Paint Color Pick: Lead Gray By Benjamin Moore

The paint color: Lead Gray (2131-30) by Benjamin Moore – a deep blue-grey that calls to mind the crushing waves of the sea at dusk.

Why we love it: This handsome shade is dark and moody, but also has richness and warmth.

How to use it: Try this serious but not somber hue in a cozy office, study or library, where it can offset a stack of colorful books or the orange glow of a fire. Pair it with warm gold accents and complementary shades like coral or the burnished hue of tan leather. 

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Adena Leigh
Donna Griffith
Meredith Heron
House & Home February 2014
Built-in colour, Lead Gray (2131- 30), Benjamin Moore; sectional, ottoman, Meredith Heron Interiors; rug, Weavers Art; brass table, RH Restoration Hardware; fireplace, Stylish Fireplaces; pottery vase, Vintage Fine Objects.
  • Eddie

    Ever since the famous black and blue dress that looked white and gold to me, I’ve doubted my color perception. The paint stroke does look like a deep blue gray to my eyes, but on the walls of the photo, I see a teal that’s more blue than green.