Really loathe choosing paint colours so am aiming to paint one colour in hall. stairs, kitchen-diner and our bedroom. Would like a nice pale grey which is not depressing?! And the builder just texted me to say they need the paint tomorrow! Eeeeek, help, please.
daimbardiva you should look at Sanderson Grey Birch Light. It's lovely and has a warm tone without being beigey or browny. If you want an even paler version (more like off white), look at Sanderson Birch White or Boulder.
F&B Skimming Stone is also very nice but borders on being brown/beige rather than grey. Same for Dulux Just Walnut and F&B Elephant's Breath.
Little Greene French Grey Pale, French Grey Mid and F&B Cornforth White are all very nice greys - they have a slightly blue undertone. (I have French Grey Pale in our bedroom and Mid in our sitting room).
We've just painted our hall / stairs and landing. Its definitely true that the light can make a huge difference to how the colour looks once its on the wall. I really liked F&B's Blackened on the colour card but I would say it definitely looks like a pale blue rather than a grey (at least in my hall). We had lots of testers but ended up with Dusk from Homebase's Sanctuary Range and I'm really pleased with it - very very pale grey. Looks white until its contrasted against white paintwork.