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25 of the Best Gray Paint Options for Dining Rooms

Gray dining room with wainscoted walls, hardwood flooring, wooden dining table surrounded by black round back chairs, metal shelvings, glass pendants, artworks and small potted plants.

Gray tones help you create accent features without overpowering a room or be used for the dominant color in your room without making everything appear too harsh and bright. Read on to discover 25 beautiful shades of gray that will breathe new life into your dining room!

When you are searching for the perfect color for a dining room upgrade, there are plenty of choices. More than just a lighter tone of black, gray is a very versatile color that comes in lights and darks and everything between. Gray tones help you create accent features without overpowering a room and can also serve as the dominant color in your room without making everything appear drab or washed out. Below we have chosen 25 wonderful and creative shades from three of the leading paint companies today. Check them out and get inspired!

Foggy Day (SW 6235)

Foggy Day by Sherwin-Williams

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If you love the sky’s look on a foggy day and are looking for a comforting shade of gray that brings in hints of blues then Foggy Day by Sherwin Williams is the perfect choice for your home remodel or upgrade project! Its blend of blue and gray lends itself well to many decor styles, which goes to make it a popular choice for dining rooms and other rooms all around the house. Try it for yourself and see what styles you can create.

Evergreen Fog (SW 9130)

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams

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Perfect for wide-area use in dining rooms, Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams is a neutral color that lays between light and dark. It’s dark enough to not be overpowering and bright enough to not make a room dreary. With the faintest hints of green, this shade of gray has just enough pizazz to catch your eye and still be neutral enough to meet your wants and needs. If you want a color that pops without blinding this color is for you!

Cast Iron (SW 6202)

Cast Iron by Sherwin-Williams

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Sherwin Williams has done it again with this perfectly gray shade of paint. Cast Iron is a deep and rich shade of gray that will look amazing on your walls! When you are looking for a darker shade to use on an accent wall or on your doorways or cabinets then you’ll want to check out this paint color. A pure gray shade, it’s rich and powerful enough to draw your attention so use it for any accent or attention-grabbing areas of the dining room!

Acacia Haze (SW 9132)

Acacia Haze by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

You could also call this color Elephant Gray as it is the closest to traditional gray you could probably find at Sherwin Williams. It’s a simple color with not a lot of high or low tones. It is middle ground neutral and would serve well on either an accent wall, borders and edging, or as the full wall paint choice. It is so versatile due to its neutral tone so this would also be one of the safest colors to select for use anywhere in your dining room.

Rainwashed (SW 6211)

Rainwashed by Sherwin-Williams

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Rainwashed is a great color option for any dining room painting needs. Like all paints from Sherwin Williams, it is a perfectly vibrant color the lends itself well to widespread use and applications. Like the color of the sky right before or after the rains, this shade of gray feels comforting and relaxing, which make sit a perfect choice for use in your home. The uses are endless as Rainwashed can be applied to any wall or area of your dining room.

Stardew (SW 9138)

Stardew by Sherwin-Williams

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Reach for the stars with this shimmery shade of gray proudly displayed on your dining room walls. Stardew from Sherwin Williams is a light and beautiful shade of gray that is perfect for larger rooms where brighter or darker tones would become too overpowering. It is easy on the eyes and makes a perfect background color for any room in the house, but especially for a socially active area like the dining room!

Tricorn Black (SW 6258)

Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams

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One of the darker shades here, Tricorn Black is just a few steps up from true black and is an example of darker tones that Sherwin Williams has to offer. Its best used as an accent wall or for accent pieces such as edges and borders as it can be a bit overpowering when used in larger areas. This shade of gray is great for dining rooms on smaller walls or to frame entryways to make them pop and stand out from the rest of the room.

Atmospheric (PPU12-15)

Atmospheric by Behr

Source: Behr

A soft shade of gray that will cover any wall in your dining room with cheerful yet muted tones, Atmospheric by Behr makes you feel like you are floating in the clouds. It is a neutral shade that lends itself well to large open areas, which makes it perfect for use on a wall in your dining room, or any other room of your home for that matter! Soft and subtle, yet beautiful in its own way, this is a great paint choice for any and all applications.

Billowy Down (780E-1)

Billowy Down by Behr

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At just one step down from white, Billowy Down is as close as you can get to white and still be counted as a shade of gray. Like all Behr paint colors, this soft and muted color is rich and beautiful in its own way and is a perfect choice for use on dining room walls. It doesn’t overwhelm or detract from other color and design elements you may be using. It also will complement and boost any color palette you are currently working with.

October Sky (N440-4)

October Sky by Behr

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Find the shade of gray that perfectly combines the muted tone with a splash of playful green/blue right here with October Sky, available only from Behr. This is a fun and vibrant shade that brings a playful splash to and otherwise drab shade of gray. It brightens the room without becoming too overwhelming while also creating a darker backdrop that makes edges, borders and accent areas pop. Try it now for yourself!

Astronomical (N450-7)

Astronomical by Behr

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One of the darker shade of gray on this list, Astronomical is a deep and rich gray that is very reminiscent of the night sky just after sunset or before sunrise. A few shades up from a black or deep gray, this Behr exclusive color is a wonderful shade to be used in dining rooms for accent walls or to highlight certain design features of your room. It is easy to use and can easily enhance the look and feel of any room in your home.

Half Sea Fog (N470-3)

Half Sea Fog by Behr

Source: Behr

A creative blend of soft gray tones and seafoam green, Half Sea Fog is a one of a kind color that would look absolutely amazing on any dining room wall! One of the more playful shades of gray available from Behr, this is a color that would work as either an accent color to complement the rest of your room or as the dominating color on the walls. No matter how you choose to use it, this shade is a perfect choice for any dining room upgrade.

