Color I Love This Month – Gray

When my daughters ask me my favorite color, I have a hard time picking just one! Really. I love color and have written about my love of many colors. Even though gray has been all the rage (as far as colors go) for a few years now, I’ve yet to write about my love of gray. Maybe it’s the gray, cold weather we’re having in Maryland, but the color I love this month is gray!

Gray is a wonderfully complex color because it has so many undertones and can be cool or warm. It’s a great neutral and pairs well with the right shade of any color. Yes, any color pairs well with gray if you get the shades of each right.

It’s a nice go-to if black is too dark, white too white or beige too, well, beige!

Here are a few of my favorite gray paint colors from Sherwin Williams.

 {These Sherwin Williams’ grays range from light to dark and are pure grays, without a lot of purple or green undertones. Image from hypheninteriors.com.}

{These Sherwin Williams’ grays range from light to dark and are pure grays, without a lot of purple or green undertones. Image from hypheninteriors.com.}

 {Sherwin Williams’ Mink is a rich gray with a touch of purple. Design from Ballard Designs.}

{Sherwin Williams’ Mink is a rich gray with a touch of purple. Design from Ballard Designs.}

Gray with a warm yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Take a look!

 {A gray sectional is warmed up with a yellow pillow and cream throw. Yellow walls are lovely backdrop. Design by AFP Interiors.}

{A gray sectional is warmed up with a yellow pillow and cream throw. Yellow walls are lovely backdrop. Design by AFP Interiors.}

A few more gray interiors and elements that show why I love gray.

 {Gray walls are a lovely backdrop to hot pinks and purples in this family room. Design by  AFP Interiors .}

{Gray walls are a lovely backdrop to hot pinks and purples in this family room. Design by AFP Interiors.}

 {Nature features her best grays in these rocks from a beach in Cape Cod. By  AFP Interiors .}

{Nature features her best grays in these rocks from a beach in Cape Cod. By AFP Interiors.}

 {Gray takes center stage on this accent chair in a bold pattern. Set against a gray painted wallpaper. Design by  AFP Interiors .}

{Gray takes center stage on this accent chair in a bold pattern. Set against a gray painted wallpaper. Design by AFP Interiors.}

 {Grays and whites create a lovely quartzite countertop in this bathroom. Design by  AFP Interiors .}

{Grays and whites create a lovely quartzite countertop in this bathroom. Design by AFP Interiors.}

This dining room does a lovely job combining warm grays, taupes and a bit of warm gold in the rug and dining chair seat fabric.

 {Gray tones create a dramatic and sophisticated dining room. Design by  AFP Interiors , paint finish by  Cunningham Designs .}

{Gray tones create a dramatic and sophisticated dining room. Design by AFP Interiors, paint finish by Cunningham Designs.}

 {Gold and gray area rug tie dining room colors together. Design by  AFP Interiors .}

{Gold and gray area rug tie dining room colors together. Design by AFP Interiors.}

What is your favorite gray? How have you used it in your home?

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