Painting your room or living spaces grey may not inspire you initially to redecorate your home in grey paint??!!
You maybe surprised to learn that this colour you’d normally associate with dreary days, industrial environments or 1970’s hospitals, grey paint is now the hottest colour on the block, or your walls, or woodwork. Fading fast are your beige, stone and earth wall and woodwork colours. Even the almost comical magnolia paint interiors are facing extinction, thankfully.
Well known paint manufacturers such as Dulux have witnessed a rapid shift away from yellow and beige based neutral wall colours, making way for more Scandinavian palettes of various shades and tones of greys.
Along with the paint manufacturers, we have also seen a shift towards more monotone rooms featuring white and grey.
Believe it or not, grey, especially the lighter tone variants can be a neutral colour and can be accented or accesorised with with big bold reds, greens, purples etc. Whether it’s a bold feature wall or a cushion, accessories can ‘pop’ and make a statement using the power of strong vibrant colours.
You can neutralise the impact of darkest of dark greys by using white emulsion or the classy satin woodwork to create a monotone colour pallet for your room. A monotone colour pallet oozes class and understatement.
However, you do not have to paint the exclusively just the walls grey. You can be more subtle, choose grey statements or accessories such as hand painted furniture , tables,wardrobes, even photo frames and other pieces of furniture.
Along with the paint manufacturers, we have also seen a shift towards more monotone rooms featuring white and grey. In fact during December 2014 we had no less than three consecutive painting and decorating projects which featured either grey emulsion walls or grey satin woodwork (gloss tends not to look as good in grey), skirting boards, sills and trims.
With literally a choice of 50 shades of grey or more (no pun intended) from a range of everyday paint manufacturers such Crown and Dulux through to the more prestige brands such as Farrow and Ball and Little Greene, there is a grey to suit your room, dining room, hallway, or any sapce in your home.
It’s official. grey paint is now the new beige.