Design Inspiration: A Color Palette of Gray & Red!

Design Inspiration: A Color Palette of Gray & Red!

When I travel, I am constantly surrounded by design inspiration. Everywhere I look, I find small design details, along with so much “full scale” inspiration! As I said earlier, I so enjoyed our stay in Beaune at Hostellerie de Levernois. Each evening we had drinks in their cozy lounge…

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

And dinner in this elegant dining room…

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

I so loved the detail of the back of the chairs , which were done in a very soft gray leather and these “to die for red buttons”! The flooring is  a mellow Beaune stone.

Crisp red accents in this simple wall unit.

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

You might know that I was very interested in this taupe/gray dinner service.

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

Three small pottery vases held simple, fresh red roses, combined with a single glass candlestick for a very sophisticated , elegant design!

One afternoon during our visit, the hotel owner was kind enough to show me some of the recently renovated rooms in their garden wing. I found more fun gray and red color palettes!

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

Simple, clean lines, and elegant.

Now this is a colorful shower!

design inspiration in france using red and gray color palette presented by kathryn greeley designs western north carolina interior designer and author

xo Kathryn

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4 Responses to Design Inspiration: A Color Palette of Gray & Red!

  1. Luke says:

    I’ve heard a lot of designers say that gray is the new beige. The red accents really pop against the gray.

  2. Kathryn Greeley says:

    It does seem as if gray is the new beige! However, I am a big fan of certain shades of beige! And I agree that the red is a great pop of color with the gray!

  3. franki says:

    Heart be still!!! You will have to place me in the “gray” category…and with those red accents…chills (and the heat index is 111 here!!) Had to smile..when we go to a restaurant everyone comments about the food and I’m look at the table settings, walls, etc. Visual feast! franki

  4. Kathryn Greeley says:

    I agree Franki, presentation just as important as the food. And this heat wave is indeed oppressive! Stay cool.

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