Archive | November 5, 2012

Wintery Walls

deep gray dining room with white ceiling, floor and upholstery plus shamrock green curtains.

Gray and white rooms remind me of this stormy season.

When it comes to wall color, my instinct is to go with walls that reflect — rather than absorb — natural light. That means colors with light to medium values. Lately, though, as I’ve focused on gray in the kitchen (perhaps as a prelude to repainting mine) I started looking at how gray is used in other rooms, some of which are as dark as storm clouds.

There are myriad names for medium 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, looked close to the handsome winter-white-and gray hue [top and below] by Atlanta designer Amy D.… Continue Reading