This post is the fourth in a series focusing on the Gray trend in interior spaces. On Day 1, the post covered gray as a huge color in fashion, beauty and interior design for the fall. It also used my new favorite phrase “greige”. The Day 2 post focused on some beautiful examples of gray in interior spaces, furniture and accessories. Day 3 covered “Gray Paint 101” and also 3 expert tips when incorporating gray into interior decor.
Trend alert: Gray – Day 4
For today, the fourth day in our series on the gray trend, we turn to noted design blog shelterpop. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
“Whether it’s a calming dove gray or a much more dramatic charcoal, we can’t get enough of this go-to color. Neither can interior designer Mary Nolte, owner of Mary Nolte Designs and Kaleidoscope Color Consulting. Nolte has been tracking the emergence of gray and is bringing it into many of her clients’ homes. “I absolutely love the way gray looks. It’s part of my favorite color combination actually, which is black, white, red and gray,” says Nolte. “Gray, like beige, can go in so many directions.”
And it combines well with numerous colors, like blue, green, even yellow, making it a perfect neutral.”
Read the full shelterpop post by Lauren De Bellis, entitled “Color Diary: Gray”, here. Includes lots of great photos!
One of my very astute designer friends pointed out that there is a blog entitled Greige. Blogger Christina Fluegge has the definition of greige as:
“greige: ( gra, grège, gray)
adj. not bleached or dyed; unfinished; raw”
and features some beautiful photos with the gray palette.
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- Gray Nail Polish by Zoya – right on trend! (zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com)
- In:Style Direct Opens New Home Furnishings Showroom In Chelsea (prweb.com)
- A Designer’s Eye: What Happened to My Little India? (fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com)
- Modern Dream Homes: Norman Reach Penthouse by RLD (chictip.com)
- Tommy Hilfiger Auctions Off His Old Decor (luxist.com)
- Doeloe Lounge Chair and Pretzel Bench by Abie Abdillah (design-milk.com)
- Joseph Dirand’s Cool, Calm, & Collected Style Inside Man (apartmenttherapy.com)
- BEHR Paints Introduces 2011 Color & Design Trends, Offering Versatility to Revitalize and Reinspire Rooms in the Home (eon.businesswire.com)
- Lady Gaga And Vogue Prove That Gray Hair Is No Longer For Grandma (shefinds.com)
- Classic Gray Paint: Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore ColorTherapy (apartmenttherapy.com)
- imabonehead: Black Glossy Home from A-cero for a Fair Price (freshome.com)