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In this article, we will compare Morning Fog and Lazy Gray paint colors from Sherwin Williams.

This includes a side by side color comparison with Hex and RGB numbers. If you are considering either of these colors for your home, the following information will help you decide which paint color is best for you.

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Morning Fog vs Lazy Gray Paint Colors

Both Morning Fog and Lazy Gray are cool colors. Morning Fog is a bit more saturated, while Lazy Gray will have a tendency to chalk. If you need a dark sleeping space, Morning Fog may be a better choice.

These color each contain a lot of green, which gives the home decorator some fun options. Because Lazy Gray is a bit paler, you can push the color by using contrasting shades, as long as you push it towards a cool color.

Morning Fog is a bit darker and will be more difficult to push, so you can pair it with stronger shades.

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Morning Fog

Morning Fog from Sherwin-Williams is a lovely base shade of gray with enough heft to hold color against strong contrast. Be aware that it does lean cool; if you pair it with rich warm shades, it may appear a bit muddy.

This color would be a terrific choice for walls with a lot of texture. It throws a lovely shadow color. If you’re breaking away from nothing but white walls. you could use this color to create a striking accent wall.

There’s enough red in this blend to be a bit sooty. You will exacerbate this by pairing it with clear colors, such as sunflower yellow, cardinal red or royal blue.

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To support this gray effectively without pushing it towards a muddy color, pair it with cool blends. Burgundy, wine, navy and plum would all look wonderful against this color.

Greens will be tricky to pair with Morning Fog, as will anything in the yellow family. Before you put this on the walls in the room where your green suede sofa sits, paint yourself a sample and study it when the room is bathed in as much sun as it gets.

This gray may go greige against green, which you may or may not like.

Trim colors need to be very clean against this gray. Consider a plain gloss or semi-gloss white. Don’t use bright white, as this blend contains blue and may create a contrasting stripe of color that doesn’t let your Morning Fog walls relax.

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If your floor finishes are on the warm side, such as a cherry wood or rich hickory, consider painting your trim a paler shade of gray. Ice Cube is close to Morning Fog and will not create a strong contrast.

It’s light enough that it will read white. Cool floors, such as will benefit from a clean white paint job.

Light this color in cool colors. LED daylight bulbs tend to have a bit of blue in them. If you can light this color from below, you’ll create more visual interest.

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Because this paint throws a lovely shadow tone, you may want to play with colored lampshades or light filters to get more variety out of this shade.

Do take care when pairing gray and gray, or when combining gray and black. Charcoal carpets may appear gray against white walls, but if you put gray paint on the walls, the blue in the carpet will stand up and demand to be noticed.

A black suede sofa may have enough blue in the fabric to turn your new gray walls a muddy beige. Grab a couple of large pieces of cardboard and paint yourself a test panel.

When it dries, lean it against furniture and lay it on your floor to get the full impact.

RGB: 168, 173, 176
Hex Code: #A8ADB0

Lazy Gray

If you’re going for a cool-to-neutral palette but want some room to play in individual rooms, paint your home Lazy Gray.

This pale gray blend from Sherwin-Williams is pale enough to keep your space calm, but will tolerate some pushing with strong shades.

For example, if you use this on the walls of your children’s room, you can push it toward lavender by adding a large pop of yellow.

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Bedspreads and play rugs take up a lot of real estate and provide a lot of contrast. An orange bean bag chair in a play room will push Lazy Gray toward a pale blue.

Pastels will be easier to pair with this color than deep colors. Rich shades, both warm and cool, will overwhelm this color and leave it far in the background.

That may work to your advantage, but overwhelmed wall color can often feel tired or dusty.

Look for subtle ways to nudge this color. For example, cushions and throws with a great deal of contrast can bring out the fresh, clean feel of Lazy Gray.

Blues of all shades will push this gray to the front. Purple and teal will also bring this gray out of the shadows.

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White is the ideal neutral for this shade. If you prefer a plain canvas drape, make sure you get white and not ivory. Your sheers should also be white. Look for brushed nickel hardware to use against this gray.

If you want something darker, consider black iron instead of a brass or bronze.

Lazy Gray is a terrific color for your kitchen cabinets, especially if you’re trying to create a sense of space or openness.

Fans of the cottage style may be happies with white metal handles and porcelain knobs for a more cozy feel.

The shadow color from Lazy Gray is a bit on the odd side. Because there’s such a small gap between blue and green in this shade, your shadows may lean green.

Give your eyes a break by adding real green. Put your favorite houseplant in a pretty white wicker basket and see all three shades glow.

For those who really like variety, it’s a good idea to put this color to use in several sheens. This gray is light enough to produce a lot of visual variety. If you’re not crazy about stripes, consider using a stencil.

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The new stencils for home decorators are quite large. If you have an open wall and don’t plan to cover it with art or furniture, consider adding a couple of stencils at the height you’d use for a painting or print. Another option is to use a trellis stencil to cover the whole wall.

If you’ve never stenciled before, go back to your cardboard sample and play with your stencil brush. It actually takes very little paint on a stencil brush to fill in the openings of the stencil.

If you use too much, you’ll drip and glue your stencil to the wall. Work with a fairly dry brush until you get the feel of the application.

Patch and prime the base surface as necessary. Go ahead and coat with your flat or eggshell coat of Lazy Gray. Let it cure completely, then use a semi-gloss version of the same color to add your stencils.

Secure the stencil firmly and work with a light touch. These subtle stencils will be easier to see if you light them from below or from the side.

RGB: 190, 193, 195
Hex Code: #BEC1C3

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