Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
March 16, 2015

Waypoint Introduces New Painted Stone Finish


Waypoint's style 650F in Painted StoneSerene, sophisticated and uber cool. That’s gray. It’s a color that works with a variety of decorating styles. It’s just as appropriate in a country setting as it is in a room with an industrial edge. Long the designers’ darling, the color continues to gain in popularity. Gray is everywhere and shows up in fabric, paint, decorative accessories and now in Waypoint Living Spaces cabinetry.

Really we shouldn’t be surprised at gray’s popularity when taken in the context of kitchen design. How long have stainless steel appliances been in vogue? By my count, more than ten years .That makes it a true trend and not just a fad. Interestingly, Jenn-Air appliances recently introduced a refrigerator with an Obsidian interior. It’s nearly black but not quite and it’s a real revelation in the appliance industry. It looks like gray has a long life ahead of it.

Gray makes all other colors sing. It’s the perfect background color. Yellow, red or green. Pick your favorite color and it will likely work with gray. I love it with dark woods too. . There are true neutral gray’s derived solely from black as well as grays that lean to the blue or brown. Waypoint’s Painted stone has just a touch of blue in it and that makes it very livable.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces