A Beautiful Greige- BM Grant Beige

January 8, 2015

grant beige bedroom


I never wrote about a specific beige before. But lately, I am drawn to this neutral medium beige with a touch of gray in it. Benjamin Moore’s Grant Beige HC-83 is nothing fancy, just a beautiful soft color for the walls:

grant beige bedroom2


Isn’t it beautiful? I just recently took the time to really look at it and see how subtle this beige is but with strength to not get lost in the room:

grant beige kitchen


Grant Beige has green undertones which makes it easier to work with than the beiges with red or yellow undertones. Green undertones do not scream out, “ Look at me!” and will often work well with red or yellow undertones.

grant beige living room


I love how well it works with whites, black, gray, red, green and blues. I am starting to design a room now with a color palette of grant beige, white and navy. Gorgeous!

And I love how it looks with stained trim:

Grant Beige with Stained Trim


What a beautiful room, isn’t it?

grant beige entry


So, are these photos demonstrating why I am loving the Grant Beige color? Plus, this greige works with contemporary and transitional settings as well as traditional. What more can you ask of a beige?



I hope you enjoyed. Next time you are looking for that perfect beige, take a look at Grant Beige HC-83!


  1. I painted my family room Grant Beige and love it! Now I’m planning to take it into the hallways and the foyer. My dining room and living room flank the foyer and I’m thinking I’d like to do a slightly darker color. Any suggestions? I bought a sample of the Grant Beige at 50% darker and it is too dark. I’ve seen your suggestions of Bleeker beige (darker) and Manchester tan. (lighter). Any other suggestions for a slightly darker shade to go with the Grant Beige? Should I do a sample w/ 25% darker? I also have a powder room off the hallway (currently wallpaper that is coming down!) Any suggestions?

    • Hi Kim, I always like to go darker in the rooms off of the hallway. Navy and other dark blues are my favorite. Take a look at colors beside the beige for those special rooms off of Grant Beige. That is another reason why I love Grant Beige. It works so well with so many other colors.

  2. Hi Kelly,

    I am thinking about painting my wood cabinets white in the kitchen. What is a good BM color for this? Right now I have trim that is White Dove in my entire house. The room gets a pretty good amount of light. Should I stick with white dove but is it – white enough? What do you suggest?

    • I would stick with the White Dove for your cabinets Rachael, especially that your trim is the same color. It is white enough, and even better to use because it does not have any undertones you will have to work around. Hope this helps!

  3. Hi! I’m painting my kitchen and dining walls Grant beige. Would SW Creamy work for the cabinets or should I go with a whiter white? The kitchen does get too much natural light but the adjacent dining room does (open concept). I see the green undertones of the grant beige and feel that maybe the Creamy would just be too blah?

  4. Hi Kelly! This post, even if it is 2 years old is exactly what I was looking for. We will be painting our kitchen and dining room walls in Grant Beige. We have kitchen cabinets and family room built-ins that are yellowish oak. Which white/off-white color would work for it? My floors are almost the same honey oak as the cabinets. Would Sherwin Williams creamy work for it? Thank you!

  5. Hi Kelly

    I have Grant Beige in my living and dining room with White Dove trim. I’m currently painting kitchen cabinets White Dove. I have 2 questions for you….what color should I go with on kitchen ceiling and walls? I have a multicolored slate backsplash that is throwing me off on wall color.



  6. Hi, I have cherry hardwood floors throught the house, do you think Grant Beige is a good color choice for the walls?

    • Hi Priscilla, I put the grant Beige sample with the cherry floor and I think it looks great. BUT, I think you should go the Ben Moore and get a sample of the Grant Beige to paint on poster board and live with a few days with the cherry flooring- daytime and night and make sure you love it. Good luck!

  7. Hi! I’m in the process of selecting an exterior paint color for our 1868 house. I found Grant beige and love it. Was planning on using dove white for trim of windows which have wide frames.
    Do you think that will provide enough of a vontrast or should I use a brighter white? If brighter, any suggestions?

    • Hi Lisa, I would use the White Dove. A brighter white, such as Simply White, would really stand out against the Grant Beige. I think the trim should work together with the wall color, which White Dove does.Hope this helps!

  8. Hi! I’m in the process of selecting an exterior paint color for our 1868 house. I found Grant beige and love it. Was planning on using dove white for trim of windows which have wide frames.
    Do you think that will provide enough of a contrast or should I use a brighter white? If brighter, any suggestions? The windows and grids will be cottage red.
    Thank you!

  9. Hi, I just purchased an adult condominium that is all Grant Beige except for my master bedroom which will be painted Bemjamin Moore Paladium Blue. I like it, but the problem is trying to incorporate the colors of furnature,curtains, rugs, cushions, etc. from my previous house, if I can. I have brown, red, gold, green and some large dark brown and cream pieces of furniture. My old house is painted with Benjamin Moore Ginger Root and Behr Plantation White. I like color but can’t find alot of color combinations for Grant Beige.This is a real change for me, can you give me some suggestions?

    • Have you tried the Grant Beige with your furnishings? Brown should work, gold and green and cream would all work with the Grant Beige. It really is a great neutral color.

  10. Hi Kelly,

    I really like Grant Beige but I am trying to find a match (or close match) to Behr Marquee paints. We have a room with cathedral ceilings and a darker color that we are trying to go over, and I know that Marquee is one coat coverage. (guaranteed in their colors only) I know, my husband, the painter, for most of this job will thanks me.

