A work trip to the Netherlands a few years ago, first introduced me to grey/beige interiors with a rustic feel. I liked the mix of bare or bleached wood, painted or wood floors and the hues of paint from grey to beige. The term “greige” just seems wrong to me but it does describe it well!
Subsequent holidays in Belgium have only enforced how comfortable I find the look. I shouldn’t really be surprised as most of my clothes are grey.
Over the years our house has been colourful, it has been white and now it is gradually taking on these mellow tones as we redecorate. You’d think grey wouldn’t suit the low light levels we get in winter in the northern hemisphere but somehow it does.
One of the first inspiration photos I came across on Pinterest was this grey kitchen.
I like the simple style of the units, the silver pull handle and the lock on the door. A deep butler sink with the light marble worktop looks great. I can just imagine myself standing at there doing a spot of pastry making on the cold work surface! Hey ho, one day maybe…
I’ve always been a fan of rustic interiors with wood, baskets, pottery and candles and find they sit well with grey in modern country decorating schemes. A few silver touches here and there using candlesticks, tea light holders and picture frames lifts the look.
The subway tiles in this bathroom make a great backdrop to the vintage bottles and I can just imagine the smell of the eucalyptus branches as steam from the bathwater rises. What a nice touch. I’ll keep a look out and see if any friends have some as I’d like to try that in our bathroom.
Even the smallest room in the house could have a touch of grey and teamed with a mirror like this provides some instant glam.
Check out my grey colour board on Pinterest.