Grey is undoubtedly the tonal shade of the moment and grey interiors are now chic staples in any discerning home. Whether it’s the up-to-date choice for neutral wall colour, or used for painted furniture and accessories; grey is the on-trend yet timeless colour for any space.
Grey is a particularly versatile choice for interior design because of its wide range of undertones. A warm grey, composed of brown, taupe, and beige undertones, creates a soft and welcoming ambience whereas a cool grey, composed of crisp white, blue and green undertones, offers a fresh and bold feel to your space.
Back in 2020, we explored predictions that suggested grey would move to more of an accent colour in homes rather than the main colour. This year, we’re exploring how to make grey work as your homes primary colour.
What colour goes with grey kitchen units?
If you’re looking for a modern alternative to traditional white kitchen units, going grey could be your perfect solution. With grey kitchen units, you can either opt for strong and contrasting accent colours or bring the room together with complementary tones. The general effect of contrasting colours is that they energise the space. Meanwhile, complementary colours will have a calming effect.
You will find that softer and paler shades of grey work particularly well in smaller spaces. In larger kitchens, bolder and contrasting colours can really lift the space and help ensure that the colour scheme doesn’t begin to look bland.
What colours go with a grey sofa?
Grey, although sometimes labelled as an industrial or clinical colour, can actually bring a huge sense of cosiness and warmth to a room. If you have a warm-toned grey sofa, try styling it with rustic, natural woody furniture accents. Fill the room with plenty of textures such as a fluffy rug and straw storage baskets to complete the relaxed living room scheme.
For a cleaner, modernist design scheme, try adding a pop of something unexpected. For example, if your living area is composed of a cool grey sofa and your décor is in complementary tones, why not add some bright yellow cushions or a bold and contrasting rug?
What colours go with light grey?
Blush pink: Muted and mellow, this chic combo gives grey a whole new gender-neutral identity. Whether you’re a fan of industrial chic, modern country, Scandi style or classic elegance, the pairing can be adapted to suite your tastes.
Pale ochre: Ochre is a wonderfully rich and earthy colour made up of orange and yellow tones. Against a pale grey it helps to add depth to the tone. Punchy ochre accents allow the grey to be an inviting blank canvas to soak up some of the warmth.
Navy blue: This deep blue accent against a light grey creates a cocooning, comforting feel. Rich navy mixes beautifully with pale greys to create a gentle, natural colour combination.
Bright green: Associated with nature this revitalising shade can perk up all shades of grey, particularly lighter and more lilac toned greys.
What colour walls go with grey carpet?
Grey carpet can look very clean and modern with the right décor, whilst also offering practicality as it can cover spills and debris well. It also offsets a brighter accent colour beautifully. Here are some colour inspiration ideas for your interior walls to really enhance your grey carpet:
- Vibrant red
- Navy blue
What colour complements grey?
Complementary colours will be composed of similar tones to your chosen grey shade. If they were on a colour wheel, they’d sit near your primary grey colour. For example, if you choose a warm tone taupe-grey, light pinks or beiges would complement this colour beautifully. If you’re looking to make a contrast, pick accent colours with an opposite composition. For example, if you have a cool-toned dark grey as your kitchen unit colour, use red or yellow to create a bold contrast in your accents.
What shades of grey do we offer?
Anthracite grey – RAL 7016
Currently the most popular shade of grey for windows and doors, eye-catching natural Anthracite grey infuses subtle hues of blue, green and purple. Its submetallic lustre is modern yet edgy, making it a favourite for replacement windows and composite doors.
No. 38 grey – RAL 7035
Unique to the gorgeous Residence Collection, No. 38 grey windows exquisitely intermix with delicate pastel interiors to instil a calming effect in both new and traditional homes throughout Sheffield and beyond.
Agate grey – RAL 7038
Also known as ‘Painswick’, this subtle blend of light green and grey is fast becoming a firm favourite with heritage property owners, as it perfectly complements light/yellow-tinged stonework.
Slate grey – RAL 7015
Slate grey is a revered choice with both classic and contemporary styled homes. This versatile shade has a slight azure tinge which allows it to pair with both bright and muted accent colours.
Quality grey windows and doors for stylish Sheffield homes
Guaranteed for 10 years, there is no need to worry about your new grey windows, doors or conservatory fading or prematurely deteriorating. All our home improvement products can be finished in a wide variety of colours, wood grain and dual colour effects. Our premium aluminium bifold doors even allow you to choose from a range of colours.
Full information on colour options can be found via our online window and door brochure section. You can also design your own renovation project from the comfort of your home, with our innovative online project designer. Or feel free to contact us to discuss your new window and door colour options further.