Miranda Lambert's porch color offers a unique selling point that improves curb appeal, according to experts

The country musician contrasts rustic, wood porch details with gray-painted floorboards – a move that experts say is a win

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Gray may be most commonly associated with the '80s, but we are inclined to say that the color is back and better than ever. Whether used as a neutral base in a dopamine decor space or as a kitchen backsplash, gray can be a timeless yet trendy choice for the home.

Need proof? Look no further than Miranda Lambert's porch. The country singer's outdoor space is decked out with wood and twinkle lights, but our eyes were immediately drawn to her gray, painted floorboards, which beautifully contrast the more natural details.

According to experts, flooring can actually be a huge factor in a home's curb value; as such, it's an important element to consider when designing the interior (or exterior) of a house.

'Beautiful and durable flooring is a massive selling point, says Neel Bradham, CEO at global flooring brand Parador. 'While hardwood was historically favored, the biggest drawback is its inability to withstand moisture – making it less than ideal for high-traffic family homes.'

With this in mind, it's a great idea to double up on appealing renovations and paint floors a color that will stand the test of time.

'Gray is a safe and chic choice for an exterior paint color, particularly a porch, where passersby get a first impression of the home,' says Homes & Gardens' editor, Jennifer Ebert. 'It's an incredibly versatile neutral, with the ability to match the natural wood decor, as seen on Miranda Lambert's property, along with brighter colors. There are endless decor possibilities.'

While its heyday was a few decades ago, Ebert says that gray has a contemporary feel today.

'Painting a front porch a greige can instantly modernize a space that may have older roots,' she explains. 'It's important to select a shade of gray that ties together the interior with the exterior, and creates a seamless transition between the two.'

We love the creamy gray that Lambert has selected, but also are partial to a greige that suits most modern, minimalist aesthetics.

Below, find a perfect gray paint shade that would look excellent on a front porch (or even in a home).

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.