Incorporating Grey + Greige

Gray is so hot right now. Everyone wants it in their interiors.
It’s been called the new brown + the new black, but I think it’s even better! It’s neutral + it’s timeless.
I chose to break free of the browns + tans about five years ago when we bought our last house in our home state. I wanted something brand new- something out of the box. I chose grey.

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*I have to disclose, though, that I went ALL in on this idea. We sold every piece of furniture from our last home, along with anything that had even a hint of brown in it. Seriously! I started from scratch- buying all new grey furniture pieces + decor.
Now, I’m not suggesting you sell off all of your existing items + start over. Matter of fact, I’m telling you NOT to!

But how do you go grey after being tan or beige for all these years?
How do you take your warm colored house that has brown or gold in it and introduce the shades of grey?

Well, there is such a thing as a warm grey, so don’t dismiss this neutral as always being cold.
And, you’ll know, as soon as you hold up most swatches of light grey to a beige item, if it’s No Bueno! Most light greys rarely compliment beige- because they tend to tilt on the cool, silver-y side.
The easiest way of making grey coordinate well with the yellow undertones in tan (or beige) is by choosing a Dark Grey! D.A.R.K GREY.

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How have you incorporated grey into your existing decor?

Some of my favorite warm, dark greys:
BM Galveston Gray AC-27
BM Winter Gates AC-30
BM Bear Creek

And some lighter greys/greiges:
BM Stonington Gray HC-170
BM Revere Pewter HC-172
BM Smoke Embers AC-28

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