    • Hi Andrea, I tried finding a close match with Behr but none are close enough. Have you tried Ben Moore Aura? It covers beautifully- they say one coat, but I find you have to do two to get it right. I am sure with the Behr it will be more than one coat. Maybe with a primer it will be one coat but can not be sure. Hope this helps Andrea!

      • Thanks Kelly. I really appreciate your input and your quick response.
        I will look at Ben Moore Aura for Grant Beige. I am also considering Manchester Tan. Do you think MT will look washed out in a very sunny room with skylights?
        Also, if I have Bleeker Beige in my foyer is it better to stick with a warmer neutral in the adjoining kitchen and family room like Grant Beige or MT rather than go for Revere Pewter or Edgecomb Gray. I have looked at these colors as well. I am all over the place with paint choices.

  11. I am going insane choosing a light and airy color for my kitchen! I have Feather Down cupboards (Benjamin Moore) and brown countertop. Floors are oak but hoping to stain them dark brown in the future. Narrowed choices down to Manchester Tan and Grant Beige. Any suggestions? I’ve always had a lot of color in my home and leaning towards neutrals now. Want to see “color” close to neutral but not “off white” either. Want to notice it if that makes sense, help!

    • Hi Jill,
      Hard to choose colors for your own home, isn’t it? I have trouble also like everyone else with my own home. I looked at Feather Down with both Man Tan and Grant Beige. I don’t think there is enough contrast with Man Tan. I really like your choice of Grant Beige. Grant looks really nice with the Feather Down. It is a very soft neutral I know you will love. I suggest to get a painted sample board and move around your kitchen day and night to be sure you love! Good luck with your project.

  12. Hi Kelly,
    It is Andrea again. I hit the send button and then I thought of another question. Other than Manchester Tan being lighter than Grant Beige what are the other differences? You refer to Grant Beige as a beige with a little gray – being a greige. Does Manchester Tan have a little gray tool or is it a little more yellow? I don’t see the undertones too well.

  13. need color for two story foyer, north facing, little light, no direct light. revere pewter cast green,smokey taupe has nice depth cast pink, ashen tan cast purple, abalone cast purple. looking for depth of color, not too dark, not flat, have curved stairs case with new iron spindles and reddish hue hardwood stairs. stairs were done a year ago and still havent picked out paint, paid colorist to cone out but so far nothing has worked. help

  14. Hi!

    Using Grant Beige as an all over house color in our open floor plan ranch home. Would BM Grasslands or BM Soft Fern be a good fit for the dining room?

    • Hi Kathie, I love your choices! Grant beige looks beautiful with either Grasslands or Soft Fern. Love both! You just have to decide if you want a lighter color in the room or darker. You can’t go wrong with either. I like going with more drama, I would probably pick the Grasslands. Good choices!

  15. Hi Kelly,

    I am looking for a paint colour for my north east facing family room with brown leather furniture, mocha stained maple tables and a reclaimed brick fireplace. What do you think about using grant beige or even Bleeker beige? I have clay beige entry way and stairwell.

    • Hi Jane. Instead of Grant Beige, why don’t you give Ben Moore Muslin oc-12 a look? It will work well with your furniture and brick fireplace. If you would like a darker color, Ben Moore Shaker Beige HC-45 is a beautiful color that will also work well with your furnishings. Hope this helps!

  16. Hi Kelly
    This is the first time I’ve explored websites for help with choosing color matches.
    Your website photos and pics are beautiful.
    I am in a dilemma with regards to the best Wall color choice for my upgraded Kitchen. The kitchen is small with one medium size Window, directly above the countertop/Sink Area. The kitchen is also open to the backPorch and Door Area.
    There are Espresso kitchen Cabinets, which are surrounded beneath with white subway tiles. Countertop is white with mostly lite and dark greys; you see more of the greys than the white. Flooring is ceramic white tiles with grey shadows colouring.
    The wall between the kitchen and Dining Room is being removed: therefore revealing the Accent Wall of Dining/living room which has been recently painted Rattan AF 375 .The LR/ DR room primary color is Standish White HC 32. From the Kitchen, you can see one side-Wall of the Standish White color.
    I would be so grateful to have your thoughts on color suggestions for the whites/grey/ espresso/ and the Accent DR color, If that needs to be considered,! Thank you so much.

  17. I have a small powder room right outside a large room painted with grant beige. Any bathroom suggestions?

    • Hi Courtney, That is one reason I love Grant Beige- it works so well with most all other colors. Light blues, dark blues, light greens, dark greens, etc. Just choose a color you love- it is a small space, go crazy!haha

  18. I love grant beige and have it in my kitchen and living room with white dove trim. Should I paint our cabinets white dove (they’re sw muslin right now-horrible! ) Would Pashmina work as a complementary color or is Bennington gray a better choice? I’ve used pashmina and revere pewter incombo before in our old home but wanted to do a slightly less gray color for our new home (cue grant beige!

    • Hi Jill,

      I love Grant Beige. Yes, I think White Dove is a great cabinet and trim color with Grant Beige. Either the Bennington or Pashmina would work- I like the Pashmina, but there is more gray in it than Bennington.
      Hope this helps you decide!

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