Color — especially pastel shades — are making a splash in 2016 but we have also been seeing an uptick lately on beautiful gray interiors and decorative finishes. The color has been on trend for a while and rightly so as it is inherently calm and elegant. In the hands of decorative painters, designers and DIYers, the color can also become quite a stunning focal point. Here are a few chic projects we found with this classic neutral in many of the color’s multiple tones and shades.
Bling your walls! Art of Shadia certainly did that for a client with a textured ombre strie wall treatment that incorporated our Oyster, Champagne, Smoke and Nickel Metallic Paint, foil accents and Glass Bead Gel in a dazzling manner. The ceiling is painted with Smoke Metallic Paint, too!
Steel Gray Metallic Paint over satin black latex walls makes for an attractive, sedate treatment when done as a linen finish. The project is by the talented Jeremy Stanger of Stanger Projects and he worked with the design firm Juxtaposed Interiors for the great space.
Our Pewter Metallic Paint made quite a dramatic difference on this drop leaf dresser! The transformation is by Rachel Teodoro of Holy Craft and she shares more of the metallic furniture project on her blog!
Artist Arlene McLoughlin used our Platinum Metallic Paint as brushed-on base for the geometric stenciling in a deep blue for a striking ceiling. The finish also has mirror tiles added on top – can you see them?
We’re not sure if there is such a thing as a Venetian crocodile – but you can certainly create the pattern with our Venetian Plaster! Talented Caroline Lizarraga shares her take in a deep and light gray combination. Take a peek at her other gray-toned wall finishes with both agate and scalloped patterns!
The interior design trends predict more muted yet rich colors and darker neutrals (such as velvety navy blues or bold blacks) to come in for 2016 and beyond. You can see some of those deeper color leanings in play on some of the projects in this post, too. It’ll be interesting to see the incredible finishes that will come out with the emerging trends – be sure to share them with us!