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Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 8, 2019 2:18 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by CJ [MO]) Jan 8, 2019 2:34 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2019 2:35 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by RB [MI]) Jan 8, 2019 2:36 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by WMH [NC]) Jan 8, 2019 2:40 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 8, 2019 5:57 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 8, 2019 5:59 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by Rangor [TN]) Jan 8, 2019 6:20 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 8, 2019 6:28 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by NE [PA]) Jan 8, 2019 6:36 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by Tom [FL]) Jan 8, 2019 7:31 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by fred [CA]) Jan 8, 2019 7:50 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 9, 2019 5:09 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by Salernitana [CA]) Jan 9, 2019 10:05 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 9, 2019 5:07 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 9, 2019 7:01 PM
       Grey walls & floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 10, 2019 8:54 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 10, 2019 10:34 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by WMH [NC]) Jan 11, 2019 4:55 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by J [FL]) Jan 11, 2019 6:59 AM
       Grey walls & floors (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 13, 2019 7:10 PM

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Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 2:18 PM
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‘Light gray walls or flooring are popular colors for luxury homes. In fact, gray is the most popular color for bathroom walls and floors across most homes, according to 1,144 US homeowners surveyed by Houzz.

Gray cabinets are also gaining in popularity, climbing from a 10% share in 2016 to 16% in 2018.”

We must turned a small apt that was painted back in my “off-white days” and painted it Repose grey with white trim. Looks like an entirely NICER apt. Rent just went up!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 2:34 PM
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We started to use grey paint and floor. But we are afraid to use grey cabinet. --97.91.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 2:35 PM
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I repainted a unit repose and white in November. Walls were white and pale yellow. It's was ugly. Rent is dropping to less than what a 4 year tenant was paying when he was evicted in October. Still not rented. I've been switching to the gray for 2 years now at turnover. (When it needs painted.)

I really like the repose gray. I painted my house the same color. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 2:36 PM
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Big fan of Battleship Grey for :

Foundations, basement walls / floors, front and back porches.

Maybe my Wife (retired Female, U.S. Navy, 21yrs.)

has something to do with that. --184.53.x.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 2:40 PM
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Grey cabinets have not been as a big a hit as grey walls. 50/50 on that. But YES grey walls/white woodwork HITS with everyone --50.82.xxx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 5:57 PM
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At the big Indianapolis Home Show MANY dealers were showing dove gray cabinets. Similar to Battleship gray but richer undertones.

I asked several and they said half of customers preferred white, half preferred dark wood, and they were showing gray because gray was coming on strong with designers and new construction.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 5:59 PM
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Don't do that. It's not good. People who are sad and damaged will like it only. So all the people you get will be sad, damaged people. It's ugly. --73.248.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:20 PM
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Dang! So my plan of replacing 70s sheet paneling, popcorn ceilings and beige outlets/covers with satin Worldly Gray, white beadboard ceilings and white outlets is going to backfire on me? I guess I probably shouldn't have replaced the curled vinyl flooring with distressed hardwoods either. It's so hard getting the hang of this landlord thing.. Hopefully all of the sad damaged people I attract will at least have decent jobs. Wish me luck.... --75.136.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:28 PM
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when I look at the dark grey tones in magazines, open houses or on television, I like the look ... but not for me.... too cold and dark.

I am slow to change ... earth tones are coming back ... most of my house is earth tones. Rentals are basically shades of green and beige.

one of my daughters is moving. she painted the entire new house in greys. It is beautiful ... but not "homey" looking. --72.70.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 6:36 PM
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Ally, it's one of the most popular colors/shades at the moment. Sale statistics. Pesky little facts. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 7:31 PM
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Early on I painted white walls, it looked like a hospital. And prospective tenants reacted to it in a negative way.

Then painted earth tones. Positive feed back!!!

Now use the gray tones. I have used a white with gray undertones, this color picked up other colors in the room.

--99.56.xx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2019 7:50 PM
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When it comes to colors...what goes around, comes around.

The old colors come back.

In rentals, off white, Swiss coffee, Navajo white or earth tones will always be my choices for walls - with white trim and baseboards.

Remember the combination of mauve, seafoam green and what was it? pink? - who decides those colors anyways? --99.59.x.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 5:09 AM
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I have never really liked the beige tones. To me they are dirty, dingy and boring. Maybe scrubbing nicotine coated walls ages ago got me to that point. I do see beige colors in some pictures in the magazines that I think look nice, but I could never live in it.

Remember when all the "colors" we could get were off white with just a little blue, green or shade. I love the colors that are a bit deeper that are now available. With color matching, you really can get any color on the spectrum.

Since I love blue, I think that might be my reason for liking grey so much. It is a neutral. With white, it is amazing. It is also good at hiding dirt. But yes, too much can be just as bad as beige. It is a bit of a trend, but still neutral so it will last longer. Getting trendy can up the wow factor and get a better tenant in most cases. But it all depends on your unit, area, and tenant pool as to whether it is worth it. --108.4.xxx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 10:05 AM
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Brad, thanks for the post, and that sounds right and believable. I've noticed that the color combination of grey walls and floors seems popular on HGTV, local tile stores in San Jose and Oakland, and in local craigslist rental ads.

What seems to be slowly gaining ground are gold bathroom fixtures. --73.93.xx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 5:07 PM
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One of my children has been looking at houses. Her biggest complaint is that they are all painted grey inside. She says that is boring and depressing. --174.199.xx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2019 7:01 PM
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I just can’t bring myself to paint apts gray. I’m with RentsDue’s daughter. Gray is depressing. Just can’t do it. --64.222.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 8:54 AM
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Never use what the paint store is pushing.. If they are pushing gray it's because they ordered a lot of it and surely they don't care what it looks like on the wall, just what it looks like in your shopping cart. Maybe in really high temperature areas of the country it looks shady so people like it. I find it depressing and pre dirtied looking. Never paint anything a color that looks like it's already dirty or moldy. People will overlook color if they are eager to move but it will get to them later and depress the heck out of them. --73.248.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 10:34 AM
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I think the LL's perception of "nice" is based on age, what we grew up with.

Another article showed 43% of buyers are age 35 and younger. They don't want what their parents and grandparents had - no carpet, greys, blacks, chrome, funky...

Every LL MUST spend time inside IKEA. They KNOW what people are buying. I love to WATCH the young families as they touch the products and talk about the colors.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 4:55 AM
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My (40s+ ages) sons and their wives want COLOR color and MORE COLOR on their walls. Every room, a different deep color. Probably a reaction to the stark white walls they grew up with.

My 30-ish son hates the yellowish-beige tones in his own house, painted by the previous older owner (looks dirty to him.) He and his wife like muted earthy-greyish tones - their apartment was painted in a color called "Rock" or maybe "Stone" and they are going with a grey color in their house when they get around to it.

We find universal LIKE reactions to our Universal Grey and White unit. We have not had one "Can I Paint?" request in those. But just this past month I was showing a unit from our "Off-white" days (freshly touched up) and yep, she asked, "Can I paint?" --50.82.xxx.xx




Grey walls & floors (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 6:59 AM
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I just painted two rooms in my house with Comfort Gray. It's a great color but I'm not sure it would work in a rental or not. It has very strong blue-green tones in it. Might not go with tenants' furnishings. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Grey walls & floors (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2019 7:10 PM
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For a while, I was noticing wild neon looking colors in the foreclosures that we would be picking up. I thought to myself......if my house was that bright green, I would stop making payments on it to. --72.23.xxx.xx



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