Shades of Grey

January 17, 2017
Shades of Grey

Sherwin Williams Paint has declared Poised Taupe as the color of the year for 2017. This color falls under the grey scale with a tinge of purple and brown. Taking a look at color paint trends of 2016, this grey scale has been seen in many living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and dining rooms. Although Poised Taupe is hot, there’s no harm in exploring different shades of grey in your home. Here are some shades and accents to try in your home:

Grey Scale
Whether or not you’re looking for a warmer or cooler tone, you can’t go wrong pairing a warm light grey or earthy taupe color with white. In fact, just about all of the grey scale will fit perfectly with white.

Light Cool Grey
If you’re looking for a rich color scheme, consider a dark blue with a tinge of dark green for an accent to pair with a light cool grey. The light grey shade will bring contrast to the blue, but will still be able to lighten the room.

White Grey
A pale sage color will pair beautifully with an almost white grey, creating a cozy but clean atmosphere.If green just isn’t your thing, try a soft pale blue for a more relaxed, crisp, and airy look.

Warm Grey
Warm grey is greatly complimented by lighter warm colors. Start with an earl grey gravel base and accent with a more sandy grey. Try not to get brown confused with grey, as the colors can start to get muddy if you go too warm. Think in terms of taupe. A warm white compliments this shade as well.

Lilac Grey
Lilac grey is light with a touch of blue and purple tint. This color would pair perfectly with a sage grey or a vintage warm white.

Medium Light Grey
Colors such as salmon pink, turquoise blue, and bright yellow will pair well with medium light grey for a fun and bright look. If you’re looking for an even stronger contrast, try a medium to dark grey.

If you’re unsure about pairing your favorite shade of grey to an accent color, try pairing it with home accessories, or let us help you find the perfect shade for your home.