Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Favorite Shades of Grey

I did a design consultation recently and the client asked me to suggest some beige colors for her living/dining room. I looked at her as if she'd spoken to me in Russian. I drew a complete blank because, yikes, I rarely use beige in my designs. 
It's no secret that my go to neutral for many many years has been grey, and of course I was pleased to see it remains on trend in design forecasts for 2016.
I may have used every shade from all the major paint companies. I like the coolness that most greys evoke. I'm more drawn to greys with a subtle blue underdone but I recently used a grey with a light brown undertone and really loved it.
And since I often get emails and DM's on Instragram asking what shade of grey we used for specific projects, I thought it made sense to lay it all out in one post for folks to use as a reference guide whenever they so choose. So here ya go. A peek at some old project faves and the greys that made them special. 

In our favorite former bachelor's pad, we used Mink by Sherwin Williams (SW6004)
My home office reflects my insatiable love of color. But to soothe all those bright hues, we used a grey of course.

My entire house is in various shades of grey. In my kitchen, I used Serious Grey by Sherwin Williams.

Grey added some warmth to one of our favorite master bedroom makeovers.
This project belongs to one of favorite clients turned dear friend Jina B, and we used two shades of grey throughout her home.

In this condo project at the Ritz Carlton, we used two of our favorite shades: Essential Grey and Greyish

Who could forget this kitchen/family room transformation for our dear client Debbie. She waited 25 years to get the kitchen and family room of her dreams and grey played a role in making her happy. Bunny Grey by Benjamin Moore.
Are you using grey in your projects/home? If so, tell us some of your favorite shades. We'd love to see em in action and of course add them to our grey palette.

1 comment :

  1. Love to use grays. I am using it in our new place at Shell Point. Have to make the final designs decisions today. Our flooring and back splashing are all in the gray tones.


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