Grey Matters

We never shy away from singing the praises of neutrals, and as soon as fall sets in, we feel the urge to go grey. Gorgeous in any shade and unfailingly complementary, it seems particularly well suited to this transitional season, setting the perfect tone for a time when we start to turn our attention back indoors and providing a lovely backdrop to autumn’s natural color palette. As the above space by Atlanta’s Robert Brown shows, an expertly selected grey paint color or pattern can more than hold its own while elevating everything around it.

While “it” colors may come and go, grey’s serene sophistication guarantees that it will stand the test of time. From the painting to the sofa to the rug in the above room by San Francisco’s Kendall Wilkinson, the grey elements add wonderful texture to the seating area and contribute to the overall sense of calm.

For those who hear “grey” and think “boring,” Dallas-based Collins Interiors (one of Blue Print Store’s parent design companies) offers the perfect rebuttal in the form of the above dining area. Sometimes you just need to give the color a chance to shine.

A somewhat subtle touch, the grey pillows in the above space by Baltimore’s Antique Exchange make a strong impact by echoing the shimmer of the window treatments and adding a welcome dose of lightness and contrast to the beautiful sofa. The colors and textures in the scene are simply lovely.

Yet again, Atlanta’s Robert Brown demonstrates the beauty of grey. The warm hue chosen for the chair’s upholstery looks gorgeous against the creamy curtained bed and dark case piece. Everything about the room makes us want to move in.

Left: Another view of the Kendall Wilkinson-designed space shows how a grey patterned sofa adds interest to the mix without seeming intrusive. Right, a detail shot of a space by Nashville’s Julie Couch Interiors is another example of expertly executed grey pattern mixing.

The above room by Alexandria, Virginia’s Stuart Nordin is so refreshing with its clean lines, traditional-meets-contemporary vibe, and custom wingback armchairs by the designer upholstered in a grey and white chevron fabric that look oh so inviting.

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