Your Own Shade of Gray: The Latest Trend

Your Own Shade of Gray: The Latest Trend

It seems like Christian isn’t the only member of the Gray family feeling the love right now. Every design trend forecast says that gray tones will be the next big thing coming for the medium-term future. Paint colors, countertops, tile, and even cabinets are turning up in smoky tones.

StarMark finishes, L to R: Macadamia, Pearl, Driftwood, Slate, Peppercorn, Licorice

StarMark finishes, L to R: Macadamia, Pearl, Driftwood, Slate, Peppercorn, Licorice

StarMark Cabinetry has introduced several foggy-toned options, nearly one for every taste. Their Peppercorn tinted varnish option has become one of the more cherished hues of the last several months, with one bathroom project completed and two kitchens on the drawing board.

Cambria Waverton

Cambria Waverton

River White granite

River White granite

Not to be outdone, the countertop options are even more numerous. Quartz composite manufacturers like Cambria, Silestone, and Caesarstone have multiple options that fall into this neutral area. Cambria’s Waverton is even so popular that there is a three-month waiting list as I type this (an unfortunate bit of information for one current client). Of course, the number of granites you can find with gray influences is phenomenal. Supreme White and river White are just 2 of the dozens on the market.

Man-made materials offer even more choices: ceramic tiles, both for flooring and walls can add a dramatic elegance to even small spaces.

Sherwin Williams Gray Pallette

Sherwin Williams Gray Palette

Multiple Gray Tones in Tile

Multiple Gray Tones in Tile

And for those who like the idea but aren’t brave enough to commit for the long-term, paint selections, like the Sherwin Williams collection shown here let you test drive without all the commitment. After all, paint is the easiest material to change in a room.

So don’t get tied up worrying about it – this is one trend that you can lash yourself to.

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