The glamour of grey has seen it rise to become a colour of choice for many households. From cool greys which are playful and crisp to deeper greys which are ideal for moody back drops, a grey colour palette sets the scene in almost any interior space. But how do you decide which grey to use and where?
The team at Plantation Homes certainly knows their greys, and are experienced at knowing what hues to choose from, which tones are on trend and where to inject grey in your home for that added flair. We spoke to them for their tips on how to use grey around your home.
Spoilt for choice
Choosing the perfect grey for your home depends on a few factors including how much natural light you get into your home, if you’re using it as an all over paint or a feature, and what will your end style be.
The other important factor to consider is what you’re trying to achieve by introducing grey. Do you want your grey to be moody, to create a sense of warmth or simply add a little more depth to your walls and to avoid your home looking too stark?
Different greys, a world of characteristics
Cool greys are lovely and crisp and work beautifully in airy, open, well-lit spaces that are streaming with natural light, while introducing them into smaller rooms can help the space to appear larger.
Greige is a basic blend of beige and grey. By adding grey to beige, you create a richer colour, that can work alongside a cool or warm colour scheme. Depending on the level of beige you add to the grey determines whether it is a cool or warm neutral.
Soft greys are used when you want a hint of colour but still want the appeal of a neutral scheme. Soft greys create cozy warm living spaces ideal for layering & relaxing.
Deep greys are darker and classified as statement greys that are great for moody back drops.
The grace of greys
Grey is such a versatile colour, and with so many different shades of grey on offer, there really is no limit as to where you can include it in your home. Depending on the style of your home will determine the shade of grey you decide and it can be introduced from full internal wall paint, statement walls, flooring through carpet and tiles as well as accessories including artwork, cushions, rugs and vases.
Greys can be a real head turner when it comes to your front façade, and is a great way of setting the scene for what lays ahead inside the home. A colour that really does go with everything, as long as you’re following just one shade and not overly mix-matching, it really is failproof.