Discover your perfect shade with our grey bedroom ideas - from the stylish to the mellow, our articles, FAQs and tips will help you find your ideal grey bedroom.
Bedrooms are personal spaces and it is a great place to express your personality - whether it be bright bold schemes designed for children, or more subtle toned schemes used to provide an air of calm and warmth.
Which grey is right for my bedroom?
When choosing a grey colour for a bedroom, consider the shade to be painted. If you want a cosy feel, dark shades can make a room feel snug, however light shades will make a room feel more airy and cool. We tend to spend little time in our rooms during the day, so it is important to see how your chosen colour varies in its appearance first thing in the morning when you wake up, and later in the evening when the light is electric rather than natural. This can make it difficult to find the right colour if only one is being considered.
Deeper and dramatic shades of grey create modern looks, with glass and metal accessories giving an industrial edge. Powder and pastel hues transform spaces into cosy and relaxing havens, while grey and white bedroom ideas are perfect for restful retreats. Warm tones enhance a comforting and enveloping feel which takes the chill out of colder rooms, and muted, mellow shades are ideal for a gender-neutral bedroom. The versatility of grey means colour combinations are endless - add a touch of luxury with a rose gold and grey bedroom theme, or balance brighter shades with cooler grey hues.
Two-tone grey bedroom ideas
One way to combat this is to look at a colour scheme with two or three contrasting or complimentary colours. Warm greys can be paired with shades of creamy whites, mustard or bright yellows; light greys can be contrasted with teals, blues, purples and pinks. Using combinations of colour, even if used on accent features or patterns, can help a room inspire or cosset the user, whatever the time of day.
If a multi-colour paint scheme seems too bold, then think about using soft furnishings, curtains or bedding with bold, rich or bright colours to warm or lighten a grey bedroom.
Whatever your style, there is a grey bedroom design for you.
Discover your perfect shade with our grey bedroom ideas, from the sumptuous to the stylish, a grey bedroom can work with a block colour, layered together, or on its own and our decorating inspiration articles can show you how.
Want to explore more grey bedroom ideas?
Take a look at our Greys hub featuring colours and inspirational imagery for the home.
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- Tried & tested colour schemes incorporating grey for kids bedrooms
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