An Ode to Grey
Grey is a cool colour, a warm colour, an inspiring colour.
There when we need texture, depth and character
It has vitality, energy and strength.
With grey there is expression, beauty, emotion
Found in concrete, urbanity and structure.
Grey challenges, works and strives
To create, harness and enhance.
A colour that shines and helps others to shine
Grey is unfailingly versatile, forever contemporary, always classic.
Source: Walnut Grey Design
I came upon this wonderful blog post about grey and decided I should share some of her tips here with you. Please visit this wonderful blog for more information and styling tips on how to use grey.
Let's look at some of the colour combinations grey can invite into your space and how if used correctly and with some softer tones it can truly add life to your decor.
See here a table that shows different shades of grey. If you scroll further down you will see how the different shades combine with some stronger colours adding depth and beauty into your home.
All images courtesy of 10rooms.blogspot.com
To understand grey is understand that it is a mixture of black and white, meaning that black, white and grey are the only true neutrals.
By adding different pigments to the combination of black and white then actual colours begin to form. Adding stronger pigmentation will slightly alter the shade of that new colour.
This beautiful colour wheel allows you to visually see how grey can be combined and in what shades to combine them in. My personal favourites are combing grey with yellow or pink. I often use these two colours in my table decor. I find it adds adds sophistication and casual elegance. (More on that later)
The following images were chosen to show how to work these combinations into your actual living spaces. bedrooms, bathrooms, foyers, offices, children's rooms the possibilities and options are endless. We hope you have enjoyed this very special series on one of our favourite colours. there is still more to come so please stick around for more!
xoxo daniela & paulina