Where Is Grey Today?

 In Design Trends and Ideas, Home Remodeling Ideas

Gray is the new neutral color. It’s modern, sleek, and clean. It can be the primary color of a room, or bring the room together as an accent. Gray works well with almost any color you can think of. Stay ahead of the trends, bring gray into your new kitchen or bathroom remodel.

Color Revolution, Where is Grey Today?

By Wendy Andersen, DuraSupreme.

Color for interiors is a lot like fashion; things are always changing.  Color palettes used in interiors do not change with the seasons as they do in the fashion industry; interior palettes tend to shift slowly.

Back in the late ‘90’s, early 2000’s popular finish colors for cabinetry contained very warm tones.  Yellow, orange and red undertones were strong.  Think honey colored oak, burgundy red or orange cherry, those warm finishes were everywhere.

Orange, yellow and red undertones

Things began to cool with the advent of gray paint in the mid 2000’s.  The cool, neutral shades of gray starting appearing in interiors everywhere.  From floor to ceiling, the cool shades of gray were hot.

The Gray palette that remains popular today

Fast forward to today, the gray trend remains strong. Gray is a classic neutral that works with so many colors.  What is happening to gray interiors is that it they seem to be warming up.  However, not warming up with the yellows, reds and oranges of a few years past.  The warmth is now coming from stains with true brown tones.

Gray and brown stains warm things up


Shades of gray with shades of brown, a natural combination that creates stunning interiors.

Warming up a gray bath with brown tones- Mauk Cabinets by Design|Tipp City, Ohio

Below is an example of one of our kitchens where the color gray brought the whole room together. 

Dura Supreme Bria frameless cabinets with a soft pillowed door works to incorporate a woodsy feel in shades of grey textured foil appropriately called “Twig”. Aluminum framed opaque glass doors are hinged with a lift up Aventos hinge for a contemporary twist and a super-functional opening. Brushed nickel hardware in various sizes keeps with the clean line feel.

“Working with Advance Design Studio far exceeded my expectations. I had been trying for two years to find an answer to my remodeling project. Within minutes, the designer knew better than I did about what my kitchen would look like. Based on my three words to describe what I wanted (contemporary, light, and energizing); we came up with a perfect solution within my budget. The project manager always followed through with what he said. If there were delays we were informed as they occurred and we discussed. The crews were excellent at their trades, polite, accommodated any “discoveries” with the appropriate fix, and cleaned the area after each visit. Advance Design Studio did a stellar job from start to finish!” Bill & Carol Ann Tegge 

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If you want to add a touch of gray to your next home remodeling project, we can help! With 25 years of experience, our talented, award winning design team can help you create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. With our “Common Sense Remodeling” approach, the process of renovating you home has never been easier. Contact us today at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment to talk with us about that new kitchen or bath project. 




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