Some people say that decorating with grey is not for everyone, that if you’re someone who suffers from depression, then you should stay away from it.
The reason for this misconception is because of the tendency that many people have towards decorating with the current trendy neutral.
Just like everyone bought a brown sofa when the espresso brown trend was here, the same thing is happening with grey.
If you gravitate towards grey assuming it’s ‘safe’, and your entire house ends up decorated in varying shades of grey, well that’s a recipe for depression for anyone.
Just today I consulted with a client who said a decorator recently specified a grey blue for her honey-maple kitchen. She stopped painting when she was half-way through because she wasn’t in love with it.
That’s because without a decorating plan for the entire space a grey blue would simply look like “New trend colour, old living room/kitchen”.
My advice was that we start with choosing colours for furniture and accessories in the great room. Only then could she possibly get excited about a new neutral for the walls in addition to being able to choose colours for adjoining rooms to create flow.
Grey is the crisp backdrop for colour that beige is too dirty to provide in most cases.
Both of these rooms (above) would be considered trendy and current at this moment.
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