Gray is the new white…or is it?

gasl_fawn_galli_013There’s a lot of talk out there about gray being the new wall color – replacing white as the neutral. Well, there are grays and there are grays. Where you live – the landscape and climate – will determine what gray – warm or cool; light, medium or dark will work in your home. For example if you live in a climate that has cold winters, or predominately gray skies you’ll want to choose a warmer tone. If you live in a sunny climate or a coastal area, a cool gray might be a better choice. 

Whatever gray you choose, the idea is that walls with color, in most cases, are better than white. White actually creates some pretty harsh contrasts. This is great if you are going for that look, but most rooms benefit for a bit of color. Color adds warmth and depth. Where mix and match furniture can look fractured in a white room, a soft wall color can suddenly pull it all together. So be brave and experiment. It’s only paint.

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1 Response to “Gray is the new white…or is it?”


  1. 1 High Desert Diva April 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Martha!
    You’re a blogger…yay! I have that same Eva Maddox quote on my blog.
    Just checked out your website, too. Everything looks fab. Glad you’re online.
    Let’s talk about you writing an article for the HDDC to add to the COBA newsletter.
    cheers,
    Charmaine


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