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Hi friends….hope your week is going well. Mine is a busy busy one, and these next ten days I need to be on my “A game”…..cannot afford to be sick or rundown, have way too  many balls in the air and doing my best to keep them all in check. Heading out of town for my nieces graduation this weekend then will return with a day in between before I head down south….

Besides working on two large design jobs and going full steam ahead on the new website (which is going to be AMAZING and very much worth all the work) , I am  getting ready to head down south to Nashville next week for the preview party  on May 11th, at the O’More showhouse where yours truly has been chosen as the honorary chair:)  If you live in the area (or even if you don’t but want to take a little trip because you really like me) please come and join the fun…its going to be a wonderful night! Click here for the link/info

Moving along….I have fun with these posts, Color Crush because it gives me a chance to share and be inspired by color combinations that I like or that happen to be on my radar.

A few pictures recently sparked the idea of the gray and white….I like it more than I even realized. I think the key with gray is balancing it with a warm tone, a warm white, beige, a pale blush as an all gray room can appear cold and barren.

When paired correctly, it can be showstopping! I searched high and low through all my sources to bring you the prettiest pictures I could unearth in gray and white. So let’s talk a look at this current color crush at it’s very best. Then your turn to weigh in……



If this doesn’t set the tone for just how pretty gray and white can be, don’t know what will! Splendid Willow


Gorgeous pale gray kitchen with white perimeter cabinets…love that lantern! HGTV


It’s all in the details…..gray and white never looked so beautiful, Chanel


A gray kitchen with white marble…works every time! Style Me Pretty


Aren’t these gray/white tiles fabulous, Builders Depot


This exemplifies the look beautifully, so crisp and clean


This is so well done think the heavy accent of white really balances out the gray beautifully, Hooked on Houses


Gray and white is as beautiful in a more traditional interior as it is in any other, Cottage Market


This is so gorgeous, this color gray is really has a slight touch of green, feels warmer than a lot of grays Heidi Piron


This is so pretty…love that Imperial Trellis paper in gray and white, just beautiful Tidbits and Twine


A lovely picture of pale gray and white done right, Laura Tunin


A beautiful gray front door…yes! Better Homes and Gardens


Love this white room with the gray painted beams, Brooke Gianetti


Give me a pale gray framed French chair any day…..Pinterest


It is just darling in a nursery…Rosenberry rooms


A beautiful example in tile by Walker Zanger of just how beautiful white and gray is!


Here is a gray and white room with warm golden accents, love this color combination, City Farmhouse


And dont’ forget how pretty it is for clothing too…classic


This is surely one of the prettiest examples of this color combination, love this! Style Estate


Modern done well by Anne Hepfer


There are so many great looking gray and white wallpapers it’s a nice look for a powder room,HGTV


The key to using gray as a primary color is to balance it out with crisp white…great example shown in this bedroom, Brooke Wagner Design


Is this gray and white chinoiserie not to die for! Laura Tunin


Thinking of using gray paint? I like this chart a lot for the warm grays…thanks Laurel Bern Interiors!


And gray and white is timeless in a bathroom, loving it here with the brass hardware. Really adds a touch of glamour


Lusting after these high gloss gray doors…so stunning


Lest you forget how beautiful it can be on the outside this is case in point..fabulous! Better Homes and Gardens


Such a pretty vision in white with pale gay chinoiserie as the backdrop, gorgeous! This has given me an idea for my own bedroom in PB, Laura Tunin


So much to love here, has me in the  mood to start on a gray and white space……hum, possibly at Palmetto Bluff:) Thank you for stopping in, would love to hear your take on the matter. If you want to see other Color Crush posts, just go to the search bar (top right) of my blog  and type in “Color Crush’, it will take you to all the previous posts, enjoy!

A few reminders-

A few spots remain for my Enchanted Home Love 3 contest where you can win A YEARS WORTH of goodies from my shop as the grand prize!!! Click here for all details

Gorgeous beaded bag promo started yesterday, ends tonight, some of these super well priced beauties remain. Click here

The AMAZING chinoiserie tole presale will start tomorrow night, you must check it out,  this collection is by far the prettiest yet!

If you missed my Seven on Sunday, click here

Hope you enjoy your day- it’s rainy,  wet and cool over, but great for the garden! Until next time…..


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Taste of France on

That kitchen from Style Me Pretty and the living room from Cottage Market are exactly the look I’m aiming for in our renovation.

Lisa on

I so wish I lived in that area because I would come meet you and give you a great big hug! Your blog is where I go when I need a ‘happy place’ and it brings be great joy with every post. You will be a wonderful honorary chair and contribute beauty and class with the powder room you design. And if I haven’t stroked your ego enough….I clicked on the O’more showhouse link and got to see your photo and you are stunning! Love you Tina.

