Gray Is The New Beige

It just is.

Somewhere along the line, we got tired of the earth tones, and just like anything in design that gets overdone, beige is out!

So what replaces beige? You guessed it, gray!

But earth tones go with everything!” we hear you scream with panic.

Yes, grasshopper. But never fear, because gray is the ULTIMATE neutral. In fact, while our hottest products, whether carpet or flooring, all have an underlying beige tone, now there is also gray mixed in with them.

If the Oscars Had a Best Flooring Category, “Shades of Gray” Would Win

Gray is such a versatile and beautiful color.

Neither boring nor drab, it is perfect for creating a chic new look in your home.

Here are three reasons why we think “Shades of Gray” would be Oscar-worthy:

#1 – It Literally Goes with Any Room

It has a huge range of shades that can be paired with ANY color to accomplish ANY feel:

  • With equal parts warm and cool tones it can create a cozy, warm environment in one space while achieving a cool, modern vibe in another. You choose!
  • It can have hints of blue, brown, green, black or white. It is a neutral color that can be carried through your entire home and paired with so many other colors.
  • Gray adds subtle sophistication to any space.
  • Gray is a more elegant neutral that gives depth to subtle colors and makes bold tones pop (rather than shout).

#2 – Because It’s so Popular, You Can Get Great Pricing on a TON of Options

For years beige was everybody’s go-to neutral. It became so popular that people started trying to find new neutrals that would be more unique like taupe and off-white and finally opened up to a wider palette of grays.

Woo hoo for gray!

And we love this color even more because it’s popularity has equaled lots of options and, in turn, great pricing.

Plus’s now tax season! Cha-ching!

This is the perfect time to consider investing back into your home with new flooring that won’t get old.

Unlike beige, gray is a contrast to wood tones, so any color of wood that you use will have many complimentary gray tones to choose from.

Plus, gray works in all room settings from traditional spaces with dark wood furniture to the ultra-modern spaces with sleek stainless steel furniture.

#3 – We Do Free Estimates

If you want your flooring to look as good in your home as it does in the showroom, the secret is a professional installation. Chillicothe Carpet flooring installers are trained and licensed where necessary. Our installers take the guesswork out of a beautiful floor and we guarantee their work for the life of the floor.

Because even the best piece of carpet or flooring that is improperly installed is never going to live up to its true potential (life and performance) for your home.


So all that’s left to do is get the right shade of gray for your home and decide whether you want the space to feel warm or cool, as the various hues and shades of gray can evoke very different feelings and have an enormous impact on the mood of a room.

“As someone with a modest budget when finding the perfect floor for my new home, I was very anxious. Everyone in the store was more than kind and helpful as they showed me various products. They also made sure I understood what I was purchasing, whether it be a type of padding, or the quality of carpets and vinyl planks. I was very appreciative that they were willing to take their time with me as a customer.”

- Deanne Davis

Just like we were for Deanne, we are here to help! Don’t be overwhelmed by the options and instead drop by after work today or start shopping online here: and chat with us about all things gray (flooring, that is.)