Here in San Francisco, our dear friend Karl the Fog isn’t shy when it comes to making his appearance this time of year. Just as the months are getting warmer he arrives in full force. It’s a rare thing to look at the horizon and not see an ominous gray blanket slowly creeping through the streets. It’s similar to the way gray hairs are tending to creep out of nowhere on my head – hence, why most people tend to associate the color with BUZZKILL! In spite of all that, we still happen to love the color gray. In fact, as the spaces below illustrate, we’re here to prove goin’ gray has never looked better!

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We’re obsessed with the moody yet calming look that gray can offer. Whether it be a dark charcoal on walls, soft heather gray on furniture or monochromatic artwork – the spectrum of “gray” is one of the most versatile and inoffensive palettes out there.

By layering your gray tones and mixing your textures you can add lusicious depth and interest to any room. The living room above with its variety of gray textiles and black & white artwork feels cozy and inviting rather than cold. A pop of natural wood also helps warm things up. The bathroom above is a great example of that. The wood vanity, divan and wall mirror contrast with the slate tones beautifully. Are you swooning over it as much as we are??

Whether you apply gray with a light touch or fully commit to the singular color palette, it’s a softer way to play on classic black & white. We say gray, you’re welcome inside of our homes annnytimeee {just stay out of our skies and hair!}.

Do you agree??

image 1 greg cox for elle decoration uk // 2 brooke holm for est magazine // 3 the design chaser // 4 carolina bak for loft // 5 est magazine // 6 lotta agaton

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6 Comments

  1. Definitely! Love all things grey. Beautiful words and photos as always!

  2. Yes… “gray” is having its moment for sure. That said, I personally love it on walls combined with the warmth of wood (usually floors) or the tones of warm wood furniture (pine, maple). It is often that unexpected twist of warm and cool that can sing (and balance that pesky “Karl the Fog”). It is also a great backdrop for the color pop. Without that balance, it can leave one a bit chilly (and popping the Prozac). ; ) Lovely post!

  3. That grey bathroom is awesome. I may have to reconsider my bathroom renovation plans now!