Gray is growing in popularity as a pallet color for many homes. Some people view gray as dull and dreary, but when done correctly, it can actually be a huge feature color in any home. Many different grays were actually awarded “2017 color of the year”.
The key to making gray work is balance. If the home is wall-to-ceiling gray, it may feel a bit dark and bland. Accenting with white, or vice versa, is a great start, especially if bold change is hard. When complemented with natural elements, such as plants, wood furniture, and ceramics, it becomes a beautiful color that everyone can enjoy.
If the home owner is into more “fun” spaces, gray also works well with bright color accents. Bright yellow or red accents such as some bar stool chairs or appliances could be the perfect punch of excitement in any home. This works well with more modern designs.
Another idea, is choosing gray as the accent rather than the cabinet color. Concrete countertops are in style right now. They are durable and cheaper than stone alternatives. Choosing stones that have gray could also be exactly what is in store.
Gray walls are another great way to add this famous color into any home. Light gray walls can keep the room feeling open. Plain white walls can make a home feel unfinished. Choosing a light gray instead will keep the room feeling light, but without feeling unfinished. Light enough to reflect the natural light from the windows, but contrasting enough to keep the kitchen multidimensional.