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You only have to pick up an interior design magazine or scroll through a home-style blog to know that grey is currently the colour of choice for home decor. And it’s not hard to see why. Chic and sophisticated, a grey palette can turn any room into a high-end living space.


Which Colours Work The Best
When Paired With Grey Interiors?

You only have to pick up an interior design magazine or scroll through a home-style blog to know that grey is currently the colour of choice for home decor. And it’s not hard to see why. Chic and sophisticated, a grey palette can turn any room into a high-end living space.

From charcoal shades to silver hues, the versatility of grey makes it the perfect choice for multiple rooms. But too much grey can make a room cold and uninviting. So how do you strike a balance? The best way is by pairing your grey decor with a contrasting colour that stands out against the neutral backdrop. Here are our top picks for colours that will complement your grey interior.

Blush Pink

There is no combination more on trend than a light grey with a romantic blush pink. This is a pairing that works particularly well in living rooms and bedrooms where you can incorporate plenty of textile and plush accessories. Start by sourcing grey furniture and fittings that match a light grey paint for your walls. Paint all four walls with the grey if you want a more dramatic look or alternatively paint a grey feature wall and use a neutral colour for the rest. Then pick up plenty of blush pink accessories that will really pop in the room. Think cushions, throws, lamps, bedding, rugs, plant pots and prints. You can also add in some plants to complete this seriously instagrammable look.

Yellow

If you’re not careful too much grey can make your home feel a little drab. But yellow is the perfect colour to inject some instant sunshine into it. Again, a lighter grey is best for this look as you are going to want to let the yellow stand out as much as possible. You’ve already opted for a quirky and fun scheme with this pairing so there’s no need to be subtle with your styling. Try a bright yellow carpet or statement yellow chair against the perfect grey walls. If you’re feeling even bolder, paint your furniture or an architectural feature like your fireplace with a spring-time yellow. They’re sure to look stunning against the grey.

Turquoise

Turquoise and grey is an extremely calming and even meditative pairing that can bring a sense of tranquillity to your space. Turquoise naturally conjures up images of the water and the sea which is why this combination is perfect for bathrooms. Opting for a lighter turquoise will give you the scope to get really creative when it comes to planning the theme for your room. Construct a tiled light grey feature wall and splashback panel then paint the remaining walls with the turquoise. This will create a look reminiscent of an energising spa. Or else you could invert the look and opt for rich turquoise tiles with a darker grey for an opulent and slightly more masculine feel.

Lime Green

Teaming grey with lime green allows you to go a little darker with your grey colour palette. The lime will offset well against charcoal tones and has a really rustic feel to it. Try this sophisticated look in the living room with dark grey walls and furnishing. Then add in flashes of lime accessories. Or you could choose to pair lime green with a lighter grey in your kitchen. Paint your cabinets with your chosen grey for a contemporary yet timeless look. Then add a splash of colour with a tiled lime green splashback wall. Be sure to let plenty of natural light in to complete the look.