Who says gray has to be drab and gloomy? Adding a coat of gray to a room can bring a certain understated elegance to the table.
Grey is one of my favorite neutral colors because it becomes a canvas that will emphasize and empower any color you place next to it. It’s also a great way to create depth in a monochromatic color scheme. Kelly Wearstler is known for using A LOT of COLOR in her designs, but still, she does not shy away from gray. The Viceroy is a great example of how well grays can play up the drama!
Using Slate and silvery grays can add a bit of a modern feel, while a putty-gray can give it a traditional charm.
Adding certain decorative elements like window treatments and bedding can transform the tone too! This white room uses vintage accessories to play up a romantic feel with the mirror, delicate bedding, and distressed headboard.
Some of my favorite grays:
Slate paint collection from Restoration Hardware; Benajamin Moore’s Stonington Gray; Sherwin Williams Spalding Gray; Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.