50 Shades of Gray…Kitchens
by Clay Cox
It is official, gray remains the strong neutral color once again this year. The color gray made its debut in 2009 as the new beige and it still is seven years later. Back in 2009 it wasn’t the topic of conversation that it became in later years but designers who set the trends were beginning to use it as a staple neutral finish. The models Kitchens by Clay has slated for cabinet installation in the coming year all have some gray cabinetry, paints, tiles and fabrics in them. Call me crazy but I believe gray is here to stay.
Picture this if you will. You have chosen a shade of gray paint for your cabinetry. The color is soft and luxurious. It has a sexy feel to it and you have fallen in love with it. You know without a doubt that it is a great choice and you are now ready to start selecting all of the other components that will complete your kitchen. You are very much aware that the cabinet color is just one of many decisions you will need to make to create the kitchen of your dreams.
But wait a minute. Is it gray or is there a hint of green in there? Hold on. I think I’m seeing just a touch of blue coming through. You have just discovered one of the wonderful things about the color gray. It is multi-facetted. There so many shades and yes they can be chosen to reflect that hidden color that will fit your design ambitions. That’s the beauty of using gray. It will give you a soft
neutral backdrop and create a balance so that the “pop” of color that you’ll want to add that reflects your lifestyle will look fantastic. By the way, try orange with gray. I know, you might say “orange” like it’s a four letter word but it works like peas in a pod.
And you thought I was going to write about some boring movie.
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