Anyway, all the rooms in her new home are painted gray - not the same shade of gray, but different shades of gray. Seven to be exact.
Elizabeth Mayhew's bedroom - BM Gray Owl
Above is a picture of her bedroom painted with BM's Gray Owl. In fact, every bedroom she has ever slept in has always been painted with BM's Gray Owl. She swears by this color of gray - saying it is soothing and very adaptable. In a lot of natural light, it looks white and in average light, it has enough pigment to read as a discernable color. She always recommends this color to her clients and friends.
In the article she goes on to explain how she created flow in her home by using varying shades of gray. In some rooms, a cozier gray was required, so she chose colors such as BM's Chelsea Gray and Whale Gray.
Brooke Shields' Greenwich living room - BM Chelsea Gray
She used BM's Coventry Gray for all her woodwork in her bathroom which she says definitely gave her bathroom a Swedish Gustavian quality and feel.
Jenna Lyons' living room - BM Coventry Gray
She used Revere Pewter (which I have used in my previous living room) which reads more as a taupe and lastly Gentleman's Gray for her powder room.
As she explains, when you're exposed to color all day, gray lets you commit without really committing. And, best of all, it goes with everything.
While I love the color gray, I'm not sure if I could commit to my entire home being varying shades of gray? I really think you would need a lot of natural light to help keep the home from feeling too gray/dark? What do you think?