Don’t shoot the messenger here if you’ve just finished painting your bedroom Thunder Gray or Silver Half-Dollar Gray, for example… But according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, so-called “gray fatigue” is real!
Which may not be surprising, considering that since 2008, nearly EVERYTHING has been turning gray. It was THE top selling shade for cars, shiny new tech gadgets, stainless steel appliances, and more. Interior designers also found that if they painted homes in pale gray shades, the color was “neutral” and inoffensive enough that homes would sell much faster – compared to if they were painted white, beige, or something more colorful.
So, what happened? Well, when the pandemic hit, and many of us started spending more time at home, a lot of people looked around their gray rooms and decided their interiors reminded them of gray hospital walls or prison cells!
And it’s why most paint companies and interior designers are now seeing a spike in interest in using more colorful shades……
ANY color… as long as it’s not gray!