Now trending in interior design: Shades of gray

By Meghan Walsh

Deep Sydney sectional couch, available in several cover options.
Photo / Wayside Furniture

Gray furniture pieces and accents are freshening up spaces this year. The color is prominent in most aspects of interior design and can be found in common living spaces, bedrooms and dining rooms, says John Ferrato, owner of Wayside Furniture in Akron. 

Queen upholstered bed by Jerary. A light gray upholstery graces the arched, button-tufted headboard, sporting a textural weave. Photo / Wayside Furniture

Specifically, upholstered headboards remain popular, whether they are fully upholstered or a mix of wood and fabric or wood and leather, he explains, also incorporating gray and other moody shades.

Seven-piece dining set by Jayemyer featuring a charcoal gray finish with six open lattice-back upholstered chairs. Photo / Wayside Furniture

“In upholstery, like living room furniture, the grays and taupes and linens are still 90% of the volume,” he says. “Blues are still coming up a little bit in upholstery.”

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