Sherwin-Williams Functional Gray SW 7024 is on the accent wall in the living room

Functional Gray SW 7024

Warm Neutrals and Midcentury Modern

In 1998, The New York Times noted a new design trend. Cool creative types were tossing aside their thrift store décor in favor of midcentury modern. Nearly two decades later, midcentury modern remains the rage. If anything, it’s even more popular.

Living room area
Dining room area

A warm neutral color palette is generally the best choice for a room with the midcentury modern vibe. But the key aspect here is to celebrate different natural textures instead of just painting the room in gray, beige or cream. Once you have this earthy backdrop done, add layers of decor in vivid, saturated hues to give the room a distinct identity of its own.

Functional Gray SW 7024

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