Sherry Myers on

Great color crush post!!! We are preparing to have our shutters and front door painted. You just helped me decide! Tina Design Idea! How lucky am I?

Gretchen Johnson on

Hi Tina,
I’m so excited that you are going to be at the O’more Showhouse!! I am going to be there and will try to get to meet you. I read your blog faithfully and I really love it!
Enjoy the Southern Hospitality!
Gretchen Johnson

Donna D on

Love this post! We just had our kitchen painted Revere Pewter and we love it. Made my kitchen seem so much brighter. We painted the living room Argos, Sherwin Williams, a gorgeous color, looks great with gold accents. I failed again with the master bath paint, a Behr color “Sculptor Clay”. It’s a really pretty color but looks green next to the travertine. Can’t seem to get the color right in there, even though I did test paint right on the wall. I have painted it three times in 5 years and still not happy with it. You would think travertine would be easy to work with but there are so many colors in it and while variation looks great in the tile, I haven’t had any luck choosing one of those colors for paint. It’s either leaning pink, green, blue, cold. Grays can be difficult to figure out and lighting affects them so much. IMO, gray looks best with lots of natural light and one reason it looks so great on exteriors and when paired with white. I’m using yellows and golds for accents, harder than I thought it would be to get right…!

Carolyn on

Congratulations on being Honorary Chair!! Wish I lived close enough to attend! Love every one of these grey and white pictures. I admit I’m a grey and white freak with pops of blue right now. I have lots of revere pewter and edgecomb grey balanced with Ballet White in my house. Much different from the 14 colors I had in my last house. Can’t wait to see your PB designs. Carolyn

Jeannine Eitel on

Tina loved this post! Pictures were all so beautiful! Can you please tell me the name of the wallpaper in the last picture of the bedroom? Merci!

christine on

Great collection of pictures. I love grey. its so peaceful.

Elizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog on

Love grey and white and these photos are all fabulous! Love the kitchens! I hope that you have a fabulous week! Congratulations again on the honorary chair at the show house.

Judy on

Hi Tina, the kitchen photo (4th down) with grey cabs and rough hewn shelves belong to my friend Diana from Our Vintage Home Love blog. She had a beautiful blog!

Andrea on

Love all the grey and white in today’s post. Our home is based in grey and white with lots of blue and it all works to create such a calm and relaxing environment. Thank you as always for your wonderful design inspirations!

splendid market on

I love grey and white, that skirt is so sweet and lovely!! Thank you for sharing this palette, it will be very useful for future painting projects. Good luck with all of your projects!!


Congratulations on the Honorary Chair. I am excited for you. We love going to Franklin anytime we visit Nashville. I would love to visit the show house and see your work in person. Best of luck!

Emily on

Such great inspiration with these photos. I just changed the color in my kitchen to??yes, from your list of BM paints. I used number three, Revere Pewter for the walls, black island and hutch and white cabinets. My love affair is ongoing and I am thinking about taking it throughout. Honestly, it is a great neutral used with while trim. I would love to get to Nashville to say hello, congratulations on being named Honorary Chair!

Sally on

Hello dear Tina

Many congratulations on your Chairmanship honour, you will be wonderful and I loved the powder room mood board,

I have loved chinoiserie walls all my life, and have used deGournay on my projects here in England. But I have longed to try and paint some myself ( when feeling exceptionally brave ) in my own house.
The beautiful bedroom in your post today has given me an extra confidence, the soft greys are so restful and understated. Gorgeous

Have a wonderful week, you will do everything… you know you will 🙂
Much love
Sally xx

Katie Clooney on

Tina… when I say GRAY and white I thought it was a typo!! I am so used to your love for blue and white. All the photos are beautiful. Hope you have fun in Nashville.

Lisa on

Beautiful grays and whites! My favorites are the cottage and the nursery, although the little powder room is lovely, too.

Sherry Saladrigas on

Finally !!!! After all these months we get to see the beautiful person behind all the designs we love so much. Now I see where your son’s got their good looks.

Sandy @ you may be wandering on

With a gorgeous Nantucket as inspiration, it is hard to go wrong with gray and white!! Love ALL these pics!! Have a wonderful week, Tina! xoxo

carol H on

Tina – you are gorgeous!! How fun to be able to put a face to your blog. We were just visiting our son who goes to college in Nashville a couple of weeks ago. LOVE Franklin! Great restaurants and shops. How exciting for you to be honorary chair!

Chris Ann on

Sophisticated grace.

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