Do you want to add some neutral beauty to your home, but don’t know how? Well here are some of the most popular neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore: Pale Oak vs Edgecomb Gray.
Neutral paint colors have been growing in popularity over the last few years with no signs of slowing down. I have many different neutral colors in my home because I love the warm and inviting feel. Let’s dive into these two and compare Edgecomb Gray vs Pale Oak.
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Pale Oak VS Edgecomb Gray
These two greige paint color from Benjamin Moore are very similar, and at first glance it is hard to tell them apart. They do have some notable differences that may be what helps you decide to choose one color over the other.
Pale Oak has yellow undertones that give it its warmth, but also some beige and gray as well as pink and purple undertones at times. In the perfect lighting situation, Pale Oak can look like a gorgeous light beige color.
In a North Facing room, it can appear more gray and even lavender, but when there is bright natural light, Pale Oak can look more off white. Overall it is a more creamy, beige color than Edgecomb Gray.
Related: Pale Oak Color Review
Edgecomb Gray has green and gray undertones with a bit of warmth, but not so much that it reads yellow. It has more gray than Pale Oak.
LRV stands for Light Reflectance Value-A scale from 0-100 that shows how much light a paint color will reflect. The higher the number, the lighter the paint color. The lower the number, the darker the paint color. 100 is pure white, 0 is true black.
Pale Oak has an LRV of 69.89.
Edgecomb Gray has an LRV of 63.88.
Benjamin Moore helps you out by providing some complimentary colors for each its paint colors. I also like to make my own color palettes whenever I’m researching a color so I will provide my favorite coordinating colors as well.
For Pale Oak, Benjamin Moore recommends to pair Pale Oak with Dinner Party AF-300, Timber Wolf 1600, Chantilly Lace OC-65, and Wrought Iron 2124-10.
For Edgecomb Gray, Benjamin Moore recommends to pair Edgecomb Gray with Pashmina AF-100, Boothbay Gray HC-165, White Heron OC-57, and Dove Wing OC-18.
Other Coordinating Colors: Pale Oak VS Edgecomb Gray
Some coordinating colors I have paired with Pale Oak in a color palette are: Pigeon F&B, Smokey Green BM, Timber Wolf BM, Hale Navy SW, Sea Salt SW, Chelsea Gray BM, Chantilly Lace BM, Newburg Green BM
Some Coordinating Colors I have paired with Edgecomb Gray in a color palette: White Dove BM, Wythe Blue BM, Winter Gates BM, Palmetto Pink BM, Gentleman’s Gray BM, Grey Owl BM, Newburyport Blue BM, Hearth Red BM
Trim Colors for Pale Oak VS Edgecomb Gray
My favorite white trim colors to pair with Pale Oak are Chantilly Lace and Pure White. My favorite trick with these color combinations is that you can flip the wall color and the trim color as well with Chantilly Lace or Pure White as a wall color and Pale Oak as the trim color.
Edgecomb Gray looks great when paired with off white paint colors rather than stark whites. White Dove is an excellent choice for this. I also like Edgecomb Gray alongside Simply White.
Lighter Versions of Edgecomb Gray and Pale Oak
A lighter verstion of Pale Oak is one shade lighter on the color strip which is Seapearl by Benjamin Moore. It is a warm off white paint color with gray undertones. Since Pale Oak itself can look off white it certain lighting, any color lighter than Pale Oak will be start to be more off white than gray.
A lighter version of Edgecomb Gray is another very popular neutral paint color from Benjamin Moore, Classic Gray. This paint color is very similar in color to both Edgecomb Gray and Pale Oak. It is a super light gray that can also lean a little off white (sound familiar?)
Similar Color Equivalents In Other Popular Brands
Here are some similar paint colors for Pale Oak VS Edgecomb Gray in other popular brands in case you like the color, but have a preferred brand you like to paint with and want to find a similar color. You will never be able to get an exact match across paint brands, but you can come pretty close.
Agreeable Gray is a similar color to Edgecomb Gray. They are both greige paint colors that have green gray undertones. Edgecomb Gray is lighter and warmer where Agreeable Gray is a little bit cooler and more gray.
Egret White is another color we can compare to Pale Oak that is more of an off white than a light gray, but in certain lighting it is very hard to tell the difference. These paint colors do have different undertones. Pale Oak has warm, yellow undertones, where Egret White shows pinks and purples.
Farrow & Ball
Ammonite is a naturally understated gray from Farrow & Ball. It has a muted gray tone that has a relaxing and calming quality.
Shaded White is a light greige color from Farrow & Ball despite its name. It is a relaxing and inviting feel that looks great in historic homes.
Campfire Ash by Behr is a soft gray paint color. It is neither too warm or cool, but really nicely balanced. You can’t go wrong with either color.
Wind Rush by Behr is a neutral greige color with undertones of pink and purple winking through. It has a really creamy color that reminds me of iced coffee. Gorgeous color.
Where Can I Use Pale Oak VS Edgecomb Gray?
Both Edgecomb Gray and Pale Oak are beautiful light gray neutrals that would look beautiful in any space. That’s why they are so popular is because they can match most any style. Theses are the kind of colors that also will not overwhelm a whole house and would work in multiple parts of your home.
Test Your Paint Colors
Before you commit to a large paint project, whether it is a large room, single room, or multiple rooms, please order samples.
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My thoughts are that the Pale Oak and Edgecomb Gray are gorgeous light gray paint colors that would look beautiful inside and outside of your home. If you are on the fence about either of these paint colors, don’t be.
I will certainly consider these two paint colors when my next paint project rolls around. If you are trying to decide between two different paint colors, make sure you order some samples!