How to Go Gray Gracefully

February 5, 2016

“I want to go gray” is probably not a sentence your hair stylist hears very often, yet our designers at Hatchett Design Remodel are hearing it more and more frequently!

Gray was the breakout color in kitchen and bathroom design it’s still going strong. The biggest challenge facing many homeowners is how to affordably transition from their beige decor of the 90s to a more modern gray palette.

Hatchett Design Remodel has some suggestions on how to make that transition without having to repaint, recover or remove every inch of beige in your home.

The good news is that color is relative; so if your walls are a beige tone with creamy white trim, you can easily paint your walls a dark gray and not have to touch the trim.  While the beige likely pulled out the creamy tone, a dark gray will make that same color look more white.

Trevillian Master Bath - Classic Master Bath - Tiled Shower Floor
THREAT BATH COMPLETE ultra craft stickley pepper painted vanity msi blanca statuaietto lumbar gray pull and replace park harbor light delta trinsic brushed nickel widespread caxton undermount sink corbel toilet farmhouse
Aging In Place Sink
Hexagon Marble Tile Background
ZIZZO KITCHEN color collection white ice 3 x 12 matte dark grout floating custom shelves ultra craft marshall pepper stainless pro hood 48 range latern sconce
Bourke Kitchen Backsplash

And there’s even more good news – both beige and gray are neutrals.  By combining the two colors in the complementing tones, you can create a very sophisticated color scheme in your space.  So let’s say Hatchett remodels your kitchen with beautiful gray cabinets.  In order to tie your new kitchen with your living space, you could pull gray into your living room by painting a gray accent wall.

Accent pieces and accessories are very influential in design as well.  If your newly remodeled bathroom is gray and your bedroom is beige, you can paint the wall gray behind your beige headboard and select artwork and pillows that marry the two colors together.

If you’d like to “go gray” but are finding that transition challenging, feel free to reach out to our designers at Hatchett Design Remodel… it costs nothing to ask!

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