Today's post highlights the blog 'A Perfect Gray' the creation of Donna Peay, the focus of which she describes neatly as "The Four Phenomenal Goodnesses: decor, art, antiques and style - and this girl's search for that perfect gray paint color".
If you have ever struggled in front of a paint chart, or at the Hardware store as you choose which tiny paint swatch to take home, you can sympathise with this dilemma, it can be a lengthy process to find just the right tone to work best in our individual spaces.
A Perfect Gray is a veritable visual feast to help guide us and provide inspiration for our own choices.
Sometimes, the tones featured don't even appear to actually be grey - which just shows how the effect of light, shadow and other tonal influences can have on the colour. For example, the above kitchen cabinets featured above from the blog are painted in Farrow and Ball's Charleston Gray. This kitchen is the work of designer's Michelle Smith in her own New York home - industrial sized whisks are transformed into light fittings!
Grey has been firmly placed as a great 'neutral' for a long time now - we love having a sticky-beak into other peoples' homes, to see how they have used it, and how it shows off their own furniture and collections to great effect.
A Perfect Gray doesn't just focus on featuring images where the colour grey is the main feature - although this subtly runs through the whole blog in creative ways (e.g. through highlighting her love of antiques and pre-loved items).
A Perfect Gray also brings to our attention the work of other creatives - for example, in the case of Michelle James above, who was driven to create her own lighting after struggling to find the right pieces for her own home. The former fashion stylist now has her own lighting range as a result.
We discover products through the blog as well - the delightful Geode Knobs from Antropologie, made from agate, copper and brass are calling out to be included on the right customised piece to add a touch of glamour.
A Perfect Gray has carved out a niche in the crowded blogosphere - we love discovering great blogs that are clear in their position and content - do you have any favourites that you would like to share with us?