While it is true that the word ‘grey’ is rarely free of its multiple negative connotations, when it comes to interior design, grey as a colour is highly transformative and versatile. Be it rustic, modern, coastal or classic, this colour can fit right into your design theme and light up your space in a stylish and effortless manner. In this article, we have compiled a list of twenty modern interiors in grey to help you get started. Read along to get inspired.
1. Design A Scintillating Metallic Bed Backdrop
If you are looking to achieve statement-making modern interiors, opting for a metallic grey bed backdrop can be your friend. It will help you add a sense of interest and depth to your space while also making it classy and fun. Limit the decor to a minimum to keep your bedroom from looking hectic.
2. Induce Warmth With Green
Be it natural or artificial, greenery can always come to your rescue while you are designing with grey. If you are looking to design a minimal living room and are combining the colours white and grey, it can often end up looking clinical. To avoid this, add in a few plants to your decor and you will be all set. And if you have a black thumb, faux plants can be your saviour.
3. Add Some Depth To Your Bathroom
White bathrooms are often a favourite, but adding a dose of grey into the mix creates some stunning results. Whether designing your bathroom walls, cabinetry or both, a subtle grey can help you create plenty of contrast against black tiled flooring (another bathroom designing favourite) and add depth and dimension to your space.
4. Layer Shades Of Grey
Grey is a calm and soothing colour, so calm that it can often make the space look dull and lifeless. But you can always layer different shades of grey to achieve a cool and contemporary look. Take inspiration from this modern living room – the textural effects of the rug and the throw add vibrancy to the room while the clever combination of light and dark grey adds interest. This is about as minimally modern it could get and we absolutely love it.
5. Pair Grey With Warm Wood Tones
Pairing grey with warm wood tones can be a real game-changer. The key to nail this design is surrounding the grey with multiple shades of brown wood so it can really pop in the space. The light wooden floor allows the grey wall to shine beautifully thus helping you design that perfect grey modern interiors you’re looking for.
6. Play With Textures
Grey allows your living room to host more patterns and textures. You can not just play around with textured walls but can also add in patterned rugs, lights and curtains to achieve a dramatic space. To spice things up a notch, add in a colourful decor element and see your living room space light up.
7. Choose Warm Grey Tones With Subtle Textures For A Feminine Feel
A grey that has a smooth textured look to it can lend a soft, feminine look to any space. Additionally, it also helps you achieve a charming ‘put-together’ look without you having to put in too much effort. Pair it with white furniture and white or silver decor to add a chic final touch to your modern interiors.
8. Accentuate The Luxury Quotient With Grey Marble
Marble as a material has a sophisticated and luxurious look in itself. And when designed in the right way, it can do wonders to any space. If you have tall interior walls and are looking to design a cosy, welcoming living room space, grey marble will be an ideal choice. Complete the look with an abstract wall art, unique table decor and a catchy accent light.
9. Mimic Hotel Glamour With Cool Grey
Hotel rooms are undeniably loved by many. And if you’re looking to achieve a bedroom space similar to your favourite hotel suite, then cool grey can be the best pick. Layer the bed with throws and pillows for a textured, luxurious feel. Finish off with wall-fitted accent lights around the headboard or the wall behind the bed to bring a finishing touch of glamour to the look.
10. Accentuate Light Grey Walls With Black & White Patterned Flooring
Whether tiled or carpeted, a patterned flooring can create a striking contrast to accentuate grey walls. This works particularly well with light or pale grey walls to offer more contrast. Additionally, patterned flooring can also add a fun element to a dull room and create a relaxed atmosphere.
11. Go For An Industrial Look
Industrial themed bedrooms are on the rise and you can design one for yourself using decorative concrete finishes. It gives you the perfect minimally industrial look while also providing the grunge look that is essential for this design theme. Pair it with warm wooden browns and whites to achieve a cohesive look.
12. Use Many Shades Of Grey
Doesn’t this living room look absolutely gorgeous? The dark grey velvet sofa along with the white curtains and cabinet with the life-sized abstract wall art set against the light grey backdrop makes this space look fabulous. And yet, despite all of these elements, the room does not look overwhelming at all. This shows us that if we choose the colour palette carefully, we can make the space we are designing stand out with minimal effort.
13. Opt For A Decorative Grey Accent Wall
A combination of glossy and matte grey like this one works brilliantly for light and airy modern interiors. The grey colour prevents the space from becoming stark and provides a neutral backdrop for a wide range of decor elements. And if you’re going for a minimal look, don’t forget to add a touch of warmth with indoor plants.
14. Furnish With Monochrome Prints
Monochrome prints are perfect to design a grey lounge area. It is also a great choice if you’re looking to design a contemporary space that speaks of luxury. All you need to do is find the perfect furniture piece and the right decor accents that go with it and you’ll be all set. This theme also works great for a bedroom space and can help you achieve a laid-back, charming vibe easily.
15. Choose A Chic Pattern
Muted and mellow – this chic combination gives the colour grey a whole new definition. Whether you’re a fan of industrial chic, modern country, Scandinavian style or classic elegance, this combo can be easily adapted to suit any and every style. The only element you need to pay special attention to is the decor pieces, that’s it. Besides, you can also add an element of luxe with metallics. The key is to use them as a finishing touch to help lift the scheme and avoid it from looking flat and hectic.
16. Select The Right Shade of Grey
Picking the right shade of grey for your walls can be even tougher than choosing the best paint. There are a lot more options to sift through. To achieve the best look for your space, test out plenty of samples, see how they look in different lights, and take your time before making the final decision. Once finalised, look through what colour furnishings look the best with it. And once you have your mood board ready, you can start working on your wall.
17. Add Some Fun With Pops Of Colour
Grey interiors can often look boring. But you can easily quirk it up by adding pops of colour. Take inspiration from this Pune home designed by The Arch Studio on how you can introduce fun and colourful elements to make your space look beautiful and exciting. Another inspiration to take from this space is the wonderful blend of textures – from the wall to the rug, from the light fixtures to the furniture – all these design elements blend together naturally to give this space a timeless, cohesive look.
18. Create A Focal Point
If you’re thinking that you cannot use bright colours while designing a grey interior space, you’re wrong. With its neutral look grey is super versatile and can act as a fine backdrop for colour blocking. You can achieve this using bright and opulent furnishings or with colourful wall arts like the one you see above.
19. Create A Mystical Experience With Unique Patterns
Doesn’t this hallway just look mesmerising? With the correct design pattern and a grey and white colour combination, you can easily achieve this without having to worry about the space looking overwhelming. Such design themes work equally well in small and large spaces and can instantly uplift the look and feel of your interiors. And with the correct lighting, there is nothing stopping you from making a bold statement that awes every guest that visits your home.
20. Invite A Cosy Feel With Warm Grey And Plants
Take inspiration from this bathroom space and elevate the look and feel of yours using neutral grey tones and indoor plants. It is a fresh way to add some colour to your walls while also retaining a sleek finish. The plants break up the monotone hue and also add a sense of warmth so you can relax your body and refresh your mind like you’re at the spa right in your home.
The versatility of the colour grey allows it to be used for a wide range of design themes and in all kinds of spaces. It has the potential to create a striking scheme. So, if you’re looking to use this colour to design modern interiors, make sure to do your R&D well, and don’t forget to have fun while decorating!
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