October 21st, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: shades of gray and a pop of orange

We’re bombarded with images of orange during the months of October and November but a sophisticated color palette to pair with orange is shades of gray. Using gray as your neutral and limiting the pop of color to your accessories, you can easily change accessories seasonally if you are a bit scared you’ll grow tired of orange. ¬†Gray really goes with most any color- pops of red for the holidays, white or pink for winter, yellow or green for spring. The easiest way to change the look of your room is to change out pillows and throws. A neutral doesn’t have to be light either. Some of my clients are a bit hesitant to go with a dark hue on the walls, trim, doors or cabinets. But look at these images below; Gray can actually make a cold space feel warm and cozy. I love painting doors a dark color like navy, gray or black. And paint is rather an inexpensive part of decorating a space- you can always change it. Paint swatches above all from Benjamin Moore Paints.

orange & gray library.001

gray mantel w toile drapery.001

dary gray doors.001

gray kitchen cabinets.001

Sources: Bing Images, M.E.Beck Interiors, Little French Bulldog, I.Turner, A perfect Shade of Gray.