Color

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

By Danielle Miller

3 May 2016 3minutes

Reasons Why Gray is the New White

Gray is not the dull and dreary ordinary color that it once was, but gray is the new white. It is the new, hot neutral hue and it’s here to stay.

Gray is an outstanding hue choice as your focal color.  It’s also a fabulous backdrop for accent colors.  It even makes an elegant statement as a wall color or for floors, furniture or even your window treatments. We’ve put together five reasons why gray is the new white. 

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

1. It is Versatile.

Gray hues are great because they work for all styles and tastes.  Gray combines well with most other neutrals and accent colors and it can blend well with almost any type of kitchen or bathroom, including traditional, contemporary, and rustic styles. 

Gray is an extremely versatile neutral hue.  This hue works exquisitely well with many decorating styles and in all settings from ultra-modern spaces with sleek stainless steel to traditional spaces with dark woods and classic elements. Gray can be casual or sophisticated, depending on your design components and the accessories you choose, giving it lots of fluidity to work in any space. 

Gray can be casual or sophisticated, depending on your design components and the accessories you choose, giving it lots of fluidity to work in any space.

 

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

2. It Neutralizes Space. 

In the kitchen, gray cabinetry can appear somber and cold compared to other cabinet colors. Kitchens are central rooms and meant to be warm and inviting, so using this hue can be tricky. But when done right, it is elegant and gorgeous. The key is to couple it with warm and welcoming materials such as wood.  By adding bold accent colors or accessories, you can make your kitchen a cheerful space. 

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White 5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

3. It Has a Calming Impact.

The kitchen is the focal point of activity for family life ad despite the challenges, gray is an ideal color for this active room as it is a soothing color that gives to a calming atmosphere.

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

4. It Mixes Well.

Since gray is a neutral tone, it can work well in a variety of rooms, including the bathroom.  This allows you to change the mood of the room by selecting gray for certain items such as a vanity and mixing it with another neutral or accent color.

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White 5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

5. It Has a Stylish Hue.

More than any other neutral, gray gives your kitchen or bathroom a sophisticated flair with a casual style. Gray is a more passive neutral than white and it incorporates well into other parts of your home design.

5 Reasons Why Gray is the New White

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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating toward making plans to renovate your kitchen and bathroom.

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