When I was in High School my parents let me decorate my small room. This was the early sixties and I selected the color scheme of grey, pink and white. My walls were painted grey, a soft grey. I had a pink chenille bedspread on my twin bed and a prize possession a pink and white striped enamel wastebasket, also white sheer curtains at my double hung window. Fast forward to five years ago when I began to dream how to make my minuscule kitchen seem larger, more efficient and fit comfortably into my 1939 Tudor home. I remembered the small kitchens I had seen in France and began to analyse why the pictures I had clipped from "Cote Sud", "Maison Francaise" and my memory, felt so comfortable. The main ingredient was the use of grey , a soft grey not a charcoal grey, sometimes a worn grey but always to my eye a comforting grey. For a host of reasons I decided to use warm grey cabinets in my new kitchen space.
I was delighted to read a wonderful analysis of the use of grey and influnece of Parisian greys in www/sensationalcolor.com/liveinfullcolor/i-like-parisian-palettes-in-the-springtime-how-about-you/#more-2717. This is an article written April 9 by Julie Hoylen. You can use the Sensational Color link I have under COLOR and at the bottom of the Sensational Color first page you can see it lists blogs, notice Live in Color,then look up the April 9 posting. She shows several color schemes based on Parisian grey. I am also including a reproduction of a painting by the 19th c. French artist, Gustave Caillebotte. He understood Parisian grey and has influenced me in my kitchen scheme. Abiento!