Decorate Using Gray

Home Stager with Redesign Etc. Home Staging Incorporated in TX

Gray is a very neutral color, one that is cooler,but easy and relaxing on the eyes.  It has that calming effect and is being used alot in home decorating in all types of roomsGray can also have a cooling effect when placed next to other more vibrant colors. It can have a stabilizing effect, making vibrant colors stand out while muting them a bit.  Instead of using white and black, try using lighter shades of gray.  You will also find grays in taupe.  Gray is a good neutral background color.  The color gray is timeless, practical, and solid.

Is gray the new "Black or White"?


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Rosalinda Morgan
"The Rose Lady"

Great photos!  I used white with a very light tint of gray in the bathroom and they came out great. 

October 19, 2009 12:03 AM
Captain Wayne Rowlett
Florida Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School LLC

Hi Cindy.
I happen to like grey myself, a light gray is a very clean color.  I happen to be painting my cattle trailer gray.

                                                          captain wayne rowlett

October 20, 2009 04:17 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas

Thanks for the post Cindy. I just had a client asking me about using grays. She had been shopping was seeing all these wonderful grays!

October 20, 2009 04:27 PM
Julea Joseph
Lead Stylist at Reinventing Space / House Stager
Reinventing Space

Hi Cindy,

I did a post on Gray in February -  "Gray Matters" It is such a great neutral, and paired with some the hot colors -It is definitely the new "Black."  Great post!

October 20, 2009 05:12 PM
Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Hi Cindy!

I love gray! I used it and I think it did compliment my black candelabra very well and black and white artwork .

October 20, 2009 05:48 PM
Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR
Hill & Associates Real Estate Team
Hill & Associates, LLC Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate

Cindy, I like to use grays when the hardware in a home is brush nickle.  Gray is a contempory color and is wonderful to use when a room needs to be updated.

October 20, 2009 08:24 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging

The grays are stunning-great photos and post. Love it. Thanks for inspiring me once again Cindy.

October 21, 2009 12:41 AM
Anonymous #8

Love the photos you selected Cindy.  I remember Julea's post about gray becoming a hot color again and have just started to see it pop up in the stores around here.  Since we see the trends a little later in our region I am happy to see we are too far behind. :)

October 21, 2009 06:01 AM
Anonymous #9

Cindy, I did my bedroom in gray and gold.  I love walking in there because it's so calming.  Taupe is throughout the rest of the house.  Not too many people like gray and I think it is underestimated but your pictures do it justice.  Thank you!

October 21, 2009 01:23 PM
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging

A recent client had gray carpet, so we had to go with that color family in choosing neutral wall colors.  It was amazing how the same shade could look so different depending on what accents were used in the room.  In some rooms you would say the walls were definitely blue, and in others, you would swear they were green.  It really is a "cool" color--in more ways than one!

October 21, 2009 08:04 PM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro

What a timely post!  I just picled out an entire pallet for an interior design client today in their fixer that was completely shades of a beautiful warm khaki and blue-greys.  I can't wait to see the paint colors on the walls!!!

October 21, 2009 10:33 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR

Gray is such a classic choice when put together well ... I love mixing it with black and white accents for a clean look.

October 21, 2009 11:26 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.
Dudum Real Estate Group -

Gorgeous photos Cindy and nice post, you always find those things to talk about that are just about on our minds and there it is...thanks for your wisdom and talent.  Hugs, Terrylynn

October 22, 2009 02:45 AM
Cynthia Bartch
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio

Hi Cindy, love using grey and the photos you used proved it can be very versatile.

October 22, 2009 07:32 AM
Kathleen Garvey
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales
Coldwell Banker

Hello Cindy!  Grey has been hot over the past year and continues to gain momentum.  Great examples you posted and most people are surprised when they see how fabulous this 'neutral' can look! Great post!

October 24, 2009 06:22 AM
Tara Boettger
HOMEGIRL Home Staging

I love love love grey! I love that it works with so many accent colors. Great post!

October 26, 2009 06:36 PM
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