Today I am excited to show you one of my favorite paint colors! I hope these images featuring Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore are a help to you!
A sweet follower over on YouTube recently told me that Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore was one of Benjamin Moore’s color trends for 2021, and since I have that color in several places throughout my home, I thought that a blog post with examples would be really helpful!
Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore – Cottage Style Examples Throughout my Home
I first discovered this color two years ago when we purchased our corner cabinet on Facebook Marketplace. It was a dark forest green when we brought it home, but I envisioned it painted a beautiful muddy gray with all of my white Pfaltzgraff inside.
I went to Pinterest for inspiration and came across this lovely color. Since there are no Benjamin Moore stores near me, I settled and had Kingsport Gray matched at my local True Value Hardware. Honestly, I don’t recommend doing this because True Value’s tints will never be the same as Benjamin Moore’s. Thankfully I ended up really loving the color, but it’s a big risk to take.
In my recent YouTube video linked below, I did some spring cleaning and decorating in my entryway and I touched up the Kingsport Gray in that space as well.
I was all out of the original color I had mixed a few years ago, so I ran to my True Value and had another quart mixed up. Guess what? True Value up dated their entire paint line, so this new color isn’t an exact match to the Kingsport Gray I had mixed originally.
My point exactly.
I think I can get away with the slight difference for now, but in the future I think it might be worth finding a Benjamin Moore Store for Benjamin Moore colors, lol.
The back door in our kitchen is also painted in Kingsport Gray, and I love the color in this space. I really love the way it warms up the room, especially since the primary colors are black and white.
The last place that I have Kingsport Gray in our home is in my entryway, like I said before. When we gave our entryway a makeover a few years ago and added beadboard to all of the walls, I decided to keep the space white.
I loved how bright and fresh it felt, but I wanted there to be some warmth and contrast. Enter Kingsport Gray! I just love how it looks on my closet door as you enter our home, and I decided to carry the color over to the top of the banister, stair railing and window.
Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore – Cottage Style Examples: Is it considered Brown? Or is it Gray?
The question that I am probably asked the most in regards to Kingsport Gray is whether it’s brown or gray. I think that it definitely leans more brown, but with gray undertones. Does that make sense?
Some brown colors have red or yellow undertones, but Kingsport Gray is such a true neutral with notes of gray. It’s a cooler color, yet it adds a beautiful warmth to every space that I’ve used it in.
Well I hope this round up of Kingsport Gray throughout my home was a help to you! If you have further questions about the color, please let me know in the comments below!