Is painting the inside walls light gray, a good color?

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  • A A on Aug 21, 2017
    any tone of gray is a good neutral - just be careful, especially with the lighter shades because they can have undertones of green, blue, or purple. If you want to stay as neutral as possible, you really want to use a true gray.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 21, 2017
    Hello Jukefrog12, I like the color gray with white trim. I think this color combination offers a timeless look. If you don't have trim, you could bring in the white with pillows, rugs, picture frames, etc. I hope this helps you.

  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 21, 2017
    My interior colors are in the gray spectrum; I find the color very soothing and warm; with white trim, it is crisp. "A" (above) is correct about being careful to choose a gray minus the undercurrent tones unless you are going to play those shades up as accents. Take a good look at the paint chip cards, and try to stay in the card family so the colors don't muddy your look.

  • Vee Vee on Aug 22, 2017
    If I were you, I'd find an accessory that ha the great you like in it. Then take that to your paint store. Choose some paint chips you think are similar, and a few that are not. Take then outside (if you're at a big box home improvement store, the iutdoir garden center is great) and line them up on a shelf a foot apart. Then turn around, walk ten feet away. Take your hand and make a little telescope as if you're a kid playing pirate. Look thru the like circle in your hand just at the paint chip. You can get a great idea how the paint week look in natural light. Stores have very purple or yellow lighting and it throws paint chip colors way off. When you find a couple you like, purchase sample sizes. Then go to the dollar store for a few pieces if foam coreboard. They are usually around 2 ' by 3'. Paint each sample onto each foam core board. use painter's tape and tape each board onto your wall. Then turn your back to the wall and walk away ten feet. Again, make your "pirate telescope" with your hand and look at your boards. Put your accessory near the one you like and see if it works. You can wait nice the boards around the room and look at then in different times of the day. And voila! You'll get the right color! Good luck!

  • Des6698269 Des6698269 on Aug 22, 2017
    My kitchen walls are light gray, the overhang is dark gray and my cabinets are dark brown. It looks gorgeous!

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Aug 22, 2017
    its a very nice neutral colour that can co-ordinate with almost any other decor...there are many grays (brown grey, blue grey, green grey) that you need to take into account if you plan to mix grey colours.

  • Mickey Mickey on Aug 22, 2017
    I just painted my home in Grey and used the same family as a accent wall. It's beautiful because it goes with so many color scheme for couches, pillows and rugs. Love it.