Gray 16 Ideabooks

Charcoal gray may be a neutral, but it's also a statement. It's bolder than its lighter brethren; more modern than its neutral cousins, the beiges; and less dramatic than black. (I guess that would be Dad?) As Texas designer Bex Hale from this season's Design...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Gorgeous Gray Bedrooms
Last week we looked at dramatic black bedrooms, so let's go a few notches lighter this week and explore the many shades of gray for bedrooms. I...
Color Feast: When to Use Gray in the Dining Room
I've witnessed many a homeowner become intimidated by color and fall back on white or beige for their dining rooms. That's not to say you should never use those light, neutral hues in your home;...
Cooking With Color: When to Use Gray in the Kitchen
Gray is continuing its run as a popular neutral hue in homes. It's still a bit of an unconventional choice as the predominant color in a kitchen, but that is quickly changing, as evidenced by the increasing number of gorgeous gray kitchens appearing on...
When to Paint Your Home Gray
Gray paint — whether a warm gray or a cool one — is an ideal choice for a home of just about any style, age and location. Also, with this color's wide range of hues, two or more shades can be combined to create subtle distinctions between architectural...
Color Guide: How to Work With Light Gray
Light gray is this decade's trendiest neutral. It has replaced beige as the wall color of choice. (I actually don't know if this is true in a statistical sense, but it sure feels like it.) A true neutral gray is a mixture of black and white,...
50 Shades of Gray
As E L James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey is flying off bookstore shelves, shades of gray paint are rocking sales at hardware stores as well, making gray the most...
Favorite Color Combinations: Gray and Yellow
As gray and greige reign as the neutrals du jour, you may be wondering what other colors to pair with it. While a safe and elegant choice is to keep everything in a gray, silver, black and white color palette, pairing gray with an electric color can enliven...
Going Greige: Tips for Choosing This All-Around Neutral
When you combine the contemporary sophistication of gray with the earthy qualities of beige, you get greige. Whether you call it a warm gray or a cool beige, you'd be correct in either case. In nature, greige is the color of stonework and many types...
Obsessed With Gray in the Kitchen
Occasionally I get a little design bug in my bonnet (read "really cool hat") on a particular color or maybe an interesting tile texture or just whatever. Right now, my obsession is all about using gray in its many different forms. Most home owners are...
Choosing Paint: How To Pick the Right Gray
Gray has certainly undergone a radical transformation in the past few years — in terms of how we view it, that is. No longer is gray only associated with dreary days, serious attire and a gloomy outlook. This quiet neutral has shaken off its bad rap....
Choosing Color: Give Me More Gray Days
I can't get enough of gray. Whatever shade, warm or cool, whatever mood I am in. Gray is still one of the hottest go-to shade for designers. As a background neutral, it goes with any color. As the dominant color, it's a great choice for layering shade...
Houzz Tour: Three Men and a Lady's DIY Paradise
Michelle Hinckley took to blogging rather by accident. Her husband originally spearheaded their website, started to keep family and friends up to date on their life. Michelle would chime in now and again with projects she was working on, but that was...
Great Color: Soothing Blue Gray in the Bedroom
Some grays can be depressing, and some blues ordinary. But put them together in the right combination and you have a color that is stylish, sophisticated and as soothing as the sky. It is not surprising so many bedrooms are being painted blue-gray. When...
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