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Colour Pop: 16 Ways to Add Grey to Your Home

We have discovered a whole new palette with the different hues of grey; some have more of a blue tint to it, others have more of a green or yellow undertone. And it is the hue that can make all the difference to a room; you can even combine different shades of grey and the room will not look bland.


Why not simply paint specific aspects of the home, such as door frames, windows or beams?

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Or just make the soft furnishings be grey

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you paint a portion of the wall grey. In this case, they’ve gone below eye level, so it’s not as eye-catching. The contrast is softened by the wallpaper which has a white background and a light grey print.


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Garden furniture also works well as they tend to be designed in such a way that lets the garden flow through and around it.

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And by painting the body of a chest of drawers you take away the intensity that would be having a piece of furniture completely grey.


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And adding small items such as a lamp also brings the room together.

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And if you decide to buy a bigger item of furniture, such as a sofa, sprinkle it with some colour in the form of cushions and throws.

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Or use the carpet! We love the use of this runner for the stairs.

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This kitchen looks amazing with an ink-coloured grey.

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A similarly grey kitchen, but without the top cupboards lessens the intensity of the colour, and doesn’t overpower it.

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By making the shelved the same colour as the wall it simultaneously makes the contents on the shelves stand out as well as the shelves themselves.

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Why not use art as a headboard?

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Or repurpose some floorboards.

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Or simply paint the wall different shades of grey.

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Add some grey to the bathroom with subway tiles.

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And finally, simply place an item of furniture next to a contrasting colour!

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Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

Writer and expert