The Rugh Design Color Wheel
To recap, we have been working on adding ALL of the Sherwin-Williams paint colors to the Rugh Design Color Wheel. Our plan to have all 1700 colors up by the end of 2018 is on track and with this post we are about at the half way point. Which means that we “only” have about 400 more colors to go! We will continue to release 25 new colors with my hand picked color schemes each week. In addition to the new 25 colors a week I will highlight 1 color from Sherwin-Williams that I personally love or stands out.
Recently, we have highlighted Wool Skein (beige with slight green undertone), Alpaca (warm greige with slight violet undertone), Dover White (warm white), Colonnade Gray (warm gray) and Oyster Bay (green/blue-gray).
Going forward you can find all of our Color Wheel Update posts here.
Featured Color: Anew Gray SW 7030
This week I wanted to focus on a color that I can’t believe I haven’t written about yet for a Color Wheel post: Anew Gray. I have written about Agreeable Gray, so maybe that is why I didn’t realize it sooner. Anew Gray is one shade darker than Agreeable Gray and is considered a warm greige in my book. Meaning it is not a true gray, but not a true beige either, a little mix of both: greige.
Anew Gray has a warm feel to it and goes well in schemes with warm gray/greige/taupe selections (tile, backsplash, countertops, etc.). I tend to specify Anew Gray in homes that have higher ceilings and/or more natural light since it is a step up from the lightest shade on the paint swatch (like I just mentioned: Agreeable Gray). Anew Gray is one of my top neutral paint colors used in my Color Consultations because it really is a perfect transition color.
If you are going away from the golden beige colors, but don’t want to go full gray either, Anew Gray is an ideal choice!
Okay, now that you have a basis for Anew Gray, check out my Pinterest gallery for some inspiration. See below and let me know which one you like the most. If you have your own pictures, send them to me and I will post them! Also, check the Anew Gray color scheme page for my hand pick color schemes!
Where to use Anew Gray SW 7030
Anew Gray is a great overall neutral paint color for a home, especially interiors. Like I mentioned previously, it works well in spaces that have high ceilings and a bit more natural light. I prefer to keep my main paint colors softer, but even if you have lower ceilings and less natural light and just like a more saturated wall color, then by all means go for it and use Anew Gray!
I love the inspiration picture below that has super high ceilings with Anew Gray for the main overall paint color. The palette is neutral and monochromatic which lends itself to an elegant feel in this living room.
Not only does Anew Gray look spectacular for an overall neutral paint color, I also specify it often as the wall color for a bedroom, master or otherwise! Typically, I like a bit of a contrast with the crown molding and trim in a classic white or cream, but in this bedroom pictured, the trim and wall color are both in Anew Gray for a seamless look.
One more place to use Anew Gray as a wall color is in none other than the bathroom. I love this master bathroom with Anew Gray as the wall color. The tile floor actually has a lot of warmer beige tones to it, mixed with some taupe and gray. Anew Gray is a perfect wall color to tie it all together along with the white cabinets as a perfect contrast against this gorgeous greige.
I’m already pretty crazy about Anew Gray, but I am even more crazy about Anew Gray as a kitchen cabinet color. Greige on cabinets creates a warm feel and gives the cabinets some character. Speaking of character, check out the brass fixtures and custom sliding ladder in this kitchen pictured here!
Anew Gray may be my one of my top go-tos for interiors, but it is also a premium choice for exteriors. You know me, I love white trim and Anew Gray as the main body color with a bright white trim for an exterior, is a perfect combo. Quick note here: it’s important to consider your exterior and interior colors and make an effort to coordinate them. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy, but it is vital to a cohesive design to think through the color schemes you choose for exterior to translate over to the interior. For instance, if you have greige colors in your interior, then using a few greige tones on the exterior is a great way to tie everything in.
If you are considering Anew Gray, the best way to find out if it is right for your space, is to grab a Peel & Stick Paint Sample and test it out.
Our paint samples are handed painted with 2 coats of the real Sherwin-Williams color and are perfect for sampling color before you take the dive into gallons of paint. The Peel and Stick Paint Samples make it easy to have confidence in your paint color choice and will save you time, effort and money while testing colors in your space. Get started now with Anew Gray!
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 Anew 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
Anew Gray had the spotlight, but I also wanted to highlight a color from the Color Wheel update, Wallflower. My room growing up was a soft lavender color, so naturally I love Wallflower for that reason! I found a super cute little girls room with Wallflower as the wall color. This is a perfect color for a fun and sweet girls room with accents in coral, yellow and pink!
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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barbara wilson says
I am looking at the color Zicron 7667 by Sherwin Williams. I have anew gray in the kitchen currently. We put up a marble backsplash and it is looking brown now. I saw this color in a model home and it looks blue gray in that home. Though it might look good in my house but all the rooms connect and there would be no cut off. Im not sure what to do.
Laura Rugh says
Are you thinking of repainting the kitchen in Zircon or another space? I agree that making sure that the colors is cohesive in all areas of the home is the right move. I would love to help you find the right color for your home by viewing pictures of your space via an Interior Color Consultation. Let me know if you are interested!
Thanks so much,
Hi there! I am currently having the entire interior of my house painted anew gray. I’m looking for a darker greige that would be nice to use on the interior of my front door. Everything I find is too grey and doesn’t have the beige tone…any recommendations?
Laura Rugh says
My rule of thumb when coordinating lighter and dark accents is to go several shades darker on the same paint swatch. Try several shades darker than Anew Gray and test out how it looks. If you are still having trouble, please feel free to reach out for a Color Consultation!
Thanks so much for reaching out,
Loving your advice and the information shared on your color wheeels, but I was unsure of your comments regarding Silver Strand and Sea Salt. Do they coordinate with Anew Gray or not? Thanks
Laura Rugh says
Thanks so much! I’m not sure which comments you were looking at exactly, but to answer your question: yes, Sea Salt and Silver Strand can both work with Anew Gary. I do think it depends on the space you are using it in, however. Sea Salt has less gray in it and some clients prefer it in spaces like bathrooms, laundry rooms or bedrooms. Silver Strand has a bit more gray in it and can be a bit more versatile. I hope this helps to clear up any confusion!
Thanks again for reaching out,
I will be painting living room Anew Grey. Will Raspberry accents work?
Laura Rugh says
Thanks for reaching out! Yes, I think raspberry accents would work well.
Anew Gray is neutral, but has a warm greige undertone that will work with reds. I also like to use some contrasting colors like blues and greens to create an interesting color scheme. If you get a chance, send me some pictures of your finished living room!
Thank you, Laura
What color faux wood or wood blinds go well with anew gray color walls in the whole house?
Laura Rugh says
Check out my Anew Gray color scheme page to see my selections. There are 4 schemes to choose from that should help get you started in the right direction. If you need more help check out my Interior Color Consultation packages.
Amanda Thompson says
I’m in the process of choosing paint for the exterior of my house and Anew Gray is at the top of my list. I have a charcoal roof and I’m curious what color I should use to accent and to bring out the warmer tones.
Laura Rugh says
Thanks for reaching out! I love your choice of Anew Gray for your exterior. One way to bring out the warmer tones is to select a trim color that is a bit more creamy vs. a brighter white. Creamy SW 7012 is a favorite of mine to do just that! It has enough warmth to not be super stark, but doesn’t have a strong yellow undertone either.Another way to add some warmth is to add a rustic stained wood front door instead of a painted one. The texture and warmth of the wood tones will help to warm up the exterior and add some character as well.
I hope this helps as you tackle your exterior! Let me know what you end up deciding.