To many people, grey can seem a strict and conservative colour. However, the right use of greys with different undertones when painting and decorating, can really help set the mood for a room.
In colour psychology it is considered the colour of compromise because it is a mix between black and grey and considered neutral. Being a very versatile colour with many undertones, it can be used to achieve almost any look: ranging from sophisticated and classic, to modern and relaxing.
Some people may say that in 2019, grey is in decline and will slowly disappear. Arguments say that painting your wall in grey and using black interior when decorating can make it depressing and dull. Our painters and decorators suggest that this could be to the wrong colour choices when painting and walls.
How to use grey when painting and decorating
Choosing the grey for painting
Grey is a colour that comes in many different tones which all contribute to a completely different atmosphere.
In certain rooms, warm greys are the best option. In rooms like the bedroom, painting of the walls is recommended to do in a warmer grey, because cooler tones could lead to a cold, unpleasant environment. Grey is a relaxing, calming colour, that also acts as a stress relief. That is why a warm grey can be the perfect colour to use for painting and decorating your bedroom, to enjoy the last moments of the day.
For people who see grey as too dark, our painters and decorators use white paint and mix this with a grey colour, so you don’t have to use either of the two colours in their pure form.
Grey is a relaxing, calming colour, that also acts as a stress relief.
How to use grey when decorating
Being a timeless colour, you can use grey to achieve almost any look.
You can try and paint all the walls grey or dark grey and leave the ceiling a lighter colour. This will make your walls a statement and also make the room look more spacious as the ceiling will appear taller.
You can also use grey as a feature wall and simply paint one wall of a room. If you feel like that is not statement enough, you could use a furniture item like a sofa or carpet in front to create the effect of colour blocking.
It is also a great colour when it comes to decorating it using other colours. Being a neutral colour, using some bright decorations in colours like yellow, orange or red, will really make the pops of colour stand out. You can use this to experiment and try out some colour you were thinking of decorating and painting with but didn’t want to get overwhelmed. The grey and the colours create a sense of balance and joy. Here for more on how to use bold colours when painting and decorating…
If you want to achieve a modern look, you can achieve this using mostly greys and use elements of wood when decorating to follow the increasing trend of the Scandi style.
You can also use different textures and materials like through rugs, that will help create a sense of balance and outweigh the grey
What to avoid when painting and decorating with grey
If you are a person who likes to follow trends, grey could be the perfect colour for you. As there are different colour schemes for ever year, it can be difficult and costly to try and keep up with them when painting and decorating. Grey however, is timeless, classic and modern.
When trying to find the perfect colour of grey, our painters and decorators recommend using paint samples in different exposures of natural and artificial light.
Using greys in small rooms can achieve the benefit of making them look more spacious and can easily be decorated.
To try out something new, you could try the Scandi style. Here, to find out more why the Scandi look is taking over…
However, our painters and decorators recommend avoiding mixing too many different shades of grey as this may lead to the room looking chaotic rather than sophisticated.
If you feel like pure grey decorating and painting is too much of a commitment but want to try out the Scandi style anyway, fear not. Using some bright decorations will allow you to quickly add some pops of colour that will take care of the monotony, here.
Final Notes on using grey for painting and decorating…
Our painters and decorators completely support you when choosing grey.
The range of grey can get a little overwhelming though, so we would gladly assist you when help you chose the right colour if you are unsure, through our Colour Consultation services.
We use paint samples and test those depending on room orientation and different nature of lights exposure to find exactly what you want. We also offer services regarding the actual painting and decorating process.
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We also help with the actual painting and decorating process and will help you find a colour scheme that suits your lifestyle.
The Good Painter offers consultation as soon as the next day!
Contact us today!