The painter paints the outer wall of the building with a gray paint roller - facade work - painting the plasterWhy is gray paint a thing? In case you haven’t noticed, the interior and exterior color of choice these days is gray. While warm tones like beige and brown used to rule the day, most interior decorators rely on some form of gray circa 2023. But why is gray all the rage? We have a few theories. This blog explains the gray paint trend.

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Gray paint is neutral. It does not have any color bias—it is neither warm nor cool, which means it can work well with any other hue. That neutrality makes gray an excellent background color for other colors you want to highlight, like reds and purples.

Gray paint is great for contrast

bucket of gray paint on white backgroundGray is also great for creating contrast within a space that needs visual separation between areas such as the kitchen from the dining room.

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If you don’t want to commit to gray paint, a great way to use gray in small spaces is through textiles or accents (such as throw pillows or art), instead of paint on walls or ceilings because it creates subtle texture without overpowering your decorating scheme entirely.

Gray paint moody and calming

Calm vs Panic signs with blurred beach backgroundGray is a neutral color, which means that it is not inherently warm or cool. It does not have any undertone of red or yellow, and thus it will not give the room a yellow tone if you paint your walls gray. Gray is also considered to be a calming color—it can appeal to both men and women, as well as all ages (not just millennials).

If you are looking for something more specific than “gray,” try these:

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Gray is a great choice for painting an accent wall because it goes with any other color. If you’ ae going for a more traditional look (or if you want to give your home that “lived-in” feel), gray paint can be used in larger areas like living rooms and dining rooms. But if you’ ae looking for something a little more modern, gray works well on smaller surfaces as well—like bathrooms!

Gray in Fashion

Hipster girl wearing blank t-shirt, fashion sunglasses and jeans posing against rough concgrete wall, minimalist street styleThe fashion world is also full of gray. The color is used in everything from clothing to accessories, and it’s been popular for a while now. In fact, you probably see it every day and don’t even realize it—gray has become one of the most versatile colors around. It can be an accent color or even a main one, depending on how you choose to wear it and what kind of style you’re looking for at the time.

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Gray paint is a color that can be used in many ways. It’s been around for a long time, and it’s incredibly popular—so much so that it has become more commonplace than ever before. In fact, gray is one of the most popular colors for interiors because it can be used in so many ways. People are more accustomed to gray now; they know what kinds of things work with this hue and what doesn’t, so they’re not afraid to use it as an accent or main focal point anymore (and for good reason!).

About Adam Roe Painting in Meridian, Idaho

cool building paint logo design template. paintbrush with silhouette and house icon, rainbow color concept. vector illustration of a logo for wall or building paint. Premium VectorSince 1985, Adam Roe Painting has provided the highest quality results and best customer service in the industry. Our professional crews can apply high-performance coatings to a wide range of surfaces. We understand the importance of preparing and coating surfaces to meet safety standards and stand the test of time. Our industrial floor coatings protect against harsh environments and corrosive materials often found in commercial settings. We offer custom color matching, a residential exterior warranty of 5 years, and a one-year warranty on commercial and industrial projects. Contact us online or call (208) 306-4240 to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you.

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