Shades of grey

Shades of grey

01 September 2016

Described as the ‘new neutral’, grey is an interior trend that is here to stay, so we caught up with Samantha Simmonds from Killer 5 to find out how to embrace the subtle yet stylish shade in your home.


“Whether you like a clean and contemporary look, or bright and bold colours, grey is the perfect back drop for your new home. The cool colour palette can help create a relaxed, calm space and by layering different shades or adding textures and prints, it’s easy to add depth to a room.


“Before you find the perfect shade of grey you’ll need to consider the size and shape of the room. Using a darker shade on the walls such as plummett or down pipe, both Farrow & Ball, can make a small space cosy and warm, while using a softer delicate shade like this Home of Colour dove grey will maximise the natural light in the room. 


“If you really want to make a statement, combine with a patterned wallpaper, as seen in St. Modwen Homes’ new Maple Showhome at Locking Parklands. Different textures work particularly well and this marble effect wallpaper from Graham Brown is a fabulous take on the trend, or for a more subtle approach, try this metallic wallpaper from wilko. Wallpaper is also a great way to introduce geometric prints into a room with this elegant Hemsley Lovington design from Homebase.


“Grey works well off the walls too, choose furniture in charcoal shades and layer with accessories in different styles and fabrics. Don’t be afraid to add some personality, grey is a versatile shade and allows bold colours to pop. Combine this stylish Next sofa with bright, quilted cushions or invest in this Ben de Lisi loveseat – the multi-coloured buttons make it a stand-out addition to any space.


“In the bedroom, use soft furnishings in various shades of grey to create a calm and sophisticated look. A statement headboard looks great with simple yet stylish bedding – like this John Lewis set – and a knitted throw, just use a mix of colours and textures to keep it fresh.


“When it comes to the bathroom, combine traditional fixtures and fittings with stone or geometric tiles for a cool and contemporary look. If you’re on a budget, accessories are an easy way to update your bathroom, incorporate this slate set from Dunelm or these Marks and Spencer towels to help embrace the trend without breaking the bank.”


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