By Zoe Eisenberg
When it comes to painting your space, there are a myriad of ways to go. Bright and sunny yellow, the classic eggshell white, a soothing blue or a fresh green. But one color not to overlook when painting is gray. Below are five reasons why.
It matches. Gray is a fluid, flexible color that pairs well with a large variety of accents. This means you can swap up your color scheme over the years and keep the same paint job.
It’s elegant. Gray is a classic choice for a wall. Whether it’s a light smokey gray, a deep ash, or a lavender tinted hue, gray doesn’t seem to age out.
It’s calming. Along with green and some shades of blue, gray has been shown to sooth and relax. This makes it a great choice for your bedroom.
It opens space. If you choose a light gray, the color can help create the illusion of a larger area. White is the typical choice for opening up a space, but if you’re looking for a bit more personality, gray is the way to go.
You can mix and match. Gray is an extremely flexible color. You can paint three of your walls a soft silvery gray, and then choose an accent wall to paint a deep slate. Or, paint your ceiling or floor a different shade of gray to add an interesting twist.