Updated: Feb 8, 2019
Grey the lovechild of black and white, it is a neutral or achromatic colour meaning it is without colour. In recent years grey has become even more popular as the go to neutral of sophistication on which a myriad of colours can be overlayed. Grey is the bold shift away from the more traditional neutral shades of white and what makes it so unique is that it holds an authority of its own coming in a remarkably wide variety of shades .
Shades of grey
Shades of grey can be used to produce refreshingly light to intense home designs interior moods easily adapting to the intent of any room, think a grey kitchen, a grey bedroom, grey living room ideas, the opportunities are endless! On the colour palette, when a little red is added to black and white you get a warmer grey and a little blue produces a much cooler shade . Click images for details
Shades of grey can be used to produce refreshingly light to intense home designs interior moods.
What colour goes with grey?
What colour goes with grey? Grey works particularly well as a base for vibrant colours such as yellow, purple and turquoise blue. Grey is also really exquisite with the metallics gold, brass and copper. When grey is paired with its parent white, the result produces a sense of calm like no other!
Grey works particularly well as a base for vibrant colours such as yellow, purple and turquoise blue
If you are looking to add a touch of grey to your interior and you’re not yet bold enough to go for an all greyed out feature wall, why not try some grey home accessories such as a cushion here, a throw there or even a rug. A grey sofa will serve you well, and you can literally switch up the look and feel of your living room in the blink of an eye by accenting your grey sofa with vibrantly coloured decor pieces
I recently added some grey shades to my own living room by way of a rug, a woven footstool, and I switched out the cream cushions on my brown chesterfield armchair for a deep grey throw, and a mid grey shade sheepskin cushion, the result is that it almost looks like an entirely new room! I actually wouldn't mind trying out the grey and yellow living room theme.
Why not try some grey home accessories such as a cushion here, a throw there or even a rug! .
Here at The Interior Design Pantry we are huge advocates of the colour grey, after all we chose grey as our website background colour! So if you had written off grey as uber industrial, communal or uniformly boring, think again!
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