14 grey living room ideas to inspire an update is one of the most popular and versatile colours in interior design. It is ideal for a living room because you have so much choice in terms of shade, intensity, and colour combinations. From a barely-there grey to a deep gunmetal shade, it’s the perfect base colour to help you decorate the living room of your dreams.
‘Grey is an incredibly versatile colour, forming an ideal base from which to expand your palette,’ says Kelly Collins, interior designer and head of creative at Swyft Home. ‘When looking for wall colours to go with grey sofas, you can get away with pretty much anything from light to very dark, but try and avoid bright tones. Think classic white, a rich dark navy, and other shades of grey or muted green tones.
‘Colours with a cool undertone (blues and other greys) will complement grey well while colours with warm undertones (terracotta or burgundy) will contrast the shade and bring a touch of warmth into the space.’
Need some grey living room inspiration? Here, we look at 14 fabulous ways you can introduce grey into your living space.
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When decorating with grey, consider it a neutral base rather than a fully formed colour scheme. ‘Black, grey and white schemes are very stylish alone but for extra drama you may want to consider adding in some colour,’ says Amy Wilson, interior designer for 247 Curtains. ‘Bold colour pops of hot pink and yellow can look striking and quite contemporary.’ 14 grey living room ideas to inspire an update
14 grey living room ideas to inspire an update