Grey has been a hot interior decorating colour for some time now. Prior to 2015 no one really used grey within the home, as it was seen as a cold and industrial looking colour, but its set to be more popular than ever in 2016. I have put together some of my favourite grey rooms ideas to help you get on board with the latest design trend.
It doesn’t matter if you have a modern or a traditional home, the kitchen is a fantastic place to add some grey. There are a range of options available, from more subtle touches to whole grey looks.
I love the look of a nice wooden grain against lighter grey cabinets, especially if you incorporate in white tiling to keep a nice lighter feel to the room.
If you wanted something more dramatic keep the cabinets and tiling white and use a darker grey tone on a couple of walls. I did this but used a red in our current kitchen but I am feeling the urge to turn those red walls grey instead to go for a more stylish overall look
Remember grey doesn’t have to be the main colour within the room, a nice subtle grey worktop with white cupboards looks amazing, and really adds a nice industrial but clean feel to a room. Throwing in some plants to brighten it up a little won’t go a miss.
Living Rooms & Study Spaces
Through your walls, ceilings and furnishings, you can add some lovely neutral grey tones to the living room with minimal effort. Some changes don’t even require a paintbrush!
A light grey living room can look incredible, especially next to nice white shelving and coving. By using a light colour you won’t affect how big the room feels either, and you can still incorporate other colours as most go well with grey..
A nice Oak door would look great against grey walls, in either a stained wood or white finish. Companies like Oakwood Doors have a vast range of options available in various finishes, so whatever your preference you’ll be able to find something to suit.
Like I said, adding grey won’t always require redecorating! Try buying some grey furnishings like a nice sofa and armchair, and throw on a couple contrasting pillows to brighten it up a little. The great thing about grey furniture is bright colours really pop against it, allowing you to re accessorise and add a fresh look whenever you feel like it.
I recently visited Jane from Maflingo‘s home and she had a really beautifully pulled off using grey in her study with some bright colours picked out making the overall look and feel really luxurious. (you can find out more about her journey into developing their study HERE)
Whether your bathroom is big or small, new or old, there are ways to incorporate loads of different shades of grey. Grey is a really clean looking colour, so perfect for one of the most used rooms in the home.
Because bathrooms usually already feature a lot of white, you can be a little more daring with your shade of grey. Dark grey split wall looks amazing, and really makes the floor and ceiling stand out. Tiled floors add a great contrast, but you could also use stripped wood or plain white tiles too.
If grey walls aren’t doing it for you, what about the complete opposite, an all white bathroom against a grey tiled floor? Throwing in some nice wooden tones and grey towels and picture frames will make the colour stand out a little more.
*This is a collaborative post*