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I was searching for the best gray paint and stumbled across this brilliant post on Emily Henderson's blog. She highlights her favorite gray hues by matching them with fabulous shots of Ryan Gosling in various gray outfits. Not only is the article awash in eye candy, but it actually directed me to the gray paint I ended up using in my basement (Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore).

If you want to see Ryan — I mean, gray paint — at its best, check out Emily's article. And, unsurprisingly, Donna, from A Perfect Gray, also has some excellent and practical tips on picking gray paint colors. Her post is sadly lacking in any hunk photos, though.

For my basement, which has very little natural light, I narrowed my choices down to a handful, including Benjamin Moore (BM) Gray Owl OC-52, BM Horizon OC-53, BM Stonington Gray HC-170, and Sherwin Williams' "First Star". I went with Gray Owl and love it! There's the slightest hint of blue, but really it's just a good solid light gray.

What are your favorite grays?

(Image: GQ via Style by Emily Henderson)