Grey Matters: top tips for this year’s colour trend

28 October 2015

When it comes to interiors, grey can often seem like the opposite of colour, which technically it is! Many people perceive it to be too cool for the family home, but the magic of grey is that it provides the perfect backdrop for a bold or subtle accent colour. Partner this with plenty of natural light and you can transform any room into a calm, chic and contemporary space.

We at The Myers Touch view grey as a colour that cannot be defined to a particular era or trend, and can complement all colour schemes within any style of home. It can be used to calm and complement bright hues such as pink and orange, or contrast with heavy textured surfaces such as metal, wood and concrete.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we have come up with our favourite ways to bring grey, partnered with other colours, into your kitchen.

Incorporate metallics
The popularity of metallics is another trend that also shows no signs of slowing down. The kitchen arguably offers the most scope for introducing elements of brass, copper, silver and gold, and by partnering the glow of these colours with calm and cool shades of grey, a harmonious and polished finish can be created. You can subtly add dimension to a grey-based kitchen with golden glimmers in lighting or accessories, but you can also go bold with metallic panels, worktops, appliances and stools helping create an industrial-style interior.

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Combine materials
It’s official! Grey flooring is ‘in’. The kitchen is all about mixing and matching when it comes to design and different textures as well as shades of grey can easily be combined with countless materials. How about incorporating fresh white walls with a contrasting dark grey floor to create clean lines within a contemporary space.

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Brighten a space
Grey doesn’t have to be boring! It can form a neutral background for fun, adventurous splashes of colour. The contrast creates dimension in a kitchen and can be used in combination between countertops, units and splash backs to create sleek and stylish spaces. Soft furnishings can be added to divert slightly from monochrome palettes and will also accentuate particular features.

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Complement any style
How do you select a timeless colour scheme for your kitchen? It’s a question many people face when designing their dream space. Grey is elegant, sophisticated and understated, perfect for highlighting detailed design features in both period and contemporary properties. By combining soft grey cabinets with natural stone worktops and adding contrasting accessories, you can create a look that will truly stand the test of time whether your style is modern or classic.

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If you’re looking to create an ageless kitchen that will stand the test of time, contact us on 01962 600182 to find out how we can help.