To many, grey may seem an odd choice for a living room, however the different shades can transform a room in many different ways. For a light and airy feel, light greys or cool neutrals can open up how a room feels, especially if the room is north facing or natural light is limited, whilst at the other end of the spectrum are darker and warmer neutrals.
It is also important to consider the furnishings.
- Are you planning to coordinate the paint colour to go with existing sofas, settees or curtains, or are you starting with a blank canvas? The latter will certainly give you creative flexibility, but don't worry if your colour scheme is half-decided - with our colour matching tools we'll help you find the right grey to complement your living room.
- What is the colour and material of the flooring? A light coloured flooring may enable you to use a darker shade of grey on the walls; conversely a darker carpet may warrant light grey wall paint. In a similar fashion, the floor material will influence the amount of light bounced around.
Although the walls and ceiling will be the biggest expanses of colour in your living room, the impact can be greatly enhanced by the colour of fixtures such as skirting boards, doors and radiators. It doesn't have to be a traditional pure white - contrasting dark or light grey paint can give a modern home a contemporary look.
Need some inspiration?
- Light grey and subtle whites for an airy feel
- Bright Shades for a Small Lounge
- Combining an accent colour with grey
- Sleek grey shades for a modern apartment
Ready to pick a colour? Then start browsing different grey colours and building your colour scheme.
- How to find the right shade of grey
- Explore our colour palette for a grey themed lounge
- Download our app to visualize how your grey living room could look
- Order a roller tester so you can see how the colour looks on your wall under different light