Ain’t GREY great!?
Anyone who knows me will probably recall my enthusiasm for the colour grey.
Once considered by most to be far too somber and miserable to decorate your home (Battleship Grey….ughhh!), the colour grey has now proven itself to be quite the contender when it comes to interior colour choice. With different shades and tones leading so many design trends over the past decade, the huge popularity of this colour has demonstrated it’s wonderful versatility and allure.
Grey can be soft and soothing, bold and contemporary, even lively. But the best thing about grey is it’s neutrality: it works with so many other colours.
I’ve always advised my friends and clients to keep their investment furniture neutral. A grey sofa is a sound purchase…and it can be dressed up in so many different ways. The 3 Lounge Room schemes below were all created using the same charcoal grey sofa as a starting point.
Here’s the first one….
A neutral ‘base’ scheme layered with different shades of grey, cream, white and black; and punctuated with a pop of accent colour. In this case I’ve added burn’t orange and blush but it would work with just about any colour.
Featuring RSd cushions Timber Shingles Square/White on Natural, Wired Square/Grey on Natural, Timber Shingles Rectangle/Black on Denim and Urban Arrow/Black on Denim. Available on the website. Visit our Pinterest page to follow links to all the other products.
What colour POP would you add?
Grey, blue and a dollop of mustard please….
Blue has been a prominent colour trend over the last few years. It’s both relaxing and refreshing so it’s easy to understand it’s continuing popularity. As with all colours there is a huge spectrum of hues and tones. Whilst many vibrant and intense blues can feel quite energetic the colour is generally associated with serenity and considered to be calming and tranquil. Combining blues with greys can create a wonderfully soothing base palette.
In this scheme I’ve used a variety of blue hues and layered them with a variety of grey shades. The blues lift and freshen the grey backdrop giving it more depth. And simultaneously the greys mute and wash back the blues slightly allowing the small pops of stimulating accent colour to really shine. Mustard works so well because it’s a warm colour on the opposite side of the colour wheel to the cool blues. Other shades of yellow, orange and red would also work.
This scheme features some of our blue range cushions:-
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More colour, more colour!!!
In this scheme the Pia sofa by BROSA gets sassy and confident. It’s all about the accessories baby!!
As with the previous schemes the first step is the sofa. The second step is a beautifully colourful and lively rug that crucially includes grey….a visual connection to the sofa. Step 3: Use the other colours in the rug to guide the choice of furniture, artwork and accessories.
Voila! The result is a bold and bright Lounge Room scheme with a colour palette that makes sense because the rug connects everything together visually. The greys ground the scheme and step back to allow the brighter colours to radiate.
This scheme features 5 RSd cushions all available through the website. Head to our Pinterest page for links to all other featured products.
So the moral of the story is....if you're not quite sure how your interior decor scheme is going to evolve but you desperately need somewhere to sit while you work it out, a grey sofa would be a wise decision.