Give depth to a neutral scheme by using clever style ideas and subtle variations in tone and texture. The low shape and soft lines of this simple sofa typifies the quiet, unobstrusive elegance of Japanese design.
1/10 Floor lamp
Gino Carollo for Calligaris
2/10 Hallway with muted grey metallics
Create drama on a staircase with a sophisticated metallic wallpaper. A disco ball overhead ups the glam factor.
3/10 Living room with subtle grey hues
Play with expectations by painting the floor and adding texture to the wall. Use fabric for pared-back elegance.
4/10 Grey home office with hot orange accents
All-over grey can be cool and restful, but a home office space also needs to offer moments of inspiration. Here, hot orange accents like the desk lamp and the paint inside the open shelving, are used to spice up the scheme.
5/10 Bedroom with grey textured fabrics
Layered textures on the wall, headboard and bedding in multiple shades of grey create a luxe effect in this modern bedroom.
6/10 Modern monochrome bathroom
Love grey but don't want to paint a whole wall? Why not go for a metallic bath? The freestanding metal bath has an uneven, dimpled surface that reflects a flattering soft light. A bold, dark feature wall gives the overall bathroom design strength and depth.
7/10 Dark and dramatic grey walls
Similar wall paint
Flint Gray from Eico
8/10 Bedroom in shades of grey
The restful and elegant atmosphere in this bedroom is achieved with the use of soothing shades of grey and white.
9/10 Living area in subtle greys
This bench and table combination is teamed with a sleek grey padded settle for a modern twist in the living room. Exotic ornaments provide a finishing flourish.
10/10 Bold yellow in a child’s grey bedroom
Grey works well in a child's room when teamed with bold furniture and colourful accessories. The map and bright yellow bunk bed add interest to this boy's bedroom.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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