How to Incorporate Gray Into Your Home

1. Paint Your Walls Gray

Gray walls can easily add color to a room without being overbearing. A neutral shade is the perfect choice for any wall, especially if you can’t stand white walls and/or hate builder’s beige. From a cool light silvery shade to a deep charcoal there’s a gray hue for every taste. To make a bigger impact pair your new walls with an unexpected color like navy or burgundy. 

2. Consider Wood Floors

Another way to use gray to change the look of a room is to install wood flooring. These wood floors make a smaller space feel more open and airy. Gray wood flooring also has a very modern flair. If you are looking to install hardwood floors, but think that dark wood floors are not right in your home, try gray wood flooring. 

3. Decorative Accents

Decorative accents are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to add pops of color to a room. A gray area rug will make a fantastic focal point for any room and it’s a smart way to bring in the color of your choice. Dark shades of area rugs with patterns in black and other neutrals will give you a room that feels fresh while keeping a neutral color palette that will give the room a cool and relaxing look. Gray pillows will provide a neutral backdrop for bright colored throws or furniture. Try mixing up the shades of gray in your accessories and play with texture as well to give the room even more visual interest. Patterned removable wallpaper is also a fun way to transform your room using gray. 

4. Quartz Countertops

If you want to get rid of the clinical white in your kitchen but you don’t want to take on a full kitchen renovation you can replace your existing countertops with quartz countertops and give your kitchen a dramatic new look. Consider full quartz or even a marbled look quartz with gray veining to add color to your kitchen without being overbearing. Choose quartz over marble for a unique design and added durability.

You can also paint the cupboards gray to make the kitchen a little warmer and more inviting.

Color trends come and go and sometimes homeowners would prefer to sit out a trend knowing it won’t last long, like Millennial Pink. But gray is here to stay because it’s a true classic that is the perfect way to add color while keeping your home neutral. 

About Author: Corey Tyner is the owner of Phoenix Fast Sell Home Buyers. He is one of the top real estate investors in Arizona with over a decade of experience. His work has been featured on Bigger Pockets, Real Estate Agent Magazine, and several other real estate investor publications.