Are you curious about Benjamin Moore Gray Owl complementary colors? If that is so, it is not easy to find which hues can excellently complement the gray paint.
The reason behind it is related directly to the fact that gray is actually a color that does not exist in the color wheel, something that makes it easier for people to find the right complementary color of a particular hue.
If that is the case, what should you do when you are in love with the specific Benjamin Moore paint and want to know about other hues you can use together for an excellent interior color scheme? We have a solution that might work well for your situation.
It is none other than finding the perfect colors that go well with the Gray Owl. Although the gray paint series can indeed match any different hues so easily because of the neutral characteristic, in this post, we will limit the options only to the best-looking ones.
One important thing you must keep in mind is that the choices are not limited only to other paint series. They can also be the colors of other items placed in the interior, including appliances, decorations, and furniture since they are also essential parts of the color scheme.
- Benjamin Moore Snowfall White OC-118 for a Warm and Inviting Interior
- Compatibility with Grayish Tone in Benjamin Moore White Wisp OC-54
- Benjamin Moore Tropical Orange 2170-20 for a Zestful Boost
- Crisp Feel with Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White OC-149
- Complementing, Bold Whale Gray 2134-40 Accent Wall
- Whale Gray for an Alternative Classic Combo
- Benjamin Moore Sea Haze 2137-50 for a Soothing Bedroom Pair
- A Classic Touch in a Gray Owl Living Room with Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
- Evening Sky and Medium-Tone Stained Wood for a Cozy and Elegant Traditional Feel
- Timeless Interior Design with Benjamin Moore Black and Gray Owl
- Gray Owl and Black Accentuating Small Details
- Deep Espresso Stain for Adding Boldness to a Neutral Interior
- Bright Red for a Passionate and Lively Atmosphere
- Refreshing Interior with Gray Owl and Blue
- Gray Owl and Yellow for a Bit of Vibrancy in a Cool and Calming Living Room
- Gray Owl and Brown Furniture for Coziness and Elegance
1. Benjamin Moore Snowfall White OC-118 for a Warm and Inviting Interior
Is a warm and inviting atmosphere the one you like the most? If so, you can pair the Gray Owl with Benjamin Moore Snowfall White OC-118. The picture of the living room above shows an example of the usage.
In this open-style interior, the Gray Owl exists on the walls. On the other hand, Snowfall White can be seen in the trims and kitchen cabinets at the back.
What we love the most about the color combination is that the colors complete one another. At the same time, they are also connected by a similarity, which is a warm appearance.
The wall paint here has a darker tone compatible with the beige L-shaped sofa. Because of this fact, the decision to choose a lighter trim and cabinet color is the best solution to avoid the interior looking too warm so that it can make everyone entering it feel uncomfortable instead of feeling invited.
The color scheme improves because of Decorator’s White OC-149 on the ceiling. It not only makes the living room interior look brighter but also prevents it from looking too narrow because of the height that is not too high.
2. Compatibility with Grayish Tone in Benjamin Moore White Wisp OC-54
If you want to stay out of trouble, picking a neutral color as the match for the Gray Owl can always be the best solution. Here, we are talking about nothing but the ultimate neutral hue; white.
Please take a look at the picture of a traditional entry above. Here, the wall color used is Gray Owl. As the pair, it gets White Wisp OC-54 on both the ceiling and interior trims.
Compatible visual is the one that you will get from this color combination. The best thing of all, the white hue seems to bring out a refreshing touch to the interior, dominated by gray from the wall and some dark shades of brown from the floor, doors, stairs, and even the furniture choices.
3. Benjamin Moore Tropical Orange 2170-20 for a Zestful Boost
For you who use the Gray Owl in the dining room or in the breakfast area, and at the same time, you want the place to be zestful since you always start your day there, this unique alternate complementary color can be a great choice to consider. It is none other than Tropical Orange 2170-20.
The midcentury dining room in the picture above presents you with an excellent example. The wall design combines Gray Owl and the fun and vigorous Tropical Orange accent wall.
Can you imagine how amazing it is to start every working or school day in this dining room, enjoying breakfast and morning chat while at the same time gaining some fun and cheerful feeling from the orange tone that is balanced with the existence of the neutral gray wall paint? Something like this is just perfect.
