"Charcoal gray is the little black dress of decor. Dress it up, dress it down — it's my go-to color."
Warm charcoal above the bright white wainscoting adds a lot of drama to this dining room but doesn't get too flashy about it. "A common mistake people use in selecting gray is using a 'cold' gray for a wall color. Grays with brown undertones can really warm up a room," says Hale.