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.

(http://manolohome.com/category/home-improvement/)

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.

(http://www.ayearofmarriage.com/tag/dining-room-ideas/)

The grey painted walls function as a neutral. The brown undertones create continuity with the various wood stains found throughout the space.

(http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2009/01/kitchens-101-elements-to-copy.html)

(http://littlelovables.blogspot.com/2010/04/soft-yellow-accents.html)

(http://www.luxist.com/photos/leann-rimes-in-tennessee/2021691/)

(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/harmonizing-dark-floors-with-pale-decor-076296)

**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.

 

One Response to Glamorous in Grey

  1. violet6266 says:

    Hello, Can you please tell me the color of the gray-grey dining room, the one with the white accents that marries the browns? I am painting this week and would love my kitchen this color.
    From your description “The grey painted walls function as a neutral. The brown undertones create continuity with the various wood stains found throughout the space.”

    Thank you!!! Jill

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