Trend alert: Gray-Day 2

Yesterday’s post covered gray as a huge color in fashion, beauty and interior design for the fall.  It also used my new favorite phrase “greige”.  Visit the post here.

Trend alert: Gray-Day 2

“Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom.  It is perceived as long-lasting, classic, and often as sleek or refined.  It is a color that is dignified, conservative, and carries authority.  Gray is controlled and inconspicuous and is considered a color of compromise, perhaps because it sits between the extremes of black and white.  Gray is a perfect neutral, which is why designers often use it as a background color.”  (Exerpt from

“Better gray than garishness.” — Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

“If I see everything in gray, and in gray all the colors which I experience and which I would like to reproduce, then why should I use any other color? I’ve tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray!” — Alberto Giacomettii

More inspiring gray interiors and accessories on the slate for tomorrow!

Lorts 833 Chair and 837 Ottoman

Lorts 9652 Arm Chair, 9653 Side Chair

Lorts 320103 Chairside Table

Image courtesy

Detail of Lorts 7164 Mantel Cabinet

Rambeau design via Staci Edwards Design blog

Rambaut Design via Staci Edwards Design blog

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