Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grey is the new Beige

An easy way to recognize a newer home vs an out-of-date home is the walls. No longer is beige the neutral color palette. For a while there, during the tuscan-style craze, taupe was the new beige. But now, as I have always been a fan of, grey is the new taupe. Next time you are out looking at model homes, or shopping decor stores, you'll notice a lot of grey...and I think it's here to stay (at least until another neutral color makes it way....although stark white is also making a comeback, but more on that later...) Grey can be warm or cool, understated or dramatic, more blue or pink or beige. I especially love it on the walls, on a sofa, in bedspreads and in bathrooms. I can't seem to get enough!

So here are some rooms to inspire your space and mind. Enjoy!

photo courtesy Tine K Home

Designed by Nathalie Vingot Mei

Billy Joel's Home

Julianne Moore's Home

This dreamy grey velvet fainting sofa is only $575 online at urban outfitters!

photo via flickr

As far as paint goes, it's best to paint a sample of it on a wall or board and look at it in the AM and PM. It generally shows up darker than expected. With that in mind, a lot of people have liked Benjamin Moore's Silver Fox or GrayStone1611 for a darker grey; or Behr's Gray Castle for a nice light grey.

P.S. I had to add this photo of Molly Sim's Soho apartment, designed by Kishani Perera. Fabulous. Check out the rest here.

1 comment:

  1. I love grey! So cool right now! We were in the process of redoing our bathroom grey and then stopped and I don't know what we need to do it! Love it with oranges, yellows and a peacock blue!


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