With all the different color variations, gray is a flexible interior design color. In fact, there really are fifty shades of gray!
More often then not, people use gray as a neutral, instead of beige, white or cream. With gray, you can go cool or warm, depending on the version of gray you select, and the tone you are going for. There are literally so many shades, and very few of them are just a simple mix of black and white. Usually gray includes other color tones including blue, pink, green, yellow or any other color.
Gray can come in a variety of intensities too, from the lightest gray (think dove) to a dark steel gray. Gray doesn’t need to be thought of as just a solid, smooth color when you use it in design – part of the beauty of gray is in its texture too. Think about wood grain in flooring and/or furniture, or texture in tweed and silk fabrics, or a matte or lacquer finish in paint.
Gray is a nice subtle color and goes well with a lot of other colors, letting the other hues get all the attention, bouncing off the gray. Good colors for accent are french blue, pink, gold, black, brown and white. For the most part, gray is a peaceful color that adds serenity to an interior environment. However, gray can also be edgy and avant garde, like when it’s used for concrete flooring.
Many different elements in your house lend themselves to a gray neutral color idea. These include:
- Wall paint
- Tile and stone flooring
- Upholstery fabric or furniture
- Window coverings
- Rugs and carpeting
As an accent color, use gray for your throw pillows, table linens, lamps, artwork and art frames, bed coverings and much more.
Thinking of going gray in your home? Give Earth Care Window Treatments a call and we will design your window treatments in grey, or around the gray in your home.