They say opposites attract and when it comes to color creation this is also true. But what happens when polar opposites are attracted and combined into one? What happens when you mix the darkest black with the brightest of whites? You get the perfect neutral shade that can work with any room of your home, but especially the home office. Gray has long been used on the walls of homes and businesses thanks to its versatility and multiple application options.
Whether you need something to serve as a base color for your walls or are looking for an accent color that won’t overpower the rest of the décor, shades of gray are a great place to start. Here are 25 wonderful colors you should consider when the time comes to upgrade your home office with a new coat of paint. Three of the best paint providers are featured here so you should have no trouble at all finding a shade that is right for your home office space!
Table of Contents
- Dorian Gray (SW 7017)
- Functional Gray (SW 7024)
- Gauntlet Gray (SW 7019)
- Worldly Gray (SW 7043)
- African Gray (SW 9162)
- Magnetic Gray (SW 7058)
- Lazy Gray (SW 6254)
- Ellie Gray (SW 7650)
- Grizzle Gray (SW 7068)
- Atmospheric (PPU12-15)
- River Veil (MQ3-50)
- Oceanic Climate (N470-2)
- Moonquake (N450-4)
- Greenwich Village (N440-3)
- Shutter Gray (PPU25-18)
- Coney Island (N440-5)
- Mined Coal (PPU18-18)
- Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01)
- Infamous (N540-5)
- Stonington Gray (HC-170)
- Smoke Embers (1466)
- Asphalt (CC-548)
- Silver Dollar (1460)
- Stone (2112-40)
- Tulsa Twilight (2070-10)
Dorian Gray (SW 7017)
Could call this shade elephant gray and it would be a perfect way to describe this Sherwin Williams color. It is a little on the darker side of the scale which makes it a popular choice for accent walls and borders and trims accent areas of your home office. Dorian Gray is a wonderful choice for home office renovations and would be a smart choice to spruce up any room of your home and breathe new life into that space.
Functional Gray (SW 7024)
A warm yet darker shade of gray, Functional Gray is a shade that features the familiar neutrality of gray with a touch of red blush. The deep richness of this Sherwin Williams color creation has made many home offices warmer and more inviting and much more enjoyable to trapped in for hours on end. It is easy to use and can be a great addition to any large or small office space that you may find yourself spending long hours in.
Gauntlet Gray (SW 7019)
A rich and deep shade of gray, this Sherwin Williams tone is a nice dark tone that can be used in many ways within the home office setting. Your personal workspace can enjoy a quick and easy makeover with a fresh coat of Gauntlet Gray paint. It can be used in smaller offices or on accent walls to create a fun and playful tone for one of the otherwise very boring and very unpopular rooms in your home.
Worldly Gray (SW 7043)
Mouse gray would have been another perfect name for this warm and beautiful shade. It is a great blend of light and dark tones and is one of the best truly neutral shades of grey that you can find. Worldly Gray by Sherwin Williams is a great option for home office spaces of any size and it complements colors and décor of all types. You cannot go wrong with this color so check it out today and see what it can do for your space today.
African Gray (SW 9162)
Looking for a fun and versatile shade of gray that will make any home office pop? Then African Gray from Sherwin Williams is a great choice. Dark gray tones are blended beautifully with deep rich blues to create a unique and elegant shade that is perfect for accent and trims or edgework in your home office space. You can’t go wrong with this one of a kind shades so try it out for yourself today.
Magnetic Gray (SW 7058)
Light gray tones can be a wonderful way to add some color to your home office walls without overwhelming the space or distracting from the overall decor or style plans you have going on. Magnetic Gray from Sherwin Williams is a versatile shade that will work well for your personal workspace and can give you that fresh new paint look that can make a world of difference. See how easy it can be for yourself!
Lazy Gray (SW 6254)
You don’t have to be lazy and waste time to enjoy the look of Lazy Gray on your home office walls. This is one of the closest true neutral grays you can find and is a popular shade from Sherwin Williams’ paint experts. It will complement any color pallet you already have planned out and can work as both a base color for your office space or as an accent color to bring it all together and make it work.
Ellie Gray (SW 7650)
Whether you need something that will work as a base color for your home office walls or are looking for an accent color to tie all your décor together, Sherwin Williams has done it again. Ellie Gray is a shade that can be used in smaller offices or larger ones and will be able to make you enjoy that office time a little more. It is a versatile and practical color that makes it a great choice for your renovation project.
Grizzle Gray (SW 7068)
Deep gray shades and tones can break up the monotony of white walls and can help tone down bright and vibrant colors so they are not overwhelming. Grizzle Gray is a popular darker tone by Sherwin Williams that is versatile and easy to use in a range of home office setups. Your personal workspace can enjoy a great makeover and you can fall in love with the office space once again.
Gray and blue tones mix together to form a shade that is elegant, versatile, and perfect for use in home office areas of all sizes. No matter what your style and flare may be the Atmospheric gray pain from Behr could be the missing piece of your décor puzzle. It is easy to use and works well as an accent color and in smaller office spaces. Check it out for yourself and see how great your office space can look!
