When we think of a grey interior, we tend to conjure up images of something boring, lifeless and bland. It’s no surprise then that this colour is rarely an interior decorator’s first choice. But it may be worth considering before you dismiss it completely, because grey can actually work incredibly well if applied correctly.
With that in mind, here are some grey interiors that got it right:
Less is certainly more with this bathroom. It has been completely stripped down to the bare essentials and is all the better for it. The floor and walls have been kept clear and the subtle details are all that is needed to bring the room to life – including the lively addition of the green plant.
The stark contrast between grey and white is a real draw in this living room, especially the way the light is allowed to play off the white walls and concrete floor. The different shades of grey help to open up the room, rather than making it feel closed off.
Anyone who thinks grey interiors can’t be warm and inviting need to take a look at the image above. The relaxed, rustic feel of the room, the overstuffed sofas and pillows, and the soft lighting are all that is needed to make this a welcoming space.
To truly appreciate this masterpiece in design, one needs to step back and view it as a whole, because this house really is a work of art. The contrast seems to increase with each level, starting with the pale grey carpet, followed by the sofas and culminating with the darker upper level.
The beige chair is the only thing in this room that adds any actual colour and, as such, immediately grabs your attention and gives the impression of an incomplete painting. But the rest of the room requires no colour as the combination of shades and texture is enough to make it feel complete.
This living room expertly combines a comfortable living space with a modern, artistic aesthetic. Moulded concrete has been used for the walls, lending the room an interesting texture that captures just enough light, while small splashes of colour are effectively applied to simultaneously stand out and blend in.
The subtle grey theme of this room extends from the walls to the floor. The carpets sport a smart grey design, whilst the single grey chair almost acts as a centrepiece, tying the room together.
Texturing has been used to wonderful effect in this bedroom, from the lively carpet to the intriguing shading on the walls. In fact, the sheer variety of shades displayed in this room only demonstrates how versatile grey truly is, whilst the clever use of white helps make the room surprisingly glamourous.
As we’ve seen, the colour grey offers far more design options than most would think possible. It works well as a solid base to build other colours around, but can also hold its own as the predominant, and in some cases only, colour in a room. There really is more to grey than first meets the eye.