Color Trend: Shades of Gray

Capture a cool, contemporary look by adding gray into your favorite color scheme.

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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.

  • 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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