A warm mid grey
Paint Colours: Elephant's Breath
This warm and contemporary grey is renowned for its characterful paint name, originally created by John Fowler, the notable English interior designer. Elephant's Breath is an uplifting mid grey with a hint of magenta, but can become almost lilac in the cooler light of west facing rooms. Try offsetting with Charleston Gray and London Clay for an invitingly earthy scheme with more intense accents, or pair with other Contemporary Neutrals such as the softer Strong White for a sense of neutrality and calm.
Available in our brand new Dead Flat® finish for walls, woodwork and metal.
Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Mid Tones
Complementary white: Strong White
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chloe Boyd & Co from A classic warm grey We used this colour for an Interior Design Project, it worked perfectly with their existing warm grey carpet. We also introduced the colour to the chest of drawers and architraves. Works best with warmer tones.
Date published: 2023-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from my low-light North facing living room After very nearly choosing Jitney for my long and narrow low-light North facing living room, I'm pretty happy with the way Elephants Breath turned out. It's definitely more gray and lavender in the cool light of my room (I've read it looks beige in brighter places). I have a10ft window but it faces the woods. We did the fireplace paneling and crown in Skimming Stone. People say go with warm colors for a northern exposure, but this gray actually works very well. And it goes well with the hall in Red Earth. I sampled a thousand colors and they all looked dead in the cool light of the room except the quite saturated tones, but I didn't want a dark color because we use the room day and night. I was very much leaning toward Jitney until the eleventh hour -- but couldn't pull the trigger because we have a lot of wood furniture and a medium brown couch and with Jitney it would just be too earthy. After painting was finished, I was surprised by a few things. One, that Elephants Breath called for black, white or silver lighting rather than the brass I was originally going for. (I went with white.) Secondly, silver picture frames work much better on it than wood. Third, 2700k bulbs made the wall color look bad!! I'm quite committed to warm lighting but I had to admit 2700k really muddied the color and made the walls look dirty. Changing to 3000k helped a TON, transforming the walls into a more sophisticated lavender gray. Hope this helps someone!
Date published: 2022-06-04