The Glamour of Gray

The Glamour of Gray

Glamorous Gray   When we use to think of the color gray, we would envision dreary days, strict looking clothing or someone having a gloomy outlook on life.  Those days are in the past.  Gray has shaken off its bad rap and has replaced beige as the new “it” neutral.  Now when we think about gray, we visualize sophistication, style and glamour.  So how can you add this new “it” color to your home?  Keep reading!   In the Kitchen Although it’s a bit unconventional, gray is becoming a prominent color in kitchens across the nation.  Gray can give the appearance of being severe and aloof when you compare it to its warmer neutral counterparts beige and tan.  There is a trick to using gray, though.  It should be paired with warm materials (such as wood) and hot, vibrant shades of color (like red, orange and yellow).  Plus, if you live in an area that is overcast more days than not, you should stay away from prominently displaying gray on your kitchen walls.  But, should you live in a hot climate, by all means, flagrantly add gray in your kitchen!  Listed below are eight shades of gray that work fantastically in kitchens: Carriage House by Mythic Paint Horizon Gray by Benjamin Moore Rhino by Behr Online by Sherwin-Williams Martini Shaker by Kelly-Moore Trout by Pratt and Lambert Seal Gray by Glidden Lava Gray by Pittsburgh Paint   Sofa Shopping When shopping for a new sofa, you can quickly become overwhelmed with all of the choices on the market.  From fabric, design, size, shape and so much more…  My head...
Bring the Outside In

Bring the Outside In

Bring the Outside In Mother Nature has finally allowed spring to warm our days! With these warmer days, we will be opening the windows in our home and allowing that fresh, warm breeze to flow inside and chase away those dreary, wintertime blues. As summertime quickly approaches, we begin to look for ways that we can bring the outside in to help make our homes feel fresh and vibrant! The best place to start is to choose a room. Maybe it’s the sunroom, patio, porch or just a room with a great view! This is where you can make the most impact and, in effect, melt away the walls between outside and in.     Wash the Windows and Change Your Curtains This is the most affordable way in making a huge impact on a room. Clean windows make a difference during the day because you can see more of the outdoors, giving you a closer connection. Freshly washed windows are also more reflective at night and act like mirrors. The effect is ethereal when using soft lighting or candles. Adopting a billowy curtain in a sheer or natural fabric will help bridge the indoor-outdoor connection. These materials allow light to filter in, showcasing a beautiful balance between the two worlds. Tips from the pros: When choosing curtains, opt for floor-to-ceiling options even when the windows don’t extend this far. Doing this will make the wall look taller and windows appear bigger.   Blurring Borders Target an entryway, such as a porch or doorway to refresh. Maybe add a new doormat, some fresh plants or a table and chairs....