Shades of Grey

by Meredith Bohn | June 24th, 2010

I have recently been doing several projects that involve new paint color choices, and with the interest in the design world focusing on Belgian design…shades of grey seemed a natural direction to take.  Driftwood, linen, faded whitewashed panelling, stoneware, all share this muted color palette, and the use of these colors brings a strong sense of serenity to a room.  This color palette is also seen in Swedish design, although in Sweden it tends toward “blue-er”  shade of grey and as we go south the color tends to trend “warmer” into blends of grey and beige tones.

Tried and True Paint Colors in Shades of Grey:

Benjamin Moore-Revere Pewter, Grey Owl, Abalone

Farrow and Ball-Pavilion Grey, Mouse’s Back

When looking for inspiration think of faded, softened and aged wood and fabrics, marry this with the shine of glass and silver, add in some greenery and some metal pieces with a patina of age and you are on your way!

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