Gray is Still the Neutral of Choice

The craze over gray is still going strong! Gray has a calming effect which can be quite soothing and cozy when used with other color tones that are trendy. Gray can be stylish instead of gloomy, according to Suite 101.

If you want to use gray without redecorating the entire room, work with what you’ve already got. In rooms that already use warm, golden tones, gray tones give additional warmth. Suite 101 suggests dark graphite gray for lots of contrast in rooms that already use light beige.

For those who are looking at remodeling or building a new home, gray can be used throughout the interior. Walls painted in light or medium gray can create a lovely backdrop for wall decor as it is neutral and very versatile. And using gray doesn’t stop on the walls. In fact, floor tiles, countertops, carpets and more in shades of gray can be fun to play with when choosing room accessories. Those looking to create a contemporary look can use gray and white for a sophisticated look.

Here are a few gray looks we like:

The gray tiles make the dark fireplace in this room pop.

Black-and-white art work in black frames pop off of this gray wall. The yellow flowers add the right amount of contrast.

This contemporary bedroom uses lots of gray and offers a sense of serenity. Nap time, anyone?

Can you tell why we love this one? Perhaps we can help you recreate a look like this with our custom wainscot!

Another great gray room! We like how the whites and reds in the room really stick out.

So, now we want to know what you think. Will you be using any shades of gray in your next interior design project? Let us know!

Photo credits (in order of appearance):, (photos 3 and 4), and Metropolitan Home via

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  1. some floor tiles are made of polymers like polycarbonates and epoxy, i think they are much cheaper;”‘

  2. Aimee says:

    Can you tell me what the paint color is for the second picture with the black and white photos? Thanks!


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