Trend Color Spotlight: Cotton Grey

A small dining area with the wall painted in Cotton Grey. There is a small table and chair with hanging lights above. Against the wall is a buffet cabinet displaying coffee items; mugs, grinder, café sign.

Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20 is the perfect neutral backdrop for any room in your home. We love this relaxing color. Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20 is so calm and soothing. It’s not to light, not too dark and definitely not drab. It looks lovely in natural light as well in the evening when it is lit up with a warm glow.

Paint Swatch - Open paint can with paint brush that was dipped showing paint color Cotton Grey.

We used Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20 on the walls for this cozy in-home coffee bar. This grey is very versatile, making it easy to coordinate with other colors. You can add pops of bright hues to create a livelier feel. Or as we did, add some dusty soft hues to keep the mood undisturbed.

A close up of the buffet cabinet displaying coffee items; mugs, grinder, café sign. The hanging lights are blurred in the foreground of the image.

To create this atmosphere, we found an old cabinet that we used to display our coffee amenities. We filled it with a mix of fresh beans, vintage grinders, espresso cups, and scrumptious treats. Added some clever puns and bistro words. Lastly, we placed a small table with pendant lighting just above.

A close up of the small dining area with a small table and chair with hanging lights above. The table is set with a coffee mug, plate and pot of pressed coffee.

There is nothing better than the energizing aroma of fresh coffee brewing in your home. especially when paired with the calming feel of Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20. In the morning this color is bright and alive making this the perfect spot to wake up with a fresh cup of coffee. As the day draws to an end, this color becomes a cozy backdrop for a soothing place to unwind.

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Colorfully yours,


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  • Melinda says...

    I have cotton gray to cover walls in my studio, that were plastered so it will be highly textured. I’m looking for a color to brighten it up and I’m thinking about some kind of pale lemonade color do you have a recommendation? It will go on the adjacent wall.

    • Diana Olvera says...

      Hi Melinda – thanks for contacting us with your question.
      Consider using one of the following pale lemonade yellows:
      Proper Temperature
      Apple Core
      Polished Pearl
      Rice Wine

      Let us know how you like those options.
      Colorfully yours,
      Diana O.

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