The design darling of the past several seasons, gray is growing up, as homeowners and designers discover its richer, warmer side. The pale, cool grays we’ve been seeing so much of were a welcome antidote to the standard neutral beige, and felt very crisp and refreshing. But now that gray is officially in our neutral comfort zone, homeowners and designers are experimenting more with with the mid-tones, from stone all the way to charcoal. Designers Andréa Dixon and Jen Ziemer of Fiddlehead Design Group in Minneapolis are on the gray train: “We use a lot of gray. It’s the perfect neutral for a kitchen because it works with any style and mixes with any material,” they told us. Read on to learn their pro tips for using this versatile color in your own workspace.