When it comes to gray, I think it is fair to say I’m having a love affair. And who isn’t nowadays?! We’ve even coined a new word – ‘greige’ as many refer to their favorite warm + pale shade. There are many different neutral pairings that work well together, but my favorite is the combination of gray + white + wood.  It can be warm and inviting, or bold and contrasting – there is a wide range of options within this simple pallet.

Don’t get me wrong, I love color – in my food, in my photographs, in my closet – but when it comes to my house I am a little…noncommittal? However, I’ve come to realize that you can never go wrong with neutrals.

via ivillage :: pinterest

So for those of us who may change our style ever year, season, or mood, neutrals carried throughout an entire room, or home, can be quite beautiful on their own as well save you money on redecorating costs! You can always add accents of color and change them out frequently to keep your space feeling fresh and current. And although it may not be for everyone, a neutral pallet does not have to be boring, as it makes way to experiment and emphasize other elements like pattern and texture, or draw attention to a key item of color or special piece of art.

linen and white embroidered day bed cover

via desire to inspire

Here are some beautiful images of gray + white + wood combinations from around the interwebs as well as some inpsirational objects and links to get your creative (and understated) juices flowing!

via design is mine

via design*sponge

via jenny komenda

via design*sponge

Some objects that inspire:

'sun chaser printed tea towel'

via andrew holder

via rifle paper co.

via skinny laminx on etsy

A few links:

Gorgeous gray + stained wood dresser makeover (via design*sponge)

A few inspiring paint colors from neutral loving Emily (via Jones Design Company)

Two fun and simple white + natural Christmas decor ideas here and here

Door Sixteen adds a fun twist with gray + white + wood + NEON!

Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio even has an entire tumblr dedicated to white + wood + grey


What neutral combination speaks most to you? Come back next week for another Dwell with Dignity inspiring idea or find out more about how you can collaborate with us on our next project.