Gray has become the next big, fabulous neutral, and let me tell you it is here to stay! While gray has been popular for modern and contemporary spaces for years, using the overlooked neutral is gaining more and more popularity in traditional and transitional homes.
Our own Designer, Erika Barczak, Allied ASID, recently wrapped up a wonderful project in which her client embraced the growing gray trend. The client’s previous house was more on the transitional/traditional side, and she wanted to keep that feel while updating the look for the new home. By using a neutral gray color scheme Erika was able to put together a space that fit the client’s request perfectly.
Choose your temperature – Grays come in a wide array of shades, some on the warm side with more beige undertones and some on the cool side, with more blue and green undertones. It is important to remember when using a plethora of different grays that it is a must to match the color value. Staying with either warm grays or cool grays is a great way to ensure that your gray room will look amazing. Which side are you on?
Add a Pop! There are some considerable advantages in using an all neutral scheme. It creates a clean, fresh, and calming effect, but with three young girls this family need to add a pop of femininity to liven up the gorgeous space. By infusing splashes of fuchsia with art and florals to the room, the designer, was able exhibit a bit of fun, feminine, flair to the space while still keeping the integrity of the neutral color scheme.
Gray is a wonderful option for any space, whether you are modern, transitional, contemporary, traditional or even urban Tuscan, don’t be afraid to use gray as your neutral. You’ll be sure to make your neighbors Gray with Envy!
Are you loving gray as much as we are? Let us know about your infatuation for the next, big neutral!
Happy Designing – By Design Interiors, Inc.
Posted on Fri, June 27, 2014
by Erin Rose filed under