Think of graphite gray as the perfect starting point for any room. As a neutral, it goes with just about anything you want to pair it with. But as a dark shade, it adds a little drama and intrigue, allowing accessories to really take center stage.

Colorhouse’s Metal .05 is a pretty gray that comes in a variety of finishes, including chalkboard.

Choosing the right finish will make a big impact: a semi-gloss will allow light to reflect  while a flat will have a cozier feeling.

Colorhouse suggests pairing Metal .05 with greens, woods and intriguing yellows for a contemporary, warm look that invites creativity. This gray works wonderfully with industrial, rustic décor pieces, but can also be a fun backdrop for globally-inspired accents. For a touch of hygge, use plush fabrics, natural materials and stone-inspired accents.

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