Whether warm or cool, charcoal or pewter, gray is one of the hottest go-to colors for designers. Contrasted with white, it is sophisticated and sleek.
The latest decorating trend is painting the spaces in your home in varying shades of gray. It’s a fabulous elegant neutral backdrop to set off any color, adding depth to subtle hues and making bold tones pop. 1
As grey doesn’t have a ‘personality’ of its own, paired with any other colour, it allows that colour to be visible whilst grey takes a back seat. 2
Refer to nature when choosing colors to mix with grey. Tans, taupes and subtle neutrals blend well with grey. The combinations are reminiscent of mushrooms.
1. 51 Modern and fresh interiors showcasing gray paint @ www.onekindesign.com
2.Colour Psychology: Using Grey in Interiors @ www.thedesignsheppard.com
I am so loving everything IKAT! Although the textile pattern has been around over the past year, it is still being featured in everything from purses to pillows. Here are some of my favorites…
I adore this colorful green and blue burlap throw pillow from World Market, only $24.99.
One of my all time favorites is this one of a kind Blue Daphne Ikat Vintage Vladimir Kagan Lucite chair. From Madeline Weinrib.com.
Pottery Barn featured this sold out Vivian Ikat duvet cover and pillow sham. You can still find it on ebay!
If you only want a touch of the ikat pattern, these beautiful ikat throw blankets made from recycled cotton yarns are available at ladybugshops.com for $165.00.
And, right in my own backyard are these ikat patterned chairs at The Farmhouse Store in Westfield, NJ and Princeton, NJ. Love them!
A unique ikat patterned accessory are these Blue Ikat Place Mats featured at Mazehome.com. They are 14 inch square, and come in a set of 4 for $267.00. A bit pricey!