The contrast of black and white has been explored time and time again for its ease and versatility. A predominantly black room has a certain drama, while a white room with some black accents has a clean, minimalist look and feel. This time however, will take a look at the combination of these two and the coolest of hues, grey.
The trick to creating a room that appears effortless and ‘thrown together’ is layering, a two dimensional room can have impact, but can feel also unpractical for every day living. Layering allows there to be base notes of light-to-mid greys which are then peppered with grittier hues.
When decorating with grey it’s a smart idea to punctuate your grey scheme with some bursts of colour. Acidic neon hues such as yellow, pink or orange can work particularly well in this case and offer some respite from the cool indifference of a grey back drop. This is a trend seen time and time again over the past few years and has become a firm favourite with those trying to achieve a contemporary industrial space.
Murky greys offer a distinct drama to the space they adorn, make them liveable by keeping the rest of the room bright. Light wooden flooring or carpets act as a balance for the darker tone and prevent the space from feeling too dingy, try painting alcoves in a white hue and pair with an accent colour such as red to bring it all together.
When looking for decorating inspiration it is commonplace to see grey used in an industrial setting. Break the mould by pairing it with unexpected touches such as traditional art pieces and botanical elements. This fusion of architectural and natural has a pleasing ambiance to it and represents the different layers of a contemporary lifestyle. These botanical touches also bring colour to the scheme, prevent it from feeling too cold and green tones can work so perfectly with the spectrum of greys.
Embrace using grey within your home to create the cool, grown up aesthetic which will be sure to be sticking around for years to come.