Inspiring Gray Rooms

The popularity of inspiring gray rooms proves the color crush on this interior design and decorating darling is stronger than ever.

Rooms vs. spaces.

What say you?


 Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

There’s been no break-up with or we’re done color revelation. In fact, most of us asked gray to move in and stay awhile.


Gray is experiencing quite the color your world love affair with many a living room, bedroom and kitchen.

Design and decorating relationships between a proven color base of space and go-to neutral is color palette perfection; one that beautifully creates flawless and inspiring gray rooms.

decorating with gray as a neutral colorBetter Homes and Gardens

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.”

-Christian Dior


Mayme Baker Studio

Neutral colors are no longer being thought of as dull, boring or unimaginative home decorating, accents, paint and furnishings options.

As seen in the image above, gray is a strong neutral- a formidable color that refuses to simply fade away into the background of the wallpaper, chandelier patina, or the headboard.

Tones subtlety take control, guiding the eye to the prevalent and pronounced color pops.


Traditional Oriental Area Rug Grey

Colors and patterns play so well together on this stylish playground.


 Lark and Grace Interiors

As the color foundation of the space, gray does not overpower nor underwhelm.  It this case, however, the different shades do command attention to detail.

Toronto Custom Home

Recognized in design circles as a space changing tour de force, a gray color palette exhibits the decorative power trio we all look for in design and decorative execution- drama, elegance and style.

gray-wallsArchitectural Digest

Accent colors take to the depth gray offers, proving its impressive ability for enhancing color and creating flawless gray areas.  


Chango & Co.

It is quite an amazing and appreciated foundation shade.  


A-Street Prints Carriage House Wood Wallpaper gray

A-Street Prints Carriage House Wood Wallpaper -Gray


Uttermost Saragano Slate Blue Square Mirrors (Set of 2)

Grey Resin Traditional Sculpture (Set of 2)

Grey Resin Traditional Sculpture (Set of 2)

Linon Cora Roll Back Tufted Chair

Linon Cora Roll Back Tufted Chair


Gray Circles Premium Canvas Wall Art

Gray is a stunning neutral, a color that has come into its own as both an elegant anchor and palette powerhouse.

Benjamin Dhong Interior DesignBenjamin Dhong Interiors

Complementing shades of gray frames the walls, marble floors and millwork as an interior design work of art.

gray-bathroomArchitectural Digest

Nine impressive shades of gray from Benjamin Moore paints proving as the base or simply as the focal accent color, gray is color capable.


Ashley Gray || Revere Pewter || Gray Owl || Silver Chain || Stonington Gray || City Shadow || Street Chic || Smoke & Mirrors || Perspective

If that’s not reason enough to consider incorporating the color gray in your décor take a look at the gorgeous image below.

Shades of gray, when paired with elegant accents in think outside the matchy-matchy box contrasting colors, give the space its personality and command a sublime reaction.








Brand Recognition and Interior Decorating Ideas Association

Brand recognition and interior decorating ideas association influences the market and the buying public.

Shopping in retail, grocery, electronics, big box, dollar and home improvement stores for the items that keep the all things house that make a home process up, running and connected is what you make out of it.

Some love the thrill of the shop, search and source while others find the process about us much fun as spending the day in the dentist chair getting a root canal.

My approach and attitude toward this necessary ritual is rooted, no pun intended, in the glass half full it’s what you make of it attitude.


I have a resourceful tool of spin I use when the aisles begin to close in- a friendly game of brand recognition and the interior decorating ideas association.

I am not endorsing or granting preferential product treatment or mention, but it’s not hard to connect the dots.

This is simply a shared exercise that serves as just another source of inspiration for incorporating beauty, color and style into the day.

Quaker-Oats-LogoThe Quaker Oats Company

The stately portrait of the white haired gentleman framed in attire and colors befitting the home of the red, white and blue is the brand hallmark of a classic breakfast cereal.

This famous logo never fails to bring to mind the Federal era, American antiques and star spangled decor.

federal-paletteHouse Beautiful

Well, hello!

Talk about gorgeous on a most colorful scale.

bright color decorHouse Beautiful

Going boldly with bold color, furnishings in unique form and placement, and pattern play perfection are design and decor treatments that will have people talking.

black white marbleBlack and White Marble

Black and white and basic.

Or is it?

Twenty odd years ago a major grocery chain in our area introduced a line of generic brand products packaged in no-frill black and white packaging.

I mean this packaging was straightforward and to the point with white being the predominate color choice accompanied by plain text black lettering.

black white tablescapeDomino

One would think the plain, ordinary, lackluster, non-descriptive packaging would have faded into shelf obscurity, but not in this case.

The complete opposite effect took place, and the basic packaging stood out above all the others.


I can only venture a guess, but I think as eye catching as colorful and bold packaging can be, it served as a frame to draw the eye and attention to the generic brand and away from all others.

black-white-bedroomThe Glitter Guide

Visually commanding focal points are not decoratively exclusive to interior design and home decor accents.

The generic brand packaging successfully caught the eye in spite of the basic branding.

Less is more proved brilliant in this case.

Connecting the dots to decorating yet?

 Kate Jackson Design

It is amazing how many brands utilize the color combination green and blue in product packaging.

I’m beginning to catch on to the genius behind this clever marketing choice.

It’s hard to deny the power of this color combination and the association of it to the calm and cool coastal waters of Any Beach, USA.

From sea to salad, tranquility sells, sales and sails!


The next time you are shopping, searching and sourcing, remember this decorating exercise in brand recognition and interior decorating ideas association.

Inspiration is everywhere!

Love your style!