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Gray exterior, what colour interior?

champagne4luluJanuary 3, 2013
The outside of our house is currently a soft Gray with black roof. Tiles are white. Interior tiles are off white with black accents. Doors are a mix of white and black. I'm struggling with interior paint colours. In drawn to soft grays but would that be too much Gray? We do need to reprint the outside and I'm thinking of a darker Gray, but regardless, would that be too much Gray inside and out? Walls inside are currently stark white.

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What pleases you and works with your furniture?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 1:56PM
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Well that's just it - we are getting everything new. I am drawn to white, Gray, light blue and champagne coloured furniture. Interior paint I like soft grays with a blue base. I do like the exterior Gray we have now but it does need re painting. I'm just worried I'm doing too much Gray!! Is it too much to do Gray inside and out? I've been trying to find pics of other places but can only find interior or exterior - not both.

What do you think?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 2:08PM
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I think that if you are drawn to grays then you should go with that. I don't think it will be too much but rather, it would bring cohesion. I am drawn to gray as well and it looks very refined and modern to me, and there are plenty of ways to bring in color with gray so you can still create different looks. In my house my office is light gray (walls) with orange and aubergine accents (decor), my dining room is light gray and dark gray with black, white and red accents, my living room has taupe/gray walls with white, teal and chocolate, and my kitchen is medium and dark gray. But there is a ton of color and that keeps it from being dull and monotonous. I say to choose the paint colors that please your eye because they will soothe you...then play with color through decor. Plus, anything is better than a stark white wall.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 3, 2013 at 2:26PM
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Thanks for your input! :)
    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 3:44AM
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I agree - go with the gray if you love it and it soothes. Put lots of greenery outside, within view of the windows, and your grey outside becomes a backdrop, not the focus. I painted a room red once and was horrified until I began to add accents. It became my favorite room.... Inside, accent with the blue and/or champagne that you love. Throw a few accents outside in blue and/or champagne and you tie both together. Just use different percentages of each color so it does not look "matchy"...
1 Like    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 4:06AM
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Great suggestions, thank you! :)
    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 4:24AM
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