Colour Trend This Autumn? Shades Of Grey

Interior design trends come and go with each season very much like in the fashion world. With a background in interior design I know only too well how much time is spent trend spotting and making sure the window displays and merchandise matched the next “must have” look or trend.

So even though the vast majority of us only make major changes to a kitchen or bathroom every few years, with great stores like Ikea, Dunelm and The Range offering such a huge choice in soft furnishings and accessories it is easier than ever before to keep on trend and freshen up a room for usually less than £100 – £150.

So with the current trend being for various shades of grey (obviously not THAT book I know immediately pops into your head) we have brought together a few of our favourites from our Facebook page for inspiration.

Feature Article: Colour Trend This Autumn? Shades Of Grey

Grey Apartment Style Kitchen

1. Grey Is A Universal Colour For Open Plan Designs

Whether it is stainless steel or chrome, grey is the perfect accessory colour for a modern apartment style open plan kitchen. Some of our Facebook friends often comment about grey rooms saying they would look better with a bit more colour, but if the look you are going for is that sleek, minimal look then this look really works.

The island is the central part of the kitchen housing both the sink and the hob which ensures that your friends, guests and family members can all enjoy being part of the cooking process while you never feel isolated from where all the fun is!

Grey Lounge
2. Lounging Around In Peaceful Grey Tones

Pale greys with a splash of blue to brighten things up is the perfect back drop for a collection of family photographs in black and white. The use of white wicker side tables and the ample soft furnishings help soften the whole look of the grey and combine to make the whole look cosy and comfortable rather than trendy.

A neutral grey carpet tones with the walls perfectly and if this same room had been dressed with leather sofas and modern glossy units it would take on a whole modern and contemporary look and feel. So don’t be frightened to think of using grey even if you have more traditional tastes in interior design and home décor.

facebook page grey open plan scheme

3. Scandinavian Homes Have Used Grey Successfully For Years

When living in an open plan living space continuity from area to area is important and grey is a hard-working colour in this home ranging from the kitchen through to the sofas and of course the feature log burning fire.

Texture is important in adding to the overall scheme and all the grey tones and elements work together to add to the feeling of space.

If you think white will be too harsh or impractical to live with and you find too much black to be slightly depressing, grey is the perfect choice.

Fantasy grey kitchen

4. One Of The New Magnet Kitchen Ranges In Fantasy Grey

We recently featured this lovely textured kitchen in one of our contemporary annexes and it looks 10 x better than in the image above. It has a modern textured finish and no cornices and light pelmets to break up the totally modern look.

Add the new delta under cupboard lighting and you have a very up to date kitchen at a surprisingly affordable price. Visit your local Magnet Kitchen store for a closer look.

We teamed this kitchen up with the designer white worktop from Magnet and a white sink to provide the perfect contrast to the grey cabinets.

Zamora grey topps tiles

5. The Zamora Tile Range From Topps Tiles

One of the best things about using grey in the bathroom is that you can add instant colour splashes to it by using brightly coloured towels. Hot pinks and oranges work particularly well or you can use greys and silvers to keep the colour consistent with a contemporary scheme.

The tile ranges at Topps Tiles feature some very glamorous shimmers and mosaics which would be the perfect accent for their popular Zamora tile range which is featured in the picture above.

Your bathroom can quickly become your sanctuary if you take the time to create a stunning bathroom that is both hard-working and practical but also looks totally up to date.

Go for fully tiled if you really want to push the budget to the maximum knowing that the whole look will set the mood for the room and keep you smiling from ear to ear every time you walk into your gorgeous new bathroom. As that advert keeps saying “Because You’re Worth It!”

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Diane Cossie

Why@dianecossie? Diane Cossie is a UK based interior design & self-build enthusiast and pioneer for self-building in the UK. We are on a mission to inspire others to dream BIG and self-build their next home and to offer a new choice to the UK consumer (like the rest of the developed Western world) when it comes to their next house move. You can rent, you can buy or you can self-build!

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