Bedrooms are personal spaces and are often an illustration of the users individualism - whether it be bright bold schemes designed to stimulate and inspire children, or more subtle toned schemes used to provide an air of calm, warmth or tranquillity.
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.
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.
Want to explore more ideas? Take a look at our gorgeous greys hub featuring colours and inspirational imagery for the home.
- 6 cosy bedroom ideas
- Cheery grey scheme featuring sorbet shades
- Pair light grey with pops of colour
- Tried & tested colour schemes incorporating grey for kids bedrooms
Ready to pick a colour? Click on the swatches below to explore suggested colour combinations or Find a Colour above to explore our colour palettes.
- How to find the right shade of grey
- Explore our neutral palette for a grey schemed bedroom
- Try before you buy - download our app to visualize how your grey bedroom could look
- Order a roller tester so you can see how the colour looks on your wall under different light