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Is anyone else sick of this grey trend?

October 10, 2020

Every house I went into while shopping is grey. I’m repainting my new house because it’s grey. Every room is grey. I find it so ugly and unwelcoming. This is coming from a inner goth girl too.

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Title Is anyone else sick of this grey trend?
Author okquestionthen
Upvotes 116
Comments 50
Date October 10, 2020 3:01 PM UTC (3 years ago)
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[–]CarbonicCassiopeia66 points67 points  (6 children) | Copy Link

I feel like there are some tones of grey that are really pretty, but even then I still need a pop of color. A totally grey/white house just feels sterile and not comfy at all imo

[–]okquestionthen[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

In my guest room I’m painting it a China doll white and the bed set is grey with one yellow pillow. I’m hoping it looks ok. If not I gonna return it all haha.

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[–]princessinvestigator2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

A shade is how light or dark something is. Tones refers to other colors mixed in (bluish-grey, greenish-grey etc.)

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[–]pearlsandstilettosModerator | Pearl[M] 1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

This is the women's sub. No one is here to explain themselves to you. Removed

[–]BumbleBitny38 points39 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I assume most homes get painted gray when put on the market. That's what our relator told us to do 2 years ago when we sold our home. A fresh coat of paint makes the house look cleaner. And gray for a few different reasons. One so no one has strong opinions on the color, no one feels they HAVE to paint it before they move in. Two it's easy for the next owners to paint over so there's no "oh no this is going to take forever to paint over" feeling people dread when they see a brown wall. Three while maintaining it's neturalty it makes a house still feel less sterile than all white does.

Not saying gray is still not a huge trend happening. It's just I think your constant experience with it while house shopping is most likely from realtors finding gray homes to be the most neutral and so the best color to paint a home to sell.

Now can we talk about white kitchens though? I will never understand making the room that gets the dirtiest and with the most color variety of dirty all white.

[–]shellstains19 points20 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I think you hit the nail on the head with this response. My sister is a realtor and the inside of her house looks exactly the homes she is trying to sell. Grey, plain & boring but that’s what she sees on a regular basis so to her it’s trendy and “nice.” To me, the style is just completely devoid of personality so as not to offend anybody.

[–][deleted] 52 points53 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Lol I misread that as "gay trend"? Was like damn. RPW does not play.

[–]okquestionthen[S] 11 points12 points  (0 children) | Copy Link


[–]rose12299 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

me reading this on my grey sectional 👁👄👁

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[–]oooKenshiooo16 points17 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I am a dude, and I like grey. It is my favourite color - for clothing.

However, I like how my woman made our home very cozy. We have colorful velvet furniture (deep blue couch, deep red recliner chair), most metal is gold (lamps, coffee table) and everything is really heavy and sturdy. (kind of an art deco meets industrial style).

Each room has one wall painted in a strong color, the other ones are left white. Living room is matte black, work space / dining room is an earthy, greyish clay and the kitchen has a deep green.

I am also slightly colorblind, so I like strong colors a lot.

[–]_reluctant_redditor_1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

That sounds lovely :)

[–]anothergoodbook7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I have gray on a couple of walls a closet, a bathroom). I am a weirdo here in that I do like it lol. However I’m trying to figure out color schemes for other rooms and everything does seem to come back to gray.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Dark and jewel-toned and moody is the next thing. I like both, but dark and moody can be so cozy.

[–]okquestionthen[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

That sounds nice. The person that did my house was just awful all gray but one room that was sport team colors 🤢. All the grays was a different tone too, cool and warm mix into it. It’s now a light pale yellow, light pale green and a off white.

[–]chicostick2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

I picked a nice custom light grey to paint my living room, because when I bought the house it was painted a dark cornflower blue. It made it feel way bigger; apparently light colors will do that. It’s almost like an off-white but I decorated in white and black so it really fits the room. Bedroom is dark blue and white, kitchen is wheat and brown.

I’d really like to paint again but the ceilings are sooo high and it takes so long

And sorry if this is an ignorant question, but why were you going into houses to go shopping?

[–]okquestionthen[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Haha shopping for houses hahha

[–]chicostick4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Haha ohhh that makes sense

I was like, where is this lady getting her groceries? lol

[–]sideofcheeses5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Before the grey trend it was beige, and if you look at houses from the 90’s there was a lot of apricot, every era has a colour trend, the same way fashion does. I personally don’t mind the grey, because it beats the hell out of 70’s lime green, orange and brown haha, but it’s nice to have different opinions because there’s nothing great about driving down a street and every house looking exactly the same

[–]beaversinthewashroom11 points12 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

YES! Grey is cold and not homey. I really like warming up a room with light yellow walls.

[–]okquestionthen[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I’m painting my wall yellows right now haha.

[–]beaversinthewashroom1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Hooray!! Yellow walls are totally underrated.

[–]lolahaze112 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Same! My house is super colorful. Can’t stand the white farmhouse, gray minimalist trend.

[–]librarylady19801 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Mine is super colorful too. I love color, I ain't scared!

