From smart hallways to cosy bedrooms, discover the ultimate shade of grey for every scheme
From frosty shades of steel blue to warm, French-country hues, the huge spectrum of greys available makes choosing the perfect shade somewhat tricky. So, whether you’re creating a fresh, uplifting dining room, an intimate bedroom, a relaxing living space or a super-smart hallway, discover our top tips for finding the perfect shade of grey for your home.
1. Make an entrance
Give your hallway a smart, upscale feel with a deep grey tone – in fact, if you fancy being a little daring, a light-filled entrance space is the perfect place to experiment. Try shades of slate, concrete and navy-infused greys (such as Dinner Jacket matt emulsion, £21.98 for 2.5ltr, Valspar range, B&Q) for a bold statement, then team with bright white to sharpen up the look.
2. Sit comfortably
Warm up a living room scheme with greys that carry a touch of yellow or red, such as French Grey 113 Intelligent Matt Emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene. Keep the look soft and cosy with plenty of texture – layer throws, furry cushions and weaves in tonal shades for an irresistibly comfy sofa. Delicate prints, such as the Evienne fabric in Smoke, £51.50 per m from Voyage Decoration, or a bold patterned rug add interest to this easy-to-live with look.
3. Dine in style
Create an easy-going, country-inspired dining scheme by choosing cool, calming tones with hints of blue or green behind them – try Feather Flock matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5ltr, Dulux. Warm it up with blush pink and off-white accessories, then add natural textures, such as rattan chairs and wooden chopping boards, for a rustic finish.
4. Sleep tight
Give your bedroom cocoon-like cosiness with a deep, comforting hue, such as Monument Grey matt emulsion, £24.99 for 2.5ltr, Dulux. Complementary colours include black, khaki, olive and nude beige – pick and choose to create depth and interest. Finish with tonal vases, sumptuous faux fur and statement artwork, for a winter-proof bedroom you’ll never want to leave.