Chic Advice: Mixing Browns and Grays With Products You Won’t Have to Change

We talk a lot with our clients about whether to follow trends. The trend that comes up most is the tendency to go more gray. No, not your hair…. Your home!  So, what do you do in the time ahead, though, when or if you want to make a change? If it’s something more permanent like floor products, master bath or kitchen renovations, or fireplace façade, you’ll want something that can blend with what you do in the future.  Because this you can’t change as frequently as your hair color!

There are many products available that we use to blend beautifully with colors that are on trend (like now with gray) and what tends to stay constant in many of our homes: the color brown. Whether it be the kitchen cabinets, or the legs of your furniture, we have our favorites here in the showroom that we’ve used to blend these two worlds together -- with beautiful results.

Floor Tiles/Shower Tiles/Mosaics:

A product that oozes peacefulness is this cream, gray and brown tile from Hutcherson, style Caesarstone, in the color Crema. The homeowner wanted a kitchen floor that helped pull together the gray cabinets, the cream backsplash and quartz and the brown stools and adjacent rug/décor. This tile definitely fit the bill.

  The 18x18 tile pulls together the light gray cabinets, the darker gray island, and the brown island stools.

The 18x18 tile pulls together the light gray cabinets, the darker gray island, and the brown island stools.

  The same tile also pairs beautifully with the custom-sized rug, from Tuftex, style Bling.

The same tile also pairs beautifully with the custom-sized rug, from Tuftex, style Bling.

In this master suite, our customer chose Shaw Tile, style Sofia, in the color Toscana. The linear brown and gray lines blend well with so many different neutrals. She used the tiles both on the floor and in the shower and tub surround. The feel of continuity makes the suite feel like a spa. Bliss linear and square mosaic tiles for the border and shower floor also blend well and pull in the two colors.

  Using the same 12x24 tile creates continuity for a clean, spa-like feel with no distractions.

Using the same 12x24 tile creates continuity for a clean, spa-like feel with no distractions.

  The tile has a linear pattern of cream, brown and gray.

The tile has a linear pattern of cream, brown and gray.

Granite and Quartz:

Granite or quartz is an excellent way to pull in some color with your browns and neutrals. There are a wide range of colors to choose from. In this secondary bath, the granite that already existed in the home worked perfectly with the light gray walls.

  Santa Cecilia Classic

Santa Cecilia Classic

In this kitchen, our customer wanted the look of marble, but with the ease of maintenance of quartz. Cambria Quartz in the style Torquay looked a-MAZ-ing with marble 2x4 beveled marble backsplash and her dark brown cabinets.

  An after pic showing the mixture of grays and browns.

An after pic showing the mixture of grays and browns.

Hardwood:

Hardwoods these days come in so many permutations of browns mixed with grays. This is Johnson Hardwood, English Pub Series, in the color Stout. Another favorite of ours, that when placed in a brown environment, is warm and beautiful, and when installed in a home full of gray, it blends perfectly! It morphs into whatever the home needs.

  Johnson Hardwood,English Pub Series, color Stout

Johnson Hardwood,English Pub Series, color Stout

So blending in your browns and grays, and any future trends, can be easy and much more long-term with just the right products. Give us a call or stop by and we can show you!

 

For more information call 832-299-6432

4711 Louetta Road, Suite 120, Spring, TX 77388