Colors That Go With Gray: Looking for ways to add color to your home? Today, you can see all different types of ways to add and embrace color in your home decor in the Color Splash Blog Hop! Plus, I’ll share my secrets for decorating with color in a mostly neutral-painted home!
COLORS THAT GO WITH GRAY
You might be surprised knowing how much I love color that most of my house is actually light gray! As much as I love using color in my home, I prefer to keep most of our walls neutral and airy! But here are some tips on how to integrate color in your home and create a whole house color scheme–plus, I’ll share all never seen before design boards and our plans for rooms that we haven’t exactly gotten to!
And don’t forget to download my Decorator’s Cheat Sheet–I share all my formulas, measurements, and tips for mixing color and designing a home that’s perfect for your family!
Remember to visit all the amazing ladies in the Color Splash Blog Hop, because as you can tell, we all love color!
When you enter our home, you are greeted immediately by fun light blue chinoiserie wallpaper. It’s a fun introduction to our house and sets the mood for what you can expect–a modern twist on traditional style with a love for color!
(see more of the front hall here and see how I saved over $800 making this DIY Console)
The front entry connects the dining room, the kitchen, and the living room which are all painted shades of light gray. Let’s go directly into the playroom next which is painted Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist. With the two adjoining rooms a light gray color, I had to make sure that the colors I used in the front hall went well. Keeping a consistent theme throughout the house (blue, white, with pops of pink) I ensured that all the colors go well with gray.
PLAYROOM/ DINING ROOM:
(see the entire playroom makeover here)
Our living room is a work in progress. It’s painted Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray but has lots of pops of color with the throw pillows and accessories. I have some more plans to zhush it up a bit more bringing in more navy blue and white (obviously a theme).
Our living room leads into our family room, and you can see how I continue the blue and white theme in there too. Of course, I love adding color, so I recently DIYed this Wall Art.
KITCHEN & BREAKFAST AREA:
Like many people, our kitchen is one room we would love to renovate but have to wait to save up money. In the meantime, we are planning some “Phase 1” improvements and making over the adjoining breakfast area which we use daily. Here is our design scheme to make it feel more like the rest of the home–add some color!
In the past several years, we’ve redone several of the other downstairs rooms including the laundry room (on a $500 budget) and the powder room (on a $600 budget!) We continue to work on those rooms bit by bit, and have recently also redone the back hall and are in the planning stages for an office makeover. With a neutral connecting hallway, I’ve sprinkled color throughout each of the rooms.
(DIY Mudroom and Small Entryway)
First Floor Bathroom:
Our bathroom is currently getting a makeover (I told you were will always working on the house!) But, I can share some pics of it before we replaced the sink, toilet, and mirror!
blue and white bathroom makeover
Our laundry room was another budget-friendly makeover with a strict budget of $500. So we painted, painted, painted, and DIYed shelves and a waterfall edge laundry countertop.
Let’s go upstairs, because that’s where my color-loving heart gets to have fun with the kids’ rooms!
LITTLE GIRLS ROOM
If you are scared of pink, you probably won’t like my daughters’ shared bedroom but we LOVE IT! See here all the choices we made along the way: little girls room
BIG BOY ROOM:
Next up, is my son’s bedroom: It’s always been our nursery for babies so we like to keep the colors on the walls pretty gender neutral, and add color with bedding, accessories, furniture, and recently a wallpaper accent wall! See the entire room here: boy room decor
Our guest room is Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy and is a sophisticated room with lots of wood tones and wood. Eventually, we’ll turn this room into a bunk room, so right now we are just leaving it be!
A few years ago, we redid our kids’ bathroom on a tiny budget of $400–see how we did it here: Nautical Bathroom Makeover
With neutral gray walls (Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray) I wanted an airy feeling to the room; but, wanted it to reflect our personality so I infused lots of navy, kelly green, and pink! (See the entire makeover here: blue and white bedroom makeover)
And that’s it! Now make sure to check out all the amazing ladies in the Color Splash Blog Hop because you will be blown away by all their colorful interiors! These ladies know how to coordinate colors, add personality and life to your interiors, and make a house a home! You will absolutely love it!
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Jewel Marlowe says
How amazing! I have seen some of these rooms before and loved them! It wasn’t until now that I put two and two together. They are yours!!! How fab! Picking consistent wall colors is something I struggle with. I feel like I always want to try something new from room to room. Your home has lovely flow and fun use of color!
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
Such a helpful guide, Annie. Love all of your colorful accents!
Such great tips, as always! I just LOVE your color-filled home, Annie!
I love the pops of color in your home and how you use blue as your base.
Charlotte Martin Smith says
I’ve tried Balboa Mist in like 4 rooms and it’s never looked quite right with the light etc. etc. It always looks so great when I see people post about it! 🙂 Ha!
What a great colour guide! So many people have grey, but just don’t know where to start – this is a great resource! and of course, I love your spaces <3
Clayton Brant says
Annie this is wonderful! Your home is just gorgeous!!
Love your tips and the beautiful color palettes throughout your home! I’m especially inspired by the kids’ bathroom makeover that you tackled on a modest budget…I need to do the same thing over here. 🙂
Hale Navy and Simply White. Two of my faves. Will have to check out some of the others next time I’m choosing paint. Great post Annie!
The Furnshop says
This is really amazing. I really liked these tips. Thanks a lot for sharing this post.