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How to Design with Neutral Gray

Posted on July 31, 2012 by jlamberski

Contrary to past associations with this color, gray has become a top color trend in interior design. This neutral color is being used to create dynamic looks full of texture, architecture and interest. As one designer on Design Star was quoted in a Houzz article, “Charcoal gray is the little black dress of decor. Dress it up, dress it down — it’s my go-to color.”

Found often in nature, charcoal gray can be the perfect complement to a wide range of colors and natural materials. Here are examples and tips on how to use this color trend to create stunning interior designs.

Create a balance pallet with gray, bright white and one or two vibrant accent colors.

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Add warmth by opting for a gray with brown undertones and pairing it with wood.

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Use a charcoal gray to create an accent wall in a room with lighter gray walls.

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Use gray in combination with yellow undertones to achieve a chic, earthy look.

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Use gray as grout lines for subway tiles in a neutral bath to add distinctive detail.

If you want to achieve professional looking designs with gray palettes, contact one of the certified interior designers at Kitchen Distributors in Denver and Littleton, Colorado by calling the Kd. office at 888.460.4496.

Photos via Houzz

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