Every interior design style has a one color that has become a sort of representative of its overall outlook – brown for rustic, white for minimalism, bold jewel tones for retro, and greys for industrial. The industrial style is quite unique, but most of its understated elegance is derived from the use of stark, moody greys that have defined its aesthetic since conception. Let’s take a look at how you can use these variations of grey in your home interiors!
1. Textured floor
Concrete and its requisite texture is a major power player in the design of an industrial style interior design, and while many think it may translate well through wall textures, nothing quite beats the floor style articulation. Concrete textured floors can be articulated through various tile formations of matt and gloss finish. You can cherry pick specific tones, and even the grouting merges with the overall texture to provide a nice, homogenous finish.
2. Highlighting with furniture
If you think of interior designing in terms of make-up, then furniture is the highlighting. It hides away all the flaws and showcases the best of the ambiance. So, if you’re working with industrial greys, make sure that your furniture is on the medium-tone spectrum. It doesn’t have to be too dark or too light – either silver, ash, dove or fog greys to keep things breezy.
3. Contour the backdrop
When they floor and furniture have been done in light and medium shades of grey, it’s only right that the background is going to feature darker hues for some bold filigree and contouring. All light colors do not work, so make sure to choose darker ones like slate, charcoal and even ebony to make things interesting.
4. Embellishing with colors
Industrial greys may look elegantly luxurious, but that does not mean that you have to completely forego any other color. In fact, you can emulate as many as you want as long as you know how to contain them properly. This bookcase featuring colorful book spines, trophies and trinkets of all varieties is an excellent example of how you can go about it.
5. Warm up lighting
All shades of grey are inherently cool in temperature, so it’s always up to the lighting to imbue a sense of warmth in such an ambiance. This is exactly why most industrial style interiors feature a warm incandescent glow in all types of light fixtures installed in them.