50 Shades of Gray: New Spring Design Trend?

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Bright Room with GrayWhen you think of the color gray, what comes to mind? Do you think cold, drab and boring? Do you think of dark clouds before a storm? Forget any negative thoughts you may have about this color. When it comes to home design, going gray can be very chic, hip and stylish which is why it’s the newest design trend for 2014.

Black is also a big color this year, but those who don’t want to commit to such a drastic shade oftentimes opt for gray. Hues of gray range from light and airy to dark and dramatic, or you may see color mixing which results in popular combinations like greige- a mix between gray and beige. Alternatively, others who do not want to use plain cream or white on walls in their homes choose a gray pallet as an alternative.

This greigeshade can be seen in high end homes, most commonly in master bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. When used with home décor, it can bring drama and sophistication to a space. Consider using gray as an accent color on one wall or on the ceiling. You can also add a splash of color to your home flooring by painting concrete floors or get professionally installed tile flooring in a vintage gray.

Design elements that bring drama flair to a gray color scheme include:

  • Zebra Print Area Rugs
  • Silver metallic Photo Frames
  • Black Coffee Tables
  • White Sofa and Chairs
  • Red pillows and throws

Before you decide to use gray as a wall color in your home, it is a good idea to ask for sample shades from your home improvement or paint store. Test different colors on your walls to determine which shade best suits your personal style. You will be pleasantly surprised how well the color can transform your space. This hot trend will be around for a long time. Step out of your comfort zone. Going gray is no longer a bad thing!

The trained staff at CMA Flooring would like to lend a hand by offering a free in-home consultation. During a consultation you have the opportunity to discuss your design ideas, budget and home layout so that CMA specialists can help you decide on the best new flooring in Carrollton, TX for you, your home and your family. Give CMA a call at 888.262.6552 to set up your consultation today.