Design in Depth: Go for the Gray

January 8, 2014

Sure it’s been gray enough outside of late. Instead of retaliating with bright colors though, why not just embrace it? That’s right, go for the gray. Gray walled rooms and interiors with gray accents can be some of the most soothing spaces no matter what the weather. Here are a few examples to get you thinking.


Connecticut-based designer Mar Silver is known for the palette that shares her name. All shades of gray cover this TV room she designed. She let the ceiling shine in a lacquered purple though.

Who says gray can’t also be modern and beachy? Michelle Morgan Harrison  shows us how gray walls, furniture and art can still look spunky in a Greenwich home.

Photo by John Bessler

In this Vermont home designed by Birdseye Building Company, gray is an impenetrable wall that acts as an elegant divider.

Photo by Michael Partenio

In the same home, a potting room displays all sorts of driftwood colors and textures.

Photo by Michael Partenio

Just like snow-filled clouds, gray can be deep like it is on the walls of this New Canaan dining room designed by Kathleen Walsh.

Photo by John Bessler

Gray can just be dreamy sometimes too. Take this romantic bedroom published in Elle Decor in 2006 and designed by Alex Papachristidis. Dove gray makes for the perfect solution for walls and draperies.

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

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