Gray is the New Black: The New Neutral, in Every Shade

Shades of gray (and blue!) in an interior from T Magazine.

Nothing says 'cool' quite like the perfect gray. Whether you prefer a barely-there almost-white or a deep charcoal, there's a shade of gray here for you. Read on for more inspiring interiors.

A lovely light gray, from One Fine Stay via Desire to Inspire.

Isn't this room so soothing? Light gray and light pink are a match made in heaven. Spotted on Trendland.

This warm gray is perfect for a bedroom. From Design Sponge.

Cool gray in Jenna Lyons' Brownstone, from Domino.

This wall color + those floors = perfect minimalist haven. Spotted on La Maison d'Anna G.

I love how impossibly cool all these beautiful architectural details look when painted in an allover shade of medium gray. Spotted on The Design Traveller.

Gray? And black. And gold? And marble? And charcoal velvet? Yes and yes and yes and yes and yes. From David Hicks.

Great in a bathroom, too. From The Selby.

Gray on gray on gray. I like that they painted the radiator to match. That's dedication. Elle Decoration via Home and Delicious.

A little bit of white balances out a wall of dark gray. From Rue Mag.

Dark gray is lovely in a light-filled room from Skona Hem. Painting the cabinet the same color as the wall is a nice touch.

So many things to love about this room. The dark charcoal on the ceiling and walls and the rich jewel tones in the furnishings make for a rich, lush feel. Studio Ko via The D Pages.

And finally, the darkest of the dark: this cool interior from Est Magazine. I love how the different gray tones layered on top of each other create texture, while the light-colored ceiling (and those lovely windows) keep the room from feeling too somber.

(Image credits: T Magazine; One Fine Stay; Trendland; Design Sponge; Domino; La Maison d'Anna G; The Design Traveller; David Hicks; The Selby; Elle Decoration; Rue Mag; Skona Hem; Studio Ko; Est Magazine)