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5 Modern Shabby Chic Styles for Your Home

Add Gray

If you have lots of black accents in your home like granite or marble countertops, ironwork or cabinet hardware, make a bridge between lighter, softer shabby chic elements and all that hard or reflective black by adding a gray wall or a few gray furniture pieces. Light (dove gray) and medium gray shades work well with white, off-white and colors like pink, creamy yellow, gold and even brown. Gray is actually considered a neutral by many decorators. For an understated look, choose pearly grays to cooler shades, and make that gray shine by adding accents in pewter and silver.