5 Shades of Grey
With April showers bringing May flowers, we’re still in the rainy season with gray skies. Luckily, drought ridden California has been getting a bit of rain this past week, so we’re here to celebrate the cloudy weather with 5 Shades of Grey that celebrate misty skies. With thanks to the Color Marketing Group, here’s a guide to 5 shades of grey that will perk up your peepers while watching the drought quenching rain sprinkle down onto dusty ground.
This is a tonal hue that carries through changing seasons. It stands between chaos and mindfulness, balancing everything with which it is coordinated. It is as diverse as the grey sky of a looming storm, the rich flannel of a suit and the deep metal of industrial tools.
This warm grey is caressed by chocolate, a hue that works well with others, coordinating with everything from cool blues to ochre to plum. It is a grounded, stable color with a luxury edge, enhancing velvet, cashmere and wool.
Reminiscent of clear skies and warm seas, Re-Blued is a fresh take on environmental colors. Blue is embraceable, reliable, sometimes mysterious but ultimately familiar. With roots in indigo-dyed denim, a perennial favorite, Re-Blued is as casual as a breeze in creating a subtle bedroom retreat.
As its name suggests, “Intimate Shadow” resides in moments of repose. Let this sensory hue offer solace, peace, and the luxury of quiet. It is a counter to a busy world and offers an intimate color experience in which to c0coon. They greyed-off purple is discrete and maintains a sense of mystery. It will subtly grace interiors in leather and velvet.
A color that imbues luxury, comfort and contentment, Smoky Cashmere can be as demure of mischievous as you wish, but wraps an aura of richness around whatever it touches. It is the evolution of warm, brown-influenced grey and create a hue that is intriguing and new, one that effortlessly coordinates with others. Pair with pale pink, copper metallic or amphibious green for either a softer side, edgy or earthy feelings.
You can also learn about selecting paint colors from Kimball Starr’s television appearances seen in How To Choose Paint Colors: Video 1 and How To Choose Paint Colors: Video 2.
If you’re looking to choose paint colors but don’t know how to make them look their best, contact us, the San Francisco paint color experts for a personal color consultation.
Kimball Starr Interior Design is an award-winning San Francisco interior design firm providing paint color consulting services for both residential and commercial spaces.