Gray is the new beige. Greige. I don’t like that saying. I understand what is meant by it (that gray has replaced beige as the new neutral) but I’ve never been a fan of beige as a particularly nice neutral. Gray, on the other hand, is a gorgeous neutral! I’ve used the color throughout my house as a furniture accent color, a wall color or just with patterns throughout the décor. Gray is a neutral tone in many senses: it’s gender neutral, it’s age neutral and it’s trend neutral (i.e. this furniture color won’t go out of style in 3 years) and it’s color neutral (it literally goes with almost any other color). The following is a compilation of tastefully styled nurseries in lovely shades of gray.
1. Neutral upon neutrals.
Look at this nursery. I love the textural laying and the spacious layout. The brown and gray combination is perfect with the crisp white backdrop and the (dare I say?) greige accent wall. I love this look—and it’s suitable for boy or girl.
2. Gray and pink.
This is such a classic combination. Dusty rose or soft pinks with an antiqued gray is feminine and pretty. You really can’t go wrong pairing gray and pink: it’s popular for a reason.
3. Whimsical gray.
This gorgeous example is simple, yet modern, and the soft blue walls give just the hint of the arrival of a boy. Orange is a great choice for a pop of color in the accent pouf.
4. Pops of color.
5. Daffodil and gray.
This last choice is a very popular one lately and I see why. It’s so cheerful! It enlivens what some may perceive as the somber gray and infuses the natural color of the sun’s rays into your baby’s room. Gray, yellow and white: a winner any day.