ella dining room barGone are the days of beige, at least as one of the primary colors being utilized in spaces today.  More and more the trend is towards soft, warm grays and whites which tend to have more staying power and are also easier to change the feel of the room without repainting the walls.  When looking for grays it’s helpful to find colors which have a touch of warmth in them.  Calm by Benjamin Moore is a nice example of one of these “warm grays”.  Building on part I and part II of adding warmth to your space is augmenting the style with natural textures, linen fabrics and drapes.  In the Ella Bar in Sacramento they utilized Dutch Wooden doors to line the ceiling and rear wall.  While not ideal for every space this is a nice example of creating originality, warmth and balance in a commercial space.