Grey in all its tones, is a prominent colour of the moment. So much so it has become the base neutral of contemporary interior palettes. Available in a multitude of hues and shades, it really is a ‘go-to’ colour for both interior designers as well as homeowners. With a rise in popularity of the scandi-trend and semi-minimalism, neutral schemes have taken the spotlight. Timeless, understated and sophisticated, it’s a perfect choice across walls, furniture and accessories. It’s a great base colour for brights to ‘pop’ against and can really tie a colour scheme together.
In the living room: a rich grey wall is the perfect base. We love Farrow & Ball’s ‘Downpipe’ and ‘Plummett’ or try Little Greene’s ‘Inox’, ‘Grey Teal’ or ‘Scree’.
You can then add highlights with graphic patterns, textural grey cushion covers and pops of colour. A dark wall creates a warmer, restful backdrop, whilst a paler grey may be better suited to brighter spaces.
We have chosen to share some of our favourite grey cushion covers with you. Textiles are an easy way to lift the personality of your home and give great impact. As grey goes with almost anything, it’s a great tone to layer up in textures, shades and patterns. Our handmade grey cushions are embroidered in a traditional chain stitch technique. This wonderful texture of wool crewelwork really adds depth to a scheme. Cushions allow great versatility. You can update a sofa, armchair or style a bed in an instant through selecting the right soft furnishing, completely changing the feel of a space.
We love grey in the bedroom – it’s calming and soft. Our Harlequin Linen Cushion in Grey Tones adds personality and texture into this bedroom scheme. Paired with a Conran for John Lewis bedside table, the wood also adds warmth and contrasting textures.
Our new Geocentric Cushions combine reflective embroidery with natural linen – a beautifully striking cushion that really demonstrates how eye-catching neutrals can be.
Texture: Velvet Linen Bedspreads in Oyster or Slate create a luxurious and textural effect – each one is hand-quilted and has a natural linen reverse.
Combine with colour – shown here with our Lattice Cushion in Chartreuse This demonstrates how powerful highlights of colour can become softened by a grey back drop, giving an overall classical impression.
We recommend combining grey with pops of colour. Vibrant yellow and grey tones are always a winning combination, or you can add in rich teal or other warmer tones. Don’t be afraid to mix textures and pattern. Another great example of this is our Polygon rug in teal, combined with our best-selling
Concentric Cushion in Slate & Natural Linen. The grey back drop, lighting and furniture allows for the bolder rug colour and the striking Concentric cushion is a bold focal point.
Niki’s Designer Grey Cushions: We’ve chosen an edit of our favourite handmade grey cushions – perfect to add character and personality into your home. This collection of grey cushion covers are available in a wonderful variety of textures and materials. Wool, velvet and linen, with various embroidery techniques, finishes and trim details.
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