How to Use Grey in the Home

Grey colour schemes have soared in popularity in recent years and with its calming qualities and versatility, it’s no surprise why. If you want to utilise one of this season’s hottest home decor trends, it’s time to get on board with using grey in the home. Here are our top tips on mastering the trend. 
Warm up the Walls 
One of the simplest ways to introduce this shade into any room is via the walls. From the palest dove grey to a deep charcoal hue, shades of grey warm up the room in an instant proving that grey decor is anything but dull and dreary. Grey is a versatile shade that works well in any room but always remember to follow the rule; the larger the room the darker the shade of grey. Its calming qualities make it perfect for bedroom decor while its contemporary chic finish will add a touch of class to a living room or kitchen setting. Likewise, a tranquil spa-like bathroom is crying out for this neutral shade. If you can’t wait to get cracking, our selection of grey paint shades are a great place to start. Of course if you are more partial to wallpaper, we have a stunning selection of wallpapers that range from delicate ash to deep charcoal designs. So many factors come into play when picking out the perfect shade from the size of your room to the amount of natural light it receives to the style of your furniture. 


Fuse Different Shades of Grey 
Experimenting with different shades from the same colour palette can create exquisite results. For a bedroom, cool grey tones work well on the walls paired with accessories in darker shades of grey.
 Living spaces and dining rooms require darker tones to create an inviting and welcoming feel. The key to teaming shades of grey together is to incorporate different textures with curtains, bedspreads and cushions.
For the ultimate statement, our Kelly Hoppen Ikat wallpaper makes a stunning feature wall. 
Contrast with Bold Bright Shades 
If the idea of an all grey room doesn’t fit with your home decor style, mix it up with bright contemporary shades to create a striking contrast. Grey works especially well with canary yellow, raspberry pinks, heather and teal. Here we have styled our Marbled wallpaper with a high contrast fuchsia armchair for maximum impact.
Will you be decorating with grey this season? Incorporating the hottest colour of the season into your home decor is simple with our top tips.