"Think of this as a Belgian gray, one of those moody colors. Sometimes it looks gray, sometimes sage, and at other times brown. It reminds me of wet cement, particularly when done in lacquer. It would be very handsome paired with chic brass fittings and a limestone surround." —Robert Brown C2 Paint Premium Exterior Woodpecker C386 - HouseBeautiful.com
Grey santolina, or cotton lavender, is a wonderful plant for your flower beds. It's naturally dome shaped, and takes readily to shearing, if you would prefer a perfect sphere or a pyramid or what have you. It blooms with small yellow flowers that should be removed immediately after blooming or the plant will get scraggly. This also comes in an emerald green form--you can plant the two together for a checkerboard effect. It's great!