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Behr Chic Gray Paint Reveal (+ The Best Order of Painting A Room)

We’re done painting the nursery, check out the Behr Chic Gray paint color on the walls. We also cover a popular FAQs about painting – what is the best order of painting a room? And the end we’re sharing our other favorite Behr gray paint colors.

Thank you to Behr for sponsoring this project with Behr Chic Gray paint! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

There’s really nothing more that I get more questions about when it comes to interior design than paint colors. I think everyone agrees that choosing the right paint color can feel pretty overwhelming, am I right?

If you’re looking for some great gray paint options, you’re in luck today! We’re revealing our baby girl’s nursery paint color – which is Behr’s Chic Gray – an awesome light gray color with warm undertones.

We are also going to answer a very popular frequently asked question – what’s the best order of painting a room? Not sure where to start? No worries, we’ve gotcha covered.

Last, I’m going to be showing you four of my favorite gray paint colors from Behr Paint – Behr Chic Gray, Fashion Gray, Burnished Clay and Graphic Charcoal. I’m also including photos of the paint colors on display in rooms in our homes.

Let’s dive in!

Paint color reveal – Behr Chic Gray !

Man rolling Behr Chic Gray light gray paint on wall with paint roller

We decided on Chic Gray paint color from Behr Paint for our baby girl’s nursery and I’m loving it! Isn’t it kinda the perfect neutral light gray color? Although it looks pretty warm here while we were painting, this was at night so the lights were on… here’s what it looks like in natural light.

Wall in nursery decorated with boho decor items in a gallery wall with a vintage looking sage and ivory large rug with fringe and barn wood closet doors

Isn’t it crazy how much the time of day matters for the undertones in the paint colors!

Girl rolling paint on white wall

What’s the best order of painting a room?

The best order of painting a room is top to bottom. Always start with your ceiling because the wall and trim colors can’t drip up onto the ceiling. By working down you assure you can fix any drips that may get on your surfaces that you haven’t painting yet.

This is the order of painting a room we use every time we paint:

  1. Prime walls (only if needed, like if you have fresh drywall mud from patching)
  2. Roll paint on ceilings
  3. Paint trim and baseboards
  4. Cut in paint on walls with paint brush
  5. Roll walls with paint roller or try a power roller
Can of Behr Marquee paint sitting on step stool with an angled sash paint brush

What is the best room paint to use?

Ten different people will give you ten different answers on what is the best interior room paint to use. Let’s face it, you may already have a “best” interior house paint that you already love and would never switch from. For instance, Logan always uses Behr paint from Home Depot for painting interiors. He just won’t entertain anything else.

The simple answer is the best room paint to use is always the highest quality paint you can buy. With Behr’s Marquee line (which is their highest quality) we never have a problem putting the paint on and it is almost always one coat coverage. This saves a lot of time not having to double or triple coat, especially if its a big paint job.

Further Reading – Are you thinking about painting your exterior? You’ve gotta read these exterior painting tips.

Top view of paint bucket on step stool with paint brush on hard wood floors

What are the best Behr gray paint colors?

If you’ve ever been over to my house or ever talked to me about paint colors, you know that I love me some gray! If you’re wondering what the best gray paint colors are, here are a few that I’ve used in our homes and I loved them all for different reasons.

Fashion Gray – Behr

I love this gray color! We put it on the walls in almost every room in our old house (check out before and after home renovation pictures here). Fashion Gray is a warm gray with a brown undertone, but overall it looked very neutral. Depending on the light source in the room or time of day, it may appear as a rock gray on the walls.

Fashion Gray is what I would call a “moody” gray color without feel too dark and heavy.

Desk with shelves on wall above a computer desk with gray walls painted with Fashion Gray by Behr
Behr Fashion Gray Paint Color in Marble and Gold Home Office
Vintage dresser being used as a coffee bar with wall shelves and hooks above it for mug storage with gray painted walls with Fashion Gray paint color from Behr Paint
Fashion Gray Paint Color on walls in DIY Coffee Station
Open concept kitchen with peninsula and light countertops with pendant lights above it that looks into large living room with big window and shiplap wall with gray painted walls everywhere with Fashion Gray paint color from Behr Paint
Fashion Gray Paint Color on Walls in Kitchen and Living Room

Chic Gray – Behr

This gray paint color is much lighter than the Fashion Gray, definitely works to make small spaces feel larger since it is a light grey paint. Chic Gray is a warm gray with a greige undertone.

Boho gallery wall in nursery on gray painted wall with Chic Gray from Behr
Chic Gray Behr paint on walls in baby girl nursery
Ledge shelves with neutral frames and wall decor leaning on wall with light gray painted walls in hallway painted with Chic Gray paint color from Behr Paint
Chic Gray Behr paint color on walls in hallway behind picture ledge shelves
Farmhouse decorated living room with gray couch and ottoman with buffalo watercolor art on wall above couch and shelving unit next to couch decorated with farmhouse style vintage decor like old books, vintage sale, white farmhouse pitcher, candleholders and big wicker basket for blanket storage with light gray painted walls with Behr Chic gray paint color
Behr Chic Gray paint color on walls in cozy living room

Burnished Clay – Behr

This is a great light grey paint with warmer tones. Burnished Clay is a greige with a cool undertone. Although it technically has “cool” undertones according to Behr Paint, it doesn’t feel blue or purple. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a dusty beige on the walls.

Gray wall painted with Burnished Clay by Behr in bathroom with towels hanging on hooks and rub a dub dub sign under window
Burnished Clay Behr paint color on walls in farmhouse master bathroom

Graphic Charcoal – Behr

This dark gray paint color is the darkest one I’ve ever used in our homes and I’m a big fan. It is deep and moody, which I’ve totally been digging lately.

Graphic Charcoal is a deep gray with a blue undertone, but it doesn’t read blue in person. Depending on the light source or time of day, it may appear as a charcoal gray on the walls.

Behr Graphic Charcoal painted on wall behind grid gallery wall with square wooden frames
Behr Graphic Charcoal paint color behind grid gallery wall
Behr Graphic Charcoal painted on bottom of mountain mural in kid's space with a nature inspired color palette
Graphic Charcoal is the bottom color on this mountain mural

What’s your favorite gray paint color??

Let me know in the comments below!


Want to see more of our modern farmhouse nursery??

Step stool with bucket of paint in front of plain white wall with text overlay that says painting tips & tricks
Man painting ceiling corner with paint brush
Step stool sitting in front of blank wall  that has been started cutting in with Behr Chic Gray paint color with a drop cloth on the floor with a paint bucket sitting on it

3 thoughts on “Behr Chic Gray Paint Reveal (+ The Best Order of Painting A Room)

  1. It’s good to know that you should spend extra money on the right tools to paint. My wife wants to make our room look the best it can possibly be. I’ll be sure to look for the right brushes to use when we paint.

  2. Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges. It was definitely informative. Your site is extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I was happy to see an Aggie’s candle in your bathroom window, those are locally made where I live!!

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