My first problem with gray starts with the very spelling of the word. According to the internets “gray” is the more common American spelling and “grey” is the common spelling for the UK. Both words can refer to the color but they refer to a different color. There is even a website about the differences in gray (or grey).
My second problem actually deals with the color itself. By definition gray is
“of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light.”
If it has no hue and is such a neutral tone than why am I having the hardest time of my life picking the right gray for my bedroom?
I feel like the past few days I have thought about this “intermediate” color more than I’ve thought about anything else. After initially selecting a color for the bedroom (and of course putting it on the wall) I’ve realized they grayest of grays looks too blue. What? How? I have been saving different pictures on pinterest of green and gray bedrooms as inspiration only to realize my gray isn’t the same as the one in my examples. Oh boy, what have I gotten myself into?
While searching for the right gray, I certainly have learned a lot about the color so while I compare more swatches, check out a roundup of my favorite gray rooms.
This is probably the most elegant gray bedroom I have ever seen. Swoon!
A super cool way to do gray with some other colors. I might have to rethink the dining room now.
That’s one sleek looking gray living room.
A much darker gray room but with the white fireplace the wall color doesn’t overpower the room.
So what about you all? Ever have your own trouble with grays? What’s your favorite shade? I think it’s back to the hardware store for me to grab more swatches.