50 Shades of Gray Interior Design

Gray color palette

This Season’s Big Trend

I always begin a room design with a simple neutral palate. This season shades of grey are trending in both home and fashion. To give a neutral room plenty of personality, I find an almost monochromatic palette can create drama and interest, by using a wide variety of textiles and textures. Try layering a blend of these colors to create the platform for magic in any room.

Add a pop of color like orange or chartreuse in an accent piece and watch the rooms come alive.

Rather than make the color the central focus, I use the space and pieces themselves as the focal point.


Design Tip

Keep it clean and simple to create drama with the pieces of furniture. Add a pop of color and you have created magic.

Dramatic hallway with neutral colors

Lisa Samuel of Samuel Design Group

Lisa Samuel ASID, IIDA, CAPS, is founder, principal and lead designer of Samuel Design Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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