It’s official — gray has bypassed beige as the go-to neutral paint color for 2012. (Hooray!) Think outside the box when incorporating this paint hue in your home with these stylish paint ideas.
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No longer is gray paint associated with depressing and dreary decor. This trendy hue is now synonymous with chic, sophisticated interiors. While splashing a shade of gray on your walls is one option, consider these stylish and distinct ways to use the popular color in your home.
While white is a common paint choice for kitchen cabinetry, we’re seeing gray soar to the forefront in a lot of designs. A slightly bolder choice that still gives a fresh and classic look. Don’t take our word for it — check out these two amazing kitchens for inspiration.
We all know that a wall dressed in wainscoting adds that final fashionable touch to a space. And for the most part, we see this look done with white paint. But what about switching it up and painting your wainscoting gray. (Yes, please!)
Painting and refinishing old furniture is a thrifty way to infuse life into lackluster pieces. Consider a shade of gray when tackling your next big furniture paint project — a cost-effective way to add the popular color into your home.
Yup, you read that correctly. We’re talking about using gray paint on fabric people — an intimidating proposition that has the potential to be gorgeous. One way to do this is by painting a pattern on curtain panels to create chic-looking window treatments.
Striped gray-and-white walls
Kick up the drama by painting gray stripes on your walls. The result is a show-stopping graphic look that is a notch above a straight-up gray wall.