Repainting living room

My living room and kitchen are a cheery yellow. We are remodeling and I seem to like gray. Yet it's not cheery. What can be done to make gray more cheery ?
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  • We have a ton of gray and it is so calming. Use the yellow as the accent color in your throws, pillows, and a few décor items.

  • Diane Wiskerchen Diane Wiskerchen on Nov 23, 2014
    I agree. Add yellow :-)

  • Myrna Engle Myrna Engle on Nov 23, 2014
    paint the room multiple colors of gray. I did it in my garage and it's lovely. Start with light at the top and get darker as you go down. I used satin finish and it adds just a touch of life to the light in the room. Use yellow on ALL accents.

  • V Valencia V Valencia on Nov 23, 2014
    There are some beautiful grays that I won't say are cheery, but generally sophisticated. Think of it as your canvas..other pieces in the room can set the tone. Then there is always griege....Sherwin Williams, Perfect Greige SW 6073. Also, Sherwin Williams has some wonderful tools where you can play with colors in your room by uploading a picture and then applying different colors to the room. ( No, I don't work for SW, but love their tools)

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Nov 23, 2014
    @Lisa Levering colors have a cool side and a warm side so go with a gray on the warm side it is a cozy color ask where you buy your paint for them to show you the difference have fun xx

  • Gloria Burroughs MD Gloria Burroughs MD on Nov 23, 2014
    Follow your instincts with the gray and the other advice with the yellow accents

  • Debbie Angel Debbie Angel on Nov 23, 2014
    I love the gray and follow up with yellow, navy or white accents

  • Pam Bolton Pam Bolton on Nov 23, 2014
    I suggest the blog, The Creativity Exchange by Cyndy Alred for color suggestions. She has taken a lot of the leg work out of hunting for paint colors. Two of my favorite grays are BM Revere Pewter and SW Mindful Gray, both light to medium light gray. Also SW just announced their of the year 2015, Coral Reef, a pink, orange, red melange that would be a beautiful accent color to go with your gray, white and navy scheme. Good luck and let us know what you decide.

    • Lisa Levering Lisa Levering on Nov 23, 2014
      Thanks I'll check out that blog plus both colors of gray as I have both a SW and BM a couple miles from work.I'll be sure to post pics after it's finished .

  • Vicki Vicki on Nov 23, 2014
    I do like that yellow shade as I am looking for that color to paint for my office or my bedroom. what is that name of color, what brand paint..... ty

  • Lisagerard Lisagerard on Nov 23, 2014
    A fun and easy way to get an Interior Decorators advice is to go onto Slumberland Furniture web site and watch their videos about painting and decorating.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Nov 25, 2014
    Gray works like a neutral in many ways. You could punch it up in your curtains, pillows or other decor. Try oranges, yellows, or blues.

  • Kayo Frazier Kayo Frazier on Jan 06, 2015
    Surprisingly grey is great for black, dark wood or brightly painted furnishings it makes them pop off the walls. Another poster mentioned using several greys I agree w/ it. For the kitchen I would use one of the following Nickel, Stonington Grey, Sea Haze, or Antique Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Leave the white bead board & trim alone. I would also add 3-4 more shelves, they don't have to match in style, but keep them white.. For the living room I would make one of short width wall a darker color such as Peppercorn by Sherwin William then I would use one of above mentioned gray colors above for the rest of the room. For the living room I would trade out the 2 shelf bookshelf for an armoire this will hide the TV, and kids toys clutter. Plus give you more wall space to hang pictures. Hope this helps.

  • Lizzy L Lizzy L on Oct 08, 2016
    Your best bet is to pick out varying shades grey, and buy their sample pots to try on your walls. Color changes so much throughout the day and night and it's best to see it in your space, not on a chip.