In recent years, the color grey has gone from being characterized as “dreary,” to being one of the most popular interior paint choices available. In the past year alone, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of Indiana clients who found that the color perfectly suited their unique visions to achieve their picture-perfect interior spaces. Here are a few exceptional uses of the color that we’ve recently encountered.
Different holidays and occasions are always a little more exciting with the addition of the colors that they are known for. For example, splashes of red and green around Christmas time make things feel significantly more festive. However, major holidays and seasons cover an entire spectrum of colors, making it hard to commit to paint colors. Plus seasonal decorations can clash with current interior colors, which can be disheartening to some. Choosing a gray interior transforms each room into a canvas that allows décor to be the focal point of any room. As a muted color, gray allows brighter colors to pop. Getting in the spirit of each season is as simple as changing the color of pillows on the couch or bringing out holiday decorations.
Anything but Drab
Some folks like the idea of using a shade of gray, but are still concerned that the final product will appear depressing. Luckily, there are many hues that have quite the opposite effect. Light grays can appear almost “silvery,” adding a slight shimmer to the room when the sunlight hits it. Consider choosing a room that receives a lot of natural light to maximize these pristine qualities. Grays with blue undertones can create a “steel look,” which can be a great choice to complement modern style furniture. Deep grays like “charcoal” colors have also been associated with elegance. One of the most popular paint schemes is combining deep grays with bright yellow accents or décor.
Using gray on interiors allows people to experiment with different bold colors that they fear may be overwhelming if used in large quantities. Essentially, the color offers people a neutral platform for creativity without some of the psychological cues that are attached to colors such as dark blue.