Shades of Grey

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Not everyone is opened to paint their house in grey, but if used correctly you can actually get a fresh, sophisticated and modern place. But how do we go about choosing the perfect hue?

To find the best shade, you need to consider the direction of your room, whether it has or not a lot of natural light, what time of the day you will be in there, the prevailing weather (it actually makes a difference), and last of all (in fact, let’s be honest, least of all), the actual shade you like.

Painting grey in a north-facing room will make it appear bluer, which a south-facing room gives a warmer feel.

Charcoal, silver or gunmetal – which one will you pick?

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Even the greys are the color of concrete and rain, decorating with grey can can be warm or cool, dark and dramatic or bright and beautiful.  We am very into gray, but only if the trim is right. If you don’t want to paint your living room white, but want to keep the space nice and bright, pale gray is a great alternative. To achieve the best result, choose your tone with care.

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Grey is a color that often is associated with industrial environments. If we look at it, we see a color that neither is black or white. Being absent of any color, it draws no attention to itself, it keeps its distance, remaining separate.

Grays are the perfect neutral. From its casual elegance to utmost sophistication.

Lighter, softer shades have a more feminine feel while the darker, heavier have stronger, more masculine effect.

Paired in several shades of gray together you may achieve a more complex, layered effect.

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To break up the monotony of the color gray in the living room home our interior designer used silver, gold, and lots of pattern.

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Another painting idea using gray as the base color with highlighting colors ( be creative…)


A sophisticated gray living room is created by using a combination of wood, gray gloss and various shades of paint.

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This cozy living room features a mix of cool sky gray and slate tones with warm tones of wood.

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As grey doesn’t have a ‘personality’ of its own, paired with any other color, it allows that color to be visible whilst grey takes a back seat.

The key is to choose a grey that is from the same harmonious color family as the rest of the colors you are using.  That way it will harmoniously resonate and become a perfect match.

Grey is best avoided in the bedroom, nurseries and any rooms for infants and children. It should also be avoided in any rooms that require creativity, but it can be used anywhere else for a rich and classy touch, especially in combination with gold.

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 2017 TREND

The composed mineral grey is the trend color of 2017 from the shades of grey. Paint your space a rich color like mineral dark gray. In this case, the texture of the wall softens the solemn shade.

The dark hues of this neutral will be feature in the most stunning home interiors, helping to bring a touch of sobriety and even class to the room decoration. And, as a neutral color, mineral grey can be combined in different furniture pieces on home interiors, like on the sofa design and rug of a living room.

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By understanding the psychological effects of grey you’ll be able to decide whether it is the right color to use.

Gray is the hot new “in” color. It’s recently taken front and center, upstaging it’s neutral cousins, taupe, beige and ivory. Gray is the little black dress for your home. It’s the new must have essential color that’s modern and edgy yet timeless and classic. It’s the perfect chameleon as it suits just about every room, every mood and every setting.

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