Gray isn't just gray -- it comes in a wide variety of intensities and shades, with subtle nuances that add a designer approach to any decor. And the right shade is a matter of personal preference. "First find out what emotion you want your space to play into -- airy, earthbound, dramatic -- then proceed to choose your color from there," says designer and PPG Pittsburgh Paints color and design adviser Vicente Wolf. /
Creative Holdbacks This easy DIY project gives sheer, striped drapes sophistication. Use antique butter pats, small plates used to serve butter, to make unique holdbacks by affixing a screw on the back.