Timeless Grey - always on trend

January 12, 2022

In color psychology grey represents neutrality and balance.

Grey has long been one of the most popular neutral colors when it comes to interior redecorating. Because it can read as warm or cool it's one of the most versatile paint colors to be found. In a way, it's a timeless color. Or, non-color. 

"Stone, ash, lead, charcoal. Its shades are about fortitude, standing strong and weathering through. Like Stonehenge or the Great Wall of China, grey has endured." - Manjima Bhattacharjya

Seems appropriate for the times we are in right now. 

By applying variation in textures or contrasting pops of color we can maintain that sense of comfort and sprinkle in a little self-care and fun along the way. 

Be Lifted!  


Featured below is a collection of Inspiring Grey Interiors that show us how to flaunt this color and all its variations.

soothing tone on tone entry vignette

Kate Marker Interiors showcases a wonderfully soothing Tone on Tone Entry Vignette. Taking away contrast automatically calms a space because your eye physically moves around less.

neutral palette pops of dark contrast practical and soothing

Susana Oliviera exhibits great restraint in this neutral color palette with a few pops of dark contrast for interest. The Grey rug is both practical and soothing in this space.

gradient color light to dark transition in space with ombre pillows

Yabu Pushelberg, the authority on Modern Design, flips the color gradient here from light on the floor up to darker on the walls and ties it all together with Ombre pillows. Perfection!

flat dark grey paint rich tile and avant garde sink

An Avant Garde Sink from Tons of Tiles and a great use of space in the niche above it. Those Pink tiles are snazzy but the Flat Dark Grey wall really pulls it all together.

rose gold plumbing fixtures sparkle against calm cement tiles

Alexander and Co showcases the glory of Rose Gold Plumbing Fixtures standing out against the beautiful cement and Tile Shower Walls.

cozy rug wooden stools and subtle color variation make space feel modern and inviting

Another great use of Tone on Tone in Greys from Joy Cavern. The cozy rug, wooden stools and subtle color variations throughout make this Grey space Modern and very inviting.

warm grey with plants and deep seated clean-lined furniture

Studio Oliver Gustav gets my vote for best use of the 2019 Color of the Year. The Greys are warm and with so many plants and trees and deep-seated, clean-lined furniture, I could live, work and play in this room all day.

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