A world of grey

We’ve had beige and brown for a long time, and it’s time for change. Enter grey, the sophisticated new neutral.

Although grey has been replacing brown over the past few years, I still find some people are averse to decorating with grey, thinking of it as a gloomy or boring colour. This perception probably comes from grey days (without sun) or thinking that grey is a mixture of just black and white. While that is not technically incorrect, in interiors or fashion that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the world of grey.

You simply can’t group all grey into one category, because to start with, there are 4 other types of grey – green-grey, blue-grey, purple-grey and brown-grey (taupe, greige). And within each of these realms lies a world of different shades and tones.

The key is understanding how these various shades and tones of grey work in different settings and with other colours. (If you’re not sure, call a designer :-)). Once you understand “grey”, you realise how incredibly versatile, elegant, sophisticated, glamorous, and utterly fabulous it is… what’s not to love about it?

Create drama with dark shades of grey…

Team with poptastic colours to liven up a space…

Or combine with more subdued colours to create calm luxurious spaces…

If you’re a die-hard fan of brown, try the two neutrals together!

The possibilities are endless! Do you have a favourite shade of grey?
 
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