Grey is a color that is often associated with gloominess and boredom. However, the grey tones might be gloomy and affect our emotion due to it doesn’t mix with any particular context. When we start to pay attention and utilize this color tone well in designing, believe it or not, it can have an entire different, wonderful new meaning.
For example, if you use grey color in an interior design, then you have to focus on which colors are used to create contrast and how it is applied in that design to make it seem elegant and sophisticated. Fortunately, there has been a lot of innovation in materials that can be used to emulate greys in our interior designs. So let’s take a look at how you can use grey color to make your interiors the epitome of elegant.
1. How to use in adjacent?
If grey tones are a major part of your color scheme, then you have to make sure to use it cleverly. You cannot select different tints of grey and apply then on each and every available surface of your interior design. You need to create contrast that will enhance the elegance of the grey color without turning the space very dark and moody. So you can do just that by dressing an entire wall in grey tones in your choice material, and then designing the adjacent or parallel wall in contrasting colors like white.
2. How to use transitional surfaces/objects?
Transitional surfaces and objects are the ones that create a bridge between two grey parts of the room. They can be furniture or even an intermediate wall or even a lighting fixture. You can place these in the middle of two grey walls to break the monotony of your interior design. This will enhance the elegance and keep your space from looking boring.
3. How to create interest with textures?
First of all, you should know that there are two types of textures; visual and tactile. Visual textures are only perceived through vision but tactile textures can be felt through touch. Both can be used in alternating ways to create an interest in grey colored interior designs.
4. How to use lighting?
You can highlight some areas in your grey colored interior designs through lighting in order to heighten the elegance of the space. The best lighting fixture for this is either the down-lighter or track lights. Both throw a small amount of concentrated light on desired area of the space to create beautiful accents. Using this method will definitely enhance the elegance of the grey tones in your interior designs.
5，How to use different tones of grey?
When you are using a lot of tints of grey color in the same interior design, then you need to create some diversity. You can do that by using the darkest shade on the surface closest to the ground, with lighter tints on the walls and the lightest hues on the ceiling.