La-Z-Boy put its bets on gray as the next hot neutral color at the Fall High Point Furniture Market last week.

The Monroe, MI-based company said gray is moving ahead of tan and navy as the "new look of netural." Gray has become a staple neutral in the last year, and close behind is purple, which has traditionally been considered only for accents, La-Z-Boy said.

“In the past couple of years, gray has become a staple in the modern neutral palette,” said Penny Eudy, product manager of upholstery for La-Z-Boy. “Now we’re seeing the same trend emerge with purple as a neutral base. Consumers are willing to break away from the standard earth tones and expand into hues that are still just as warm, but add a deeper feeling to the décor.”

Read La-Z-Boy's press release.

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