How To Pick The Best Grey Paints?

Grey doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast!  In fact I can see us still in love with it for many years to come.

Picking the best grey all depends on where you want to use it?  I used a warm grey recently in a North facing room and painted the ceiling the same colour.

The picture here is of a beautiful large size room but we don’t all have these large rooms and I’d love you to try changing a small box room into something quite different!  I dare you to paint the ceiling in a warm light grey the same colour as the walls.

It will give that box room an impact!  Accessorise in reds or yellows or if you want to keep it subtle use layers of dark greys and whites.

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Take a look at the clever use of colour using a dark grey & breaking it up with white!  fun grey

I love this small bathroom using grey with splashes of red!  Red and grey make a bold statement and work really well together in small spaces that you want to make an impact on but are not sure how?  Keep it simple and it makes a killer statement!

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When deciding on what shade of grey to go for and believe me there are 50!  Think about what you want from this room?  Bold a little daring or do you want to use soft, subtle shades?  Are you looking for a relaxing place or a bold or vibrant feel? As you can see here the dark grey against the red looks fab in a small room.  Can a large space take such a dark colour?  Yes if it is broken up properly, white will always work well in doing this.

One of my favourite ways of using greys is with mink and copper or rose gold! This is what I would call a relaxing trendy yet warm scheme. Rose gold is very big this season and you can see why!  Copper hasn’t disappeared and is still being used!  It works well with lots of shades of grey but maybe not 50!

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When you go to the paint shop where they love to use those fluorescent  bright lights!  Take your sample towards natural light.  Better still select a few of your favourites and paint large swatches on a thick card if you don’t wish to have a stripey wall before you decorate!  Look at the colour in natural and artificial light at night.

Team up the colours with some fabric swatches if you have them, if not maybe it’s time to order some in. Start building a collage together and you should be able to pick out from there what you feel will work the best for the scheme you are trying to achieve.

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There are more than fifty!  I can promise you!!!   Have fun!

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