Norwegian designer Dagny Thurmann-Moe connects excessive popularity of monochrome interiors with the increasing number of Norwegians suffering from depression. The author of the book called "Colorful revolution" writes that the Scandinavians resign from gray interiors after around three years of use, feeling overwhelmed by the neutral and impersonal character of the rooms.

Arranging the whole interior this way can cause the effect of monotony, especially in the rooms where we spend most time of the day. The situation can be changed by using a wide range of possible shades: warmer and cooler, from ash to anthracite and dark graphite. All of them works perfectly while combined with other colors, which can be a base for many arrangements and combinations.

In the business world, darker shades can highlight professionalism and power, while brighter highlights subtle elegance. As a dominant element, gray suits people with a harmonious personality, that don’t need external stimulation to function. It also works well in places for short and intense meetings.

Grays blend well with saturated colors. They works great with red, burgundy, purple or yellow. A company of earth colors and blues might also be a good idea . An interesting effect can be obtained by combining gray and white - two cold colors that together have a relaxing effect.

The use of gray in upholstered furniture is a well-known and very practical solution. It is a simple way to bring modern elegance into the room. Accessories in vivid colors or greenery of plants can add some energetic vibe as well.

Gray used to be underestimated for a long time, but gained popularity lately due to the minimalist and industrial trend in interior design. It is easy to shape it out according to your needs, so why not give it a try in an office interior?