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Best ideas for using grey in your home

 Looking for the best ideas for using grey in your home? You’ve come to the right place.
 
The 1980s was mostly about magnolia but increasingly, we are seeing trends of grey weaved into the home. It’s not difficult to see why that is. Grey can just as easily be used to create a warm scheme as it can a cool one. Grey can be soothingly calm or lively, vivid, and energetic.
 
Every shade of grey can create a different look, a different feel, and a different style. More modern schemes tend to want more for darker, cooler, dramatic greys or near-blacks. Classic and vintage-inspired styles are more about green and warmer blue-toned greys.

Try grey paneling

Grey patterned roman blind


Rooms that are painted in grey don’t need to be overly dark. Add in some light-coloured grey Roman blinds to soften up any dark grey paint. Or, for the best in the bedroom terms of bed linen, pale grey blankets with geometric prints will see you right if you want a beautifully light, comforting contrast.

Dark shades paried with bold accessories

Big vertical blind in a living room window with bright yellow chair and a red cushion

 
If you wish to add bold accessories, dark grey paint is the colour to go for. Reds and golds really jump out very nicely when dark grey paints are used on the walls. Then, for that added sophistication, why not top things off with some grey vertical blinds.
 

Cluttered kitchens

Dark grey roller blind in a kitchen window


Most kitchens are havens for all kinds of unattractive appliances. In turn, this means that the kitchen lends itself to grey. Surfaces, cabinets, and grey roller blinds can work very well, providing an attractive backdrop to kitchen clutter that’s almost impossible to avoid accumulating.

Contrast grey with some blue

Grey bedroom with a blue roller blind and accessories


A grey wall makes a brilliant backdrop, even more so when something that’s really bright is added - something like a splash of blue. Going for wallpaper or paint that’s pale grey can help a room feel like it’s fairly minimal, even when it’s far from it.

Darker grey walls

Grey wooden blind in a big living room window


Painting walls a darker grey might seem to be frightening when you’re checking out a paint chart. But when you balance out the darker grey with lighter colours - perhaps some light grey wooden blinds, lighter coloured flooring, or if it’s in the kitchen, some white kitchen cabinets - you’ll find that the palette softens no end.

Take the grey to furniture

Light grey sofa in a living room with a wooden blind




It doesn’t need to be only the walls that are grey. In a grey-coloured bedroom furniture in soft charcoal shades works well. In a living room that is grey, silver grey and Spanish grey furnishings can also work wonders.
 

Fuse varying shades

Grey bedroom with layered grey and white curtains


In a grey living room, the best living rooms utilise a variety of different colours in tune with the same palette. For example, a sofa and chairs that are off white can be just a smidgeon of a shade or two lighter than a rug. In turn, the rug can be a little lighter than the grey-coloured walls. In tandem, this sort of colour scheme works in harmony as one.
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