The Rugh Design Color Wheel
Just for a quick 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.
Featured Color: Light French Gray SW 0055
This week, I am highlighting Light French Gray SW 0055, a muted gray color with a slight blue undertone. Honestly, it reminds me of my own wall color, Lattice. That’s probably why I was attracted to Light French Gray in the first place! Not to mention, it has been coming up lately in my Color Consultations as an option for an overall neutral paint color.
I would classify Light French Gray as a cool gray that definitely has a blue undertone that can come out stronger in certain lights. So, be sure to test it out first if you want to err on the side of gray for your wall color. If you do want a color that has a blue undertone, but is more of a subdued gray, then Light French Gray could be just the right color! Since it is a cooler color Light French Gray will help to open up your smaller spaces. That is one of the main reasons that I picked a similar color for my home!
If Light French 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 Light French 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 Light French Gray SW 0055
I love the thought of using Light French Gray as a main wall color in an open layout for a living room, dining room and kitchen. LFG looks especially gorgeous next to crisp white trim and/or white furniture. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it also pops against dark cabinets or espresso hardwood floors.
Light French Gray also shines in master bedrooms and bathrooms to create a soothing and relaxing environment. Using LFG to produce a neutral and more monochromatic scheme looks classic, sophisticated and timeless. At the same time, Light French Gray can be a backdrop for contrasting or complimenting colors that are brighter and more saturated.
My favorite look and design aesthetic for Light French Gray, includes using white trim, darker wood furniture, charcoal gray fabric on upholstery and pops of aqua for some color. The diversity of texture, color and contrasting hues makes this a winning combo in my book!
Well, it wouldn’t be fair to only feature Light French Gray for interiors, because it works beautifully for exteriors too. I love the look of the painted shingles in LFG with white trim and black accents for the shutters and front door in the picture below. Light French Gray could also work well for a trim color with a darker main body color or a white/off-white color for a softer look.
In conclusion, Light French Gray is a top choice if you are seeking a cooler color to open up your space or want a soft gray that gives a perfect neutral backdrop for endless design possibilities for your home.
If you are considering Light French 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 Light French 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
Light French Gray had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Coral Bells. This is a fun and bright coral color that is perfect in a girl’s bedroom as an accent wall color or even as a ceiling color for something unexpected! I also really like the idea of using Coral Bells in a powder bathroom to add some flair to a home.
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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