7 ways to design classy interiors with ‘grays’
Grey is one of those classic colors that come in very many hues. Each of these hues has a very different vibe. Their individuality allows them to be used in diverse ways, to create timeless but up-to-date interiors. To many it may seem like a boring color, but we assure you that if used right, it can create all manners of classy interiors. So without further ado, let’s look at 7 ways to design classy interiors with various shades of grays.
- Bold and Classy
If your aesthetic leans towards bold and classy then you can definitely achieve that by using a gray color scheme. You just have to be careful about layering the dark and light hues. For this specific kind of an ambiance you have to work light to dark from the floor up. For example, in the image below you can see how the designers have used the lightest hues of gray on the floor and alternated from darker to darkest from the furniture up.
- Light and textured
Sometimes, texture and accents work hand in hand when you’re working with a single frame color scheme. For example, if you’re using textures on the gray aspect, then your accent has to be darker and completely plain in order to seem complementary. The cabinet face in the image below is the perfect example of this.
- Subtle and Sweet
If you’re looking for something that is elegant and just a shade above austere then use the lightest shades of grey – bordering on almost white. Carara marble is a good articulation of this hue and you could lay your floor with light grey tiles to complement its textures, as demonstrated in the image below.
- Bright and Cheeky
Sometimes, when you’re designing with the lighter shades of gray, you can add a bit of accent lighting to break the monotony. For example, the bathroom in the image below might be all grays, but the gold lighting makes it seem more dynamic and expressive than anything else.
- Sassy and Stylish
Gray is arguably one of the trendiest colors out in the market. The right shade can bring in a swanky vibe that is extremely hard to achieve with other primary, secondary or tertiary hues of the color wheel. When the achromatic palate of grays meets the trendiest materials in the market, your interiors automatically become sassy and stylish – just take a look at the image below for reference.
- Narrow and Light
Always remember to use the lightest hues whenever you’re designing the interior of narrow spaces. For example, in the image below the closet is long and narrow, but the majorly light hue of grey doesn’t enforce a feeling of unfound claustrophobia in the space.
- Sleek and Sophisticated
All hues of grey bring in an unprecedented sophistication within any interior design. You just have to know how to use them to make the best of your space. If you observe the image below, you’ll notice that despite its sleekness, there is an unbound elegance about it that never could be replicated using other, more vibrato hues.