Is The Gray Trend On It’s Way Out?

Well, in a way yes and in a way, No. Simply put gray is here to stay, always a serene neutral shade that is a step up from stark white but not as bold as charcoal, gray is a design mainstay. However, the trends of the last few years, think Farmhouse Chic, thanks Chip and Joanna Gaines, shiplap and a plethora of gray shades as the main color palette throughout the home, that amount of gray is on it’s way. Gray will remain as an accent color but look for warmer earthier color palettes with sage green at the forefront.

Designers also say there will be more of a focus on more playful decorating, when it comes to both colors and textures. One expert responded, “I feel like design trends are now leaning toward a mix/match style where just about anything goes together and where things should definitely NOT match!”

While accent walls can be a good way to test out a color (without painting the whole room), designers named the trend one of the ones that will go away next year. They especially wish for the disappearance of accent walls in colors like blush pink, orange, and any pastel hues, explaining that they’re overdone and often jarring.

And it isn’t just accent walls that need to go, the panel said. It’s also accents like hardware in shiny gold, brass, or rose gold and anything millennial pink. Instead, they recommend accent pieces that include more texture (think faux fur, wood, or leather) and add architectural interest.

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