Wednesday, April 4, 2012

INTERIOR IDEAS. Grey Scale. The New Neutral.

Beige.  Off-white.  Tan.
For years and years, these colors were the go-to's when trying to decorate a room with minimal or no color at all.  Just like the names of the colors, they have become bland in today's world.  As times and styles evolve, so does the need to find alternatives to these shades of brown.  White can be too stark and cold.  Black is just too, well black.  So what is the alternative?  If we mix these two colors together we get the perfect neutral: grey.

From transitional to modern.  From heather grey to steel grey.  From tile to drapes.  Check out how HERMOGENO DESIGNS uses this new neutral.

Subtle and sophisticated, this dining room takes grey in a light approach.  The light grey wall color, that has a beige undertone, pulls out the silvery greys in the drapery, the upholstered ceiling and the place settings.  Even the mirrors have a silvery grey look.

This modern bathroom's color scheme of grey and white is exactly what the clients were looking for.  Clean and simple lines of the vanity and the subway tile tub surround all in grey balance with the stark white floor tile and Caesarstone countertop.  

Grey was a great way to balance the dark, wenge like cabinets and coordinate with the blue glass mosaic backsplash.  The floor tile, the same that is used throughout most Apple stores (a nod to the client's countless years as a computer engineer) have a concrete quality while the speckled grey Caesarstone countertops help integrate the stainless steel appliances together to create a harmonious balance.  The grey walls and ceiling round out the look.

In the living room of this bachelor pad, dark grey walls and mosaic tile on the fireplace surround coordinates with the ale inspired drapery and throw pillows, brown tweed sectional sofa fabric and the heavy wood furniture to create an intimate space.

Showing you just a few ways HERMOGENO DESIGNS has used grey, don't be afraid to try it out in your home.  Where will you start first?

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