I want to paint our living room and upstairs hallway a nice shade of gray. Not too light, not too dark, not silvery, not lavender tinted, not blue but with a blue tint to it, and not gray that looks like I slapped concrete on the wall. And yes, I went into the paint store and asked for exactly *that* gray. They must get nuts like me in there a lot because he was so helpful and didn't even look at me like I was crazy...which I'm sure I sounded. Many many many paint chips and a few samples later and this is what my living room wall looks like.
Gosh, who knew this would be so hard?! My couch is blue so I wanted something to compliment it but that didn't look blue. The sofa also has tan in it but the kitchen is tan and I want to break away from having the whole house looking beige. I think I have it narrowed down to that middle color up there. It's called Coventry Gray. It has an ever so slight tan undertone to it and seems to blend well with the kitchen.
In my search for the perfect gray, I headed off to Google and found a lot of talk on paint colors!
Finding the perfect gray was easy for Kasey. Look at how great her kitchen looks!
You can see more here:
House Beautiful did a great feature on gray colors. You can see the slide show and get ideas on their website.
I love the serene look of this space:
You can't go wrong pairing gray with touches of black:
Apartment Therapy had this gorgeous living room:
This color looks amazing on the exterior of a home: