POLL: What’s the Favorite Hermès Gray?


From L to R: Gris Asphalt, Glycine, Chamonix, Craie, Gris Tourterelle, and Barenia Faubourg from @sparkledolll

With the recent addition of Gris Asphalte to the Hermès gray lineup, we thought it time to play: What’s your favorite shade of Hermès gray?

Hermès newest gray release has re-sparked our community obsession with neutrals. We’ve seen a huge influx of submissions to our #pursebopshermesneutralcomparisonshots hashtag on Instagram. All of your fabulous comparison shots of everything from “Gris Asphalte vs. Gris Tourterelle” and “Etain vs. Etoupe” inspired us to compile a comprehensive visual diary as a useful reference for those still in search of their perfect neutral.

PurseBop of all people knows that navigating the neutral world can be difficult, and last year she thoroughly documented her journey of adding a neutral to her collection. The advice and pictures from our community were instrumental in the process, and our first neutral poll drew a lot of attention. Since we value your opinion so much, after viewing the comparison pictures please scroll to the  new poll below and let us know if your favorite Hermès gray has changed considering the recent addition of Gris Asphalte (GA) to the H color collection.

And don’t worry, we included a few other neutrals besides gray in these photos to fully satiate your neutral palette!


Alex Curran with Hermes Gris Tourterelle, Irina Shayk with Hermes Etoupe and Kim Kardashian West with Hermes (we aren’t really sure what color, your guess?)

A Visual Diary: Eye Candy and Comparison Shots

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Gris Asphalte Constance in Epsom leather vs. Gris Asphalte Birkin in Swift Leather ~ @sparkledolll


Gris Asphalte Jige in swift leather ~ @by_md

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Etain Birkin in togo vs. Etain Bearn Wallet in epsom vs. Gris Mouette Constance in epsom vs. Gris Asphalte Jige in swift ~ @by_md

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Etoupe Kelly vs. Gris Asphalte Kelly Dog Bracelet ~ @christinajoe


Etain Birkin  vs. Gris Asphalte Jige ~ @petitebunnii


Etoupe Birkin vs. Etain Constance ~ @nnbluebunny


Etoupe Negonda Garden Party Tote vs. Gris Perle Chevre Mysore Clochette vs. Etain Clemence Clochette ~ @lionnlibra


Gris Tourterelle Birkin 25  vs. Gris Asphalte  Birkin 30~ @pretty_purses


Gris Asphalte Birkin  in Togo Leather vs. Gris Tourterelle Birkin in Togo Leather ~ @pretty_purses


Gris Tourterelle Birkin  vs. Etoupe Kelly vs. Etain Birkin~ @pretty_purses

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Clockwise: Etoupe Birkin vs.  Etain Birkin vs. Gris Tourterelle Birkin v. Craie Kelly  ~ @pretty_purses

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Clockwise: Gris Tourterelle togo vs.Etain in clemence vs. Craie epsom vs. Trench epsom and middle Etoupe swift pochette with Gris Asphalt swift Kelly Dog – @pretty_purses

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Etoupe/Etain epsom vs. Gris Tourterelle togo – @pretty_purses

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Clockwise: Etain epsom vs. Gris Tourterelle togo vs. Craie epsom vs. Etoupe togo – @pretty_purses


Gold vs. Etain vs. Etoupe vs. Gris Tourterelle vs. Black ~ @pretty_purses

Trench Birkin  vs. Fauve Barenia Birkin vs. Etain  Birkin~ @boo666


Gris Tourterelle Kelly vs. Etain Constance vs. Gris Mouette Birkin ~ @little_miss_clicclac

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Left to Right: Etoupe Kelly 28 GHW in Clemence Leather, Trench Birkin 25 GHW in Togo Leather, Craie Kelly au Galop 28 GHW ~ @bubbasteph

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Gris Tourterelle togo vs. Etain togo – @favloves

POLL: Vote Here!

If you could have your favorite bag, whether it be Birkin, Kelly, Constance, Jige, Garden Party or anything else, in the best shade of gray, what would it be?  From light to dark and everything in between, there are plenty of options. Let us know below.

The PurseBop Neutral Archive

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Gris Mouette Birkin 30 ~ @PurseBop

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Gris Asphalte Birkin vs. Etain Constane vs. Etoupe Bearn Wallet @upcloseandstylish

We’d love to see more of your neutral comparison shots on Instagram. Be sure to hashtag your pictures to #pursebopshermesneutralcomparisonshots and tag @boptalk to be featured!

Love, PurseBop
p.s. special thanks to @pretty_purses for  the many inspirational and helpful photos, we love you… 

Published: February 8th, 2018
Updated: February 8th, 2018

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