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Interior to Exterior Design: The Best Grays

Whether it's luxury real estate or a simple update, the gray trend over the past few years has now transitioned from indoors to out. If you're looking for a stylish makeover in the name of curb appeal. then choosing a gray paint may be your answer!

Depending on the depth of your gray from light to dark, gray paint can soften up a stark white or make a strong statement. Gray also looks amazing on a number of architectural types and varying home styles. If you're not convinced that gray is your color, try it as an accent. Consider using gray paint on shutters, doors and other trim to add contrast without overwhelming your main color.

Before selecting, make sure to take into consideration the surrounding landscape and nearby architecture. Your home's position in relation to the sun as well as the material of your home, will also impact how the color appears. Just be sure to test the color on the north and south sides of your home to see how the shade looks under different light conditions and times of day.

The choices are plentiful and we're all too familiar with 50 shades of gray! Architectural Digest has helped narrow your options to the best grays from the best brands according to customer popularity. Below are the results:

Storm AF-700 by Benjamin Moore

This strong gray contrasts beautifully with black, white and softer shades of gray.

Flannel Grey N520-3 by Behr

Behr's Flannel Gray has depth without being too dark and looks great with soft or deep blues.

Gray Screen SW7071 by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin Williams most popular color of 2016! Very versatile and looks great as an accent on shutters and doors.

Slate Pebble PPG1005-4 by PPG Paints

A warmer gray that can be accented with beiges and brownish-blacks.

Flagstone Grey 50BG 22/030 by Glidden

Classic and deep grey makes an impact on any style of home.

Swirling Smoke OL196 by Olympic

Offers orange undertones creating warmth.

Amazing Gray SW7044 by Sherwin-Williams

A popular hue coordinates with off-whites that share its warm undertones.

Stonington Gray HC-170 by Benjamin Moore

This classic gray is part of Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection.

Gravity 4005-1B by Valspar

A cool gray that was one of Valspar's colors of the year for 2016. The company suggests using it in a palette with blue-grays and navy.

Kermit Brown, Churchill-Brown & Associates

Luxury Real Estate in Gaillardia, Nichols Hills, Mulholland, Esperanza, Fairview Farm, Saratoga Farm, Oak Tree, Quo Vadis and High-End Neighborhoods in Oklahoma

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