Is gray dead? 50 shades of #notsogray- for your home!

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Rest in peace- Mr Grey?

Everything is recycled- we all know this. ( Start saving your old clothes for awhile and see if I am not right!) And popular colors are no different. Whether for your walls, cabinets or your clothing- colors come and go.  But 50 shades of gray have been popular for a particularly long time. In fact, gray has almost been as popular as white for kitchens for at least 5 years- is it time to graduate to a more sophisticated tone? I say yes- without a doubt.

I like gray- but never have enjoyed being smothered in one color and certainly not a drab shade of gray.( and if you want to see what I think about beige- if you dare- then read this post. I prefer bright or saturated colors with some neutrals to balance the color- more on this later. – It really is time to retire the moIre flat shades of gray and opt for -lack of a better term- more infused grays? Totally made that up. But what I mean is color with gray undertones or grays with more specific color undertones to give Mr Grey some life and personality.

 

Infuse your home with saturated new gray shades for 2018

It is time!

Can we begin to evolve a little into a more sophisticated -yet never beige- tonal gray with some life, lift and attitude present? 

Why yes we can. I present to you the best new infused grays that will bring depth to any room and banish the grey skies!  Undertones of plum, blue, green  can give Mr Grey new exciting life- just like Anastasia did- oops. I so did not watch that movie.

 

 

Mulberry Plum infused grays good enough to eat

best gray color for 2018

MY GO TO LIGHT GRAY INFUSED WITH A PURPLE UNDERTONE THAT MAKES IT APPEAR TYPICALLY GRAY UNTIL LIGHT IS SHED ON IT AND IT ROCKS THE ROOM. BENJAMIN MOORE STORMY MONDAY.

best gray color for 2018

HEADING FURTHER DOWN THE PURPLE PATH- THIS STRONG,SEXY AND GRAAAAY-PEY COLOR IS AWESOME ON A CEILING.BENJAMIN MOORE KASBAH

best gray color for 2018

ANOTHER FAB CEILING COLOR- OR BATH VANITY CABINET – IS BENJAMIN MOORE STONE. A LITTLE BIT OF PURPLE AND A BIT OF BROWN MAKES THIS COLOR ALMOST 3 DIMENSIONAL. TOP PICK FOR 2018 BEST GRAY COLOR!

These infused grays will not give you the blues!

TOO FAR FROM THE GRAY TRAIL FOR YOU? TRY A BLUE INFUSED GRAY LIKE BENJAMIN MOORE NICKEL

OR A BIT DARKER WITH BEN MOORE SILVER STREAK- WE PAINTED OUR BUILDING ACCENT THIS SHADE!

SOME MIGHT CALL THIS BLACK.I CALL IT SEXY AND BROODING- A PERFECT GRAY BLUE BLACK TO TAKE OVER WHERE KENDALL CHARCOAL IS NOW FLAT -BENJAMIN MOORE CHEATING HEART- BEST GRAY COLOR!

Green infused grays can be a great traditional compromise!

IS IT GREEN OR IS IT BLUE? EITHER WAY HAS A HEALTHY BIT OF GRAY BUT IS FRESH AND STRONG. BENJAMIN MOORE MOUNT SAINT ANNE

THIS IS A TRIED AND TRUE COLOR FOR ME- NEVER TIRE OF IT AND IS A RICH AND BOUNTIFUL SHADE OF GRAY- BENJAMIN MOORE DUXBURY GRAY- ONE OF MY FAVE DARKER GRAY SHADES

LIGHTER BUT STILL VERY GRAY- A GOOD COLOR FOR A FRESHER TAKE ON GRAY- BENJAMIN MOORE SLEIGH BELLS

Still wanting a warmer shade of #notsogray?

And for those who still prefer beige ( but please make no mistake- beige is NOT a neutral when it comes to decorating unless all of your furnishings are circa 1985 and I am not talking about antiques!)Here are two of my go to greiges that have won over even the most beigey clients I have had!

BENJAMIN MOORE RODEO- A GREAT LIGHT COLOR THAT FEELS LIKE A BEIGE BUT WORKS AND PLAYS WELL WITH MOST FURNISHINGS. ONE OF MY BEST GRAY COLORS THAT IS REALLY SUPER SOFT.

A LITTLE DARKER BUT GREAT FOR ROOMS WITH MORE LIGHT AND NEEDING SOME DRAMA- THINK HIGHER CEILINGS. BENJAMIN MOORE NORTHERN CLIFFS

Have you found some other #notsogray shades that work well? Please share with us! We love discovering new paint colors! Color is my thing!

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