4. Crisp Feel with Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White OC-149
To give a crisp feel to your interior, you can pair the Gray Owl with something brighter. An excellent example we want to suggest here is Decorator’s White OC-149.
The picture above shows you how neat and clean the transitional family room is, right? This interior combines Gray Owl for the walls and Decorator’s White for the trim.
Adding the white trim is even better because it does not only compliment the gray walls nicely. It also matches the furniture choices in the family room, especially the seats and the rug.
5. Complementing, Bold Whale Gray 2134-40 Accent Wall
Gray Owl is not only applicable on the walls. You can also use it for any other room parts, including the ceiling.
It can create a visual effect of a higher ceiling when used on that part. It is especially when the walls are in a darker hue.
The picture above gives us a really good example. It has the most simple yet effective combination between gray and gray.
The wall color used here is Benjamin Moore Whale Gray 2134-40. It clearly has a darker hue.
That is why the choice of Gray Owl on the ceiling is excellent. Its brighter tone makes the room look like it has a higher ceiling, creating a more spacious visual.
A similar visual effect also resulted from the choice of cabinet color. Here, the paint is Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray HC-169. It also looks good together with the walls and ceiling hues.
6. Whale Gray for an Alternative Classic Combo
The combination of Gray Owl and Whale Gray is also excellent for creating a classic look. A good example of this is in the traditional, modern, beach-style kitchen you can see in the picture above.
This interior strongly shows the classic feel, dominated by the welcoming Gray Owl on the walls, cabinets, and trims. It gets even better with the existence of Whale Gray island right in the center.
If you want to make the classic look even more substantial, you can add some white touches. In the kitchen above, this color exists in the kitchen island top and furniture detailing.
7. Benjamin Moore Sea Haze 2137-50 for a Soothing Bedroom Pair
Gray Owl can look soothing and relaxing when paired with the right match. A combination like this can be a perfect choice for a bedroom.
Let us look at the picture of the transitional bedroom, which from the decorations, seems to be made for kids. Here, the walls below the chair rail are painted in Gray Owl. On the other hand, the color of the upper part is Benjamin Moore Sea Haze 2137-50.
This paint color has a green undertone in it. It is also the one that brings a soothing feel to the bedroom.
For additional information, two other paint colors are used to add brightness to this bedroom. Those are Benjamin Moore Hushed Hue 1520 on the ceiling and Benjamin Moore Dune White 968 For all the trim, moldings, and doors.
8. A Classic Touch in a Gray Owl Living Room with Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
Another way to create a classic visual while using Gray Owl in your interior is by pairing it with Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron 2124-10. This paint color still belongs to the share of black but with a hint of brown.
When you pair both paint colors and do not want the interior to look dark, please ensure that the Gray Owl is more dominating than the Wrought Iron. As an example of the application, we can look at the contemporary living room picture.
Here, most of the room is dominated by a bright color combination consisting of Gray Owl on walls and Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006 on the trims. The Wrought Iron is used on the fireplace only.
Here is a closer look at the color combination. You can see how gorgeous the paints are together here, right?
9. Evening Sky and Medium-Tone Stained Wood for a Cozy and Elegant Traditional Feel
Everybody loves cozy interiors. And if you do, too, you can create it by using Gray Owl combined with Benjamin Moore Evening Sky 833 as done in the traditional kitchen above.
The best thing about using Evening Sky as the match for the Gray Owl is not merely about the visual compatibility. It is also because they can create a cozy traditional atmosphere that is at the same time elegant too.
In the interior design shown in the pic, the Gray Owl is applied on the walls. As for the Evening Sky, it appears on the cabinets and island. The cozy look is simply unmistakable with the wooden island top and hardwood wall choices.
The designer chose a bright hue for the ceiling to prevent the room from visually becoming too dark. It is none other but White Dove OC-17.
10. Timeless Interior Design with Benjamin Moore Black and Gray Owl
Do you need a timeless idea with Gray Owl because you are the type who likes to stick with the same interior style for a long time? If yes, the color match you need is none other than Benjamin Moore Black 2132-10.
