Gray can be both simple and soothing as seen in this bedroom where various shades of the color are used throughout the space. Black floating shelves create a fun picture gallery on one of the back walls.
After white and natural wood, gray is the most popular finish for kitchen cabinets, but this is one trendy color that’s not at risk of going out of style. “Muted colors are soothing and easy to live with, and a signature of my work,” says designer Angela Free. “This home is located in the foggy San Francisco Marina district and the neutral yet rich palette allows for a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors.”
Marble takes an ordinary bathroom from bland to brilliant by bouncing the light around to make even a small bathroom feel much brighter and more spacious. Contractor Stephen Fanuka of Million Dollar Contractor uses oversized marble tiles on the floor and in the shower to create this lavish bathroom as seen on HGTV.com.
The remodeled kitchen gets gray shiplap walls, new stainless appliances and all new cabinets with metal facings fabricated by Jimmy Don. The face plates are secured to the with glue for a seamless look.
For the final challenge of HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once design-less living room a makeover. Her placing of the sectional in the center of the room — rather than against the far wall — puts loungers close enough to watch TV or feel the fire's heat.