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15 Home Shades Of Grey In Middle Tennessee
by TJ Anderson
Since the movie opened last week (and in the weeks leading up to its premiere), it’s felt like Fifty Shades of Grey was everywhere — ads, late-night TV jokes, constant previews and reviews. Other than appreciating the fine architecture in the commercials, the film doesn’t exactly have anything to do with real estate. But the whole shades-of-grey thing does make me think about how popular grey has been as an exterior home color in recent years, and I think it’s only going to get more so. (Not in response to the movie, or anything, just because it’s a great choice that’s subtle but can beam a lot of personality, depending on the tone you choose.)
In that spirit, I figured I’d collect some homes in shades of grey that are on the market in Middle Tennessee now. Since 50 kinda feels like overkill, let’s go with 15:
2112 Paula Dr.
A look at how a soft grey works along a large one-story home with lots of land (an acre of space in Madison).
1105 Greenland Ave.
A little look at how blueish grey can team up with wood tones for a homey warmth. In the back of the house, bursts of bright orange show how grey makes a good partner for playful colors too.
1602 Cahal Ave.
When you’re looking to highlight modern design, few colors do the job like the slate grey here, on a brand new 3-bed, 3-bath contemporary home in East Nashville.
4826 Brick Church Pike
I love when the grey on a home’s exterior comes from stone, and beauty that comes from nature is the general vibe of this Goodlettsville home, from the 5-plus acres of land to lots of different wood tones in the interior.
1118B Sharpe Ave.
Love this deep grey in East Nashville — particularly with the railing touches added to make it pop. The home, new to market, has 3 beds and 4 baths and almost 1,900 square feet of living space, too.
3505A Wrenwood Ave.
Grey really anchors the design in this modern home, from the exterior’s leanings toward blue tones to two-toned kitchen cabinets and striated stone backsplash and fireplace tile to white and deep gray shower tiles. It gives the whole place an upscale-hotel feel with a masculinity that doesn’t go overboard.
2299 N Berrys Chapel Rd.
2917 W Linden Ave.
The dark grey and minimal white that leads into this Belmont Hillsboro home is bold and beautiful. But click through to the master bath, also painted grey, to offset a seriously breath-grabbing shower design.
2209A 10th Ave S.
Warm grey and white in 12 South, with a welcoming bright and white color scheme on the interior.
426 Wiregrass Ln.
A grey with brown undertones, like this one, really brings out the beauty in a more traditional styled home… like this one.
504 Cheltenham Ave.
A Franklin home with traditional charm that showcases how great a lighter grey with deep grey accents can look on a home’s exterior.
1602 Championship Blvd.
The pale grey with warm blue accents really brings out the classic and classy charm in this large (more than 5000 square feet) Franklin home.
246 4th Ave S.
The stone exterior on this home, built in 1919, has immense historic beauty, but my favorite parts: the cozy grey stone fireplaces in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom.
121 Lewisburg Ave.
Pale, pale grey with white accents on this remarkable historic Franklin Victorian, built in 1890. If you like historic homes, that curb appeal is seriously jaw-dropping.
1160 Manley Ln.
They explored the various effects of color in this spacious Brentwood estate, from the calm of the pale grey and punches of green that tie in the landscape on the exterior, to big and bold reds and bright sunny blues on the interior.
If that collection doesn’t highlight the power and beauty of grey, it certainly highlights the broad home design options we have across Middle Tennessee. Are you about to start a house hunt here? I’d be glad to help — reach out and let me know what you’re looking for.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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