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Is Gray Paint Going Out of Style in 2021?

Answering the question on every interior lover's mind, should you still be painting walls gray in 2021? Let's check with the experts...

Left wall: Snowfall #SW6000 by Sherwin Williams

Right wall: Proper Gray #SW6003 by Sherwin Williams

'Grey, like white, will always have a place in interior decoration. Especially at the paler end of the palette where grey appears as a neutral, such as the gentle Ammonite,' explains Patrick O’Donnell, Farrow & Ball Brand Ambassador. 'However, we are now seeing is a subtle shift to warmer neutrals such as Jitney as we consider comforting tones for restfulness and calm.'

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Phew, so the consensus is that gray is still in style. But if you want to go painting every wall in your home in this long-loved versatile color, what types of grey should you be going for this year?

The vibe we have got so far is that very cool-toned, quite flat mid grays are out, and more soft, warmer grays are in. The latter kinds of gray are perfect for any room, of any size that gets any amount of natural light, and will always bring warmth and coziness into the space.

'We’re seeing warmer greiges and beiges increase in popularity,' confirms Sue Wadden director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. 'While we were noticing a shift toward warmer colors before COVID-19, with everyone spending so much time at home, we expect this trend to continue. These warm, earthy tones create a sense of calm and cultivate the feeling of wellness in the home, which is exactly what homeowners need right now.'

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