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Friday, October 26, 2012

Color Inspiration: Gray

     I'm in need of some inspiration! I have planned for quite a while now to repaint my upstairs bathroom. {Its currently light blue}. I think I'm heading in a gray direction but needed some help! I wanted to share with you some of the shades I came across. Gray is such an amazing color because it is so versatile. It is the new neutral!

     If you missed the other colors in my series, you can check them out here:



     This first picture from Better Homes and Gardens is a charcoal shade. To me these darker shades of gray are very elegant. 

I think that gray is the color that my next couch is going to be! Its a great neutral that you could put any color on and it has to be better at hiding stains than most lighter colored couches.

This two tone effect from Real Simple is a great wall treatment that helps ground a space. has these pillows on clearance right now for under $8.00. I love the large pom poms! 

I had to throw this one in there. Gray ice cream, Really??? I wonder what flavor gray ice cream would be?

The next three pictures are also from Better Homes and Gardens. Yep definitely going with a gray couch. {Now how could I fit one in my bathroom?}

     This amazing bathroom redo is from When Decades Collide I love the gray walls and the striped towel {besides everything else}. You will have to pop on over and check out the before pics on this baby!

This living room is designed by Kelly Deck. I love the charcoal curtains and light couch. This really could be a backdrop for any color scheme.

This next room is from Laura Casey Interiors and has so many great things! Of course I love the barn doors but that light fixture is amazing. The gray kitchen cabinets are awesome too and I love that this shade of gray is such a warm one.

     Are you feeling the gray yet? It certainly doesn't have to be dreary! I think I'm ready this week to pick out my gray shade for the bathroom. I will keep you posted!

I'm sharing this here:

Tatertots and Jello
Too Much Time
Funky Junk Interiors
Its Overflowing
Between naps on the porch
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Not Just a Housewife
At the PIcket Fence


  1. I have now painted the entire downstairs of my house gray. Room by room, gray, gray, gray. I love it! Summer and winter it is fab. Good luck finding the right one. Mine is Coventry Gray from Benjamin Moore.

  2. My daughter just bought a new house and did the whole thing in various shades of gray & white, with an occasional black accent and lots of silver. It is stunning! I am a very big fan of this palette and hope it stays in vogue for a long time! Nice photos and ideas, thanks

  3. Gray is really an elegant color. Nice ideas in your blog, thanks. Btw. the gray ice cream is definitely liquorice or salty liquorice ("salmiakki", as we call it in Finnish). And it's very tasty! :-)

  4. My all time favorite color! Gorgeous photos :)

  5. Great inspirations! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. We just painted our basement gray, and we LOVE it.

  7. I love grey rooms. I especially love the gray pom pom pillow. Bet the icecream is blueberry or lavender


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