For a sleek, sophisticated room makeover this year, go gray. According to the pros at the Paint Quality Institute, it’s the hottest new neutral for 2014, adding impact and connoting intellect wherever you use it.
Playing with gray in a paint scheme is an easy, affordable way to try the trend. Gray walls make a great backdrop for every style of décor, and gray can even elevate the appearance of modest furnishings. Try a gray feature wall, wrap a room in pale silver, or use different tones of gray throughout a space.
Even gray’s flashier cousin, silver, is part of the color story this year. Using soft sheens or true metallics can make a statement and a difference in your favorite living space.
Pull gray into furnishings with a color wash on wood, matte or shiny metal frames and details, and fabric that incorporates gray in sumptuous textures or patterns. Continue the calm, cool, collected look by complementing your gray scheme with soft colors or other neutrals, or energize an interior by accessorizing with saturated brights. Whichever way you use it in your living space, enjoy the benefits of going gray!