I know that it’s so hard to compare colors when you’re looking at them on a screen or on a little color card that was printed, so it’s not 100% true. We’re hoping that these side-by-side comparisons and “what’s the difference” posts (like the one Abbe did for Ironstone, Linen and Grain Sack) will help you with picking the best color for your project.
So, here is a look at the grays in the line – Shutter Gray is on the left and Trophy is on the right.
Trophy is a warmer, darker gray. It has yellow and green undertones and is meant to mimic tarnished silver, as the name would suggest. If you want a true gray, Trophy is the one for you. You can make it lighter by mixing it with Grain Sack or darker, more like charcoal, by adding in a bit of Typewriter.
Shutter Gray is definitely a blue/gray and is one of my very favorite colors.
To me, this colors has more of a Frenchy vibe to it and looks like a color that’s faded over time. It’s a bit paler than Trophy and can obviously be made lighter as well by mixing it with any of the neutrals. I love the color you get when you mix equal parts Grain Sack and Shutter Gray. That’s a personal favorite.
So, which gray is right for you?
– Miss Mustard Seed