The color’s versatility means it can be used to freshen up any color scheme.
Tolix Marais A Chair First designed for a 1934 ocean liner, this chair is now ready for adventurous kitchen tables. ($250, www.dwr.com). Buy Photo
“There are a few things interesting about gray as an accessory. You can bring in gray without bringing in any other colors,” color expert Kate Smith says. Being a true neutral, “it also helps you notice the shape and the texture and the surface of furniture and accessories.” Design Within Reach Studios