When you’re inundated with grey rainy weather, especially here in the Northwest, grey is the last color that comes to mind when updating your home color palate or picking out décor for a new living space. But grey is the perfect go-to-color!
Modern and edgy but with a timeless twist, grey is an in-between shade that warms, softens, and instantly adds drama. Shades of grey are the lifestyle here in the Northwest. So, incorporating these soft, dark, and silvery shades into your décor just seems natural. There are over 50 shades of grey…Really! Mixing shades of grey with white hues bring out modern glamour and dramatic ambience.
A feminine yet masculine entryway pleases everyone.
Greys have a mysterious charm. They are soothing, simple, and sophisticated when blended with the right furnishings. On the other hand, some greys can feel cold as they take on the colors around them in furnishings and textures. For a cozy, intimate feel, warm up a room a bit with soft neutrals and wood tones. Adding natural and wood elements are a must in the Northwest especially when you’re surrounded by grey skies and a cloudy wet climate.
Sophistication and quiet luxury…
Could a silvery grey color scheme look any more elegant and tranquil? Selecting the perfect grey wall color, textures, and furnishings create a soothing retreat – a much needed sanctuary after a busy day at work. The grey walls provide the ideal backdrop for adding a splash of color or (for this chic bedroom) the added white accents give a glam high-end look.
I love how the various shades of silvery grey pull together a sophisticated style bedroom. The colors create a softness and relaxing atmosphere that complement other grey tones, whites, and rich colors. Silvery grey is perfect for creating a romantic French inspired room with the right paint, textures, and décor.
Grey paint too flat for your taste? Try a wallpaper. The grey grass cloth wallpaper ties the room together and gives it dimension.
Grey is the perfect neutral!
How absolutely stunning is a slate grey kitchen! Slate grey has the rich, sophisticated, and modern quality that blends impressively with stainless steel hood and grey / beige tones in the back splash. The white and grey Carara Marble slabs on the counter tops pop against the grey paint. There are an array of grey hues that work well for everyone’s kitchen and prep areas. By selecting the perfect dramatic shade that fits your style, personality, and décor, the options are endless: From a graphic warm look, to a soft pale grey that evokes a feminine feel, to a glossy grey that always looks smart, clean, and crisp.
One of the benefits to working with grey is how the lighting sources can play a dramatic part. Grey’s reflective abilities can take on everything from a timeless look to an edgy modern vibe depending on the hue and gloss of the paint. The shades of greys are versatile, giving you the opportunity to express your own personality by the choice of shade that you find appealing.
A dark charcoal grey accent wall adds drama when paired with chic whites and wood tones.
Subtle shades of grey and pops of colors unite perfectly bringing a crisp, modern style.
Subdued grey shades work well as a soothing background with pops of color.
Need a bit of panache? Add striking colors to a space to express or change your style. The subdued grey walls play up the other colors in a room and change the tone and mood depending on the lighting and time of the day.
I love using pewter grey when I want to spice-up a room with vibrant colors. Pewter grey is my favorite color choice in this setting. It complements yellows, blues and mixes well with graphic patterns and textures.
A smoky grey color is the perfect choice for adding a calming and cozy effect to a space. The ideal color to pair with lime greens, yellows, and burnt oranges. Smoky greys coexist beautifully with whites and an array of chic color choices, creating a modern sophisticated look.
Grey is the perfect sofa color. Its a neutral, yet practical daily color. This Lampart Sofa from Jonathan Adler in Grey is one of my favorites and is a fantastic anchor for the room. The fabric is velvet has a shimmer to it. I love this couch so much, I just purchased it for my home! Pictures to come soon!
Master bathrooms are no exception for going grey. The color has a calming effect and complements bright colors and lighter neutrals well.
So the next time you choose a color scheme; be bold and go dramatic with shades of grey. You’ll be surprised at the crisp and modern look of sophistication. You’ll be a grey fan for life! Not sure what grey to start with? Give us a call. We love to pick colors.