Seems that this trend toward gray is catching on around here. Finding the right gray is pretty tricky. Gray will have either a blue, green, or purple undertone. The most neutral grays tend to be the more green grays like Benjamin Moore "Sandy Hook Gray" in the bedroom below.
The warm gray green in this cabinetry is a great way to incorporate gray into a home that has rich warm tones of red, brown, and gold.
It seems that a new blue emerges from time to time with different trends, but the blue-gray in the cabinetry below is anything but trendy. This kitchen is a perfect example of blending modern with traditional.
Now I'll have to admit I'm not a big fan of the purple grays. If the word taupe is in it, I am usually not drawn to it. But even taupes fall into a wide range of warm and cool colors. "Smokey Taupe" by Benjamin Moore is one of those that is more warm. You have to compare it to others to recognize just how warm it is. The walls in the living room below are done in this color. I just love the creamy colors mixed in with the gray in this room. So elegant and warm.
The living room and kitchen above are photos from the February 2011 edition of Traditional Home magazine. I've posted a link on our facebook page.
Grays look great with dark rich walnut wood tones which are very popular and timeless. The photos above show a dark wood bed with the green gray and the dark walnut countertop in the kitchen with blue gray cabinets. Below are some other examples.
Well, what do you think? Are you warming up to the idea of gray?