Trend Alert: Gray Wood Furniture and Décor
Who says going gray is a bad thing? We’re currently going crazy for the way gray wood adds texture and dimension to a room. The right shade can soften the contrast between bold colors and surfaces, providing the perfect bridge between warms and cools, browns and blues. From sleek and slate to whitewashed and weathered, gray wood makes a modern, versatile surface for any space.
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Sometimes, you just need a gray surface to let your imagination run wild. Gray makes a great complement to bright pops of color and shimmering metallic accents, so it’s a perfect color for shelves, consoles, credenzas, and tables. It serves as a modest, textural, neutral pedestal for your favorite décor.
Ashy hues add depth to a variety of surfaces, from floors to walls to furniture. We think of gray finishes as a more modern twist on classic raw materials, providing a neutral-meets-natural aesthetic. Oxidized woods and gray-stained wood surfaces can add a touch of distress that gives a sleek room a more aged, collected character.
To keep gray pieces from feeling too cool for school, we recommend warming them up with metals. Coppers and golds in particular add inviting shine by bringing out natural warm tones within the wood’s surface.
Reclaimed wood looks especially gorgeous with a gray finish. The shade gives distressed wood a little more polish and keeps it from looking dirty. The perfect patina can also help to bring vintage vibes without feeling too retro.
We’re dying over the natural depth created by petrified wood. The salt-and-pepper contrast of whitewashed bright streaks and darker charcoal tones makes for a big impact, even in a small side table. We’re not putting it past these side tables to quietly steal the show.
Green and gray make a soothing combination when adding plants and flowers to a room. We’ve got a green thumb for gray wood planters and terrariums, and we love giving our favorite potted plants a gray wood tabletop home.