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Get the Look: Gray's Anatomy

Get the Look: Gray's Anatomy

The color gray has been calling my name these days, so I want to sing its praises in return. While the color does naturally make a perfect neutral — half-way between white and black! — it can also be bold if you use a lot of it all at once. Since it's so subdued, it doesn't have the same visual offensiveness that, say, mixing several shades of pink would. Because entirely gray rooms are few and far between, it's enchanting to stumble into one.I recommend mixing varying shades of gray, as well as different textures and patterns to add interest. Then, throw in some mercury glass, mirrors, and silver elements to add shimmer. Try gray on different material as well: metal, wood, glass, and textiles. I've created a look that is entirely gray to illustrate these points, which you yourself can replicate if you'd like it. To see it,

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thelorax thelorax 8 years
Ohhh I love this look!!! I want SO badly to paint our bedroom grey, but my husband won't stand for it. He wants *cringe* brick red. I don't think I can do that! At least not in the bedroom. Maybe a reading nook. Or the inside of a pantry...heh heh
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Perfect!
car0linee<3 car0linee<3 8 years
Oh my goodness I love this look, grey is a surprisingly calming wall color to me & its very sophisticated. I love the stripe in the wall too.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
CoralAmber- that sounds so nice. I hope you post pics when you all are done.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I've been loving gray a lot! I think it looks so sophisticated and it's so easy to punch it up with one great color. My bedroom is gray with white and black furniture and plum damask bed linens. It's the most calming and soothing room in the house. We're doing the bathroom next in a multi-hued gray pinstripe!
burningphoenix burningphoenix 8 years
I like the room and I agree with Naeski...the chandelier is just fantastic!!
Deba22 Deba22 8 years
I love Candace Olsen.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
what a stunning room...
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Ohh, such a great spin. You have given me a new idea. I like, really like.
nv27 nv27 8 years
OMG I love this room! I'd be afraid to do it in my house cause it might end up looking dreary, but the white really punches it up here! My favorite thing is that chandalier! Its very wow!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
:love: this look!!
Dani820 Dani820 8 years
can you recommend similar paint colors as the ones in the picture? I want to do the same thing but am really worried about getting a gray that ends up looking light blue.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I liek the grey on the walls. Like that strip going around!
chanel-aholic chanel-aholic 8 years
You totally read my mind with this post. I am obsessed grey and cannot wait to incorporate it into my home.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I like it.
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