The introduction of neutrals in your modern home has increased over the last few years. Neutral colors such as gray and beige used to be associated with sterile hospitals and clinics and using the color in your home wasn’t aesthetically pleasing.
Today, gray and beige or the term “greige” has made a sophisticated statement in home interiors, and now deep colors of greige to lighter versions of the unforgettable neutral are common among many homes. If you are looking for ways to bring gorgeous greige into every room your home, take a look at these inspiring ideas for your interiors.
by Michael Abrams Limited
Create a dramatic dining room with greige:
The darker and deeper tones of greige make a wonderful backdrop for a dining room. Whether you are trying to evoke a sense of sophistication or you want to create a dining experience like no other – bring deep greige into your walls, curtains and even upholstery.
Since greige is a neutral color it pairs nicely with other neutrals such as white moldings, trim, and baseboards as well as black wrought iron or deep espresso wood flooring. Don’t be afraid to layer greige in dining room linen, and an eye- catching centerpiece to bring the entire look together flawlessly.
Soften your bedroom with feminine greige tones:
Did you know there is a muted gray tone of every color in the spectrum? This means greige can have many faces or undertones to evoke a feeling to the entire room. Light lavender, blush pink, and even yellow when mixed with a higher percentage of gray will bring out a “feminine” side to greige that is beautiful in bedrooms. Your bedroom is the one place in your home that should act as a retreat from the rest of the world, and what better way than with soft greige?
Visit your local paint store and look at the paint chips or samples and look for the gray muted tones of all the colors. You will be surprised how many “greige” tones of every color there actually are.
by Swaback Partners
by Cardea Building
Add pops of color to your greige palette:
If you prefer color amongst your neutrals opt for a few bright colors in your home decor accessories such as throw pillows, accent rugs, and even artwork. Colors such as greens, blues, coral and even turquoise pair beautifully with greige.
Try and choose patterns for smaller pieces such as your pillows and reserve solids of gray and beige for your larger seated furniture pieces. This way the accent colors truly serve as accent and don’t overpower the neutral nature of your greige interiors. If you prefer, swap out the combinations and use greige as an accent! Living and family rooms with plenty of natural light will look beautiful either way you choose!
Interior Design by Martha O’Hara / Built by Stonewood /Photography by Troy Theis & Shannon Gale
Who would have thought neutral colors could transform your home? Choose what type of emotion and feeling you want in your space and then find a corresponding greige to compliment your home decor. From your dramatic dining room to your romantic and relaxing bedroom, see how greige will make you take a second look at this forgotten neutral.