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Old 01-30-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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I think it really depends on the shade of gray you’re picking also. I have a lighter gray on my walls so it’s not dark at all. Is gray a fad? Possibly? But it is a neutral color and most homes if owned by the same person for more than 10 years will need updating anyway and that includes painting. On to the next so called fad!
Its not the shade, its the color for me. Pretty, like it, just....its fine to wear buy on the walls and floors its like a dark cloudy day.

In other news at my lat long today it was still light at 6pm! Hot Daymn! Woo Hoo!

But I understand it doesnt bother everyone. Just an unfortunate trend and timing for me.

At least they didn't do this plus black kitchen cabinets like one place I just viewed.

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...ct/17_zm/1_fr/

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Old 01-30-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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I like a cool color palette, so if it has to be neutral, it will be gray. But, my preference is color, and my living room is a blue grey. Medium tone. I love it, it’s relaxing.

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Old 01-30-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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Because my living room has a coved ceiling, i.e., the walls gently curve into the ceiling, I had to select a color that was light enough for both surfaces without being generic. I ended up choosing a grey called Revere Pewter adjusted to fifty percent intensity when I had it mixed and was very pleased with the results. The only other areas in the house that I did in grey were the dining room that adjoins the living room (Revere Pewter adjusted to seventy-five percent intensity) and the stairwell and upper hallway (Seashell Grey--a grey with more blue undertones to it than Revere Pewter which can read as either grey or beige depending upon the time of day). All of the other rooms in the house are in colors that work well together if all of the doors to the rooms are open. The kitchen, when I finally get to it, will be a a cheerful and homey yellow with white cabinets. I like color in a kitchen.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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I like gray a lot better than most other neutrals.
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Old 01-30-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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I am SO sick of gray in every model home we visit. It has made me hate gray. It’s cold and unwelcoming.
I like a warm, welcoming home and colors with light walls.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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Gray can be forgiven with a brick red front door.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Olympia area (for now)
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Depends on the gray. I just got finished painting the guest room gray. The dated pinky beige is gone and the light gray is so fresh, pretty and stylish. After years of light, medium and dark beige walls, gray is a welcome change. My home office and bedroom are next!
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:17 PM
 
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Gray is better than the tan and toupe fad.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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Gray is better than the tan and toupe fad.
I'm picturing a golden-skinned guy with a bad rug.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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I liked gray until I started looking for a new house. I agree with the poster who said seeing one gray house after another became depressing and I really got tired of it. But if you're just looking at your own house, it probably looks great. Plus, people are overdoing it right now. A little bit looks stylish, but some people (especially those who think gray is the secret to selling a house) make every room and every surface gray. Too gloomy, IMO.

I like it in small doses, though. And I like the bluish grays. Not sure how I feel about this purplish gray that's the new rage. I have a feeling that will soon pass. But I've been wrong before.
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