The Queen of Colors!
The famous publisher and artist, Helen Van Wyk, once said, “Grey is the queen of colors because she makes everyone else look good.” And the more we learn about this wonderful color, the truer this sentence becomes.
Some computer programs are said to differentiate up to 256 different shades of grey. That’s a world of variety in one color that allows one to go super crazy with their interior using only one color! The great thing about grey is its change of color under various lighting! It’s literally an uncontested color when it comes to variety!
Apart from the fact that it goes perfectly well with a variety of other colors, grey can make up for a whole design alone! But that needs some knowledge of its various shades so that we know which shades to use together. Below, you can learn about some of the best grey home decor ideas that turn your interior into a haven of peace and tranquility.
Best Grey Home Decor Ideas
First things first, there is no single best grey home decor idea. There are a variety of grey combos that bring astonishing appeal to your interior. It’s just what every individual gets from a certain combo. Your favorite combo might be the next guy’s fifth preferred mixture. But one thing is sure. Everyone can find joy in grey!
Grey Interiors: Which Rooms Qualify?
The immediate answer is that all types of rooms can be grey. But we need a more detailed answer. So, let’s start with the living room.
One way you can design your living room with grey is by combining light and mid greys. They help maintain a luxe style and add considerable depth and visual appeal to your decor. Light grey walls make the perfect background for picture frames and other decorations.
It may sound strange, but grey roofs are also becoming trendy. A grey ceiling, especially ash grey, will cast a lovely bright shadow – though nothing too bright – over your interior, creating an atmosphere of safety and coziness.
As for furniture and other house items, you can pick two or three shades of grey (and you’d better consult an interior designer for this), and assign each color to a specific set of objects.
The first ingredient of every nice meal is a peaceful mind, and that definitely comes with a quiet, tranquil kitchen painted in light grey.
You might have already noticed that many of our kitchen utensils used daily are grey. So, why not extend that harmonious theme to the overall color scheme? By incorporating grey as the primary color, you can create a cohesive visual experience that gives you a number of reasons to shake off the exhaustion of a hard day at work and cook a yummy dish for your family.
We’ve already discussed the amazing effect of a grey and blue combo for the bedroom, and yet, I assure you grey can stand alone all too well and have the same if not a better effect!
If you’re seeking simplicity, any light shades of grey will suit your purpose. On The other hand, darker shades add a touch of sophistication and intimacy. Two inseparable elements of every bedroom!
Apart from the soothing effect we’ve been discussing, there is a special reason why grey is a good choice for bathrooms. It hides out staging, dirt, and water spots better than any color. This can make maintenance and cleaning easier, helping your bathroom to sustain its fresh and clean appearance.
Unless you intend to play computer games in your study all day long, grey can give you the peace and quiet you’d expect from your study. If you ever try reading in a greyed-out space, you’ll notice how easy it is to focus. The reason is that, in a grey room, the surrounding area in your vision is neither too bright to allow for any marginal distraction nor too dark to induce feelings of heaviness or drowsiness. Eye fatigue is said to be far less likely in a grey room.
Grey’s certainly not as popular as pink, red, or green for kids. We all know children like bright, jolly colors, and grey is more or less of a neutral nature. However, this neutrality gives us a few reasons to consider grey for the children’s room. For example, it makes a good alternative to pink or other colors that some boys don’t like. Also, it goes perfectly well with almost all colors, including pink.
However, there is a more important reason why you should include grey in a kid’s room. From a psychological point of view, we are advised to prepare our hearts and minds for the real world. Sooner or later, they’re going to leave their nests and see the world as it is. Not quite similar to their little painted rooms, is it?
The easiest and safest way to prepare them for the real world is by including some shade of grey in their rooms. Let them make some connections, through this magical color, to the buildings they’re going to study and work in, the subways they’re going to ride, and the hotels, hospitals, etc. they will visit. This way, they won’t feel so detached from the real world when they first step into it.
Lighting and All the Shades of Grey
No matter what shade of grey you choose for your interiors, different lighting will give you a different grey! In a well-lit room with ample natural or artificial light, grey colors can appear brighter and more vibrant, showcasing their subtle undertones and nuances. Grey interiors look perfectly fine under natural or artificial light.
The good thing about grey interiors, especially with lighter shades, is that they don’t need much lighting because light grey shades possess inherent reflective properties. These soft hues have the ability to bounce and diffuse natural or artificial light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere within the space.
Maintaining Grey Interiors
A grey interior is truly easy to maintain as it looks bright and shiny all the time. Dusk, small stains, and other types of dirt can go unnoticed for weeks on grey interiors. As a result, while enjoying your bright polychromatic grey interiors, you should keep in mind to polish the walls and dust the furniture to maintain a truly clean house.
There are more advantages to having a grey interior design than what we discussed here. The comfort and relaxation you get in such a design is something you MUST experience rather than hear about. Yet, to get a clearer picture of how your house will look in grey, you can see it firsthand on our platform.
First, shoot your property. Next, log into AI HomeDesign. In the “products” section, choose “interior design,” and once there, upload your photos one by one. After choosing the room type and its style, hit the color palette and choose “cool greys.” Our system designs your rooms with grey furniture, letting you realize the potential of your house with a chic, grey design.