Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gray Walls with Chinoiserie

Traditional Home
I love using soft gray walls as a background for Chinoiserie. Look how well these rooms work with gray painted walls as a foil for the Chinoiserie toile fabrics, blue and white Chinese porcelain, and Chinese antiques, and the way pink, blue and white, Chinese red, black, and turquoise blue all pop against it.

Furlow Gatweood

Frank Babb Randoplh

Emily Ruddo

Frank Babb Randolph

Mary McDonald - Veranda

Ruthie Sommers


  1. These rooms are so pretty. Do you have a favorite grey paint?

  2. Beautiful rooms and such a clever idea. Bravo!

  3. Beth - I, too, love to how beautiful gray walls look with Chinoiserie. It is the perfrect compliment. These pictures are all GORGEOUS! xo

  4. Year before last we elected to pain our common living area the most beautiful shade of gray and we love the calming, soothing effect of it! All these photographs are so beautiful!

  5. It is such a beautiful wall color to pair with chinoiserie pieces! It allows them to really pop and be the focal point. - Anna, of Anna E. Lee - InteriorDesign (

  6. All are beautiful, but some are more beautiful than others, especially the grey, and love love love the traditional home!