Gray: The New Neutral

July 27, 2021No comments

Who would have guessed that gray would take over the spot of most popular neutral? It doesn’t look like the popularity of this color hue is fading at all. Gray, the new neutral, has the unique quality of being a close cousin to White. In many color palettes white just moves smoothly into gray. Gray does what white can’t, it warms up a room and creates cohesion. The warm grays are a terrific option for transitional design and remodel of older homes. It works  particularly well with the earthy homes of the 60’s and 70’s. Gray helps a design stay in the architecture and style of a home, so it doesn’t look dated or trendy.

kitchen peninsula surrounded by storage cabinets
A useful peninsula add the perfect prep space in this timeless kitchen.

CliqStudios has new neutral painted gray cabinets in each of our lines

The RTA Line

  • Dove is a solid neutral gray
RTA Northfield Dove
RTA Northfield Dove

Signature Line

  • Urban Stone  is the essence of gray. A very soft subtle color that runs in the warm gray and is beautiful with red wood tones
  • Classic Gray is a vey neutral gray in intensity and depth and though it tends toward a warm gray it is neutral on this scale also
  • Studio Gray is a deeper gray color with a very slight charcoal undertone
  • Harbor is a cool blue gray with a green undertones
Signature Austin Shaker cabinets in Cloud White and Studio Gray
Signature Austin Shaker cabinets in Cloud White and Studio Gray

Signature Plus

  • Mist is exactly what the name indicates, a gray as soft as a morning mist. It has a cool under tone that makes it crisp
  • Fog is a warm deeper gray though not actually a dark gray. It has significance to its character that is very neutral
  • Slate is a deep gray with a very cool undertone
Signature Plus Fairfield cabinet style in Timber and Mist
Craftsman Adrian Maple Frappe Classic Paint
Craftsman Adrian Maple Frappe Classic Paint

Craftsman Line

  • Irish Cream is in fact a creamy gray with warm tones
  • Chai Latte is a warm creamy gray with  slight brown and yellow undertones
  • Macchiato is stronger gray color. It stays in the warm gray with a red undertone with depth and strength
  • Frappe is a very deep gray with the undertones of red but still a smooth softness
  • Earl Gray is a gray that moves more into the darker brown undertones

How To Find the Perfect Neutral Gray Paint

New neutral gray painted cabinets usually have an undertone of either warm or cool. Keep this in mind when you are picking your color pallet.  The best way to find that perfect gray for the kitchen of your dreams is to  order some samples and consult our designers. Let us know what other colors you want to coordinate with your gray cabinets. To get started with a designer 

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