It has been known for a long time that the pairing between Gray and black is timeless. It always looks fantastic, no matter what the era is. Besides, it is also applicable in any interior style.
The transitional mudroom is one good example. Its walls are painted in Gray Owl and paired with the stunning Benjamin Moore Black 2132-10 door.
Just like earlier examples that we have presented here, we can also find the addition of white in this mudroom design. It is the custom coat rack storage with the color of Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17. Something like this is the easiest yet most effective way to make a room with a gray and black color scheme to get the brightness needed.
11. Gray Owl and Black Accentuating Small Details
As we have explained earlier, using black as one of the best matches for Gray Owl is not limited to the choice of the Black paint series from Benjamin Moore. As a matter of fact, any shade of black can be a perfect pair for the specific gray paint.
In this transitional bathroom, for example, the neutral Gray Owl cabinets look lovely together with the black hardware and some other black items in the room, including the faucet, door handle, and even the frames. All those small details give some bold touches in a very simple yet fabulous way.
If you are curious about the wall paint, it is Benjamin Moore Intense White OC-51.
12. Deep Espresso Stain for Adding Boldness to a Neutral Interior
When your room is dominated by Gray Owl, such as when you apply this hue on the walls, please do not think you can only pick something light, bright, or neutral as the match. For example, you can add a bit of boldness by selecting deep espresso staining as the pair.
In the traditional neutral interior shown in the picture, the pairing of Gray Owl and warm white color dominate the space quite the most. They make the interior tend to be on the neutral warm side.
The existence of the walnut floor stained in deep espresso, on the other hand, boosts the boldness of the room in a good way. It avoids the visual being too neutral or warm, which can only make the beautiful space less fabulous.
13. Bright Red for a Passionate and Lively Atmosphere
Let’s talk about some attractive alternative, complementary colors for the Gray Owl that we think to be perfect if you are a fan of popping visuals. The hue that we mean here is red.
Gray Owl and red pairing can result in a passionate and lively visual. The neutral characteristic of the gray color really brings out the best look of the red.
For example, you can look at the transitional kitchen in which Gray Owl cabinets get a charming, popping match: the bright red range.
This closer look shows how the bright red range pops perfectly with the Gray Owl on one side of the room.
Another example that we consider too gorgeous to miss is available in this picture. This Gray Owl living room also gets red as its pairs. In this case, we are talking about the bright red chairs.
The room definitely becomes more lively with this additional color. It gets even nicer because some other elements, such as the pillows, are in red too.
14. Refreshing Interior with Gray Owl and Blue
If you want the Gray Owl interior to look more refreshing, blue is the color you must pick as the pair. By adding some blue elements, you can see how significantly the ambiance in the room will change.
Please take a look at the traditional dining room design. Without the bright blue chairs, the space will tend to be warm and cozy.
With the chairs in it, everything is on a different level. Besides, the blue elements also become the new center of attention thanks to the neutral gray owl background.
This beach-style living room is designed considerately. While gray, including the Gray Owl wall paint, is clearly the most dominant color there, the designer also added a lot of small yet significant blue accents.
We call them the perfect addition because together with the gray colors, they visually represent the beach strongly enough. Even when you enter this kind of room, we are sure that the first image that comes through your mind is the sea.
15. Gray Owl and Yellow for a Bit of Vibrancy in a Cool and Calming Living Room
Gray Owl and the yellow combination can be perfect for the living room. Thanks to the gray color that tones it down, the yellow hue brings up some vibrancy without being too vibrant.
The picture above shows how fabulous the existence of a mustard yellow sofa in a Gray Owl living room is. It brings a cheerful and lively atmosphere without ruining the gray’s cool and calming look.
16. Gray Owl and Brown Furniture for Coziness and Elegance
Lastly, we want to show you another easy yet effective idea about the best color you can match with Gray Owl paint. It is none other than brown, and you must know it would be perfect for the furniture.
Let us take the image of the traditional entry above as an example. The existence of the brown dining chairs in a room with Gray Owl walls is fabulous. It completes the color scheme and the elegant style chosen for the interior.