Gray ” it’s” the trendiest color of the moment. 

What was previously thought of as a gloomy day color, gray is now the picture of sophistication and elegance, the go-to neutral.

How do you go about choosing the right gray paint?

It’s definitely the most difficult color to pick.  It can look baby blue to beige to purple depending on the light and placement.  Here are a few tips on how to choose the right gray paint for your room!

GRAY is hot and is growing in popularity in all aspects of interior decor and home fashion, it’s the new brown!

Neither boring nor drab, consider designing with a gray color scheme. It is perfect for creating a chic new look in your home. When gray is married with a vibrant hue it makes a statement. Gray can be romantic and is often glamorous. Gray is organic, so decorative accessories made from natural elements such as driftwood, precious stones and metals are the trend.

Here are some of my favorite examples.

Gray is so SOPHISTICATED

Gray can be ROMANTIC

Gray is RETRO

How to find the perfect color.

Find your inspiration.  It can come from a textile, a painting or a magazine.

  1. Pick your direction.  Do you want your gray to have green, purple or blue undertones? Is it neutral that you’re after? Once you decide on the direction, you can narrow your search from the thousands of paint choices!
  2. Get paint samples.  Take home as many as you can.  Once you have them in your own room, you can narrow the choices down pretty quickly.
  3. Make your choice!  Be sure to paint the sample colors on each wall in the room and check them morning, noon and night before making your decision.
  4. Choose your sheen.  For most grays, I recommend eggshell finish, not semi-gloss or high-gloss, as it will look too industrial.

As always, I am available for a color consultation, if you just aren’t sure!


Call me today and let me help you pick the perfect shade of gray for your home.

melanie serraMelanie Serra, Interior Decorator, Certified Color, Redesign and Staging Instructor

Award-winning decorator and stylist Melanie Serra has been reviving interiors for over 17 years and has worked with clients in Dallas, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Melanie Serra’s approach to interior design is fresh and innovative transforming residential and commercial interiors from Now to WOW!

Atlanta Georgia – 404.943.0779
melanie@interior-revivals.com

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