You can’t go wrong with grey. At the moment, grey is a popular color choice in both fashion and home decorating. In fact, it has been called the new beige.
On your patio or porch, grey provides a perfectly neutral backdrop for the myriad of colors in nature. The varying shades of green in grass and leaves, the riot of colors in your garden and pots, and the dreamy blue of a bright summer sky, can all shine without competing with grey cushions or frames.
Conservative and conventional are adjectives used to describe this calm color and yet grey is widely used in contemporary styles.
When paired with bright and bold colors, grey has a steadying effect and helps tone down their exuberance. Combine grey with bright yellow, red, orange, or blue, and the effect will be somewhat muted.
With softer colors, such as pale pinks and yellows, soft blues and greens, or lavender, grey is illuminating and helps brighten their appearance.
Grey used with black and white is a classic color combination. With the neutrality of Switzerland, grey manages to align itself with both black and white, flowing back and forth with the addition of either color to its base and yet retain its impartiality.
When combined with both black and white, gray presents an elegant and, often formal style. Dependable, mature, and responsible would describe this color scheme.
Unemotional grey used on your outdoor furniture begs for accessories but is too low key to even hint at which accent colors you should use. Happy with any of them, grey is indecisive and will let you make that decision. So, have some fun. Pick a color combination you haven’t seen at a friend’s house. Pull in a color you have long wanted to use but have been unable to find a home for inside your house. Be bold or be conservative. Have fun or be serious. Go light or go dark. It’s all possible with Outdoorlicious! grey.
P.S. Have you ever wondered which spelling is correct, gray or grey? If you are like me, you may have a rather schizophrenic relationship with this color name—sometimes spelling it with an “a” and other times, with an “e”. As it turns out, both spellings are equally acceptable; One being more aligned with the British (grey) and the other, with Americans (gray).
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