JC Licht’s Color of the Month May: Benjamin Moore Touch of Gray 2116-60 | JC Licht


JC Licht’s Color of the Month May: Benjamin Moore Touch of Gray 2116-60

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JC Licht’s Color of the Month May: Benjamin Moore Touch of Gray 2116-60

JC Licht's May Color of the Month: Benjamin Moore Touch of Gray 2116-60

Transform your space with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Touch of Gray 2116-60, the perfect blend of sophistication and adaptability. Discover the secret to creating a serene ambiance that speaks to both contemporary and classic tastes with this subtle shade. We’ll guide you through the ways Touch of Gray can create an impact in your interiors with its soft violet undertones and how to seamlessly integrate it with your existing decor.

Key Takeaways

  • Touch of Gray 2116-60 is a versatile hue from Benjamin Moore’s Color Preview Collection, offering a sophisticated violet undertone and providing a tranquil, elegant ambiance suitable for various interior designs.
  • The color pairs well with a wide range of complementary hues such as Stuart Gold HC-10 and Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20 and can be incorporated with different finishes and textures to enhance interior spaces.
  • Benjamin Moore’s advanced paint formulations, like Touch of Gray 2116-60, feature durable 100% acrylic resin, providing easy cleaning, excellent adhesion, and a reduction in mildew growth, paired with finishes suitable for all types of surfaces and imperfections.

Unveiling Touch of Gray 2116-60: Benjamin Moore's Color of the Month

Embark on a journey through Benjamin Moore’s Color Preview Collection, which spans from vibrant hues to soft pastels. Touch of Gray 2116-60, part of this collection, is a testament to the versatility of the overall Benjamin Moore color system. This color collection contains hues that can transform any space, making the ordinary extraordinary. With Touch of Gray, your interiors will take on a whole new identity, one that is elegantly understated yet captivating.

Touch of Gray 2116-60 transcends being merely a color; it constitutes an experience. Its features include:

  • Subtle violet hue
  • A lilac tone not overly vivid
  • Intriguing contrast to the typical gray

This color is an invitation to explore the boundaries of your design inspiration.

The Subtle Elegance of Violet Hues

Touch of Gray 2116-60, with its unique violet hue, infuses any room with a sense of tranquility and sophisticated elegance. Its lilac tone enhances home decor, silently whispering a story of sophistication and grace. This understated elegance stirs a subtle sense of calm, encouraging a visionary approach to interior design.

The gentle, softly polished glow of Touch of Gray offers an almost iridescent quality, its luxurious matte finish designed to leave a lasting impression. Its ability to reflect light gently, rather than glaringly, allows the violet undertones to shine through, creating a captivating ambiance that transforms your living space into a serene haven.

Incorporating Touch of Gray into Your Interior

Touch of Gray 2116-60 showcases versatility. It can function as both a subtle backdrop and a compelling accent color in various interior design styles, thanks to its wide color compatibility. Whether you are looking to create a calming and sophisticated space or to harmonize with contrasting neutrals, the Touch of Gray can pair beautifully with soft natural colors such as creamy whites, wood tones, or complementary grays.

A unified color palette that incorporates Touch of Gray can be consistently applied throughout different rooms, offering versatility to integrate bold or accent colors for creating distinct areas of interest. So, whether you’re planning an interior paint job for a single room or more than one, this color can work wonders in transforming your space.

Eclectic Charm: Furniture and Decor Pairings

Due to its balance of femininity and neutrality, Touch of Gray 2116-60 naturally complements an array of furniture styles, especially those with an eclectic flair. It pairs beautifully with a variety of textures and materials. For instance, brass or copper accents combined with honey-toned wood not only increase visual interest but also enhances the subtle sophistication of the Touch of Gray backdrop.

Picture gray kitchen cabinetry matched with marble countertops and warm wooden tones. This balance of modern sophistication pairs beautifully with Touch of Gray, creating an exquisite space full of charm.

To prevent an interior from feeling too cool or sterile, integrating natural elements such as greenery or wooden aspects can inject warmth into spaces adorned with Touch of Gray, adding to the room’s eclectic charm.

Bold and Beautiful: Accentuating with Prints

While Touch of Gray 2116-60 may be subtle, it confidently embraces bold companions. This collection contains bold hues, providing a perfect canvas for bold silhouettes, geometrics, or large-scale florals. These bold elements stand strong against Touch of Gray, accentuating its character and creating a striking visual impact.

Imagine contrasting striped walls that utilize gray with bold, graphic patterns and splashes of vibrant color. Such a design can energize a room while allowing the Touch of Gray to maintain its calming effect.

The subtlety of Touch of Gray provides a beautiful contrast to bold prints, enhancing the color’s subdued nature, and creating a beautiful balance within the room. From bold hues to airy pastels, the Touch of Gray complements various color palettes and styles.

Colors to Pair with Touch of Gray 2116-60

Touch of Gray 2116-60 uniquely pairs beautifully with a diverse array of colors. Though it holds its own, when paired with complementary colors, it can bring out unexpected dimensions in your decor.

Let’s explore a couple of colors that compliment Touch of Gray well and can create harmonious color schemes in your space.

Stuart Gold HC-10

Stuart Gold HC-10 is a warm gold hue that creates an appealing contrast to Touch of Gray 2116-60. This color pairing brings together the cool sophistication of Touch of Gray with the inviting warmth of Stuart Gold, creating a balanced and eye-catching palette of airy pastels and saturated tones.

It’s a combination that promises to infuse any room with a refined yet inviting ambiance.

Gentleman's Gray 2062-20

On the other hand, Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20 is a deep, rich gray that complements Touch of Gray’s subtle elegance. This pairing creates a sophisticated analogous color scheme that is both contemporary and timeless.

The resulting look is a layered, multifaceted space that exudes a quiet elegance and a refined aesthetic.

Sample Before You Commit: Try Touch of Gray Today

It is advisable to try a sample of your chosen paint color on your walls before initiating your painting project to ensure you are confident with your selection. Visit your nearest JC Licht to try a sample of the elegant Touch of Gray 2116-60.

Paint a minimum 1’ x 1’ area with two coats of sample paint to truly gauge the new color and account for the wall’s existing color.

Visualizing the Final Look

The interplay between light and your chosen paint color is essential. The light in a room changes throughout the day, affecting the appearance of the color. Therefore, observing the painted sample area under different lighting conditions and at various times of the day is essential. The visual effect of paint colors can vary significantly in different lighting conditions, which makes using a swatch on the wall crucial for envisioning the true hue.

Moreover, testing paint directly on walls rather than on boards provides a more accurate representation due to differences in texture and color saturation. Paint samples should be observed on several walls in various lighting conditions and times to fully understand how the color will behave in the space. This way, you can be sure that the Touch of Gray 2116-60 will look exactly as you envisioned it in your space.


This exploration of Touch of Gray 2116-60, JC Licht’s Color of the Month, has taken us through the process of understanding the color’s subtle elegance, its potential in various interior designs, and how it can be paired with other colors and finishes for a harmonious look. We have also delved into the technical aspects of the paint, understanding its formulation, finish, and durability.

Stop by your local JC Licht store to get a half-pint sample of Touch of Gray or schedule an in-home color consultation with our team!

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