Beige and variations on it such as yellow-beige used to be considered the “go-to colors” for staging a few years ago, but the trend in the past few years has been to use cooler gray colors, which make for a more modern look and complement most rooms and finishes, such as floor and tile colors. And yes, gray does work well with brown, whether in flooring or furniture and accessories.
Gray with blue or green undertones is often used for bedrooms and dining rooms, and is typically coordinated with other neutral colors (white and black) for a contemporary, sophisticated look in urban high-end homes, or for a warmer, more playful and inviting look, with bright pops of color such as blue, yellow, orange, and green. I personally love using gray with blue and green in coastal areas
or Hudson River homes on the “Gold Coast” of New Jersey, such as Edgewater, Weehawken, Cliffside Park, and Hoboken.
When using gray in staging, it’s best to stick to lighter hues to keep rooms looking lighter and more spacious, including these colors:
Plus these Sherwin-Williams “Greige” colors (mix of gray and beige) that warm up a space:
For bedrooms, these choices are perfect because they have a restful blue-gray or green-gray undertone:
Silverpointe (pale blue undertone)
Useful Gray (pale green undertone)
Reflection (pale blue undertone)
I’d love to know what gray-toned paint colors YOU have used for different rooms that you love? Let me know so I can check them out and add them to my list!