Trend: Gray Paint

Modern Decor

It’s about this time of year that a lot of color starts getting infused into our spaces. Reds, greens, golds, silvers, browns, oranges and more all become a big part of our interiors when the holidays are involved.

How can you be sure nothing clashes? Choose a paint color that makes everything “pop” and is something you won’t get bored with. Go with one of our favorite trends that seems to be here to stay: gray paint.

Remember when the idea of painting your walls gray was absurd? That was before someone bathed their rooms with heather gray hues and made us all swoon and run to the nearest Benjamin Moore store (or Sherwin Williams, etc…). Grays, when chosen correctly, are an amazing neutral that can be relaxing when light-colored and dramatic when used dark. We weren’t kidding about making things “pop,” either. All you have to do to believe us is look at some of the photos in this post to see that grays make bold colors sing, wood floors look like a million bucks and people look modern and fresh.

Images: Apartment Therapy; Apartment Therapy and Desire to Inspire.
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  1. Sasha

    Nov 26, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I love Grey walls. They’re so very calming without being either warm or cold. I had a very small closet sized bedroom this color. Thought I would despise it, turned out being the most relaxing bedroom I’ve ever had. May have been my imagination, but I swear I slept better than I ever have in that room, before or since.

  2. Alex

    Feb 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Can you tell me the name of the gray color in the 3rd picture from the top? The color in the bedroom? Thanks!

  3. Susan

    Feb 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Yes…I want to know the color in the 3rd bedroom from the top as well. Please reply ASAP as I am in the process of changing bedroom colors. Thanks :)

  4. Charissa

    Jun 6, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Anyone find out the color of the third bedroom??

    • Dionna

      Jun 12, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Anyone find out the color of the 3rd bedroom, please post!!! or reply!!

      • Adrienne Breaux

        Sep 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        How kind Kimberly! Really appreciate you finding this for everyone!

  5. Kimberly

    Sep 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    For everyone looking for the closest color I could find that you are all looking for is http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW7019/ …Gauntlet Gray

  6. Kimberly

    Sep 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Thank u tons Adrienne :)

  7. Colleen

    Jan 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I think the colour in question in the third photo is Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl 2137-60

  8. Shari

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Anyone know where I can purchase a quilt similar to the one in picture #3?

    (the large leaf appliquéd quilt)

  9. Jennifer

    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Does anyone know the color of the second gray wall from the top? I like the 3rd pic but it might be a little too dark for my house.

    • Promila Shastri

      Jul 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hi Jennifer. Check the links included in the editorial to see if there’s any info re the color you’re after.

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