Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray is one the prettiest blue gray paint colors I’ve ever seen, and I’m so excited to share it with you today! Part of Benjamin Moore’s Historical Colors collection, this shade is sophisticated but so easy to use.

It’s a medium-toned gray with significant blue undertones, resulting in a cool and calming effect.

A house entrance with a light blue door, flanked by white columns and stone accents. A white planter with greenery sits near the door, painted in Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray, and a hanging lantern light fixture is above it. Bushes in the foreground.
Exterior featuring SW Colonnade Gray body, SW Alabaster trim, and BM Brewster Gray front door and shutters!
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Every time I think I’ve become familiar with all the prettiest shades of blue paint, I find a new one that I just have to share! Brewster Gray is a color that feels like it could transport you to Europe, but it could be just as comfortable on the shutters of a beach cottage.

Benjamin Moore describes this color as handsome, and I certainly don’t disagree. I can think of so many fabulous ways to use this color, so I’m sharing them with all with you today!

Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray HC-162

This color is complex and a touch dramatic, but still feels soft and welcoming. It’s beautiful as an accent color both indoors and out – I love how my friend Erin used it on her shutters and front door, as you’ll see throughout this guide!

Front view of a blue door, painted in Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray, with a small glass window at the top, a black door handle and lock, flanked by vertical glass panes. A brown doormat sits in front, and a lantern is placed to the right.

Where to Use this Color

  • Furniture – Use this color on bedside tables or dressers for a charming makeover!
  • Exterior Accent Color – Use it on shutters or a front door, as seen here!
  • Living Room – This color can create a serene and elegant atmosphere. Pair it with white trim and contrasting light furnishings to keep the space bright.
  • Bedrooms – Brewster Gray is perfect for bedrooms, providing a relaxing backdrop. Complement it with soft textiles and warm lighting.
  • Bathrooms – Use Brewster Gray on the walls for a spa-like feel. It works well with white fixtures and chrome accents.
  • Kitchens – This color can look stunning on kitchen cabinets or walls, especially when paired with Danby Marble or Quartz Countertops.
The two-story house features light blue shutters on the upper windows and a white garage door beneath. The exterior walls, painted in Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray, beautifully complement a section of brickwork to the side of the garage.
Exterior featuring SW Colonnade Gray body, SW Alabaster trim, and BM Brewster Gray front door and shutters!

Brewster Gray LRV

What is LRV? Click through for a full guide – this is an important system to understand for paint choices!

With an LRV of 29.97, this is considered a deeper shade, veering towards dark. However, if you’re using it on an exterior or in a room that gets a lot of natural light, I think you’ll be surprised at how soft and pretty it feels!

For a quick comparison, note that Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog has an LRV of 30. These two shades have similar levels of depth and interest!

A partially open light blue front door painted in Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray with decorative paneling viewed head-on. It has a dark handle and is framed by glass windows on both sides.


Brewster Gray can appear lighter in rooms with plenty of natural light, bringing out its blue undertones.

In rooms with limited natural light, the color may appear darker and more muted. Warm lighting can help balance the cool tones.

  • Cool Blue
  • Gray
  • Green
Front porch with a Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray door, stone columns, and white trim. There are two wicker chairs with cushions, potted plants, and a lantern. Bushes and greenery surround the steps.
Exterior featuring SW Colonnade Gray body, SW Alabaster trim, and BM Brewster Gray front door and shutters!

Similar Colors

It’s always a good idea to check out similar colors to see what will work best for your project. See my collection of Coastal Blues for more ideas!

  • Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge
  • Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray
  • Sherwin Williams Breezy
  • Sherwin Williams Stardew

Trim and Accent Colors to Coordinate

Close-up view of a two-story house's upper window with blue shutters. The Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray exterior and white trim frame the window, and part of a white garage door is visible at the bottom.

Paint Samples

As with any paint color, it’s essential to test Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray in your space. Paint a small section of the wall or use large sample boards to see how the color looks at different times of the day and under various lighting conditions. Or, order from Samplize – my favorite method!

A light blue front door, painted in Benjamin Moore Brewster Gray, is framed by white and pink flowers on green vines. The door is set within a wooden porch, and a brown doormat lies in front of it.

Are You Using this Paint Color?

If so, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a line and let me know. Sharing photos is a great way to help others in their home renovation journeys!

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    1. Hi Julie!
      They used Benjamin Moore’s Low Lustre exterior acrylic, which is the BM satin, in between the flat and soft gloss options. I hope that helps, and I hope you love this color!