"Mud room - storage in bench." Love it. I might opt for drawers down below instead since there will probably be stuff on top of the bench at any given time. Great craftsmanship, too. Great for back back and school things for each kid!
This gray is the perfect tone for my bedroom. It is not to dark and not to light to look like a white. Gray is color that can be a happy mood or a dark mood and it gives a nice tone. Plus gray is my favorite color.