Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and dramatic. Alluringly moody and ambient.
With so many shades making an appearance at the moment it’s now getting difficult to choose a favourite.
Soft shades of grey tie in well with neutrals like cream, black, beige and white. To add interest, add a punch bright colour. From neon pinks, to yellows, turquoise and red, the use of a fresh accent can illuminate any grey space.
Grey looks luxe next to metallic surfaces such as silver, gold and copper. To create a sense of opulence, add furniture or homewares with stainless steel or nickel finishes. Or go for a shimmering greys in the form of fabrics with a lurex blend, wall paper, metallic paints.
Another great way to use grey is in the form of black and white photographs, or monochromatic artworks. Have some of your favourite family portraits or holiday snaps printed in black and white, framed and hung to create an interesting grey-scale feature wall. Similarly, there are some beautiful patterned and textured wallpapers, which if used in a subtle shade of grey, can be both warm and inviting. Remember, textured wallpaper won’t detract from the beauty of the room but certainly wont go unnoticed.