Ideas & Inspiration:

Shades of Grey

Whether you’re moving into a new place or looking to re-decorate, grey is the tone to keep you and your home on-trend this season. This versatile colour lends itself beautifully to opposite ends of the style book, from edgy modern to classic contemporary. It can calm and soothe, or uplift and energise; it’s all about how you work it. This Autumn, it’s time to discover your perfect shade of grey!

Ever been slightly curious to colour outside the lines and challenge traditional blends in your home? Enter shades of grey! This tone allows you to play and create a different look and feel to your home interior, adding structural elements to your overall design, so choose wisely! Modern schemes require cooler, darker and more charcoal-like greys while vintage and classic-inspired styles work well with warmer blue and green-toned greys.

As grey is not technically a colour, it can be easily complemented with flashier colours to give it a boost. The key is to choose a grey from the same harmonious palette as the other colours used in your living room or bedroom. We love pairing pops of lemon with darker grey tones, or try a lighter shade with a beautiful sky blue. If you’re unsure, we recommend trying one of these combinations with a small piece of furniture such as the Toto Lamp Table in lemon ($45) against a dark grey wall. Not brave enough to paint just yet? Try the Sketch Cushion ($10) with sky blue accents on the Tivoli 2 Seater Sofa in linen ($399).

What’s the key? Don’t overdo it. You can design your dream home by combining grey and white to give it a simple Scandinavian twist. White and grey is a classic combination, which never gets old. Whether in living room walls, comfy sofas or feature tiles in the bathroom, grey can amplify white, and white can lighten grey, bringing the illusion of space into the home. We love the Laze 3 Seater Futon in grey ($399) with the white Monaco Coffee Table ($199).

It’s important for grey to be a complementary colour; it shouldn’t wash out living spaces but work together with other colours to make your home lively and personal. The key is to pick the right shade of grey. Warm greys tend to be yellow based while cold greys have blue undertones. To give your living room a cosy boost, pick a piece of furniture with cool shades of grey and wooden features. We love the Bayview 3 Seater Sofa in Standard Euro Suede Charcoal ($649).