The most “up and coming” color trend lately has been gray. It is a very popular base color for home, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Even though it may seem solemn, when done correctly, it can bring a lot of life to the home. I may be slightly biased, since gray is actually my favorite color, but there must be some truth to this trend, as multiple different grays were actually awarded “top color” for 2017.
The trick here, when choosing to add gray to your home, is balance. It may start feeling dull and dark if your home is wall-to-ceiling gray. Accenting with white, or vice versa, is a great start. When paired with natural elements, such wood furniture, ceramics, and plants, the balance instantly turns from bland, to bold.
If you’re into more “fun” spaces, gray also works well with bright colors. Bright red or yellow accents such as some chairs, pillows, or appliances could be exactly the pop you need for your new, gray kitchen or home.
Another idea, if you’re not into gray cabinets, is using gray as the accent color. Adding concrete countertops or a gray granite can offset any white kitchen, beautifully. Concrete counters are durable, and a lot cheaper than traditional countertops.
Don’t want gray counters? Gray walls are another great way to add this famous color to your home. Light gray walls can keep the room feeling open, without the walls being “just white”. Light enough to reflect the natural light from the windows, but contrasting enough to keep the kitchen multidimensional.