Archive | November 5, 2012

Wintery Walls

dark gray walls - gray and white sitting room by amy d morris via atticmag

Dark gray walls with white accents remind me of this chill and stormy season.

When it comes to wall color, dark gray walls go against my instinct for wall color that reflects — rather than absorbs — natural light. That usually means colors with light to medium values. Lately, though, as I’ve focused on gray in the kitchenperhaps as a prelude to repainting mine, and I started looking at how gray is used in other rooms, some of which feel as dark as storm clouds.

There are myriad descriptive names for gray walls. Apart from the generalized Gustavian gray (which varies from pale to dark) or pearl gray, Benjamin Moore offers Stormy Sky, Bullock Gray, Kendall Charcoal and Trout Gray to name a few that, in my monitor.… Continue Reading