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Wednesday
Feb292012

Picking your greys

We help alot of people pick colours at our store on Roncevalles. Lately, one of the biggest requests is grey. How do you pick grey?  It's a difficult colour to get right, and we can help you!

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Grey is beautiful, they call it the new black.

It goes with everything, it's a great backdrop to your space, and can be warm and inviting.

It's a great neutral that isn't taupe (and alot of us are very sick of taupe).

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But Grey is tough. no doubt about it.

Why you ask? Grey just isn't grey. Sometimes it's a greeny grey, sometimes it's a bluey grey, sometimes it's a browny grey...etc etc.  How can you tell the difference? How can you know if you picked the right one?

When you look at a colour, you can often see another colour underneath it...take a look at these greys...they really are all "grey" by the definition, but they have different colours underneath.

Which colour do you pick? The best bet is to pick one that has the same undertones as some of your furniture, other paint colours, or a complementary colour (Like red & green, or blue & orange etc). This can get confusing, but by comparing greys side by side you can start to see the differences between them.

Alot of times, if a grey isn't working for you, it's because the colour that's underneath isn't working with your room. At that point it's time to sit back and evaluate what colour it should be underneath and pick a grey that will work with it.

Of course I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that if your head starts to swim, and all the colours look the same, time to call in an expert. Drop by our store, and we can give you a hand!

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