While gray is not my “go-to” it is a great neutral color.  When we think of gray, we associate it with a classic, sober, timeless, reserved, conservative, traditional, and serious feeling.  Right?

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Emily Jenkins Followill

This gray chinoiserie is screaming conservative and elegant.  Most assuredly and timeless look.

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One of the great things about gray is that it can be masculine.  I love the masculine feel of the wood planked wall in gray tones in this room by Heather Scott.

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How Sweet It Is

However, just as easily it can be feminine!  In this office, the chandelier and gold elements are like jewelry with a neutral dress.

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Gray often provides the perfect backdrop for vibrant and personal pops of color!  I LOVE this emerald-green velvet up against this dark gray wall!  Absolutely stunning!

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Yellow Cape Cod

Think of how different this dark gray bathroom would feel without the addition of the red elements in this bathroom.  It looks amazing!

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Design Once

Gray walls provide the perfect atmosphere for one intense burst of color.  I don’t usually like orange, but here on this gray house it is breathtaking!

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Here is a guest bath I designed and revealed a few days ago.  The gray on the walls draws out the gray in the marble and creates a cool, sleek yet traditional backdrop for the deep blue floral pattern on the shower curtain.

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BHG

Say you have one element (such as this gorgeous rug) that demands all the attention in a given space.  A light gray color is the perfect sidekick as it provides a clean and classic space that doesn’t try to compete with the rug.

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Maybe you want color on your walls!  A good way to not overpower your space is to choose gray furnishings that will allow the walls to have the spotlight.

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Here is a good example of this idea.  The green chinoiserie doesn’t need any other element to draw attention away from its beauty.  These elegant gray settees are the perfect collaboration to the art filled wallpaper.  They still provide tons of interest and class, without detracting from the walls.

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Elements of Style

The gray in this bathroom is stylish, yet even more so when paired with brass accessories.  Again, it’s like wearing a beautiful and classic yet simple gray dress with stunning gold jewelry.  It adds tons of interest yet remains clean and polished.

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This kitchen is completely monotone and classy.  From the lanterns to the gray tones in the wood floor, it is a beautiful and timeless space that will look good for years to come!

What do you think of gray?  Do you use it in your home?  How does it make you feel?  I’d love to hear!

Happy Hump-Day!

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