Why I Can’t Use Gray for My Pittsburgh Clients

Gray is a touchy color. It’s popular yet has to be used with caution. It’s not a cheery color but can be amazing when paired with the right hues. Use it alone and you risk the chance of the blues or should I say “the blahs”.

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One of my clients wanted a coastal color palette but was hesitant about using gray. Well gray is a pretty large part of the coastal color palette so I had to use it somewhere in the home. He said,

“I lived in Pittsburgh

and I don’t ever want to see gray again.”

I had to laugh because I too lived in Pittsburgh for 15 years and there were definitely more gray days than sunny days. As a matter of fact you probably seen a picture of my living room when I lived in Pittsburgh. I got so tired of the gray that I had to compensate and paint my living room Gold Buff by Behr. It made a world of difference!

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So anyway, it’s really great to break the programed thought processes when it comes to color. We went from “Yuk! I don’t want gray in my house” to using it in the main area, the foyer, of his home. This area was large mind you. It looked like a small basketball court.

Ironically, the  color he wanted to avoid wound up to be the main part of his home. I also spinned other warmer grays in the surrounding dining room and family room. Here’s the full color palette so you can see how it turned out.

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Keep in mind that yes, certain colors do hold  stigmas for us but they can be broken or changed. It’s like when you were a kid and hated spinach but as and adult and an whole lot of cheese and seasoning, it’s not so bad.

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