[–]0005000f2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

According to a realtor I know, "pewter gray" became the hot trendy color to paint your walls about 2-3 years ago. I don't know what's worse, that, or "builders beige" here in Florida. We've spent the last 2 years eliminating beige from the house we bought. Walls, carpets, tile... so much beige....

[–]princessinvestigator2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Beige is much worse than gray. All-gray houses are cold and sterile, but gray is a nice clean backdrop for other colorful furniture and art. Beige just automatically makes everything look old and gross.

[–]titlejunk2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Nah. We have like 12 shades of grey in our house. What’s the other option? Beige? F That!

[–]LateralThinker134 Stars2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Never encountered that. It is always white and some version of beige.

Just painted my new house. Downstairs is a color called icicle (bluish white) and upstairs rooms are blues or greens. Never have used grey except in the garage.

[–]PearlSunrise1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I feel like gray everything is so blah!

Any color that's used on everything makes a space seem bland in my opinion. When we own a home, I'm excited to repaint walls with my fella so each room has a different vibe. His office will be dark and jewel toned, my kitchen will be yellow and floral... etc. I think we get too wrapped up in looking trendy to really enjoy the practical side of choosing colors-- to evoke a mood.

Its creeping into clothes you-- gray and oversized everything... :( So glad for the thrift stores and vintage shops near me so I can have colorful clothes.

[–]squishles1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

It's something people are told to do when selling a home; fun green room may visually offend eggshell white everything.

[–]5689g001 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Maybe I should agree or disagree, but I wish I could afford to buy a house. I’m still renting and I have zero options on changing my white walls. :(

[–]CustomerRelevant37451 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

How about that removable wallpaper/decals?

[–]5689g000 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I’ve thought of it. Thanks :)

[–]topsul1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I work in furniture sales/delivery. I am so tired of grey. Every house. It all looks the same.

[–]rosesonthefloor1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I can understand the lack of love for grey here lol, but my ex has been renovating his house in a very modern/industrial way (think live wood, grey walls, white accents) and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The house is currently painted different shades of grey, and it matches the flooring so well!

However, we are also not in a super metropolitan area, and this trend is still very much “in” right now where we are, so maybe it’s a regional thing?

[–]quirkypinkllama0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

It's trendy and I like it. But my walls are white :)

[–]Eosei0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Where I live grey has not been a trend in interior walls, but has very much been a trend in exterior walls for the past 15 or so years. I picked a light grey paint for our house too some 10 years ago, I don't know if the exact shade has some brand name, but I do still 🧡 it. Together with white trims and terracotta tiling it's the best thing about our house imo. Would 100% do again. It looks near white in bright sunshine, at other times it takes on pinkish tones, depending on the light. Our doors are dark grey (anthracite was the trendy name for anything that was blackish grey back then) but I could've picked a red or green door as well.

What makes me sad though is grey houses without any color and with dark roof. Especially grey with all dark grey, dark brown or black trims and accents. Even this same light grey shade we have looks sad without the terracotta.

Or all black. Black house with black trim, everything on the yard black.

[–]CcyCV0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Whoa! I feel called out, I love grey!! I think it lets other colors pop!

It's ok to not like it though, I'm sure its going to end up being a dated trend in a short while u.u

[–]Gnomer810 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I personally love grey, because you can add any pop of color your souls desires. But I feel you. Grew up with white, white, white, and got SICK of white walls. Then beige. Ugh. I hate beige walls. To me, grey is a nice neutral, and coordinates with my dark blue couches - but there is nothing wrong with personalizing and painting whatever color makes you happy when you buy your house!

[–]wholesomechella0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Absolutely. I hate grey now but I own so much grey clothing from shopping on trend and not paying any attention to how it looks on me. I’m pretty sure “groutfit” (gray outfit) is a thing

[–]EleanorBWaldorf0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm such a lover of brown and beige tones and as we're moving now to our new home, I'm falling in love hard for grey tones! They look so classic and expensive, I feel like my loved beiges are a bit dated in fact.

[–]Gin-and-Elderberries0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Gray has no character, no interest. It can be done well but most of the time I find it boring and cold. Just moved into an apartment with a dusky purple living room and I love it.

[–]ajaa123-4 points-3 points  (5 children) | Copy Link

The grey trend is done. You're shopping at the wrong places if it's still grey. Maybe they haven't been able to keep up and behind a season

[–]bambooboogiebootz5 points6 points  (4 children) | Copy Link

What have you seen that’s replacing grey?

[–]UniformFox_trotOscar6 points7 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Taupe. It’s a real game changer, lemme tell ya. (JK. Taupe is just a warmer, brown-grey)

[–]bambooboogiebootz0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Nice! We have to paint our house and I have no idea where to start looking for the right color!

[–]UniformFox_trotOscar1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Check Benjamin Moore Agreeable grey. Or if you want a lighter shade, whispering white. Just painted my house whispering white and I’m loving it!

Edit: nope. Not Benjamin Moore. Sherwin Williams.

[–]ajaa1232 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Neturels are in atm. So different shades of creams. It's easier to work with compared to greys so that's a plus. At the end of the day if it's your house I say do whatever you like instead if following trends anyway :)

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