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How to modernize your home interior with a grey colour scheme *

With 2019 just around the corner, many home-owners are wondering which interior trends are set to last, and which are going to fall by the wayside. No one wants to feel as if their home décor is outdated, but it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with what’s in and what’s out. Whilst we’re more than happy to leave some designs in 2018, there are a few stand out choices that are fast becoming modern classics.

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Grey colour palates are far from newcomers to the world of interior design, but with recent refinements to the style, greys and neutrals are in incredibly high demand. Because grey colour schemes are set to remain in vogue for 2019, you can rest assured that it’s a safe choice if you’re deciding to redecorate.

Modernise your home with sleek sophistication. Grey is no longer relegated to the industrial aesthetic, and instead can bring boundless contemporary elegance to any style of home. Need a little more inspiration? Follow our top tips to find out how you can optimise your home with a splash of grey!

Add a Touch of Grey to your Wood Flooring

If there’s one thing that goes overlooked when redecorating, it’s flooring. Wood flooring is a gorgeous addition to any home, delivering decorative flair and deep texture with every step. But if you’re looking to add a modern twist to a rustic classic, don’t be afraid to add a touch of grey paint. Because wood flooring can be sanded and re-finished, you won’t have to uproot your floors in order to achieve this colour scheme. Grey wood floors are stylish yet understated, serving as a perfect backdrop for intricate patterns and bespoke features. The neutral hue sets the tone for the room without becoming obtrusive.

Utilise Different Shades

It may seem obvious, but many people make the mistake of not varying their shades when using a grey colour scheme. This makes for a flat appearance that lacks dimension. Whether you’re adding grey to your furniture, flooring, or ornaments, be sure to use a range of both light and dark shades. Greys can also be warm or cold, so it’s imperative that you utilise these properties to the best of their ability. In turn, you’ll impart depth to the aesthetic of your room, providing spatial intrigue for you and your guests.

Don’t Overlook Fabrics

One of grey’s best qualities is its ability to work with almost any type of furnishing. Whilst most homeowners will just use grey paint, adding neutral tones to your fabrics is a more effective way of emphasizing textures within your interior. There is a wide variety of possibilities here, including curtains, rugs, and sofas, so make sure to mix and match!

Combine with Bold or Bright Colours

Just because you make grey the dominant feature on your palate, it doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of colour for added emphasis. Grey is incredibly versatile, and will work alongside any colour you choose. Whether you go light or dark, subtle or bold, bright or dim, colourful embellishments can highlight neutral hues, bringing them to life and allowing them to shine. This doesn’t mean that your room will have to be overwhelmed with colour either. Something as simple as cushions will add those finishing touches to your unique new look.

* This is a collaborative post

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

9 Comments

  1. I am building a new home and grey will feature prominently. I worry that the grey will sometimes make a little dark, so will choose some colourful furniture to brighten up the palette. I am thinking naval blues and light very pale pink cushions? Would that work?

    1. That’d look lovely! Blue and pink is a lovely combo x

      1. I can imagine it in my head, now I just have to find the right furniture at the right price.

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  3. Grey is my favourite colour, glad it’s staying around for 2019!

  4. Wonderful blog! I can’t believe I have never found your blog and I really wish I had found it sooner because it’s lovely and your content it absolutely amazing! I also love this post because while is one of my favorites colors if not my favorite color and most of my apartment right now is grey!

  5. Eleanor May says:

    Funny story: we tried to paint the bedroom grey but it turned out blue so now it looks awful with all the grey decor haha. I do love a grey colour scheme though..

  6. Macey Gloria says:

    Grey is my favourite colour, and my dream house has a lot of grey running through it–whether it be walls, furniture, etc. I really did find these tips helpful; there is no way I would want my home to look flat, so I’m saving this post for the future!

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    1. Same! I love using greys when it comes to interiors, definitely one of my favourite colours too!

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