If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or follow the latest fashion trends, you’ve probably noticed that gray is having a moment right now. Gray is the Goldilocks of the new neutral tones craze: not as dark and foreboding as black but not as sterile and plain as white. And as designers have infused grays into natural tones, as it appears in nature, grays across the spectrum can be used in any room or feature of your home; flooring, furniture, wall paint, cabinets, you name it.

Gray as the Ultimate Neutral

Homeowners want a coordinating wall and flooring color scheme to serve as a backdrop for décor and furniture. This is largely because space aesthetics are defined by the elements inside, especially focal points like wall hangings and accessories; items of interesting scale, size or color emerge against a subdued, neutral canvas.

For decades the “go to” unifying color for paint and carpet as all shades of beige.  Today commercial and residential designers alike employ Earth tone-infused grays to tie spaces together. This is because gray can be paired and blended across the spectrum of color – cool, warm, light, dark, rustic, contemporary, industrial, etc.

Gray as a Statement Piece

Gray doesn’t always have to play a supporting role. It can take center stage. Imagine dark, dramatic gray feature tiles set against white patterned fields and borders in a foyer; a feature wall of Thunderstorm Gray where a beige tone had faded; or multi-tone, Heathered Greige plush carpet softening a Master Bedroom…

What’s Going Gray?

Flooring: Hardwood wide-planks and waterproof resilient plank flooring continue to grow in popularity with designers, custom home builders and affluent homeowners.

Kitchen Cabinets and Counters: Gray cabinets and concrete countertops are two white-hot kitchen trends. Gray fares well in the two-tone kitchen cabinet trend, allowing a second primary color to add visual interest.  Concrete countertops continue to be on trend as a popular alternative to granite.

Exterior: If you’re considering painting your home, gray should be on your shortlist. For the same reasons mentioned above, homeowners are favoring gray to complement exterior elements like trim, gutter, shutters, and front door pairings.

Need help finding the right flooring to strike the perfect balance and make gray decoration and design POP in your home? Call Tish! Tish Flooring brings samples to you! Call (317) 879-TISH (8474) or schedule a free, in-home consultation online. Take the quote we give you and compare it Lowe’s, Home Depot or anywhere else. They hope you won’t!