The Rugh Design Color Wheel
Okay, so just to quickly recap, we have been working on adding ALL of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors to the Rugh Design Color Wheel. So as the process continues, I wanted to highlight a color per week that stands out.
So far, we have highlighted Drizzle (a beautiful green-blue color that will have you dreaming of the ocean in no time), Keystone Gray (a medium toned warm neutral “greige”), Urbane Bronze (a darker gray with a slight bronze undertone) and Greek Villa (a subtle creamy off-white).
Going forward you can find all of our Color Wheel Update posts here.
Featured Color: Amazing Gray SW 7044
This week, I wanted to focus on the color Amazing Gray SW 7044. Amazing Gray is quickly gaining respect and recognition as a go-to gray, especially in homes that have a neutral backdrop with pops of color in accessories and other accents. Amazing Gray is one shade darker than Worldly Gray and I would consider it a gray that is right in between a warm gray and a cool gray.
Some have described it as a “true” gray and I tend to agree, but I do think it leans a bit more to the warmer side. Just for a comparison, Urbane Bronze is the darkest shade on the same paint swatch as Amazing Gray. So, in short, the undertone is a bit hard to nail down, but I would describe the undertone as a warm gray.
If Amazing Gray sounds intriguing and you want see what other colors and schemes could coordinate with it then check out the color schemes I believe will coordinate nicely with it.
I scoured the net and put together a Pinterest gallery of Amazing Gray. See it below and let me know which you like the most. If you have your own pictures send them to me and I will post them!
Where to use Amazing Gray SW 7044
I love Amazing Gray as an overall main wall color for a home since it is on the lighter side, but at the same time has some depth to its color. Amazing Gray is gorgeous in a monochromatic scheme using only grays, creams and whites for a subtle sophistication. I especially love Amazing Gray with a bright white trim color for a contrast and a really soft look.
Living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens are a few spaces that work really well using Amazing Gray for a more neutral palette. Using pops of blue for accents, along with black and white, is also a perfect way to showcase Amazing Gray. The beauty of this color is that it is versatile, like so many grays and greiges, so take advantage of that and build your scheme around Amazing Gray as your consistent neutral color.
Amazing Gray works amazingly well (ha, no pun intended) for exteriors. A general rule of thumb for exteriors is to know that the paint color is going to appear lighter than it does in interiors because of the daylight. On exteriors, Amazing Gray comes across like a very soft gray color, almost an off-white greige.
Again, the versatility of Amazing Gray carries over to exteriors. You can add some fun accent color on the shutters or for the front door, like a teal or aqua. I also love the look of the HGTV Smart Home pictured below with the mixed white and dark trim.
If you are considering Amazing Gray, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a sample and test it out. If you are still having trouble deciding, contact me for a Color Consult to nail down the best color for your interior or exterior. I have a passion for color and love being able to help clients find the right color to make their home beautiful!
Leave me a comment if you have Amazing Gray in your home or would like to try it. I would love to hear from you! Also, stay tuned for the next featured color from the Color Wheel…
The Best of the Rest
Amazing Gray had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Optimistic Yellow. This bright and sunny yellow color is best used (in my opinion) in rooms with a specific purpose.
I typically specify brighter yellows in kids bedrooms and play areas. If you are an adult that loves yellow, it could work well for an office color or even a bedroom color if you like!!
Check out the colors we updated on the Color Wheel this week below. Click on the swatch to see my color scheme picks!
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