Grey Shades: Popular Home Color Trend

Hot & Cool: Grey Is All That!

What’s hot? In and around the home and home design, grey shades are leading the pack. Whether kitchen, bath, flooring or paint: tints, tones and hues of grey are a popular choice in 2017.

Grey Shades: Very Versatile

A growing trend for kitchens is to include a splash of color as an accent to your cabinets. With kitchen cabinets in grey, a contrasting island in red, black, or white could be an attractive addition. It adds a design element and visual interest to the kitchen. For instance, the Eastman St. Woodworks collection at Builders Surplus offers a variety of painted and glazed finishes. Choose your door style, then select the color you’d love for your new kitchen. And to complete your look, push the design elements a step further with interesting and colorful cabinet hardware.

The Portland bath vanity from Me & Zoe features the clean lines of the Shaker style. The vanity features a grey hue with a hint of a cool blue tone. A white marble top is a perfect complement to the grey. And since the vanity is neutral, you’ll have fun adding color to your bathroom with floor tile, wall tile or paint, and home decor!

Portland bath vanity

Hardwood flooring has also seen the trend for grey. And it’s probably because it goes so well with white or espresso kitchens. At Builders Surplus, our collection of Wickham Hardwood Flooring features a maple hardwood in a charcoal finish and an ash hardwood in a graphite finish, to name a few. And you can find grey tones in a number of laminate and tile flooring as well.

And take it outdoors, too! You’ll find grey in composite decking, vinyl siding, window shutters, and the natural hue of cobblestones. Natural shades of green in your yard stay serene next to gray; while red, pink or white floral arrangements will pop with color.

Shades of grey outdoors

Neutral Beauty

So, the beauty of grey is the color is a neutral tone which goes well with many other colors. It can be composed of warm or cool hues to contrast or complement. Go bold and it’s a dramatic statement. Stay soft and it’s a subtle transition. Either way, it’s a color which won’t get dated because you can easily change the décor around it.