ANN ARBOR, MI -- A new grey kitchen cabinet paint color debuted at Merillat Cabinetry, the Ann Arbor unit of Masco. Shale was launched following increasing demand for strong base colors from customers, says  Lori Lewandoski, Design Services Manager at Merillat. 
 
"Grey is consistently the number one requested item by both designers and principals," says Lewandowski.
 
Grey as a base color is now considered a mainstay in kitchens and bathrooms. It's long lasting and allows for additional colors to apply to the interior design, and Shale fits a unique space within the grey spectrum. Shale is a fresh take on a rapidly growing movement that will last beyond today's trends. It's a beautiful neutral that makes perfect sense in today's world of practical design, while packing a punch of individuality.
 
"Grey is becoming the 'new neutral.' Shale is a soft, warm grey that pairs nicely with other neutrals and most of our stain palette. It's clean, fresh and can be combined with several metal finishes as well," says Lewandowski.
 
 Founded in 1946 by Orville Merillat, the company says its success is built upon a commitment to customers, a dedication to a community of dealers, designers, and builders, industry-changing innovations, and cabinets that ship in days. www.merillat.com.

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