We are often asked about trends in home decor and design. Just the other day at a neighbourhood party, one of the questions asked was ‘Is grey still in?’
Here’s what we have to say…
Grey is a neutral so it is never really out.
But what we will say is the cooler greys (so think grey with a blue-purple under tone) is on it’s way out. We are seeing a lean toward the warmer greys. This is a tone that we love for many reasons.
We love it because it is warm. Who doesn’t want a space that feel inviting?
We love it because it works beautifully with neutrals
…like navy, white and charcoal but also just as well with bold colours like yellow and hot pink and even with softer hues like mint and lavender. It is so versatile!
We love it because it works with all styles of decor.
You can have a warm grey farmhouse kitchen full of reclaimed wood and ages copper touches and an apron sink but you could also have a warm grey living room in a modern minimalist space with open windows, concrete floors and soaring ceilings. It works with either of these styles plus anything in between.
We love it because it is great transitional tone.
So if your home was very warm beige and you want to move into a grey tone for a change, a warm grey is perfect for you – it means you won’t have to adjust all of your furniture, it will still work because of the warmth in the new grey tone.
So to answer the question, yes, grey is still in! Thinking of making a change to grey? Stick to warmer greys that work with your current palette.