Going Gray in Style

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.

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster Wall Finish | Gorgeous Project by Nena Garza-Sexton of NCF StudioNena Garza-Sexton of NCF Studio used our Metallic Plaster line to create a modern finish with depth of color for a bath wall. Stunning!

Striped Wallpaper Treatment | Gray Decorative Finishes | Modern Masters Cafe Blog with link to How-to TutorialRetailer CB2 recently shared a how-to tutorial on creating your own metallic striped wallpaper with our Silver Metallic Paint. You can definitely do this linear finish right on the wall as well!

Dazzling, Shimmery Wall Treatment with Modern Masters Products | Project by Art of Shadia | Gray Decorative Finishes on the Cafe BlogBling 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!

Metallic Linen Finish on Walls | Project by Jeremy Stanger | Gray Decorative and Faux Finish Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogSteel 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.

Pewter Metallic Paint on Dresser by Holy Craft | Gray Surface Treatment Ideas | Modern Masters Cafe BlogOur 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!

Platinum Gray Metallic Stenciled Ceiling by Arlene McLoughlin | Gray Decorative Painting Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogArtist 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?

Venetian Plaster Crocodile Wall Finish by decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga | Gray Surface Finish Ideas on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogWe’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!

3 thoughts on “Going Gray in Style

  1. Wow, I just love all of these finishes! My favorite probably has to be the very first one with the metallic finish on it. The dark grey color mixed with the classic granite sink look so nice! In fact, I would love to have walls like these for my own master bathroom! they would work really well with the white counters that I have in there.

    • Hi, Maggie! We are so happy you love that Metallic Plaster finish – it really is amazing work by Nena Sexton of NCF Studio. Btw, Nena will be taking over our Instagram account for the week of June 6th, in case you’d like to catch any of her other work. 🙂 Our Instagram is @ModernMastersInc and we hope you can join us. Thank you, Maggie!

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