Color Roundup: More Eye Candy in the Gray Color Palette

I just wanted to show some other beautiful rooms that feature the color gray – which I am learning to love a lot.  One of my “must do’s” for 2012 is to do a beautiful room with gray as the star. I am such a color lover, but the color gray will help pop other colors in the room.

How lovely is this?  It makes me want to get rid of my windows where my bed is – so I could do a padded gray wall like this!  If you have never seen the work of Caldwell and Flake, as above, take a look at their portfolio on their website.  Their designs are so simple…but simply beautiful.  I love how an unlikely combination of gray and yellow work so beautifully!
Another restful gray bedroom.  The wall color is Coastal Fog from Benjamin Moore (BM 976)  It’s a warm gray that I would definitely specify for a client who may be afraid of using gray. I love how the gold starburst mirror really pops on this wall.

Two years ago, I used Muskoka Trail (BM 974), which is lighter than Coastal Fog (it’s the first color on the strip in their Classic Colors collection). But we did the color in a Metallic Plaster, which has a beautiful luminescence to it.  The client had several Steven Meyer prints which she loved.  If you have never seen his work, he is a radiography artist and his floral X-ray prints are really beautiful. Using BM 947 in the metallic plaster plus these prints on her walls created a soothing monochromatic entry in her home.

I just really may be talking myself into doing a gray infused bedroom – with all of these images! But how soothing is the above bedroom?  The paisley wallpaper pattern is from Cole and Sons and it’s called Rajapur.  
Another Caldwell and Flake designed room, this kitchen is so sophisticated and unique.  It may be too cold for some people but I feel it would be something that some of my NYC clients would love to have in their apartments. The quilted stainless steel backsplash creates some pattern and texture and breaks the monotony of the cabinetry. 
How would like this for a hallway or pass through in your home.  The colors chosen reflect the tones of the adjacent rooms in the Stately Homes by-the-Sea Showhouse rooms designed by Merilyn Marshall Cullen of MMC Designs.  Merilyn created the wallpaper to reflect the flora and fauna of the area during 1905 time period when the home was built. I love the gray-silver ceiling and how that blue chair just pops against the gray.
That’s it for today.  More to come on the color gray…so stay with me.  Let me know how you have used the color gray.  I would love to know.
If you would love to have a room like one of the images shown today, give me a call at 631 793-1315.  I would love to help you create some beauty in your home.
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3 Responses to Color Roundup: More Eye Candy in the Gray Color Palette

  1. jan west says:

    Great pictures – makes me want to paint a room in gray. Easy to see how it would work, thanks to your great article.

  2. What beautiful pictures! BTW, as a Pixie Dust follower, you are invited to pop over & enter a giveaway for an awesome clock. Good luck & thanks for reading!

    Warmly, Michelle

  3. Linda Leyble says:

    Hi Michelle – I will pop over to your blog. Sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for commenting. These images are beautiful, arent't they? Gray – who knew?

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