bathroom with a gray wall
Photo: Laura Moss
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For years, warm beige and linen white were the default choices of many a homeowner. But gray is gaining ground as the go-to neutral. Part of its appeal may lie in its ability to showcase other colors—picture persimmon accent pillows on gray upholstery. Gray also complements Carrara marble, stainless steel, and nickel in otherwise white kitchens and baths. Gray can be misty, moody, steely, or warm. Witness these TOH picks.

Shown: Silver Quill by Glidden.
This clean gray has lots of light in it, so it doesn't feel dull or muddy. It sits nicely next to white fixtures and nickel fittings and, as shown here, provides a great foil for crisp green and black.
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