Have you noticed all of the brown and gray color combinations being used together lately?
Not only have I seen more gray painted walls with chocolate brown furnishings, I have also noticed that lately a number of designers have been using gray with stained woodwork.
Look how beautiful this pale blue gray works with the wood ceiling:
One of my favorite designers, Sarah Macklem, at The Yellow Cape Cod, pointed out very wisely how brown and gray work so beautifully in nature:
And we know Mother Nature is always perfect with her color combinations!
I have found if you are working with dark browns such as espresso or walnut in your wood tones, stains or furnishings, almost any silvery gray with blue or green undertones will work. A couple of my favorite grays with blue undertones are BM Sterling 1591,Pebble Beach 1597, Silver Lake 1598 and Winter Solstice 1605.
A few beautiful grays with green undertones are BM Revere Pewter HC-172, Edgecomb Gray HC- 173 and Manchester Tan HC-81.
A lot of people have chocolate brown sofas and chairs and it is always nice to find color alternatives to use. Gray is fresh and clean and can really update your room. It is also great to have a new color option to use with stained trim.
Have you used a gray on your walls to work with your stained woodwork or brown furnishings? Do you agree it is a great color combination?
If you need help choosing colors for your home, contact me today.
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