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Styling tips for a grey and blue living room

In the last few years, grey has become the neutral shade du jour. It’s a versatile colour that pairs beautifully with other cool shades, particularly shades of blue. 


Different combinations of grey and blue can instantly affect the atmosphere in a room, from stormy seascapes to soft, pastel havens. Read on for styling tips for a grey and blue living room.

Styling a blue and grey living room

The most important part of styling any space is making sure it reflects your personality. If you are looking for grey and blue living room ideas that highlight your own personal style, then the first step is finding the right shades of grey and blue for your space. Whether you’re hoping to channel classic French or contemporary minimalist, there is a perfect colour combination for every grey and blue living room.

Use warm tones to soften the statement colours

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Blue and grey are cool by nature, so balance them out with the addition of warm wooden tones. Pale shades of wood will add a nautical feel to your room, while darker wood tones will give the room a more mid-century modern feel, especially with the addition of heavy, textured fabrics like velvets and fur. Accessories in richer shades of blue will also add depth and warmth to your grey and blue living room.

Go bold with a dark blue and grey living room

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One way to create a dark blue and grey living room is with a feature wall. Navy blue walls, using a paint like Oxford Blue, are luxurious and opulent and create a feeling of cosiness, while a cooler grey like Frosted Steel helps to balance the room. When using a dark colour on your feature wall, work with the natural lighting in the room and ensure your darkest wall is not in the shade. Our Easycare range is ideal for high-traffic areas as it is durable, wipeable and stain repellent.

Add warmth with light furniture and accessories 

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In a light grey and blue living room, consider adding warmth with neutral furniture and accessories. A light grey and pale blue colour scheme can feel cold, so light coloured furniture and accessories in shades of cream and beige will help to warm up the soft paint hues and create a more comfortable space for guests. Similarly, the addition of house plants instantly adds a tropical feel to any space, so is another way to add a little warmth in an otherwise cool room.

Add furniture in the same shades as your walls

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Adding furniture in the same shades as your walls will create a feeling of coherence in your grey and blue living room. To avoid an overload of block colour, consider a two-toned ombre-effect wall. As well as breaking up the block shades, it will create a unique and interesting feature in the space.

Hopefully you’re feeling inspired by these grey and blue living room ideas. For even more inspiration, browse more grey living room ideas.

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