River Veil (MQ3-50)
Misty tones of white and grey make River Veil and subtle yet beautiful color that can easily be used in your home office renovations. This is a very popular shade from Behr Paint, thanks to its versatility and range of use. It works wonderfully as a base color or as a light accent piece to contrast the rest of your chosen color palette. You cannot go wrong with this beautiful subtle shade on your office walls.
Oceanic Climate (N470-2)
Capture the elegance, beauty, and calm of the ocean breeze with this stunning color, available exclusively at the paint specialists Behr. Shades of gray, green, and blue combine to create a one of a kind tone that will make your personal workspace a place you actually enjoy spending time. This stunning shade is perfect as a darker accent color and works well with white tones and darker shades of blue or green.
A dark and mysterious shade of gray, Moonquake brings the elegant tones of a classic gray with a hint of playful blue color that is mixed in for fun. Like all superiorly made Behr colors, this is a great color option for any room of your home, especially smaller spaces such as the home office. Discover how easy it can be to breathe fresh life and vibrance into your personal work area with this simple yet elegant color choice.
Greenwich Village (N440-3)
If you are searching for the perfect blend of grey and green then this Behr paint is the answer you have been seeking. Greenwich Village is a perfectly blended color that is light and playful, yet not at all overpowering or intimidating. For home office spaces it can be utilized as the dominant base color as a light or dark accent tone to set off the other colors you have chosen. Try it yourself to see how great it truly is!
Shutter Gray (PPU25-18)
When you think of dark grey shades, you probably envision something very close to Shutter Gray from the paint experts at Behr. It’s a basic neutral gray with dark tones that lend well to accent features on trimming and edgework or as the main color in smaller home office spaces. It is a quick and easy choice for when you need something to break up the drab white office walls but don’t want or need anything too over the top.
Coney Island (N440-5)
If you had to describe Coney Island paint by Behr Paint in the simplest of terms you would probably call it blue-gray. Tones of brilliant blue and subtle gray combine to create a surprisingly warm and rich color that still carries all the neutral tones and benefits of a simple gray paint choice. Try it in your home office today and see how easy it can be to breathe new life into an old room!
Mined Coal (PPU18-18)
This neutral gray paint color by Behr offers a soft and subtle tone that lends itself well to a range of applications in your home office. Whether you need a light or dark accent color to complete your office look, or you are searching for a calming base color for the walls, Mined Coal is a color worth looking into. Your personal workspace can enjoy a great makeover without a lot of hassle and fuss with this great paint color choice!
Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01)
One of the darker shades out there, this Behr Paint color is a great option for any home office that needs a little touch up here and there. With its darker tones, Cracked Pepper is an ideal choice for an accent wall or to accentuate special features of your office space such as the trim, woodworking, and door or window frames. Try it and see how much of a difference a little paint can make in your personal workspace.
Playful is a word that can be used to describe gray tones, especially when you are mixing in a fun color like purple. Infamous is a Behr Paint exclusive that is a fun and versatile color that can make any home office pop. With fun purple tones and a dark grey base color, this is a shade that can easily transform your workspace from drab to fab with just one easy coat. Check it out for yourself to see how fun an upgrade can be!
Stonington Gray (HC-170)
Source: Benjamin Moore
Timeless and versatile, gray has long been used in home décor and is still among the most popular paint shades used. Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore continues this great tradition with its soft tone and versatile range of use. In the home office, it can easily be used as the base or dominant color as well as a subtle splash of accent color. Check it out today and see for yourself how versatile it can be!
Smoke Embers (1466)
Source: Benjamin Moore
Soft and subtle like the wisps of smoke from a cozy campfire, Smoke Embers is a soft gray paint that works well in home office upgrades and renovations. Like all quality interior paints from Benjamin Moor, this gray-toned paint is made to look great and can be used in many ways to make your personal work area look and feel more welcoming. Try it today — you will be amazed by the difference a fresh coat of paint can make!
Source: Benjamin Moore
This might not be the most amazingly named paint but it is a perfect example of dark gray that can serve to accentuate any color palette you have chosen. Whether it is to brighten up darker tones or mute the flashy and bright accent colors, Asphalt by Benjamin Moore is a good color choice. It works well with a wide range of colors as well as décor styles and accessories so you should be able to find many ways to use it.
Silver Dollar (1460)
Source: Benjamin Moore
Soft and subtle, with just enough power to make its presence known, Silver Dollar is one of the more popular gray shade paints made by Benjamin Moore. It has almost limitless applications, including the home office or workspace. This simple neutral shade works well to complement light and dark colors and will help you tie together all the pieces of your home office décor project.
Source: Benjamin Moore
Simple and basic in color and in name, the Stone gray paint color from Benjamin more is fun yet modest color that will add character and depth to your walls without taking away from your other décor choices. It is a perfect choice from large or small home offices and is a common choice for home renovation projects. Discover how easy it can be to breathe fresh life into your old, sad, and boring office space!
Tulsa Twilight (2070-10)
Source: Benjamin Moore
The darkest gray featured, Tulsa Twilight is a one of a kind paint that is available only from Benjamin Moore. With dark gray base tones, this unique paint also combines hints of blue and deep purple to create a gray paint that is fit for any room of your home. In the home office, it is best utilized on small accent walls or as an accent color for edging and trim work. It’s a perfect choice that you are sure to fall in love with!