroom vanity
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia updated her dated wood vanity with a coat of Chelsea Gray and it looks like a brand new piece. Painting your vanity is an easy way to do a quick makeover for your bathroom. It only takes about a quart of paint.
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.