The gray wall paint – the ultimate color trend 2015

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Gray wall paint for a modern color scheme in the dining room

The charm of the gray nuances just seems timeless. The gray wall paint is hot and neutral for many interior designers and homeowners and completely replaces what white and beige stood for in the 90s and early 21st centuries. What used to be dull and boring is today a stylish statement and if you have not yet discovered the elegance and timeliness of the gray color, you have the chance to experience it this year.

One of the most modern colors for this year remains the gray in all its nuances. Today we focus on the color scheme of the dining room. Take a look at all these interior design ideas in gray and be inspired by them.

First, dining room and gray do not sound very appropriate, right? But as you will see below, there are many ways to make the dining area cozy and chic in gray.

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Due to its rich color palette, gray is a very universal wall paint that can be used on the one hand as a neutral, soothing backdrop on the other hand as meaningful accents for certain architectural details. You have to choose your gray nuance very carefully. It depends above all on the size of the room, the intensity of the natural light and even on the climate. For example, if you live in a region where it often rains and is cloudy, then you should opt for the brighter nuances. Bright gray makes for more joie de vivre and a cheerful mood.

Determine your very special gray nuance

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Texture and pattern

Gray is not particularly appropriate when it comes to accents, as is the case with red, yellow or green. Here you should rather stick to other possibilities. Try with different textures and patterns. For example, patterned non-woven wallpapers in gray not only look very elegant, they also bring more movement and beautify their dining room in a playful way. Another popular choice would be gray stripes, which can look very sophisticated.

Add a little bit of white

If you’re worried that your walls appear too boring in gray, add a bit of white. So you can achieve a stronger definition of the gray. Using white borders, you can give the ambience a certain refinement.

Harmonious contrast in the dining room

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We have already said something about the importance of the natural light. The artificial lighting is just as important for the gray dining room. Because this color is the perfect backdrop for your interior design, you should choose the lighting very carefully. Particularly suitable we recommend magnificent hanging lamps or chandeliers, which will illuminate together with recessed lighting all corners of the room. To make the whole thing even more opulent, you can consider velvety surfaces, such as cuddly soft carpets or valuable upholstery.

With the right lighting, the dining room becomes even more attractive

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A game of nuances and textures

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Sleek gray and retro style furniture

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Successful composition of robustness and fragility

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Light gray and round shapes

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More comfort due to white edges

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Stylish, modern interpretation of the country style

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Wall murals with floral patterns and bold cobalt blue accents

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Gray stripes for more dynamics in the room

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Harmony and balance in light gray

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Classic elegance and soft textures

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Sophisticated symmetry and serenity in one

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Velvety surfaces and spherical chandelier

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A light gray and an optimal natural light intensity

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The delicate hanging lamps contrast with the strong gray of the walls

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Balanced lighting and luxurious crystal chandelier

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Puristic and warm at the same time

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Pleasant continuity and sleekness

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Eclectic room furniture of the higher class

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Reasonable color intensity and modern design

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Light gray backdrop and passionate red accents

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Subtle gray nuances and crystal

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