Grey’s a hugely underrated colour in interior design, but it’s one of the most versatile. It’s the colour silver birches in winter, soft plumes of wood smoke, frost on a window pane or distant hills on an autumn day, and it’s perfect choice for the cooler months.
Use grey walls to create a neutral backdrop for jewel-like splashes of colour, or use shades of grey for a sophisticated but subtle look. You can use smoky grey to add warmth or pearl tones to create a cool atmosphere, depending on the shade you choose and what other colours you pair it with. There are loads of gorgeous pieces of furniture and accessories in shades of grey – here are our top 10 picks.
1. Grey trees stickers, IN-SPACES
These wall stickers combine modern elegance with cool, relaxing shades to create the perfect focal point in any contemporary home. These are perfect for creating a feeling of outdoor space in any room with lots of natural light, and they’re particularly useful if you don’t have an actual garden. The pack contains three trees and lots of accessories, and costs £80 from IN SPACES.
2. Grey ruched cotton cushion, ALSO Home Ltd
This lovely soft cotton voile ruched cushion comes will add texture to a sofa, chair or bed without clashing with an existing colour scheme. Matching throw also available. £50, available from ALSO Home Ltd. Complete with feather pad.
3. Grey Grimsson chair, PIB Home
This Grimsson armchair is based on the Scandinavian furniture of the 60s. It’s covered with light grey fabric that becomes dark grey on the seat itself, and will fit into any contemporary interior with its clean, simple lines. £215, available from PIB Home.
4. Grey leaning ladder shelf with five tiers, Sue Ryder
Support a good cause and add some on trend storage home storage with this contemporary leaning wall unit. As well as a display shelving unit, it would also work as a bathroom rack to hold towels and products, or even simply as a bookcase. £39.99, available from Sue Ryder Online Shop.
5. Grey faux fur throw, The White Lighthouse
Nothing beats a throw for snuggling up on the sofa in the colder weather, and this soft, silky grey faux fur throw is our choice. Pile it onto beds, sofas or chairs to add an instant hint of luxury. £46, available from The White Lighthouse.
6. Grey square flower cushion, Neema Crafts
All products from Neema Crafts are handmade by people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania. We love this grey flower cushion, made from fabric hand screen-printed at the centre in Tanzania. It comes with a feather pad, and costs £16.50 from Neema Crafts.
7. Grey gossamer round ceramic table lamp, Artisanti
Created by renowned English artist John Piper, the simple mono design of this grey and white ceramic lamp makes it a beautiful display piece by day as well as a lamp by night. £156, available from Artisanti.
8. Set of five grey ombre plant pots, Burgon & Ball
These pretty and practical ombre plant pots in shades of grey look chic when used together or on their own, adding subtlety and originality to your planting arrangement. Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball, sizes range from 9cm to 12.5cm high. £18.95 for the set, available from Annabel James.
9. Grey wooden wall mirror, Melody Maison
In grey wooden (mildly distressed) finish, this bevelled-framed, classic wall mirror is perfect for the hall, bathroom or bedroom. It would also add a nice finishing touch above a mantelpiece. £99.95, available from Melody Maison.
10. Eames style bar stool, Danetti
Based on a classic design, this bar stool has been brought up to date with a contemporary colour palette. The seat is made from a hard-wearing moulded plastic which has a light texture that won’t show grubby fingerprints – ideal for busy kitchens. £89, available from Danetti.