I just sold this home and loved the design so much I wanted to share. As a realtor, I am a big proponent of light gray paint because it is a neutral shade that matches anything and is great for selling a house. Aside from that, I really enjoy gray in living rooms because it gives the space a touch of color without being overwhelming, but is different than the monotonous white you usually see. I always tell clients that the best light gray paint for living room is one that is not too dark and has a hint of brown shades in it. This makes the color really stand out against wood floors and furniture. Aside from being a great shade from a realty standpoint, I love light grey paint so much that I even have it throughout my home. Pops of color can easily be added in paintings, furniture, or upholstery. No matter what style your home is, I always recommend painting your walls with a light gray shade.
We recently decided to give our downstairs a facelift by repainting the whole first floor. We wanted to have a light gray paint on the walls to have a change from the boring white we had before. We had no idea how many colors there were to choose from for a simple gray paint. Luckily our interior designer helped us navigate the sea of shades and pick out the best light gray paint for our home. We have a contemporary design in our home, so the decor was easy to match a gray paint. Since we already had shades of grey in the kitchen backsplash and dining room chairs, we went with lighter gray paint colors to match. Our designer encouraged us to select light shades because darker shade would make the space seem small and cramped. I am really happy with the way that the house turned out and can't wait to host dinner parties for all my friends to see my new gray paint.
Light gray paint is such a classic shade to enhance any colonial style space. The sherwin Williams repose gray shade that we used in our new dining room is the perfect example of how gray fits well within the historical architectural style of a home, yet still gives it a chic modern flare. Although this space is obviously very traditional in style, the color on the walls, the slightly modern style nail head trim chairs, and the artwork, give the space a distinctly 2022 feel. The blue gray paint is the single thing that ties the two contrasting styles together in a very cool way. I think I will carry this same shade throughout the rest of the downstairs living areas and perhaps into the master bathroom as well.
I am not really good at picking out paint colors when it comes to designing a room. So I had a hard time finding the best color when my husband wanted to paint our living room. I'm a big fan of light gray paint colors so we got a lot of samples from a local home improvement store to look at. I wanted something that was similar to this picture I found because it is a very neutral tone and would match all of our current decor. It was almost overwhelming how many shades of light gray paint there was to choose from, but luckily we narrowed it down to a few that looked similar to our inspiration picture. When we finally had to choose the specific paint, we decided to go with the highest rated brand. Behr had the best gray paint colors to choose from and I know I'm getting the best quality paint when I buy that brand. We are getting started painting today so I am excited to see how beautiful the room turns out.
My wife just had me redo our living room with a light gray paint, and I must say I am happy with the results. Originally I was not thrilled to have this chore on my honey do list, but I love how it turned out. Before we had a boring tan color on the walls, but I was told that it was out of style this year. We went to a paint store to get advice on the best grey paint colors for living room, and they recommended a lighter shade that would pop against the bright white woodwork without making the space feel dark and cramped. Let me tell you, these people really know what their talking about when it comes to paint because they were spot on with the color we selected. The light gray wall paint we chose matches the arm chair we have as an accent piece in the room as well as the tile on the fireplace. It was also very easy to paint the walls gray because we used a paint the was primer and paint all in one, making the job less time.
If I had to pick my number one favorite color to use in homes right now, I would immediately say light gray paint. As you can see from our large very grey master bedroom, it is a shade that I like to carry throughout a lot of my decorative elements including furniture, textiles, floor coverings and, of course, gray wall paint. The reason this color family attracts me so much is because you can achieve that perfect balance between classic elegant architecture and contemporary styling. It is a shade that bridges that challenging gap that, once achieved, makes your home look so high end. Sometimes I will mix in colors that go with gray like a deep navy or moss green but, for the most part, I prefer a monochromatic look.