Thursday, August 30, 2012

50 Shades of Gray (Without the Pain or Bad Literature)

50 Shades of Gray.... although I hear the prose was a little questionable, and I'm not really one for S and M, maybe E.L. James was on to something.  Gray is often overlooked by the masses as a "drab" neutral.  Why use gray when you can use sexy whites, carmels, or luxurious black? To me, the beauty of gray is it's versatility.  It can be used as a neutral amongst bolder colors, or it can be mixed in well within a neutral room of blacks and whites.



See more risque shades of gray after the jump!






Do you prefer your grays light and airy or deep and sexy?  Unfortunately, (or fortunately) I can't decide.

20 comments:

  1. I am in love with this interior inspiration - I love the living room!

    Eda ♥

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  2. fine pics! ;))

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  3. Great selection of grey décor here. I agree that it's such a useful neutral (and a change from beige which I also like) Like you, I'm a fan of light and dark shades although I suppose I have more silver grey in my wardrobe.
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  4. While I couldn't make it through the first 100 pages of the book, these spaces are something I can get on board with! I love grey in rooms, especially on an accent wall. It can be so chic!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  5. yup, this is why every room in my house is a shade of grey!

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  6. hahaha, seriously, the title of this post made me laugh so hard!

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  7. I like your version of 50 Shades. That bathroom is so sick. I freaking LOVE gray

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  8. Gray is one of my favorites as a neutral. Looking for a great shade to paint the exterior of my house. I'm loving navy as a neutral as well.

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  9. I love them all...I can't decide. It is the perfect color!

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  10. I'm a gray girl all the way (obvs!). That living room with the furry stools looks like a dream to me!

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    1. BTW that bathroom is by Daun Curry of Modern Declaration -- majorly talented and a doll!

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  11. love a great grey! i'm drawn to lights when it's on the walls and dark when we're talking furniture. xo

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  12. I love grey of every shade! It is my favorite go to neutral. It has soooo much versatility! Great pics!

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  13. Agh I can't decide which pic is my favorite. I have a problem with grey. Every seat in my den is grey and I honestly have to change it up. xoox

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  14. I love all grays! Gray is definitely my go to neutral color right now. And oh my goodness that bathroom is fabulous! I am dying over that floor!

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  15. GREAT POST:)
    Your blog is so wonderful and Im following...I hope you follow me also:)


    Have a great weekend dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  16. o0o0o0 that image with the poof stools... I'm dying! GORGEOUS! so so beautiful :) lovely post! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  17. I can't get enough of gray. We have two rooms in our house painted gray, and I'm contemplating another. I love that gray couch in the third picture, especially the way it's set off with all those metallics.

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  18. beautiful post. I enjoyed all those images! I'm so into those light grays, but trying to get one that does not go to blue is hard....donna

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  19. Love these gorgeous images! Gray is my favorite and my house is proof! Love all of these different shades and textures.

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