Color Trend: Shades of Gray

Capture a cool, contemporary look by adding gray into your favorite color scheme.
By: Chelsey Bowen
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Gray Sophistication

Love a neutral palette? Consider designing with a gray color scheme. Neither boring nor drab, gray is perfect for creating a chic new look in your home. Gray is often used as a color for formality, like in this sophisticated dining room. The neutral background is highlighted by fabrics in graphic prints, stainless steel fixtures and white accessories.
From: Erinn Valencich

Accents of Charcaol

If you prefer bolder wall colors, try adding gray furnishings to help balance the look. In this design, Karen McAloon uses form and function to create a mid-century modern living room.

Go Monochromatic

A tone-on-tone gray palette creates a soothing refuge in the home. For this design, David Bromstad uses a blue-gray paint and stainless steel accents, but adds hints of wood and leather to keep the space welcoming.

Backdrop for Trends

Often considered a conservative shade, when used in design, gray creates a cool, sophisticated look. For this makeover, Karen McAloon paints the walls a beige-gray to create an elegant backdrop for the trendy combination of robin's egg blue and chocolate brown.

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