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15 Chic Ways to Decorate With Slate Gray

August 31, 2016

This deep, dramatic neutral can serve as a backdrop for brighter colors, or it can make a statement all on its own.

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Slate Gray Color Palette

A versatile hue for any space, slate looks great when paired with both bright and muted accent colors. In this kid’s bedroom, coral, light green and navy blue accents pop against slate-colored walls.

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Naturally Dramatic

White kitchens are all the rage right now, but the blueish-gray hue of slate can add dramatic contrast to a mostly white space. In this kitchen, deep gray cabinets add weight against the white subway tile backsplash and open shelves.

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Photo: Andy McRory. From: L'Attitude Design .

Small Space Secret

Don’t be afraid to use a dark color like slate in a small space, especially if it gets a lot of natural light. A soft palette of watery blues and sandy browns offsets the slate-colored accent wall in this oceanfront bedroom, making the space feel surprisingly bright.

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Light and Dark

In a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light, slate walls can be balanced with elements of bright white. In this chic dining room, white wainscoting and a cofferred ceiling create gorgeous contrast against deep gray walls.

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