Friday, July 10, 2015

Decorating Space with Gray Color

Gray is a color that  many people forget about when decorating their home. I am not sure why but do know that it is a color that can be used like black and that it is complimentary to many colors. Gray for me is a neutral color, not a strong contrast like black. Shades of gray can be so eye appealing when added to a space.

Don't be afraid do decorate your home with gray. Gray color looks fabulous when used in a pastel color theme. I personally love using gray color with the colors pink, yellow, green and blue. Here is a set that I created at polyvore that will show you how lovely the gray color looks when used to accent this classic space.

This living room set features the colors yellow and pale gray.  The combination of these two colors is fabulous.  Do you agree?  I accessorized the room with throw pillows, table lamp, yellow rose picture on the wall. 

Gray  painted walls and  frame decoration above fireplace add  interest.  Add a gray accent chair then pop up the color with throw pillows and other home accents.  Add a variety of shades of gray color, plus white and yellow and all colors come together to make a cozy living space.

Gray Room Inspriation

Gray Room Inspiration by sgolis

Another gray color scheme that I really like is gray and blue. Gray would be your primary color and I would suggest that you paint the walls and do a floor covering in gray; area carpet, stone, ceramic tile or stained gray hardwoods. Then accent the room with blue sofa, accent chair and gray and blue print pillows plus other home décor accessories.

Here is a gray and blue patio set that I created for covered sun room.

Black white and shades of gray make for a dramatic space. These colors can stand alone or they can be accented with another color; red, blue, yellow, pink, green are a few of my favorite colors that look terrific when added in a few areas of the space just to add pop to the space. These colors would be accent colors and you would add to focal areas like coffee table or feature wall. Just enough color for the wow factor. Know that black white and gray are stand alone colors that work well together.

Here are two home sets that I designed at polyvore that will show you what I mean. The first set is the black, white and shades of gray and the second I have added the color yellow.

Modern Living in Black and White

Modern Living in Black and White designed by sgolis Featuring black and white canvas,  an original work of art by Sgolis

And here is a black and gray set where I used the color yellow as the accent. You can see that it makes the room pop and adds a good balance of color.

I hope these interior design ideas have inspired you to decorate with the color gray. 

Best regards Susan

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