For a sophisticated and timeless interior scheme, you can’t go wrong with grey room decorating ideas. Whether you’re thinking about grey wall paint or designer wallpapers, there are plenty of super cool shades and wonderful wall coverings to tempt you. Going grey gracefully is something you won’t regret especially if you buy premium products. I’ve picked out some stylish grey paint tones to show you by Edward Bulmer and Dulux along with wallpapers by the likes of Designers Guild and Andrew Martin. So let’s glide through some grey room decorating ideas.
Monument Grey Colour from Dulux (Picture Affiliate Link)
Grey Room Decorating Ideas with Grey Wall Paint
Let’s kick off our quest for a gorgeous grey room by taking a look at grey wall paint. They are so many shades ranging from grey white right through to deep dark greys. Edward Bulmer is a leading British architectural historian, a colour expert and interior designer so he certainly knows a thing or two about grey. His Pots of Paint company is known for making natural, non-toxic paint formulations in shades which are worthy of adorning walls in stately homes. Edward’s grey collection includes thirteen beautiful shades like Wash Stop, Lead Colour, Fine Grey and Inferior Grey. Edward describes Wash Stop, which you can see below, as an elegant and subtle grey which can be used for walls or the trim.
Wash Stop Paint from Pots of Paint
Edward’s Lead Colour derives from the amazing changing colours and weathering of lead flashing on traditional English roofs, this shade being the most pleasing of those changes.
Lead Colour Paint from Pots of Paint
Fine Grey is a simple and very clear colour which is a pale steely grey with a clean modern look.
Fine Grey Paint from Pots of Paint
Inferior Grey is a mid-coloured black and blue pigmented grey with a good weight of colour and wonderful tonality. Besides these fabulous colours, the Pots of Paint range is eco-friendly so it doesn’t have any synthetic ingredients or harmful emissions. You’ll only find raw materials such as plant resins, beeswax, milk casein and linseed oil inside the pots. You can choose your colour as a natural emulsion, natural flat oil, natural oil eggshell or natural oil gloss. To give you an idea about the prices, the Natural emulsion starts from £40 for 2.5 litres.
Inferior Grey Paint from Pots of Paint
For a dark and sophisticated backdrop to your room try Monument Grey from Dulux. This is certainly the ultimate shade if you want to add a sense of drama to a room. You can see this stunning colour in a dining room set below with the shelving also painted in the Monument Grey to give the illusion that they are floating.
Monument Grey Paint from Dulux (Picture Affiliate Link)
This colour is also fabulous for the living room where architectural details are picked out in the Boutique Cream and crisp white also works well.
Monument Grey Paint from Dulux (Picture Affiliate Link)
There are ten greys in the Dulux range. There were a few other shades I loved which you should seek out, these were Gallant Grey, Concrete Grey and Pearl Grey. A 2.5L can of emulsion retails at around £21.98 from all good DIY stores.
Grey Room Decorating Ideas with Designer Wallpapers
To give your room added interest and texture you might want to combine paint with wallpaper. I’ve picked out a selection of grey wallpapers for you to view. For a dazzle of metallic try the John Lewis Hanbury Vinyl Wallpaper in pewter. This has the texture and patternation of quartz so is the ultimate decadent backdrop to a totally glam room. The roll is 10m long and 52cm wide with no repeat pattern which makes life a lot easier. The price is only £30 so you can treat your walls to something special which you can buy from John Lewis & Partners.
Hanbury Vinyl Wallpaper from John Lewis & Partners (Picture Affiliate Link)
Andrew Martin is a brand known for its bold, retro and eclectic approach to interiors. The Andrew Martin wallpaper collection includes an abundance of grey colour options. The Kew design has a soft and vintage hand-painted damask pattern. I love the faded treatment which looks as though the wallpaper has been found in a forgotten stately home. The measurements are 10m in length and 68cm wide with a 38cm pattern repeat match and costs £77.90 from John Lewis & Partners.
Kew Wallpaper from John Lewis & Partners (Picture Affiliate Link)
Tapestry is another faded design reminiscent of a threadbare tapestry rug. It’s full of charm and character and the textural effect is utterly amazing. The measurements are 10m long and 52cm wide with a 52cm pattern repeat match and are priced at £67.90 from John Lewis & Partners.
Tapestry Wallpaper from John Lewis & Partners (Picture Affiliate Link)
The Marmorino Wallpaper by Designers Guild has been inspired by ancient stucco plasterwork. It’s perfect for adding depth and interest to a room whether you decide to paper one wall or the entire space. The watercolour wash gives the design a calming effect so it won’t overpower your interior. This is a non-woven wallcovering so you just paste the wall which is very easy. The roll is 10m and the width is 68.5cm for £79 from Houseology.
Marmorino Wallpaper from Houseology
If you really want to go to town and transform your living room or master bedroom then you will love the Elitis Pleats La Belle Et La Bete Wallpaper which means Beauty and the Beast in English. This is just so wonderful that I can’t stop admiring the picture. The wooden panel design gives the appearance of a chateau with exquisite detailing and if you look closely you’ll notice that the paper has been pleated. The roll is 10m long and 1m wide with a pattern match at 95cm and is priced at £266.60 from Houseology.
Elitis Pleats La Belle Et La Bete Wallpaper from Houseology
Website Links For These Grey Room Decorating Ideas
If you are thinking about going grey, you can buy the paint and wallpaper I mentioned from the following websites.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Pots of Paint, Dulux, John Lewis & Partners and Houseology. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner link – John Lewis & Partners (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).