Friday, July 26

Some New Trends in Color

Contemporary Dining Room by
Tracy Miller/Miller Greene Design Studio
I keep seeing a new trend in wall colors.  This color isn't so much a color, but a lack of color.  As much as I love brightly colored spaces, I love these cool crisp walls.  They add a certain element of luxury and sophistication.  They look even better with crisp white moldings, and as the above picture shows, dark rich woods.  The space pictured above is painted in Sherwin Williams SW 0077 Classic French Grey, which is part of the 2014 color forecast "Reasoned."

Traditional Bathroom by
Castle Building & Remodeling
With even just a slight tint of color, these soft grey's are refreshing.  Just like the bathroom pictured here.  Another one of the 2014 color forecast colors, Sherwin Williams SW 7660 Earl Grey is an amazing color.  One I considered painting my own home.  (I got veto'd, my husband wanted a warmer taupe).  

This bathroom takes two of the forecast colors, a crisp clean white and Earl Grey, and pairs them beautifully.  With a Calcatta Oro marble floor, this bathroom truly is breathtakingly beautiful.  This space, like the above space, would also look great with a darker floor.  This color would also be great in a kitchen with darker wood cabinets and a Cararra Marble counter top.  

Looking for more inspiration?  Check out the "50 Shades of Grey" article on, or view more pictures below!