November 21, 2012


I have the pleasure of writing guest posts for Dwell with Dignity, a really great Dallas area non-profit made up of Interior Designers and volunteers dedicated to creating inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. Check out this DIY, and visit there site to learn more about how you can get involved.

When it comes to gray, I think it is fair to say I’m having a love affair.  Who isn't? People even made up a new word - greige - to refer to their favorite warm, pale shade. There are many different neutral pairings that work reallywell together, but my favorite is a combination of gray + white + wood.  It can be warm and inviting, or bold and contrasting – there is a wide range of options with this simple palette.

Don’t get me wrong, I love color – in my food, in my photographs, in my closet – but when it comes to my house I am a little noncommittal! However, I’ve come to realize that you can never go wrong with neutrals!

via pinterest
So for those of us who may change our style every year, season, or mood, neutrals carried throughout an entire room, or home, can be quite beautiful on their own as well save money on redecorating costs. I like to add accents of color and change them out frequently to keep your space feeling fresh and current. And although it may not be for everyone, a neutral pallet does not have to be boring, as it makes way to experiment and emphasize other elements like pattern and texture, or draw attention to a key item of color or special piece of art.
Here are some beautiful images of gray + white + wood combinations from around the interwebs as well as some inpsirational objects and links to get your creative (and understated) juices flowing!

via design*sponge

via design*sponge
Some objects that inspire:
A few links:
Two fun and simple white + natural Christmas decor ideas here andhere
Door Sixteen adds a fun twist with gray + white + wood + NEON!
Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio even has an entire tumblr dedicated to white + wood + grey
What neutral combination speaks most to you

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