December 8, 2022

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Interior Designer Shares 10 Things Not to Have in Your Living Room

Interior Designer Shares 10 Things Not to Have in Your Living Room

Gray isn’t always the answer.

Living room with gray walls, artwork, curtain, chair, and couch

I’m not a fan of gray all over the living room.

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Though all design trends come back, I hope the use of gray will take a while to make its next round. Homes with a gray sofas, plank flooring, curtains, and throw blankets and charcoal accent pillows can look dull. The color of a space can change your mood so why not have a color that promotes comfort instead of one that embodies dullness?

Gray can come off as stark and overly commercial but warmer tones feel relaxed and inviting. Luckily, I see a lot more browns and warm neutrals used in design projects lately. 

This being said, I appreciate gray tones with other contrasting finishes. Adding warmer colors next to gray pieces can create a contrasting yet refreshing color palette.