Before you jump to conclusions and start visualizing the latest movie you saw or book that you read for book club, let me clarify that I am asking you about the latest trend in paint color. As a Real Estate Professional I have the opportunity to tour many staged, pre-owned, and newly constructed homes that are for sale in today’s market. One thing that has stood out to me through my many house tours: Gray is the new, hot preferred neutral color. Not only is Gray the color that I see most often in staged ready to sell homes, but also clients who tour the homes request to have the color palate. When working with Professional stagers who are paid to tour a home and give advice on how to sell the home in the shortest amount of time for the highest amount of money, these staggers have their color wheel in hand ready to offer wall color advice. What is the dominant color on most professional stagers wheel palate? Gray in several shades. When you hear the word “gray” your mind can think dark and dreary, but the neutral grays exhibit light and create a calm and soothing feeling. The color Gray offers a lot of versatility pairing well with many colors and working in almost every room. So you like the idea of the new neutral Gray and want to visualize what it would look on your next home project? Pinterest offers great decorating ideas with all the hot and frequently requested color palates to chose from. With the color Gray offering shades from nearly white to almost black, there is certain a color to please everyone’s palate. Whether you chose a style that is classic, eclectic, modern, or traditional there is a Gray for you. So next time you think “50 shades of gray,” instead of thinking of book-club, think of paint colors! If you are looking for a way to stage your home, or if you are simply just looking for a way to upgrade your home, head to Lowes or your favorite local paint store and chose your favorite color of gray!