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Grey is the new Brown

Grey is no longer viewed as a trend color in design circles, but is now viewed by professional designers as the new neutral. “Grey is the new Brown” said an L.A-based interior designer and blogger for HGTV’s Design Happens. For example using a grey- based floor will go well with a myriad of other wood tones.

Don’t be afraid of color when designing a room with a grey-based floor, I would suggest something that makes a room shine.

50 shades of blue- Grey looks beautiful with any shade of blue, from soft powder blue to vibrant turquoise to charming daisy blue.

Bananas Foster- A favorite color trio is yellow, chocolate, and cream on top of a grey-based floor. The subtle flooring highlights the rich colors of the bold, decadent look.

Lovely with Lavender- Lavender is one of this year’s hottest colors and a long-time partner of grey. Adding any color of purple to a grey floor will make a definite statement.

Getting started:

When beginning a room makeover project, the first step is choosing a clear color palette. Wall color is a great place to begin, but any object-a rug, chair, or artwork can serve as your inspiration. Next think of the design process in layers, the trick is to coordinate and contrast. If paint, accessories, furniture and flooring are all the same color, the room will feel flat. So create some drama by using a pop of color or by layering varying shades of the same color for a refined tone-on-tone look.A well-executed color palette can transform any space with great results.

About Julie Wiedmeyer

Julie was a new home sales counselor for Maronda Homes in Cincinnati, OH. She spent her career in the real estate & new construction industry and is passionate about helping to educate home buyers. When she isn't spending time with clients she enjoys her family and animal rescue.

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