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the new nuetral – gray

So dreamy… Grey or gray is an achromatic or neutral color. The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700. Grey is the British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, New Zealand and South African spelling, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century. Gray is the preferred American spelling, although grey is an accepted variant. Gray became the preferred spelling in American English around 1825. These days I am seeing gray everywhere in home decor. I love it mixed with almost every color. Gray is the new brown, black and taupe! It’s not as warm as brown or taupe but it complements other colors really well. It is not a spotlight color it lets the other colors shine. It can make a room feel really modern, country, shabby chic, romantic or traditional depending on what you pair it with. Plus there are so many shades of gray, from blue grays to warm grays. You can’t go wrong. Not feeling brave enough to try it out yet? Then start collecting your favorite looks on Houzz.com or Pinterest and start off with a small space. How about the bathroom or laundry room? So many great color combinations!...

color huesday: gray and orange

The middle of winter is when some of us start wishing for spring. Gray skies are not usually associated with warm bright feelings. I know, being a California girl means I can’t complain about my 50 degree day when some people in the country are experiencing a snowmageddon of epic proportions. So, to cure the winter doldrums, I say bring on the cool (pun intended) trend of pairing gray with pops of bright orange. The combination of gray alongside a juicy orange bring a modern and sophisticated feel to weddings, fashion, and home decor. This is my new favorite happy combo, it reminds me of the first spring flowers that emerge in the still cool weather. I can’t wait for spring, but for now this palette brings the perfect amount of “happy” to winter. Images: Le Creuset Deluxe Trivet: gifts.com, Ainsley Leather Chaise End Sofa: dfs.co.uk, Ventura Sunbrella® Sunset Modular Chair Cushions: crateandbarrel.com, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag: rebeccaminkoff.com, Crocus Ochre Woven Scarf: crumpetengland.com, Mystree Tiered Tank Top: buckle.com, Silver City Aviator Sunglasses: kirnazabete.com, OPI Nail Polish Y’all Come Back Now Ya Hear: opi.com, Three-Tone Platform Mary Jane: bergdorfgoodman.com, Jax Beanie: athleta.gap.com, Miu Miu Trench: net-a-porter.com, Kamik Rain Boot: endless.com, Zip Jersey Jacket:...