Grey and yellow colour schemes – 10 of the best

Want to add some drama to your dining room? Go for a statement wall mural, dark grey accessories and a vibrant yellow table.

Want to add some drama to your dining room? Go for a statement wall mural, dark grey accessories and a vibrant yellow table.

Surface View

1/10 Table

yellow dining table with chairs and grey wallpaper on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/James Merrell)


2/10 Living room with yellow sofa and grey walls

living room with grey wall and yellow sofa with cushions

(Image credit: future PLC/Tom Leighton)

Add a moroccan vibe to your living room by layering patterned cushions on a simple yellow sofa. Cool grey walls keep the look clean and clutter-free.

Parma Lilac


Paper & Paint Library

3/10 Grey kids’ room with yellow bunk bed

kids room with bunk bed and ladder with pouffe

(Image credit: future PLC/Jeroen Van Der Spek)

Don't play safe with kid's rooms. Instead opt for dark grey walls and a statement furniture in bold shades of yellow - ideal for making an impact

Bunk bed
Woven Ground

4/10 Bedroom with striped yellow wallpaper

bedroom with stripped yellow wallpaper and headboard

(Image credit: future PLC/Carolyn Barber)

Love colour? Go for a statement striped wallpaper. Team with a cool grey headboard and simple white bedlinen.

Françoise bed
The Conran Shop


5/10 Yellow and grey dining room

dining room with dining table and grey table cloth with flower jar

(Image credit: future PLC/Claire Richardson)

Use a range of geometric prints in different sizes for a relaxed look. Here, a mixture of patterns in vintage greys give the space a country feel.

Wicker World

6/10 Grey striped dining room with yellow chair

dining room with grey stripped wallpaper and dining table with chairs and clock on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Tom Leighton)

Acid brights add character to this smart-yet-modern dining room. For a contemporary look turned striped wallpaper on its side.

Table and chairs
The Conran Shop
Ian Mankin

7/10 Grey kitchen with yellow accents

kitchen room with dark grey wall and yellow accents

(Image credit: future PLC/Polly Wreford)

This dark grey kitchen with a few yellow accent colours is perfect for giving an edge to an otherwise safe scheme


Fired Earth
The Conran Shop

8/10 Yellow bathroom with grey vanity unit

bathroom with wash basin and floral tiles

(Image credit: future PLC/James Gardiner)

Team a bright shade of yellow with a muted grey vanity unit for a pretty country feel. Floral tiles and accessories add to the cottage-style vibe.

Vanity unit

Catchpole & Rye
Paint (on walls)

9/10 Yellow and grey home office

home office with computer on desk and guitar with yellow drawers and shutter window

(Image credit: future PLC/James Merrell)

Need to liven up your work space? Just add a few shots of bold yellow to a grey colour palette and the room will feel instanly refreshed

Castle Gibson

10/10 Grey and yellow living room

living room with wallpaper on wall and sofa with cushions and fireplace

(Image credit: future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Choose a mix of warm gold and lead grey for a harmonious and relaxed feel that's perfect for a living room.

Wallpaper, sofa and armchair
Laura Ashley
Coffee table and side table

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.