Thanks to all for your responses to our exterior paint color quandary. Amherst Grey was overwhelmingly favored over all the other samples I slapped up on the side of our house. This was my favorite from the beginning, but Chris was undecided. You've all convinced him :)
While your comments were convincing enough, this is the picture that sealed the deal:
According to Houzz, this home was painted in Benjamin Moore's Amherst Gray. Enough said.
And I think I might just take good old Ben's recommendation and go with Citrine (or some other yellow) as our front door color.
We could use a bright color on the front door so that it will stand out under the shaded porch.
Hopefully my husband agrees.