Think grey is boring? Then think again. Like the French painter Odilon Redon once said, ‘The fundamental grey is the soul of all colour’, and there is, in fact, a whole range of greys, from pale dove and soft stone to dark steel and French grey.
Grey can be industrial, romantic or daringly modern: style it as you wish. Shades that are just a few steps from black, such as charcoal and slate, evoke a chic, dramatic style and look amazing combined with striking colours such as bold orange or fuchsia. Paler shades of grey, like silver and taupe, are subtle and sophisticated and work beautifully with natural materials and soft textures. So let’s hear it for grey. It’s not cold; it’s just really, really cool.