Like fashion, trends in interior design are constantly shifting. Although, the significant investment that comes with interior design means that “timeless” usually gets prioritized over “trendy.”

Gray is where timeless and trendy meet. Carpet, window fashion, and wall colors serve as neutral, gray backdrops while furnishings and soft goods (like throw pillows and artwork) draw on gray tones as well.

Dura Supreme entertainment center cabinetry designed by Pinnacle Design of Saginaw, Michigan. Photography by Johnson Photography.

Gray painted cabinetry and furniture can look too stark with chrome or nickel finishes. Metal finishes in brushed brass, copper, or rose gold add interest and warmth when paired with gray paint. 

Dura Supreme Cabinetry, design by Joyce van den Dungen Bille of Gilman's

Zinc painted Dura Supreme cabinetry designed Joyce Van Den Dungen Bille of Gilmans Kitchens and Baths in California.

With gray dominating color schemes across all industries, we’re seeing it cool down stains and even metal finishes. 

Mood board curated by Nest Interior Design featuring Dura Supreme cabinetry

True Brown Stains are Growing in Popularity

Looking for a stain to accompany a gray finish? Try true brown! Stain colors are taking the middle ground – no longer red/orange, but not quite gray. 

Here are a few gorgeous examples of true brown stains in home interiors today.

A contemporary kitchen with a sleek waterfall kitchen island. THe wall cabinets are painted white while the base cabinets and island are a stained wood color.

This Dura Supreme cabinetry is shown in the Toast stain on Red Oak.

Design by Stephanie Goldfarb of The Divine Living Space in Minnesota | New construction by Builder Dream Homes, Inc. in Minnesota | Photography by SpaceCrafting Photography

Counter height bar stool seating at a kitchen island with a kitchen island sink.

Dura Supreme kitchen island finished with Clove stained Cherry with a Black accent designed Joyce Van Den Dungen Bille of Gilmans Kitchens and Baths in California.

Dark gray-green and rich stained wood kitchen with modern farmhouse style, shiplap wood hood, shiplap kitchen island end cap, and brassy hardware and fixtures. Features floor-to-ceiling dark gray painted cabinets.

Dura Supreme’s Carson Panel door style in Graphite paint and Hazelnut stained Cherry shown on our Camden door style and shiplap elements.

Glass cabinet doors with black metal door frames on white painted inset cabinets with a white oak cabinet interior, a skinny shaker style, and brass hardware.

This kitchen remodel features Dura Supreme’s Coriander stain on Quarter-sawn White Oak for the kitchen island and the interior of the glass door cabinets.

A delightful gray kitchen with cottage styled cabinet doors and a shiplap ceiling.

Dura Supreme’s Craftsman Beaded Panel Inset door style in Silver Mist paint 

Design by Mid-Cape Home Centers of Massachusetts | Photography by Grattan Imaging

The Dura Supreme cabinetry shown in this stunning walk-in closet features the Praline stain on Red Oak.

Interior Deisgn by Helena Steele of Golden Gate Kitchens, California | Interior Design by Susan Love Design | Photography by Christopher Stark Photography

An elegant modern farmhouse remodeled with navy blue and hickory wood cabinets with a hickory wood hood and a kitchen island with an X-shaped end cap and shiplap details.

This beautiful kitchen design features Dura Supreme’s Morel stain on Hickory with a Gale Force paint.

Which stains are your favorites? Check out our extensive offering of stains and decide for yourself!

Mandi Juskiewicz the Senior Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. A content developer and blog author for the company.

Mandi Juskiewicz is the Sr. Design & Marketing Specialist for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 20 years of experience in graphic design, web design, multi-media communications, photography, online trends, and social media technology along with 10 years of experience with Dura Supreme Cabinetry.  Her accolades include the distinction of being named “Kitchen Cabinetry Marketing Specialist of the Year 2019″ in the 2019 Content Creator Awards held by Corporate Vision Magazine (CV Magazine) and achiever of the Houzz Influencer Award.

Her role at Dura Supreme allows her to curate the “best of the best” designs, cutting-edge products, and fabulously functional Dura Supreme kitchens across the country and feature them here for inspiration and design ideas!

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