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A timeless colour choice that shows no signs of slowing down – grey is a versatile shade that is available in a variety of hues. Whatever your aesthetic, there's a shade of grey for you.
With the ability to create a warm scheme as easily as a cool one, grey poses a plethora of possibilities. Keep reading to find out how to incorporate this shade into your home.
How to Style a Grey Living Room
Depth and character
Statement or subtle, grey walls offer the perfect backdrop for a visually appealing and sleek finish. As a neutral tone, it allows other colours and materials to pop against its neutral base. Get creative with how you pair variations of this shade by including an array of textures and a varied colour palette to add character and depth to a space. Otherwise, let grey be centre-stage by pairing with similar tones together – ensuring it won’t look one-dimensional.
Including natural materials and metals such as steel, brass and copper will bring a modern style to your room whilst keeping the overall look feeling warm. For instance, combining grey walls with wooden furniture can create a cosy setting. And for an industrial feel, opt for dark grey walls offset by metallic accessories like shelving or wall art.
When it comes to the living room, furniture and accessories should be carefully considered – think warm textiles, rich colours and inviting textures. Natural stone finishes or earthy tones like terracotta can be used to add warmth to a grey space. Or for a more modern take, opt for colourful accessories such as bright cushions and throws.
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If grey colour-blocking isn't for you, then introducing grey via accent pieces is a great way to feature this calming colour. Whether a soft grey sofa in a living room or a dark charcoal panelled wall in the hallway, no matter the shade, embracing grey in the home is a timeless and design-led choice.
Adding a hint of grey to smaller items such as lamps, rugs, and cushions will bring in the subtle neutrality you're after. And if you want to add a touch of personality then opt for greys with warmer undertones – perfect for injecting character into your space.
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More of a minimalist?
For those who prefer a minimalist abode, pairing grey with natural materials and a classic colour palette of sage green, cream and pastel blue will create a serene and tranquil ambience. Achieve this look by opting for luxurious wood-effect tiles and a grey wood burning stove for the ultimate cosy and pared-back aesthetic.
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No matter your style, grey is an easy and adaptable colour choice that complements interiors both old and new. From paint and accessories to tiles and furniture, this harmonious shade provides a calming quality that brings warmth and comfort to the home. Now that you know how to incorporate grey into your living space, there’s no stopping you from creating a timeless yet modern setting.