When it comes to painting, our crew knows the time tested ways to give our customers a great paint job. We also know when it comes to design, turn to those who are experts. After all, what good is doing a paint job that can hold for decades if you don’t pick a timeless color? For color choices or any interior design questions, we turn to Holly Fini of designCLE. This is what she had to say when we were discussing Paint Trends for 2024.
Is gray still in style?
The short answer is yes.
Home decor influencers will have you convinced that gray is no longer in style but people still love it. It’s a safe and soothing neutral. Picture a light gray kitchen with champagne gold hardware, add luxury vinyl plank floors… perfection! Or consider using gray as an accent rather than the dominant color in a room. For example, keep your walls & cabinets white but use a high gloss gray kitchen backsplash tile. Also consider warmer shades of gray, which are on trend.
Let’s talk about greige.
I often hear this comment after a discussion about gray being in style (or not). If you like neutrals but don’t want white or gray, you’re left with beige. But beige is tricky. It hasn’t been embraced by everyone. The key to loving beige is finding a shade with no yellow or pink undertones. This is where ‘greige’ paint enters the chat.
Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray is by the far most popular. It’s a great neutral paint but, in my opinion, greige is a myth. Like the tooth fairy, it’s just not real. All variations of greige are either cool beige or warm gray. So be sure to test these before committing to see which color is dominant in your home and lighting.
I also have preferences regarding which rooms look best in these neutrals. There’s something calming about the color gray so I love it in kitchens and baths. Beige is great in bedrooms for a relaxed and soothing vibe. White always works if you’re undecided.
And finally, here are my favorite neutral paints…
SW Iron Ore (dark)