The colour grey
A simple combination of black and white – with hints of yellow or blue to achieve warmth or coolness, respectively – grey is anything but flashy. But in its subtlety comes sleekness, style and sophistication, and an unmatched ability to ground and emphasise its accompaniments.
In colour psychology, grey is linked to neutrality, with its negative connotations including loss, absence and sadness. But when it comes to fashion, art and interior design, grey is anything but depressing.
Some of the biggest brands in the world rely on grey as their brand colours. The likes of Apple, Nestle and many car manufacturers utilise grey throughout their branding, ensuring a clean, simple and reliable look.
No matter where it is used, grey offers a feeling of formality. It provides protection, comfort and strength. Often associated with maturity and professionalism, grey is ever-dependable.
Safe and warm, even in its coolest forms, grey is a reliable shade that’s effortlessly chic. Shades of grey are vast and varied, including the likes of silver, slate and stone, along with battleship, jet and nickel. From the mysterious tones of charcoal and ink, to light and delicate hues of oyster and pearl, grey is incredibly flexible and approachable.
How to bring grey styles into your home
Grey takes on a unique feeling and mood depending on the tones and textures it’s paired with. This means your grey space will always have personality, despite your worries that grey may be too dull or boring.
Grey works wonderfully with a Scandinavian-inspired palette of cream, sage and duck egg, which creates a sense of freshness and space. This simple and neutral palate will never date and will always be elegant and gender neutral. Grey also teams brilliantly with retro tones, such as brown, dark mustard, burnt orange and avocado green. Altogether, these colours tone beautifully against warm woods.
Grey mixes nicely with deep blue, apricot and yellow. Warmer greys can be teamed with turquoise and teal tones, or soft pinks and mauves. Grey is also the perfect contrast for vibrant shades of terracotta and burnt orange, as well as jewel tones of emerald and amethyst.
You can inject excitement into your grey theme with a pop of yellow and geometric prints. This works well in living room as well as home offices or playrooms. Channel retro vibes with accessories in wood, plastic and leather. For a more feminine look, team your grey interiors with peaches, pinks and coppers, which will bring a warm glow.
And of course, various shades of grey layered upon each other will always bring depth and interest, especially when different textures are involved.
Shop grey interiors
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Embrace the colour grey and make more of your windows with high quality, made to measure blinds, curtains, cushions and lamp shades from Blinds Direct. Want to know more about the latest styles and trending colours? Get in touch with our team for more information.