5 Beautiful Shades of Gray

When it comes to creating a beautifully organized home you love, sometimes a fresh coat of paint is just what you need to breathe new life into your space.

I'd like to introduce you to color expert and local badass mama Becki Burke of Becki Burke Creative! I asked to put together her list of must-have colors for your home to bring energy, peace and sophistication to your newly organized space!


Hi, I'm Becki, nice to meet you!

Let's talk gray. The popularity of this complex hue is still going strong. It is a wonderfully sophisticated and tasteful part of any color palette. And since color is a vital part of the equation when creating an organized, energetic and peaceful home, let’s explore a few options.

Please read on for a list of a few of my favorites including a description of their “personalities”.

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1. Gossamer Veil - SW9165
This is an extremely light warm greige color that might even appear closer to tan depending on the lighting in the room. I love to recommend this color for clients that want to stay away from any hint of a blue undertone in their gray and are wanting very little color on the wall.

Gossamer Veil is what I call an “invisible color”. When you walk into the room, you don’t notice wall color right away. There is a very subtle difference between wall and trim when paired with traditional bright white trim. It is a great choice for those that have bold and colorful artwork as well.

2. Repose Gray - SW7015
Repose Gray makes an appearance on a lot of favorites lists and for good reason. It is just the right amount of color in most rooms; not too dark and not too light. This light-medium gray will really help highlight bright white trim. So, if you have a lot of interior trim this value of Repose Gray is perfect.

However, it is not always a slam dunk. I have seen it take on a very slight purple undertone in some applications. For this reason, it is always a good idea to sample a color before painting an entire room.

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3. Felted Wool - SW 9171
For a more dramatic feel, Felted Wool is the perfect neutral that will complement just about any other colors in a palette. It is a warm gray without venturing too far into brown. This hue is gorgeous paired with satin brass hardware, which we are seeing a lot in hardware and lighting. If your design goal is natural and earthy, Felted Wool is one to consider.

By the way, it is also a wonderful exterior body color paired with subtle off-white trim.

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4. Reflection - SW 7661
The color Reflection will add a light and airy quality to most rooms. It is a complex hue and is perfect for those looking for that crisp and clean feeling in their homes. When paired with warm woods, the blue undertone is really pronounced.

This color needs the balance of warm tones, however. It can feel cold and uninviting if not balanced. A blonde wood floor would be a perfect complement to this color. You could also pair it with some golden baskets or soft pinks.

5. Silver Strand - SW7057
A chameleon color, that’s Silver Strand! I love this complex color just about anywhere in a home. It can appear gray, green or blue depending on the lighting. So, if you do not like a color that changes throughout the day as the light changes, this is not a good choice for you.

If you are trying to achieve a coastal look, you can’t go wrong with Silver Strand.

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Becki Burke Creative offers color consultations for interior and exterior projects in the Charleston, SC area. Becki enjoys helping her clients choose color with confidence and gain the peace of mind that their painting project will be just what they were hoping for.

To schedule a discovery call with Becki, please visit www.beckiburkecreative.com.