Offshore Mist (PPU13-16)

Offshore Mist by Behr

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Another nautical-inspired color, Offshore Mist combines soft shades of gray with the light and airy colors of seafoam in a truly unique and memorable shade. It is close enough to white to not be too dark for smaller rooms yet far enough from stark white to help white borders and accents pop quite nicely. This shade is a wonderful choice for the dining room thanks to its subtle and playful tones that work well with a number of other color families.

Millennium Silver (HDC-NT-27)

Millenium Silver by Behr

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With a cool name like Millennium Silver, this is sure to be a color that will take any room to new heights. For the dining room, this Behr paint color is a muted shade of dark gray that has just a touch of silver shine to make to eye-catching and interesting. Ideal as a background color for smaller rooms or for use as an accent wall, this shade makes a nice addition to any dining room and is a perfect choice for a room upgrade you have planned.

Black Evergreen (MQ6-44)

Black Evergreen by Behr

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Black Evergreen from Behr is a fun take on a classic dark gray tone. With hints of green in the dark gray, this is a color that works perfectly as a small wall accent color and helps accent features, borders, edging, and architectural elements of the room. This shade of gray is great for dining rooms on smaller walls accessories pop even more and will be a fun and beautiful color choice for your next painting project!

Le Luxe (PPU25-20)

Le Luxe by Behr

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You could call this Behr paint shade Machine Gray and it would be just as accurate as Le Luxe is a very unique blend of gray and blue that has a versatile and appealing look and feel. This shade works well in dining rooms thanks to is hint of color and shine, which helps it work as an accent color as well as dominating color on the walls. Check it out for yourself and see how it can help your dining room get a fresh breath of life.

City Shadow (CSP-60)

City Shadow by Benjamin Moore

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Inspired by the shadows of the skyscrapers in the big city, this shade of gray is a popular Benjamin Moore color to be sure. City Shadow works for dining rooms by highlighting natural highs and lows in the design and decor elements already being used. As a perfect middle gray, it is neither too dark nor too light and works well in both small and large dining rooms by tying all the various design elements together into a cohesive look.

Iron Gate (1545)

Iron Gate by Benjamin Moore

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A perfect blend of gray and light brown, Iron Gate by Benjamin Moore is a paint color that adds a warm and welcoming touch to your dining room decor. Whether you are combining gray tones or looking for a light or dark contrasting color to complement your color palette, this shade is a popular choice for many homeowners. This is a perfectly rich shade of gray that will look amazing on your walls!

Plymouth Rock (1543)

Plymouth Rock by Benjamin Moore

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You could call this shade Rock Gray and it would a perfect name, but Plymouth Rock sound so much cooler. This Benjamin Moore paint shade is a soft and warm gray that will make your dining room inviting, comfortable, and elegant. Whether you use it as an accent color or the dominant color in the room, you are going to be amazed at how perfect this shade looks and feels. Try it for yourself and see the difference today!

Deep Creek (1477)

Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore

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Timeless in its look and endless in its applications, Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore is a classic color that has been used for years in dining room upgrades and renovations. It is a warm yet neutral shade that lends itself well to large open areas. This, of course, makes it perfect for use on walls in your dining room and any other room that needs a little updating. Breathe new life into your home with this warm and elegant pain color today.

Soho Loft (CSP-10)

Soho Loft by Benjamin Moore

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Blend warm gray with a faint hint of purple and you have the Soho Loft color, available only at Benjamin Moore paint suppliers. Its best used as an accent wall or for accent pieces such as edges and borders as it can be a bit overpowering when used in larger areas. This is a color that makes your dining room feel more open and inviting all while providing an elegant and classic tone to your space. Try it today and experience it for yourself.

Wickham Gray (HC-171)

Wickham Gray by Benjamin Moore

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This soft shade of gray is just a step or two away from white, making it a popular choice for larger dining rooms with large open walls. It can also be used in smaller spaces to help the space look and feel larger and more open. Whickham Gray from Benjamin Moore is a popular choice and offers a perfect option when you need a muted color for your walls that will not detract from the other color and design elements in the room.

Hearthstone (1601)

Hearthstone by Benjamin Moore

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Like the welcoming hearth it is named for, Hearthstone paint by Benjamin Moore will provide a warm and welcoming look to your dining room space. It is dark enough for accent walls and features and yet also light enough to not overpower the room when used as the primary color. With a faint hint of blue, this is a fun and vibrant shade that has a playful splash of color to what would otherwise be an otherwise drab shade of gray.

Silver Spring (2120-50)

Silver Spring by Benjamin Moore

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A pure gray shade, Benjamin Moore Silver Spring shade of paint is a rich and powerful enough to draw your attention to any room it is used in. It is commonly used in dining rooms as an accent color or as an attention-grabbing wall in the dining room. As a perfect middle gray, it is neither too dark nor too light, making it a versatile shade that can be used in many ways to breathe new life into your dining room space!

Ebony Slate (2118-30)

Ebony Slate by Benjamin Moore

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A beautiful dark gray that has tones of blue and purple mixed in, Ebony Slate is more than a shade of gray- it is a beautifully captivating color that can be used in any dining room. As a darker gray, its wonderful for accent features and borders and will fit well with a range of colors and design elements. This color is just a few steps up from true black and is an example of darker shade that can be used in upgrade and renovation projects.

 

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