Decorator Rita Konig, who writes for the Wall Street Journal, has an interesting column this week called “Fifty Shades of Not Gray.” In it she bemoans the ubiquity of gray rooms now that they’re a full-on trend. She writes:
“I was wandering around an interiors website when I came across a house decorated rather self-consciously in what I realized has become the current acceptable ‘good taste:’ floor-to-ceiling pale gray paint. AAARGH! Exposed floorboards and all, even the flea-market props.”
Rita says that spring is the time to brighten things up. Fresh paint is always an option (“A room can be repainted in a day!”). But if you want to hold onto your gray, it can be a great foil for other colors:
“If you are not ready to dive headlong into Technicolor, keep your pale gray canvas and add some cheer to it.”
It’s hard to think of many colors that wouldn’t look good with gray, and it’s less serious and “wintery” with doses of turquoise, lime, orange, purple, pink, or yellow. Love this example of a gray room that looks ready for warmer seasons, from Dwellers Without Decorators:
Hooked on Color?