I discovered this beautiful moody gray at Oliver Dunn in Georgetown. It's perfect when paired with bright white trim and an ample amount of natural light. In a dark space it can look very serious, bordering on gloomy.
Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage
This is Pale Silver's big sister. It has an amazing capacity to transform with the light and room accessories. I've seen several houses (and many Restoration Hardware stores, like the one in Georgetown) where every room is painted silver sage and you'd never guess it. My favorite is when it's paired with crisp white and glossy black, as in Nicole and Colin's house above.
A few other favorites: Benjamin Moore's Gray Horse 2140-50 (taupe-y gray with warm undertones), Gray Sky 2131-70 (a light, dreamy blue-gray with just a hint of light green), and Boothbay Gray HC-165 (a dusty coastal New England hue).
So there's our short list? What other amazing grays would you add to mix?
(Images: 1: clockwise from top left: Leah Moss, Domino, Jake Curtis, Graham & Greene, 2,6: Farrow & Ball, 3: House Beautiful, 5: Restoration Hardware, 7: Washington Spaces' blog, 8: myperfectcolor.com, 9,10: Leah Moss)