2018 Top Flooring Trends: Greige

August 28, 2018 Tagged: Style Forecast

"Greige" Flooring

As anyone who has tried to pick the perfect floor color knows, there are more shades than you’d expect and each of them is different. Choosing the correct undertone and lightness is tricky, and the wrong choice can result in a disappointing result. Luckily, homeowners are turning to a popular new option to avoid these woes: ‘greige’, a combination of beige and gray.

Beige was a popular color in the late 1990’s through early 2000’s, and for good reason. It can provide warmth and coziness to home decor, yet still give the brightness of white. However, choosing the wrong beige can look dingy, yellowed, and dated. Gray, on the other hand, is a popular choice now that looks clean and modern, but the wrong shade can be too cold, uninviting, or even sterile.

Greige avoids these pitfalls. It has more brown than pure gray, giving it the warmth needed to avoid a stark look, but not as muddy or yellow as beige. This midway point allows it to flatter a variety of styles and colors, providing flexibility for current (and future!) styles. Buyers can rest assured that if they ever fall out of love with, say, their turquoise accents, greige will look just as good with any other palette they might want to use in their decor.

Points To Consider:

Greige has many benefits, but it is not a one-size-fits-all choice. As a more modern color, it is a perfect choice for many newer homes, but in traditional or historical homes with original wood trim you may find greige clashes against the much warmer tones. Rather than trying to force a modern aesthetic, look at period-appropriate colors that flatter the character of your space.

"This midway point allows it to flatter a variety of styles and colors, providing flexibility for current (and future!)"

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