People often think of the color grey as boring and dull and lump it in the same category as black and white (which is also by no means boring and dull).  In decorating, grey can add an element to a room that you never knew existed.  Just because you’re not adding bright reds or oranges doesn’t mean your room will be any less exciting…and if you’re dying to add that bright punch, grey is the perfect color to play off of and accessorize with.  Take a look at some of these beautiful designs done with the color grey:

This beautiful bookshelf was “grey-washed” and has the perfect balance of rustic and elegance

All the greys and natural materials (wood, glass and metal) play off of each other to create this romantic Living Room

The grey tufted headboard paired with calming whites keeps this bedroom very serene

The grey floral wallpaper and crushed grey velvet tufted ottoman make this otherwise dull room shine!

Ahhh…grey (possibly velvet cut?) damask against stark white contrast trim

A Design Star duo from HGTV created this innovative Dining Room with this geometric pattern on the walls and floor.  Talk about making a statement!

The men from this season’s Design Star on HGTV created this space using grey on the walls and added a focus wall of bright colored stripes

Definitely don’t be afraid of charcoal lacquered walls

It’s all about the contrast in this entry hall

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8 Comments to 'Don’t be Afraid of Grey'

franki durbin 23 Jun 10 at 10:20 am

Gray, white, black – totally agree! Very chic and exciting when used with a skilled eye! LOVE the unmistakable shot of Monique Lhullier’s home in the mix. An all time fave of mine!


Pip & Estella 23 Jun 10 at 10:31 am

So true! Grey + any color makes a sophisticated combination!

IJEOMA 23 Jun 10 at 11:41 am

I totally agree, grey is an under estimated colour. I personally like it for its ability to bring elegance into a space.

designstiles 23 Jun 10 at 12:45 pm

Ahhh, I love grey. When I decided to paint our living room grey, my husband was worried we’d be depressed all the time. Contrary. We receive plenty of compliments. Love!

Dan Shand 23 Jun 10 at 4:10 pm

Nice Concept

laura @ hollywood housewife 24 Jun 10 at 12:39 am

I’m a huge fan of grey! It’s so much more interesting than black, but still goes well with everything.

As opposed to, say, navy. Which is my other favorite.

Saima 03 Apr 11 at 4:17 pm

How much is the grey tufted headbord? Thank you!

Rebecca-NY 06 Apr 11 at 7:03 am

unfortunately, i don’t have the source for that particular headboard but you could have one made (for a reasonable price) if you find the right fabric and the right upholsterer!

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