Grey is one of those colors I like to avoid completely, not just because the spelling (gray? grey?) can be confusing, but it seems somewhat drab; however, I have found that I really like the effect it creates (especially when there is white trim to add contrast). The grey paint acts as a neutral to create a more modern style. What are the benefits to using grey? It is a diverse color that comes in many shades. The overall atmosphere of a room can be changed depending on which shade you go with. The silvery greys create a chic, modern space while the mousy-brown grays add warmth. Here are some of my favorite finds where grey paint was used…
The charcoal grey offsets the hot pink and yellow in the room. I like the book wall. It is a little chaotic, but it creates a cool design.
Here the grey is paired with black, white and yellow to develop a modern, sophisticated living space. I like the black chandelier in this room.
The grey painted walls function as a neutral. The brown undertones create continuity with the various wood stains found throughout the space.
**Incase you are interested in the difference between grey and gray… Grey is used in the UK, while Gray is used primarily in the U. S.
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