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Best warm neutral Gray or Greige paint?

9 years ago

I am moving next month and would like to find an airy, warm, gray or "greige" paint color for a two story foyer in the new house. Before I paint, I will be refinishing the orangey oak wood flooring and stair rails to a medium ash brown stain but nothing too dark. I am looking for the color that goes well with both warm and cool decor.

I am a huge Sherwin Williams fan. The house I'm selling had Whole Wheat, Believable Buff, and the specially mixed Tobacco Road. I am tired of the yellow/golden beiges and ready for the warm grays or taupes. Problem is, I have found 9 grays that look great on my computer screen, but I cannot afford to buy 9 samples!! I desperately need help narrowing down my choices :)

Of all of these choices, which one is your favorite and why? What undertones do they have, and do any of them look awful with CFL light bulbs?

Choices are:
1) SW Balanced Beige 7037
2) SW Accessible Beige 7036
3) Anew Gray 7030
4) Agreeable Gray 7029
5) Popular Gray 6071
6) Useful Gray 7050
7) Analytical Gray 7051
8) Amazing Gray 7044
9) Worldly Gray 7043

Thank you!!

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